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.