Celebrate National Handwriting Day 2024 & Enter Fahrney’s Pens Annual Handwriting Contest!
This year National Handwriting Day is on Tuesday, January 23rd. The first National Handwriting Day was in 1977 and was established by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association.
This celebration helps us to honor the importance of handwriting in our daily lives. Though our schedules may be busy and we may not hand-write as much as we used to, it is an important and integral part of our lives.
January 23rd was chosen as the date to celebrate because it is the birthday of John Hancock, first signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. He was known for his penmanship and when you sign a document, you may be asked to provide your own John Hancock (signature.)
The prompt for the Fahrney’s Pens 2024 National Handwriting Day Contest is "Your Personal Favorite Quote".
Our contest will run through the end of January and a winner will be chosen the first week of February. Submissions must be received by January 31st, 2024. The winner will receive a Fahrney's Exclusive Retro 51 Cherry Blossom 3 Piece Set. To enter – must be in the continental U.S. or Canada.
All entries must be handwritten and can be dropped off at Fahrney’s downtown DC retail store or submitted by mail, fax or email to Fahrney’s headquarters by midnight on
January 31, 2024.
1317 F Street, NW
Attention: Maria Hanson
8329 Old Marlboro Pike, B13
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Email (must be a scanned version of your handwritten story): email@example.com
The winner will be selected by a random drawing from all entries,
held on Friday, February 2nd, 2024.
Good luck and keep the ink flowing!