If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I have a slight obsession with stationery. I literally cannot resist a notebook, regardless of how many others I have on the go, if one catches my eye or I see someone with it, I have to have it!
It doesn’t stop at notebooks either, I am obsessed with little sticky paper notes, highlighter pens, scented felt tips and rainbow coloured crayons. I don’t even need to have a use for them, I just can’t resist placing them in my basket and adding them to my growing collection!
This week is National Stationery Week, and in a year filled with weeks that have little or no relevance to me whatsoever, this is absolutely my kind of week – a week to celebrate what I already knew, that stationery is amazing!! And not just that, because most importantly Stationery Week is about encouraging us all to put aside the laptop, our phones and tablets, and simply put pen to paper.
According to YouGov research commissioned by National Stationery Week, 94% of adults think that writing by hand is important and 97% think it is important for children to be taught to write. Just as encouraging, 91% of children aged between 8 and 15 think it is important to be able to write by hand and 86% of business managers expect candidates for jobs to be able to write by hand, as well as have keyboard skills. In that way, we all realise just how important it is to write, but few of us actually do. Today, on Write a Letter day, I urge you all to pick up a pen and write a letter, even if it’s just a few words to someone you love, a friend or partner, and make their day!!
In honour of Stationery Week I am giving one lucky winner the chance to win a fantastic bundle of goodies, worth £50, from a range of brands including Rooi, Bostik, Manuscript, Helix, Vow, Stabilo and many, many, more. To win simply enter via the link below. The winner will be notified via email on the 28th May.