We have been writing for thousands of years. The main reason for this was so that information could be transmitted, be it political, financial or historical. World Stationery week was created back in 2012 to help make sure that the art of writing would not go extinct.
And today, 26 April, is World Stationery Day, a day for celebration of the written word and everything stationery. Writing today is as important today as it ever was, even within an increasingly digital world.
According to research conducted by YouGov 94% of adults believe writing by hand is important and 97% thinks it’s important that children are taught to write. Another encouraging statistic from the YouGov research was that 91% of 8–15 year olds think it is important to be able to write by hand and 86% of business managers expect potential employees to be able to write by hand in addition to having keyboard skills.
So, how can you celebrate World Stationery Day? Simple, write a card or a letter! The guys behind World Stationery Day had a main purpose to ensure that writing endured despite the fact there are a wide array of efficient options available.
And, if you’re in need of some Stationery, head down to Kings Stationers (Alexandra Parade) or Hastings Stationery & Print (Cambridge Road)… Join in the fun and write a letter, a card or maybe even a story!