Did you know that it’s National Stationery Week this week? It’s also National Stationery Day on 29th April – yippee! I love all things stationery and am a huge hoarder of stationery goodness so this is a very exciting week!
One of the main aims is to get Britain talking about stationery and to encourage more people to write by hand and not just text or email. In this day and age, we’re always so busy that we tend to communicate with each other as quickly as we can via modern technology and often forget how nice it is to receive a physical card or letter.
The official National Stationery Week website has written a lovely little piece all about this week and why it’s so important:
The Power of the Written Word
Writing by hand, and being able to write by hand, is as important as ever.
It matters, and is one of the cornerstones of how we communicate with one another.
National Stationery Week celebrates the written word and all things stationery – the wonderful products which make it all possible, and give so much pleasure to so many people.
2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, and is a reminder of how well handwriting has stood the test of time.
It also sees the launch of #WorldStationeryDay on 29 April, as part of National Stationery Week.
Let’s get more people putting pen to paper and writing more often – especially children – and send more letters and cards, especially to those we care for, rather than just text or email. It’s much more personal.
National Stationery Week is organised by the London Stationery Show, the UK’s leading trade exhibition for stationery and writing products.
So why not get involved! Check out all the different ways you can do your bit here.
And to give you a further incentive to get writing, there’s a 20% discount off all greetings and notecards in my shop! Simply enter “NATSTAT15” at the checkout!
Have a great week!