How to make a traditional wax seal

How to make a traditional wax seal

Nothing finishes a letter or envelope off quite like a wax seal — they are attractive to look at and show the recipient that you put time and thought into your letter. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the history of the wax seal and then explain…
How to choose your 2021 diary

How to choose your 2021 diary

2020 was a sad year and effectively a write-off for most, so many people are feeling a glimmer of hope when it comes to the thought of a fresh new year. What better way to plan your new year out than with a beautiful diary? In this article, we’ll walk…
The best pen gift sets for Christmas 2020

The best pen gift sets for Christmas 2020

Christmas adverts are now showing on the TV and so we all know that Christmas is sneaking up on us rapidly. This month, we thought we’d showcase some of our favourite pen sets, which make wonderful gifts for friends and family, colleagues and employees — or yourself! If you like…
How writing can help with mental wellbeing

How writing can help with mental wellbeing

We are living in unprecedented and difficult times, and there isn’t one person who has been left unaffected by the pandemic in one way or another this year. Unfortunately, 2020 has taken a huge toll on the world’s mental health; this is due to loneliness, separation from friends and family,…
How to make amazing stationery in just an hour

How to make amazing stationery in just an hour

While many of our customers adore all things stationery and love to write letters, it can still be difficult to source beautiful letter writing sets; paper and envelopes that inspire you to get writing. So, in this article, we thought we’d show you how to make your own quality stationery…
Four hand lettering types for beginners

Four hand lettering types for beginners

Hand lettering is a form of art, and there are different styles that you can try. When you’re a beginner, some types of hand lettering may seem impossible but, if you persevere, you’ll master them all in time! Keep reading for information on the four hand lettering types and how…
Our German fountain pen range

Our German fountain pen range

On the whole, German writing instruments are revered for being high quality products that provide a luxurious and reliable writing experience to pen aficionados worldwide. Here at The Pen Company, we stock a huge selection of fountain pens by German brands, including — but certainly not limited to — Pelikan,…
How to change the world with your writing

How to change the world with your writing

Words have a tremendous amount of power. Pieces of writing can easily transport you into a whole new world, be it fictional or real. We all have a favourite novel, for example, and the way the author has written that story has intrigued your attention and resulted in you loving…