National Handwriting Day - A Doodle Contest!

National Handwriting Day {yes, it's a thing and it's this Friday!} gives all of us an opportunity to put pen {or pencil} to paper and express ourselves with the handwritten word, an ancient tradition that is becoming less and less prevalent in our everyday lives {'cuz texting is easier, we know}. Founded in 1977 and celebrated on January 23, John Hancock's birthday, National Handwriting Day is one of those special days that reminds us of the rich history associated with handwriting nationally and globally as well as the individuality of handwriting - no two styles look alike! 

Here at Design Roots we are obviously obsessed with penmanship and the handwritten word, and we wanted to celebrate big to support National Handwriting Day - so we're having a doodle contest! Starting today until Thursday we're asking you to submit a creative doodle for a chance to win a $50 credit to the Design Roots Shop. Your doodles aren't limited to pen and ink {think brush markers, watercolor, chalk - the sky's the limit!} and can be anything from your favorite quote to an awesome addressed envelope - all we ask is that each submission be completely hand written! 

To enter, simply create your beautiful and amazing handwritten doodle, post on Instagram and tag @designroots in the photo, and use the hashtag #DRxNHD to share {it wouldn't hurt to include #handwritingday to help spread the word!}. Be sure to submit your doodle by Thursday as we'll be featuring the winner {and a few of our other favorites} in a blog post on Friday morning. We hope you'll join us in celebrating the beauty and creativity of the handwritten word, we can't wait to see your creations!

Happy Doodling Y'all!