I can’t believe that there’s an actual National Stationery Week in the UK! Sounds like my Mecca.
If you don’t know me, or if I’ve not said it before, I’m a bit of a stationery addict. The only reason I don’t spend all my money on pen and paper is because I have actual bills to pay now – mortgage, food etc. you know, the important stuff.
But back in the days of being a geeky teenager I had the perfect excuse to spend all my Dad’s money on pens. My favourite were gel pens especially if they were scented!
National Stationery Week 2017
So what can we expect from National Stationery Week 2017? It’s seven days of stationery madness (as detailed below)!
- Monday 24th April: #PenandPencilDay
- Tuesday 25th April: #Get Crafty
- Wednesday 26th April: World Stationery Day
- Thursday 27th April: Thank You Thursday
- Friday 28th April: Fountain Pen Friday
- Saturday 29th April: Signature Saturday
- Sunday 30th April: Write A Letter Day
How Can You Get Involved?
You can be involved with National Stationery Week 2017 in numerous ways. Share your love for stationery on social media by checking out the National Stationery Week Facebook page. (Go check out the official website for more details). Get involved on Twitter using any of the hashtags below:
#natstatweek #writingmatters #writeit #getbritainwriting #keepwriting #keepkidswriting #lovestationery #stationeryaddict
There are some great brands involved this year including two main sponsors – Sheaffer and NU:. Also partnering with National Stationery Week 2017 are Manuscript, Write Size, Helix, Maped, Edding, Mustard, Stabilo and VOW. Visit the website for a full list of retailers involved.
If you’re in London then why not do the Stationery Crawl? It’s like a pub crawl but instead of alcohol intake it’ll be stationery! The Stationery Crawl will see you through London’s West End stationery shops… all the way from Goodge Street right through to Knightsbridge. If I was anywhere near London then I would be doing this! This is my sort of crawl! Mind you, the plastic fantastic (credit card) would get some use!
Are you stationery addict? What’s your go to pen and pencil?