Did you know that writing things out by hand keeps your brain cells active, and even helps you retain information? It also improves hand-eye coordination, and has a soothing, meditative effect on your entire body. January 23rd is the third annual National Handwriting Day, and people around the country (and beyond!) are celebrating by writing tweets, blog posts, Facebook updates, and even Instagram posts by hand. Join people like Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Katie Couric, and countless other folks as we celebrate the pen and all that’s wild and wondrous about writing by hand. Those who tweet or post with the #HandwritingDay and #mHDay hashtags will be featured in Moleskine’s realtime gallery, and people can also win Moleskine products like pens, notebooks, and sketchbooks by submitting handwritten pieces here.

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Images via National Handwriting Day’s Instagram, and Shutterstock

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