national stationery week | 24th to 30th april

sticky notes from mustard - oxford ruler

stationery! as an illustrator myself, and i can say on behalf of many creatives i know – we all love it. in some cases it quite literally facilitates our work, other times it’s a product we make and sell, and on a base level – if its well designed it’s often pretty to look at too.

if you didn’t already know, next week from the 24th april to 30th, is national stationery week. rejoice!

one of the main messages of national stationery week is actually to encourage people to write more, especially children. a worthy cause i think. writing is a wonderful thing. like at christmas, there’s a ‘seven days of stationery’ which goes as follows:

monday – pen and pencil day
tuesday – get crafty
wednesday – world stationery day
thursday – thank you thursday
friday – fountain pen friday
saturday – signature saturday
sunday – write a letter day

i am genuinely curious …when was the last time you actually wrote something that wasn’t a quick note or a scribble of ‘happy birthday’ in a card? something like a letter, journalling, or even writing out your blog posts in a notepad? i used to journal a lot, but not so much anymore – definitely i want to start doing again as it can be so helpful and therapeutic, as well as getting myself to physically write.

also: do you have a secret stationery draw or stash? i think you’re lying if you say no, ha.

ola studio notebook - national stationery week

lovely notebook ℅ ola studio

edding pens - national stationery week

ola studio notebook and card

as i love to share the love a bit, i thought i would share a few favourite (and a few new to me) stationery sellers so you can fill up your heart and baskets with stationery galore! this is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you are a shop selling fantastic stationery, feel free to get in touch and i’ll add you in. if i can do my little bit to share the stationery love i’m happy!

the stationer | present and correct | papio press | fox and star | paperchase | ola studio | papersmiths | tom pigeon | not the kind | band.do | rooi | not on the high street | kikki k | jetpens | sticker stack | oh squirrel | choosing keeping | mighty paper shop

now you have no excuse – get writing! ;)

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