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Don’t email it, write it! Get ready for National Stationery Week 24th April- 30th April 2017

Welcome to the home of National Stationery Week, which runs from the 24th April – 30th April 2017!

That doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate stationery all throughout the year. We love everything that you can pick from your pen pot, pull from your pencil case or create on paper.

We believe that ‘Writing matters’ and, although more and more of us are getting into technology, pen and paper can live side by side with stylus and tablet.

Writing, be it a short story, a letter to loved ones or just a personal diary, is important and encourages the imagination to run wild whilst committing your emotions to a sheet of paper.

According to YouGov research commissioned by National Stationery Week, 94% of adults think that writing by hand is important and 97% think it is important for children to be taught to write.

Just as encouraging, 91% of children aged between 8 and 15 think it is important to be able to write by hand and 86% of business managers expect candidates for jobs to be able to write by hand, as well as have keyboard skills.

So, let’s get more people putting pen to paper and writing more often!

Send more letters and cards to loved ones.

Keep a diary of your day to day

Write a story.

There’s so much stationery choice on the high street, you can look stylish, geeky, fashionable, cool and unique meaning that no two pencil cases are the same!

#natstatweek #writingmatters #writeit #getbritainwriting  #keepwriting #keepkidswriting  #lovestationery #stationeryaddict

We’ve got some superb sponsors, perfect partners and special supporters backing our campaign. These are;



Premium writing instruments manufacturer Sheaffer have been making trustworthy and fashionable pens for generations. They’ve been involved with National Stationery Week since its inception and understand why ‘Writing Matters.’ They’re extensive pen and giftware range is the item of choice across the globe, with a recognised heritage.No matter what pen you choose, Sheaffer offers each and every owner originality and craftsmanship, guaranteed to turn heads every time you put pen to paper.


Nu-NotebooksNuco is the leading creator in functional and eye-catching notebooks.  Their extensive range combines function with fashion, making writing cool, stylish and fashionable. Every notebook is created using the highest quality paper, ensuring that putting your ideas to paper is easy as well unique; with a design and finish for everyone. Innovation is at the heart of everything Nu:co creates, whether you’re taking notes in a meeting or writing the latest best-seller.







Since 1856, Manuscript pen we have been at the forefront of pen nib manufacture and design. Now, over 150 years later they continue along that path combining the traditional elements of writing with new and exciting craft products direct from the heart of Shropshire.




Children deserve the best when learning any new skill, especially something so important to their future. Write Size Pencils secure the future of children’s handwriting with perfectly sized pencils that fit in their hands, stopping oscillation and improving letter formation, control and grip.




Found in 1887, Maped Helix are internationally renowned brand known for their educational maths sets as well as creative ideas. Across their expansive range, Maped Helix have a long history of improving the skills of people of all ages, whilst sparking the creative juices.


edding-logoEdding is a German company manufacturing writing and marking tools. They are synonymous for their permanent markers across Europe, promising exceptionally high-quality in every pen since their inception in 1960.