March 31st sees the start of National Stationery Week and I love stationery. I mean what’s not to like? My desk is a shrine to it. Everything I might possibly need, neatly arranged. From post-it notes and pencils, to highlighters and notepads, they all have their place. Those that don’t fit on my desk have a lovely box in which to wait their turn. So there isn’t ever an excuse not to buy more stationery!
But the idea of National Stationery Week isn’t to adorn my desk further with items I just have to have. Shame! No, it’s to get people writing – by hand. This I already do. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than writing by hand. I favour a pencil and find if I’m ever stuck with a story, some good old fashioned scribbling does the job.
If you check out the National Stationery Week website you’ll see there are some other suggestions. One that jumped out at me was to go on a stationery crawl. How can I resist that one? There are also loads of other great suggestions, but the important thing is to spread the word and get people writing by hand.
From the picture of the contents of my stationery box, you’ll probably guess that notepads and post-it notes are my weakness. All stationery is really, but those two things have some sort of mystical power over me.
What about you? What is it that you just can’t resist buying when you are in a stationery shop and do you enjoy the feeling of actually putting pen or pencil to paper instead of fingers to keyboard?