Journal prompts for Christmas

Journal prompts for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of year! It’s also an excellent time to reflect on Christmas and what exactly it means to you and your family. If you journal, Christmas is a great topic to think about — after all, you may very well have celebrated it every single year…
Autumnal stationery favourites

Autumnal stationery favourites

Here at The Pen Company we adore autumn — from the crunchy red, orange and brown leaves on the ground, to the crisp frosty morning air, to wrapping up in our soft and cosy scarves and gloves every time we leave the office. Above all we love the colours of…
What is Mail Tag?

What is Mail Tag?

If you’re new to snail mail, you may have come across the term ‘Mail Tag’ and wondered what on earth it means. Put simply, Mail Tag is a game played by pen pals in their letters, which emulates the school playground game of Tag. One pen pal ‘tags’ another by…
Journal ideas to help you tackle anxiety

Journal ideas to help you tackle anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of life that is brought on by periods of high stress, however it is possible for anxiety to present itself without a clear ‘reason’ and for it to persist for an unknown and often lengthy period of time. This is problematic and unpleasant for the…
History of the greetings card

History of the greetings card

Greetings cards are a convenient and affordable way to show someone that you are thinking of them, whether you send one through the mail to a far-away friend or family member, or hand it over in person at a birthday party or other celebration. They’re fairly small and light, easy…
Meet the brand: Kaweco

Meet the brand: Kaweco

Kaweco dates back to Heidelberg in 1883 when it was originally founded as the Heidelberger Federhalterfabrik (Heidelberg Dip Pen Factory) manufacturing wooden dip pens with golden nibs that were imported from Morton in New York. In 1908 the company patented its first safety fountain pen, a significant development in the…
How to write & use a bucket list

How to write & use a bucket list

A bucket list is essentially a list of things you’d like to do in your lifetime. This can include activities, events and places you’d like to visit, people you’d like to meet, skills you’d like to learn, and more. Your bucket list is personal to you and reflects your life’s…
Ink review: Graf von Faber-Castell in Deep Sea Green

Ink review: Graf von Faber-Castell in Deep Sea Green

Details: Ink name: Graf von Faber-Castell in Deep Sea Green Unit capacity: 75 ml (in a glass flacon) Price: £25/25 € Price per ml: 22p/ca. 0,33 € Handwritten review on Leuchtturm 1917 paper Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green is an ink that is slightly similar to Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine, but with a twist. It is a…
4 reasons you will love Postcrossing

4 reasons you will love Postcrossing

Postcrossing has become quite well-known I think, but if you’ve not heard of it until now, it is an online project which involves the sending and receiving of postcards around the world. I only signed up recently, but I am hooked! If you love letter-writing, snail mail, and learning about…