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!
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!
Sadly, it’s the last day of National Stationery Week today. However, I have an amazing guest post today from a dear friend of mine. I have often spoken about writing letters and the benefits to me, or reasons to write. However, For #SendALetterDay, Laura talks about how writing letters is a form of self-care for her. I absolutely adore this post and honestly, think it needs no introduction. All I can say is that if self-isolation is getting to you and you’re feeling particularly lonely in these trying times, read this post and hopefully be inspired to connect to people through the art of letter writing.
Find out more about the #SendALetterDay campaign by searching the hashtag on social media. However, without further ado, let’s hear from Laura and why writing letters is important to her.
Moleskine is a name that most people have heard of – whether or not the individual is a stationery addict. They are a very well known brand in the stationery world. Mostly for their vast range of notebooks but they do have a ton of other products too. In the past, I have tried the odd product of theirs and thought they were decent. However, today, I wanted to share one that I very recently got – and my initial thoughts on it. The Moleskine Bullet Notebook from the Art Collection. This was one of the items from my National Stationery Week package and I am so utterly in love already. Since it’s #LetsGetCreativeDay, I figured I would showcase how I am using mine.
I really do not know how I’ve spent this whole time without one and am super excited to actually use it as a travel journal in the coming year or two – once I actually make some proper travel plans! But I do think it is versatile enough that you can use it for pretty much anything – even as an ordinary notebook.
It’s National Stationery Week! Day one’s theme is #MakeANoteMonday so let’s jump right into that! It’s actually interesting to see how everyone is going to interpret this theme. There are plenty of different ways to interpret this. As most of us are restricted to our homes, I thought of some ways for you to get involved from the comfort of your own home! Whilst this theme might just for Monday, I think these ideas are definitely something you can carry on throughout the weeks. They are particularly effective during this period where you might need something to do or a way to cheer up your friends or family.
These ideas are a great way to promote self-care too, using stationery. You can get as creative as you want. Fancy adding more colours or drawing? Sure! Go ahead! You can also just keep them simple if you prefer, it’s completely up to you. Some of these ideas will also work to help bring joy to other people, which is always a bonus!
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