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.
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.
For #FountainPenFriday, it seemed entirely appropriate to share the reasons why I love writing with fountain pens. In fact, I actually write most of my journal entries and letters using one. Writing a letter without using one has become a little odd now. It happens, when the paper isn’t right for the fountain pen ink but it is rare. As such, here are my top ten reasons why I use a fountain pen – and hopefully, to tell you why you should too!
I used my Manuscript Curve Fountain pen for this, which I am really enjoying writing with. It has a very smooth ink flow and is very comfortable to hold. This pen is also inexpensive so works for any budget!
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 is World Stationery Day! And what better way to celebrate this wonderful day than my sharing a variety of stationery to meet a variety of needs. I was lucky enough to receive a lovely bundle of items from some of the National Stationery Week sponsors in the past few weeks and I wanted to share what was in the bundle today. Many of these items will also be appearing in their own posts or within other posts so I will share a link with you so that you can see them in action.
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