National Stationery Week 2017

Next week is National Stationery Week! A week of celebrations dedicated to our passion. Although, at Little Paperie we totally celebrate stationery Every. Single. Day.

We think this is a great event to highlight the importance of communicating through methods other than digital ones. I think we can all admit that we have all become a little too accustomed to. Research by YouGov commissioned through National Stationery Week suggests that 94% of adults think that writing by hand is important. 97% think it is important for children to be taught to write too. Also, 91% of children aged between 8 and 15 think it is important to be able to write by hand. However, writing seems to have become a skill that is used very sparingly in every day life. We tend to favour technology.

(Statistics above from http://www.nationalstationeryweek.com/)

We completely understand where this comes from as we are lovers of technology ourselves. Although, have you seen the beautiful pens, pencils, notebooks, cards and diaries available? We have, and we always ask ourselves, who would not want to use them? We make an excuse to put the technology down as often as possible and pick up some of our beautiful stationery stash instead.

National Stationery Week – All about the stationery love!

Join in!

Little Paperie will be joining in with lots of activities this week and you can too. Its really easy to get involved too as nationalstationeryweek.com are running their seven days of stationery social media challenge. Just use the following hashtags each day of the week. We are looking forward to seeing posts from our followers and friends.  

#PenAndPencilDay

#GetCrafty

#WorldStationeryDay

#ThankYouThursday

#FountainPenFriday

#SignatureSaturday

#WriteALetterDay

Another way to get involved is to encourage your children to handwrite some letters, try out a fountain pen and get involved in craft projects.

You can find lots of resources on the nationalstationeryweek.com website to help you get children involved. There are also lesson resources available to support the continued use of hand writing. In addition to this, you can find the totally awesome stationery crawl. (http://www.nationalstationeryweek.com/get-involved/stationery-crawl/) which I am just making a note of (in my paper based diary) to remember to do next time I’m in London! 

You can let us know that you are joining in on social media by tagging us in your posts. Tag #LittlePaperie to let us know you are joining in. We are looking forward to seeing your pictures!

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Lisa King