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Read some excerpts of the 35,000+ Mail to the Chief letters written in 2008, and check out the list of schools & families who participated!

2012 Letters →

2012 Participants →


2008 Mail to the Chief

















Thanks for spending National Handwriting Day with us!

Thanks to the thousands of children from around the country—and the world—who participated in Mail to the Chief in celebration of National Handwriting Day, January 23, 2013!

Letters are still pouring in. We have received 14,000 so far, and we're still counting!
Check out the list of 2012 Mail to the Chief participants!

Handwriting Without Tears will send all of the letters to the White House in the coming weeks, after all letters have arrived.

What advice are America's children giving President Obama in 2013?
As he heads into his second term in office, here's what elementary-aged children from around the country have advised President Obama to work on in the next four years! View some of the letters →

sample letters mail to the chief

Mail to the Chief in the News!
Read about the efforts from children around the country as they participated in Mail to the Chief:

Why handwritten letters?

Video: Handwriting in Today's Classrooms

Handwriting Without Tears sponsors Mail to the Chief to celebrate the importance of handwriting in elementary-aged children's lives. What better way to commemorate National Handwriting Day (January 23)?

Handwriting is more than a style—it's a thought process. It's the primary way elementary students communicate. Handwriting promotes an organized approach to communication, maximizes thinking time, and boosts creativity. National Handwriting Day has given tens of thousands of children a chance to show their pride in their best written work by writing to the President of the United States!


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