National Handwriting Day is an unofficial holiday that celebrates and commemorates the practice of handwriting with a pen or pencil. This year, it was marked on the 23rd of January. While this day was invented during the 1970s, it is considered to be a day that is increasing in importance with the passing of each year. This is because the art of handwriting is gradually being lost as more and more people use computers, tablets and phones to email, instant message and text their thoughts, which is quite a shame because handwriting is believed to be as unique to a person as his or her fingerprint. At Cedars Primary School, we used this day as an opportunity to look closely at our handwriting and took part in several mini activities to raise awareness of the important of putting pen to paper. .