Having stumbled across this "The lost art of letter writing" article the other day, we read with interest that handwriting and all things handwritten are becoming a lost art. As technology has evolved and become more widely used - by all ages and in all arenas - so has the art of writing by hand dwindled.
Who sends a written letter these days?
Who finds that all that comes through the post is direct mail and bills?
The one line in the article that made our heart melt was this:
"I did find myself walking into the art-supplies shop round the corner, and buying a fountain pen ... something's changed."
At Kings Stationers we'd love to be that art supplies shop to those who'd like to fall in love with writing again. We supply the full range of pens - from your bog standard budget biro, to the most beautiful fountain pen and ink.
There's something really special about writing with a fountain pen. When you take hold of a fountain pen, you take hold of a little piece of history. Fountain-like pens emerged from the 10th century, but it wasn't until the late 1800s that the fountain pens as we know them today came into existence. They were the "go to" pen right the way through to the 1960s when ballpoint pens not only become more affordable but also more reliable, and so the popularity of the fountain pen began to wane.
But why does writing in fountain pen make such a difference?
We've had a very busy year at Kings Stationers so we've decided to close for a week between Friday 5th July and Friday 12th July to recharge our batteries.
Any commercial orders received by voicemail, email or online will be processed on Monday 15th July.
If we have the product in shop stock, then delivery will be Monday, otherwise deliveries will commence from Tuesday 16th.
The shop will then re-open on Saturday 13th July.
See you then!