Published on April 8th, 2016 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Writing Matters for National Stationery Week
Now in its fifth year, National Stationery Week will be taking place later this month from Monday 25th April to Sunday 1st May. This year’s sponsors include BIC, Maped, Helix, Nu Notebooks and Staedtler. The theme for this year is “writing matters”.
2015 marked the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, and is a reminder of how handwriting has stood the test of time. The Magna Carta inspired other rights of declarations and agreements throughout the world and its importance is remembered in the Magna Carta Presentation Pack of six Special Stamps, available to order from the Post Office Shop.
Last year also saw the launch of the very first #WorldStationeryDay in April, as part of National Stationery Week.
The Power of the Written Word
National Stationery Week aims to get everyone talking and writing about stationery and intends to emphasis the importance of writing by hand, in the form of letters and cards, rather than by text or email. It celebrates the written word and all things stationery – the products which make it all possible, and give pleasure to so many people.
YouGov has conducted some research on behalf of National Stationery Week into the importance of handwriting.
- 92% of adults believe writing by hand is important
- 97% think it is important for children to be taught to write.
You can never have enough Stationery!