Don't have a blank book? Grab a sheet of paper. Or a note card. Or some stationery. Whatever. Then pick up that pen/pencil/crayon and get writing:
- Write a poem for your loved one.
- Write that story that's been swimming around in your brain.
- Write the letter you've been meaning to send to an old friend.
- Write a funny note for your kiddos.
- Write a list of all the things you've been itching to say to that so-and-so that irritates you to no end. (Better burn this one as soon as you're done, though. Especially if the so-and-so is really, really BIG...)
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* National Handwriting Day is celebrated in conjunction with John Hancock's birthday. (John Hancock, you will recall, was the first signer of the United States' Declaration of Independence, and he did so in large, flowing script.)
Now, herein lies the controversy: some sites say John Hancock's birthday is January 12, 1737. Other sites list the day of his birth as January 23, 1737. I'll list below some of the sites I found, and let you sort it out, if you're so inclined.
As for me, I intend to celebrate on both days. Because there's no such thing as too many blank journals to write in, nor too many fantastic pens to write with, nor too much birthday cake to eat...