Did you know that this week is the National Stationery Week, starting from 27 April until 3 May 2015? It has been running for quite a few years and it aims to get people talking about stationery and writing more. As technology has become so advanced, it means less and less people write down notes and everything has gone digital.
I still remember I used to write my school projects by hand and cut out pictures from magazines or newspapers to stick it into my project. Times have changed and everything is typed up on a computer or tablet.
I still like to write whenever I can. I find that the more I write using stationery, the more I remember it. Writing helps improve memory but also great for those crosswords and sudokus!
Last month, I was invited to Maped Helix headquarters and came across a brand from when I was young, Oxford. Looking at the tin of mathematics instruments, it brought back all my childhood memories on how we used measure and calculate angles, etc.
National Stationery Week celebrates the written word and all things stationery – the wonderful products which make it all possible, and give so much pleasure to so many people. Now they are inviting you to tell them what you like about the stationery, your favourite products and brands, and even your favourite retailers. Remember to pop by to their facebook page or twitter page using hashtag #NatStatWeek where they will have a range of competitions and giveaways.
2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, and is a reminder of how well handwriting has stood the test of time. It also sees the launch of #WorldStationeryDay on 29 April, as part of National Stationery Week.
So let’s get more people putting pen to paper and writing more often, especially with children. Try to send more letters and cards, especially to those we care for, rather than just a text or email. It is much more personal. I often start writing my Christmas cards a month early to make sure we have time to post them! So do get involved and enter the competition over National Stationery Week.
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