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You’ll have no doubt seen my FB, Instagram and Twitter pictures and posts relating to the week us stationery tarts refer to as National Stationery Week. A whole week dedicated to the love not only of stationery from top brands such as NU: notebooks, Staedtler, Maped, Bic, Helix and Sheaffer but how they are used.
The theme of this year’s NSW is Writing Matters which is something that instantly calls out to me. As a freelance copywriter by trade the written word is a something I find beautiful and powerful. As a Mum and a stationery fan seeing these words on paper, written with a pen or a pencil I love as opposed to on a screen makes them all the more magical.
We (I saw “we” as trusted family members have already pilfered some of the contents!) were very lucky to be sent a bundle of stationery from the lovelies at Small Man Media who are the ones creating all the buzz about NSW. I’ll be reviewing these in more detail next week however right now I want to talk more about why “Writing Matters”.
Writing matters for a vast number of reasons. For me it is about creating something personal, something in my own hand. It is about our children creating something, be it a picture with a few words of explanation or a fantastic story they’ve written us. Writing matters because it is central to learning, for children and us grown ups too as the potential, and the passion for learning never really leaves us. There are so many reasons why writing matters (organisation being one, I’d be lost without my paper-led organisational tools) and to read more about this have a look at this National Stationery Week A-Z of why writing matters.
Throughout the week, as well as celebrating stationery as a whole and in general you have seven dedicated days of stationery to look forward to….
In this fabulous digital age sometimes we forget the pure joy, as well as the usefulness of putting pen to paper and a large part of NSW 2016 is about remembering why we love stationery so much.
That said… if you want to keep abreast (online) of all that is going on during National Stationery Week 2016 visit the NSW website and join the conversation via Twitter and on Facebook. To be fair, if you’re as mad about stationery as I am, the chances are you’ll be seeing posts about it popping up everywhere…. enjoy!
Why does writing matter to you?