Don’t stand still this Stationery Week – get writing!
Technology is incredible, right? It’s changed our lives in extraordinary ways. You can find new friends online that you’d otherwise not have met. You can send emails to people on the other side of the world and they’ll receive it within seconds. But there’s something that technology just doesn’t do; it lacks the personal touch. Getting a message on Facebook or a tweet is great, but receiving a handwritten letter on beautiful paper and enclosed in a funky envelope, takes it to another level. A letter not only shows off the sender’s personality, but also that a degree of thought and effort has gone into it. If you think about it, the likes of birthday cards/Christmas cards are all handwritten, which kind of proves my point.
National Stationary Week
is almost upon us (27th April – 3rd May) and it’s all about celebrating the art of pen to paper writing. Are you excited? I know I am! It’s the perfect excuse to stock up on more notepads, pens and pretty paper! On their website they’ve created a stationery crawl for London and encouraged anyone outside London to create their own. So I’ve created one for Belfast which you can find at the bottom of this post. If you are in my neck of the woods and are interested in stationery, please check it out! They’ll also be hosting competitions over on their Twitter account, as well as encouraging stationery lovers to join in with hashtags and upload handwritten tweets, so be sure to take a look! @NatStatWeek
Stationery lovers outside the UK have not been forgotten this year either. You can mark the 29th April down in your diary as World Stationery Day. Check their website for more info: World Stationery Day
National Stationary Week also coincides with another passion that I’ve reignited recently…happy post. I joined a penpal group called Postcircle
. All you have to do is fill in a form stating 10 things you are interested in and the PostCircle Angels will group you with 4 -5 others with similar interests. You’ll receive your own group name (mine’s Snowy Owl) and you will then be notified who to send your first happy post to. After that, you can send post to whoever you like within your group! I’m so happy to get writing letters again! Are you a fan of happy post?
A list of the best places to purchase stationery in Belfast.
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