If think you might have a bit of a thing for stationery you’re not alone.
Did you fill in the Big Stationery survey that the Pen Company were running as part of National Stationery week. Carla and I did and were keen to see what the results were. Clearly anyone completing the survey was going to have more than a passing interest in stationery but how would their views differ from ours?
Over 40% said that they loved stationery a bit more than they should compared to the hardcore 23.9% who said it was their life. Presumably the other 30% had only a limited interest pens/notebooks/planners (the fools!) but couldn’t resist an online survey!
People are most enthusiastic about pens (that’s Carla in good company) but notebooks were second (vital for my compulsive list making).
I was sad to hear that 33% don’t write letters because they have no one to write to, but delighted to hear that 95.1% keep some or all of the personal mail they receive. Doesn’t that make you want to write a letter? The 74% who send thank you cards was a bit impressive too (aren’t we a polite lot?).
I also liked the top stationery memories which included writing to Father Christmas (emails don’t count), buying stationery for the new school year (an ingrained habit even years after leaving full time education) and letters from a loved one who was away from home.