I love especially nerdy days of the year. First there was National Stationery Week, then the first World Calligraphy Day and now it’s World Letter Writing Day! Today, founder Richard Simpkin wants you put aside texting and emailing and write a good old-fashioned letter. And I’ve got Abrams + Chronicle* on board to help make that a bit easier.
As I’m a firm believer in fun and functional stationery, there’s plenty of stuff to swoon over here that you’ll actually have a use for. Whether you’re looking for a traditional letter writing set, fun notecards or if you want to create something more personal, I’ve got you covered. There’s even a giveaway at the end of the post.
For the traditional letter writer – Hey There Stationery Set, £11.95
I have to admit that I haven’t sent a traditional letter for a long time – not since I was a Fresher and used it as a way to keep in touch with my gran and best friends. Let’s bring it back! We’ve all got friends who have moved away and writing a letter is a much more personal and fun way to stay in touch than email. And this colourful typographic set is sure to brighten anyone’s day. There are four designs and five copies of each.
For the bookworm – Literary Notes, £11.99
I like to always have a few (dozen) notecards on hand for emergencies. I hate popping anything in the post without a cute card, be it a deposit for my friend’s hen do, forwarding a blog giveaway prize or taking part in a stationery swap. These cards are great to share with fellow bookworms, reinforcing the notion that books can take you anywhere. They’re illustrated by Andre Letria, co-author of If I Were a Book.
For the fancy correspondent – Frank Lloyd Wright The House Beautiful Greeting Assortment, £14.99
If you like your notecards a bit less geeky and a bit more glam, this gorgeous set designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is perfect. Once again, the packaging is stunning; I love the pull-out drawer with ribbon. There are eight decorative designs (two of each) and 16 envelopes.
For the classic letter writer with a modern twist – Jane Austen Notecards, £14.99
I can’t decide which notecard set I love more, this Jane Austen box or the Breakfast at Tiffany’s one I reviewed back in April. I love that Abrams + Chronicle beautifully combine my love of books, film and stationery. Thankfully there are two cards featuring each quote, so I can keep one set for myself/my wall and send one out to loved ones/stationery swappers. The classic quotes have been beautifully illustrated by Anita Rundles – and there’s more! I’ll be reviewing more Jane Austen stationery in a couple of weeks.
For the sentimental letter writer – Letters to My Baby, £10.99
This letter writing set is perfect for expectant parents or anyone with a small child, with prompts for letters on the day your child was born, wishes and memories, etc, plus a few blank for your own message. A great gift for a pregnant friend.
For the goal setter – Letters to My Future Self, £10.99
If you like to savour precious memories and set regular goals, why not write to yourself? The Letter to My Future Self includes prompts on home life, relationships, promises and key dates. A great gift idea for someone approaching an important milestone or something to savour for yourself.
For the pen pal – Letters to Open When…, £10.99
I think this is my favourite in the Letters to My… series. When you can’t be there in person, be there in spirit with this lovely collection of letters. Does a loved one live far away? Send them a letter to open when it’s their birthday, when they need a pep talk or need a good laugh. It’s the perfect gift for someone heading off to university or a friend moving out of the country; it’s such a thoughtful way to still be there for the big moments.
And because you never need an excuse for a new pen – I Need Coffee / I Need a Drink Inner-Truth Pen, £6.95
I love the Inner Truth pens and this one is so me.
One lucky reader will win the Hey There Stationery Set, Literary Notes, Letters to Open When and the pen!
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is complete the Gleam entries below.
Terms and conditions: UK entries only. This giveaway will close at midnight on Thursday 7 September 2017. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted directly. If they do not come forward within a week, a new winner will be selected.
*I was sent these products for review purposes and all nerdy thoughts are my own.