For the past two weeks now, I have been taking part in an incredible event that I just had to shout out about. In honour of their 7th birthday, Design Cuts have opted to host an online event called Design Cuts Live 2020. Whilst it is not a stationery event, it does involve a lot of art and design – and I strongly believe that these things can help improve mental health. At least, for me, it’s been a lot of self-care and really helped me to relax in the stressful times. Best news: Most of this is completely free!
It’s World Mental Health Day today! Every year, the World Health Organization comes up with a theme for the day. Normally, I would encourage you to reach out to your loved ones and see how they are doing today. However, this year’s theme is very apt for our trying times. After the year that all of us have had, the theme is appropriately “mental health for all”. So, today, I think it’s imperative that we all spend a bit of time doing something that helps improve our own mental health. If it’s something that helps others too then even better!
It’s World Postcard Day – and the anniversary of the postcard itself! Postcards are a great way to send your loved ones something nice to find in amidst all of the junk mail that they likely get. Without further ado, let’s celebrate World Postcard Day today – on the 1st of October. This year, postcards have been providing joy to thousands for 151 years.
Thinking of You Week is not a new concept or national holiday. However, this year, it feels much more important than perhaps it did before. Given the current times, there are so many people stuck at home, without loved ones. With another lockdown ahead of us, it’s become even more of an issue. The week itself starts now – on 21st September to 27th September. It focuses on reaching out to loved ones through my favourite medium: physical post. Send a card to someone this week! If you need a card, keep reading for a free PDF of one you can print out!
2020 has been quite a rough year for a lot of people, no doubt. Of course, I’m no exception to that. With everything happening, a lot changed in my life in the past six months. Whilst there has been quite a lot of negative in that, there were also a few positives. They do not diminish the negatives, of course. But focusing on the positives is helping me to personally cope with these trying times. It’s been mentioned to me regularly but my blog is most definitely one of the things I love and have missed over the months without. Whilst I am technically not in lockdown anymore, I do pretty much stay at home now. So, in an effort to deal with these semi-lockdown blues, I am going to focus on the things I enjoy. For now, let’s talk about some stationery updates from the lockdown.
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