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National Handwriting Day is Jan. 23

By Allison Tate
Times-News correspondent 

   National Handwriting Day was established 40 years ago on Jan. 23, the birthday of John Hancock, the famous founding father with an equally famous signature, by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) to honor and show the importance of handwriting.
“Throughout history, written communication has played a central role in the dissemination of culture and concepts.” Said David Baker, executive director of WIMA. “The art of handwriting is one of the few ways individuals can uniquely express themselves.”
A person’s unique writing style can give a look into different aspects of their personality, according to handwriting expert Sheila Lowe, who has over 40 years of experience in handwriting analysis.
Handwriting can give information about social style, thinking style, one’s ego, energy and how the writer organizes their life, Lowe said.
To analyze a person’s handwriting, Lowe said the gestalt method is used, which observes factors like spaces between letters, words, lines and margins; font that the writer uses and different aspects of writing movement like pressure, speed and rhythm.
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National Handwriting Day is Jan. 23

By Allison Tate
Times-News correspondent 

   National Handwriting Day was established 40 years ago on Jan. 23, the birthday of John Hancock, the famous founding father with an equally famous signature, by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) to honor and show the importance of handwriting.
“Throughout history, written communication has played a central role in the dissemination of culture and concepts.” Said David Baker, executive director of WIMA. “The art of handwriting is one of the few ways individuals can uniquely express themselves.”
A person’s unique writing style can give a look into different aspects of their personality, according to handwriting expert Sheila Lowe, who has over 40 years of experience in handwriting analysis.
Handwriting can give information about social style, thinking style, one’s ego, energy and how the writer organizes their life, Lowe said.
To analyze a person’s handwriting, Lowe said the gestalt method is used, which observes factors like spaces between letters, words, lines and margins; font that the writer uses and different aspects of writing movement like pressure, speed and rhythm.
read more…


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