Let me begin with credit where credit is due. The quotes used in today’s post are the unintentional courtesy of Gray Summers. Who in my humble opinion, has a way with words beyond equal.
World Stationery Day is an annual event observed every last Wednesday of April – HEY, that’s today. Stationery is used for written correspondence and is an important part of the correspondence. Since prehistoric times, humans have made use of a wide variety of implements to write letters, convey messages, or preserve information. Today, stationery still plays a major role in our society despite technology.
“This joy in providing the experience of seeing ink simply appearing on paper. No thought” is given to the magic before my eyes. ~ Gray Summers
This day was established in 2012 to help make sure the art of writing would not go extinct. Embrace the effort of writing, though less practical than other methods of communication.
“We take the pen, the ink, and the paper for granted. We assume they will perform with little to no thought given to the alchemy associated with each.” ~ Gray Summers
You can celebrate World Stationery Day with a visit to a local stationery store, or handwrite a letter, poem, or greeting card. And don’t forget to mail or share your work. However, if you are crafty I have other options – read on.
“Does this ink/pen/nib combination suit the paper within? Will it ‘letter feather’ and bleed spidery web-like into surrounding spaces? Will it show an unwanted echo script, a reversed ghostly imagery, through to and on the back of the page? Useless to use.” ~ Gray Summers
For the crafty, super geeky, and those looking for a more personal touch – might I recommend handmade paper, envelopes, faux gold leaf, antique paper, or ink.
- Add some pizzazz to your journal. I found a simple and easy way to decorate your journal with a touch of gold, welp faux gold leaf that is.
- Making antique/old looking paper is as easy as a cup of tea or 12.
- Why recycle when you can make your own stationery, yes I’m talking about making your own paper.
- Learn more about the jeans of homemade stationery.
- Handmade envelopes are always the right size.
- With all the handmade stationery, where can you store it? Save the covers from old journals.
- Ready to see if that stationery is fountain pen friendly? Before you reach for that favorite ink, consider making your own ink. (I would only try these inks using a dip pen)
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