Articles Written By: Lucy

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Why you should write a love letter to yourself

Why you should write a love letter to yourself

The chances are you don’t quite see yourself the way others do — something which can be exasperated and negatively impacted upon by common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. However, even those of us who have generally good mental health can get stuck in a rut when…
What is rock painting?

What is rock painting?

Last week, a friend’s 7-year-old son walked up to me, proudly presenting a rock in his hands and saying, “Check this out!” The rock was about 2 inches long, fairly flat, and decorated in a colourful manner. I asked him if he had made this, and he informed me he…
Meet the brand: Diplomat

Meet the brand: Diplomat

Diplomat is a leading manufacturer of writing instruments and is a much-loved and respected brand, which has been creating pens since the 1920s. Driven by a passion for quality and innovation throughout its journey, Diplomat has stood the test of time and crossed generational boundaries, too. Everyone loves a sleek…
When to send a greeting card

When to send a greeting card

When there is a special occasion on the horizon — whether a national event such as Valentine’s Day or a more personal event such as a birth or anniversary — it is a lovely gesture to send a greeting card. However, many of us get confused about when exactly we…
Why every teen should use a journal

Why every teen should use a journal

As a tween and teen, I wrote every single thought and feeling down in a diary — this book would now be referred to as a journal. This journal felt like a friend, and within its pages I explored who I was and all of the life experiences I was…
Journal prompts for a journey of self-discovery

Journal prompts for a journey of self-discovery

Your journal can be an excellent tool for getting to know yourself. You might think you know yourself fairly well already, but these journal prompts will encourage you to think about things you normally wouldn’t, and from an entirely different perspective. Read through the prompts, then work through them one-by-one…
8 reasons why fountain pens are making a comeback

8 reasons why fountain pens are making a comeback

With the advent of ballpoint pens and rollerball pens, many people were tempted by the convenience of these new options and therefore moved away from using fountain pens. After all, ballpoints and rollerballs don’t tend to leak like old fountain pens did, and cheaper versions were and are disposable meaning…
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…