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Happy National Handwriting Day! Observed on Jan. 23, National Handwriting Day celebrates the history and art of penmanship.

According to the National Day Calendar, the occasion “was started to re-introduce one’s self to a pen or pencil and a piece of paper.” It also allows for the re-exploration of “the purity and power of handwriting,” according to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. The day was established in 1977 on the birthday of John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Whether it was marked with historic documents, writing paper, pens, pencils or paint, many took to social media to share how they were celebrating National Handwriting Day. Take a look at some of the best posts below:

Social Media Marks #NationalHandwritingDay with Picture-Perfect Penmanship

#nationalhandwritingday seems like an appropriate day to post for #jnbletterriot . Happy day!

A photo posted by Jodean Cooper (@desertplumecalligraphy) on

All we need is love , love is all we need ❤️ #nationalhandwritingday playing with lettering and watercolors

A photo posted by Melissa Hyatt Artist (@melissajanehyatt) on

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