Happy National Handwriting Day!
I love to celebrate this holiday, as I love everything about handwriting -- letters, journal writing, calligraphy and more. I've written about celebrating handwriting before, and reviewed a wonderful book on the subject quite a long time ago, called Script & Scribble. Now I really want to read Philip Hensher's The Missing Ink: the Lost Art of Handwriting as well.
To celebrate my love of handwriting, I've started a Postal Reading Challenge (button in the sidebar) that runs all year long and you can sign up to read along any time during the year. It is intended to celebrate the postal system and all the joys of correspondence, and can include writing some of your own letters!
I have also just signed up for a wonderful project run by author Mary Robinette Kowal, called A Month of Letters. It runs for the month of February, and the parameters are to write a letter every day that the post runs (24) and reply to the letters that are written to you. It has beautiful badges (shown in this post) and has a community forum to participate in if you register. Check it out -- you can write letters, send newspaper clippings or even fabric swatches through the mail (love that touch). She has done a great job of organizing this in its second year and I am really looking forward to it. If you want to get in on the fun and become one of my correspondents in February, send me your mailing address securely, via Postable.
Whatever way you choose, I hope you will celebrate National Handwriting Day and have fun with your penmanship :)