In a world of tweets, facebook messages and skype I am saddened but not surprised that some people now rarely hold a pen! There is no need; shopping lists can be saved on phones, banking can be done online and email has replaced the good old letter. But not in our house, in our house the pen is king and they are everywhere, there are rather a lot of pencils too!
The kid loves pens and now he can write he writes all the time, the nicest things he writes are letters to his Nana in Georgia. She sends him letters, stuffed with dollar bills, he sends her letters full of kisses, it’s an arrangement that seems to work, is making them both happy, is creating amazing memories and a lovely box full of keepsakes.
Committing your thoughts to paper creates a lasting legacy that transcends generations and continents, if you haven’t sent a letter or card lately, this week is a great week to put that right and to celebrate National Stationery Week we are giving away a mixture of stationery from us at Strange Fruit and also from our friends at Megan ClaireBiplane Press and The London Studio.
We have three sets of cards to give away .... winners will be picked on Sunday 28 April.
On twitter simply follow @ilvstrangefruit and RT #stationeryfest for a chance to win.
On Facebook or this blog just leave the answer to this simple question in the relevant comments box -
When ending a letter to someone you do not know, do you sign the letter off a) yours sincerely or b) yours faithfully?
And yes you can enter on each platform and you can be anywhere in the world. Good luck and do check out and follow our lovely collaborators!
Megan Claire is a greeting card company based in rural Leicestershire, England. Their aim is to stand out from the crowd with their contemporary distinctive style of greeting cards, prints and gift tags. Each design is digitally drawn by Megan herself using bright and bold colours, quirky illustrations and clever typography. www.meganclaire.co.uk
Biplane Press use a traditional press to create their handcrafted letterpress stationery. They offer affordable, ready-made and personalised stationery for those who want the personal touch. Lovingly designed in Surrey, Biplane Press stationery not only sets the tone of your celebration well in advance of the big day, but is a delight to have and to hold. www.biplanepress.com
Soula Zavacopoulos is the designer and business woman extraordinaire behind playful little collection of the most amusing, insightful and endearing pearls of wisdom from some of the most unlikely little geniuses ever to open their mouths. www.thelondonstudio.com
Thanks for entering Lillian - we'll be in touch to send your prize!