Tuesday, 24 April 2018

#nationalstationeryweek #competition Win a Cross Century Fountain pen

Technology and social media make it less likely these days to actually set pen to paper so this week as it is national stationary week I have committed to making more effort to put pen to paper.

I still hold a memory box full of letters i received when I used to write to friends and family during my teenage years and it is really good to pull them out and take a trip down memory lane now and then.
This week I have been busy getting organised for  a full month of birthdays during May, so for those that I would usually just send a card too I decided I would take the time and write a little letter with some family news and updates, as well as a few pics of the kids, somewhat more personal I think and I felt it would be well received as it shows more thought went into it than just a quickly signed card.
I always remember the excitement of receiving a letter through the post from a pen friend or relative, and eagerly taking the time to respond, sadly something we do not do much of or encourage our children to do these days as it much easier to Facetime/ Skype call.

To get the kids on board I have also started to get the eldest to write a daily diary, something that has actually proven to help him off load at the end of the day and work towards improving his hand writing skills at the same time. The youngest is quite creative so she happily sits and draws and enjoys creating her own story books so this is something I shall definitely keep encouraging.

What would your changes be to bring back more use of the good old pen and paper?

Love notes in your partner's lunch box?
Acknowledgement of good deeds with a simple thank you card instead of text?

Add your ideas in the comments when you enter the competition to win a Cross Century ii fountain pen and leather case to celebrate #nationalstationeryweek

Cross century ii fountain pen


  1. I do still hand write letters to relatives and I also send hand written thank you cards or invitations - so much more personal! I would do anything!

    1. I am a compulsive list writer, lists everywhere, I have family and friends who use phone apps etc but I just can't I have to write it down....then leave it at home 😂

  2. I have started keeping a bullet journal so I’m recording my daily activity and writing down what I need to remember with pen and paper as opposed to storing it in my phone. Sometimes it’s just little notes but other times more lengthy journalling. I sometimes write short stories and poems and fantasise about hand-writing them in a beautiful book, sitting at a desk somewhere peaceful and lovely rather than on the laptop in my living room. Maybe I should just start with the book rather than waiting for the lovely room and desk! I do always send “real” thank you cards and am trying to get the children to do the same but having less success with that (but I guess the main thing is they are thanking people!)

    1. That's great and go for it, start that book!!!, and definitely a thank you goes a long way x

  3. I've been using pen and paper for my to-do lists and my calendar. I find that it's easier to remember things, everything is in front of me immediately, and I can easily refer back to previous notes.

  4. i'd use pen and paper more to write letters and cards more and of course my shopping/to do lists