On January 23, the birthday of John Hancock (the guy with the most famous signature ever), America celebrates National Handwriting Day. The notebook company Moleskine encourages social media users to post a handwritten note using the hashtags #handwritingday and #moleskine. Here, writer Connie Schultz shares homespun wisdom from her mother, Janey. Click through for more examples from writers, actors and other well-known Americans.
Chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton points out the practical purpose of love letters.
Adam Leibsohn, COO of Giphy, a search engine for gifs, shares timely advice and a doodle with his note.
Mauro Toselli, CTO of Sketchnote Army, gets artsy with ink.
Cartoonist and writer Alison Bechdel quotes from Louise Fitzhugh's "Harriet the Spy" in her #handwritingday offering.
Actress Debra Messing copies an inspiring quote on the written word from "Life" magazine.
Actor Bruce Willis scores one for the southpaws with his note.
Cartoonist and writer Liza Donnelly showcases her enthusiasm for the pen and the page with her handiwork.