Happy World Stationery Day! I love the fact that there are people all over the world celebrating their love of stationery today, it is fantastic! Are you doing anything special to mark the day? I wrote a letter using my favourite pen and ink, decorated the envelope with washi tape and popped it into the postbox this morning and later on I will be testing some pens for reviews which is always fun.
|World Stationery Day 2016|
I wanted to spend some time today to tell you why I think writing matters, why it is important to me to encourage people to pick up a pen and use it, to make their mark. When I was at school we learned how to write using a pencil, once that was mastered we moved onto cursive handwriting and then when our writing was neat enough we graduated onto a pen. The day you got your pen was a big thing, it was an achievement and you felt proud. I think the day I was given a pen at school was the day I fell in love with stationery a little and that love has grown over the years.
|Pen and paper|
I think that one of the problems we have now is that more and more parts of our lives have become digital, work and play both involve computers, tablets and mobile phones. There seems to be an app for everything and we don't even have to sign our names when we pay by card any more, it is all chip and pin or contactless payments. I want people to pick up a pen and feel the joy of writing again!
|The right tools for the job|
Nothing I can do on my iPad can compare with putting pen to paper when it comes to organising my life or recording memories. Things just feel more permanent to me when they on paper instead of in an app or computer file.
Finding a smooth writing pen, a pretty coloured ink or the perfect paper ignites a spark of creativity inside me that sitting in front of a computer never has, that is why I always plan my blog posts on paper before I start to write them on my laptop. Holding a pen in my hand is the first step I take in many of my endeavours, the pen and paper inspire my imagination whether I am trying to create something or problem solving. They are the tools I use, the foundation I start with and so far they have always gotten the job done!
Why does writing matter to you?