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A Pen Pal for National Stationery Week

In addition to our useful ‘must-have’ stationery items, the National Stationery Week celebrates our most trusted item of stationery – the much loved pen. Here at Aston and James, we are on a mission to get the nation loving the pen and what it does…writing.

Even though modern technology has changed the way we communicate, we believe that #writing matters. It remains important not just for education but for everyday life at home, work and school. Writing a shopping list, a note, signing a birthday card, completing a form and taking a message are just a few examples of how we use our much loved and trusted pen.

As we are staying home and safe at the moment due to Covid-19, we have the perfect opportunity to fall in love with our pen again and get writing. To help us on our mission we have put together a ‘Pen Pal Pack’ for children and adults alike to keep in touch with friends and family so that communication is not just about Zoom and social media video calls. Can you remember the last time you received a hand-written letter through the post? It is a rare thing today but as I’m sure you’d agree, receiving a hand-written letter from a loved one or someone you haven’t seen for a while will put a smile on your face.  Make #writingmatter, pick up your pen and why not:

  • Write a letter to school friends and/or family members using our Pen Pal Pack
  • Write a poem or song
  • Draw and doodle a silly picture
  • Include jokes or puzzles to entertain your Pen Pal

We have also created a guide to give your kids guidance on how to layout and create a professional looking letter which can be downloaded below:

Our Pen Pal Packs contain everything you need to get letter writing: 25 sheets of A4 white paper, 8 x C5 self-seal Envelopes, 1 x Uniball AIR Limited edition Handwriting Pen Black, postage to your door. You also have the option of adding our mini postage stamp packs for posting 5 x 65p 2nd Class Stamps.

Top Tips:

  • Write the recipients address on the envelope, and don’t forget to stick your stamp in the top right-hand corner.
  • If you don’t want to send via post – take a picture of your creation and send it digitally
  • Make your handwriting as neat as you can. Check your spellings too!
  • Why not practise your creating your own signature?
  • Don’t forget to ask your Pen Pal some questions that they can reply to
  • Why not decorate your letter or envelope with doodles or stickers

Happy writing from the Team at Aston & James

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