World Stationery Day
World Stationery Day is observed next on Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 (210 days from today).
World Stationery Day belongs to National Stationery Week in April. Last Wednesday of every April is chosen as World Stationery Day.
All emails, text messages, and other types relating transmit messages around us today are considered as the art of writing letters and cards. After all, who wants to wait days, if not weeks, to get some hard-to-read words scribbled on a piece of paper, when it would be so much easier to just read an email?
But sending and receiving mail is more than just exchanging information. It's about someone who decides to put in the extra time and effort to actually write words on a piece of paper. Moreover, there is the hassle of making that trip to the post office and potentially having to wait in a long line to finally have it shipped.
That's right. It's about someone deciding to put in all that effort and spend a few cents on postage just to make their message personal and personal. And it makes a lot of sense. It is so interesting that you receive a handwritten letter, a card or even a postcard in the mailbox.
That's the purpose of World Stationery Day: preserving the art of lettering on the page, rather than just sending electronic versions of letters that can't be actually touched but only seen on a screen.
If that's not an honorable cause, what is?
History of World Stationery Day
Humans have been able to write for thousands of years, since prehistoric times. The Dispilio Tablet is declared to be the oldest written record on the Earth with around 5200 BC. Thereafter, writing seems to have sprung up in various places, especially prominently in the Near East.
At the time, the main reason writing became such a necessity was that information needed to be transmitted, especially in order for political expansion to take place. Rulers and authorities are the ones most in need of communication and they are also very educated. But, most of the time, they don't even write themselves. They have scribes for their employees who will record everything that needs to be written down for them.
Finally, records, financial transactions, and historical events are also recorded using the written word. The Mesopotamian writing system is believed to be the oldest, dating back to 3600 BC. Certainly, before using paper or ink, the system was based on the simple concept of pressing a triangular pen into soft clay.
Like everything, writing gradually evolved from these triangles into what it is today. In fact, more than 1 billion trees are used each year to make paper for books, newspapers, magazines, stationery, notebooks, magazines and more! Paper is a huge industry and stationery is a big part of it.
World Stationery Day was established in 2012 which aims to ensure the art of writing without extinction. This concern is due to all the technological advancements of our time, making the effort of writing much less realistic than other methods of communication.
Even so, studies have shown that people writing with their own hands may take part in many subjects well. This means, writing (and therefore stationery!) will probably get nowhere.
How to celebrate World Stationery Day
For those who are wondering how they can spend sensibly on this day, there is nothing to worry about!
Write a card or a letter
The first thing on this day's to-do list is incredibly simple: write a card or a letter. Sharpened those pencils and grab a favorite pen! The founders of Stationery World want to make sure that writing can last despite the plethora of more effective options, so everyone should do their part to help achieve this goal!
Go to Stationery Store
As World Stationery Day celebrates writing and all things stationery, buy some stationery and vow to use it whenever the opportunity arises. This may include getting several different colored papers and envelopes from a supply store. Or it could mean special ordering personalized stationery printed with monograms or full names.
While at the store, don't forget to stock up on different writing supplies, such as pens of different colors or pencils (whether traditional or mechanical). Some people like to make their letters even more special by using a set of wax stamps that are reminiscent of the past but add another level of personalization.
Write a poem
Letters and cards are not the only type of activity where stationery is used. Take a pretty piece of paper and use it to write a lovely poem. It can be an epic poem or simply haiku, using the five, seven, five format. Themes can be meaningful or humorous. In fact, World Stationery Day would be a great time to write a tribute to how much everyone should love stationery!
Send stationery for the holidays
If a holiday is coming up, especially a major holiday like Christmas or Easter, jot down handwritten cards and letters to send to friends, family, and those they care about deeply. Birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Valentine's Day are occasions when people give special importance to receive a card. However, it is no need to be a special occasion! It is simple to write a card or letter and send to a loved one.
Find a PenPal
Having a pen pal is quite a novelty - especially if it was someone living abroad in a different culture and time zone. Although many people may think that this tradition is dead, it is not! In fact, PenPal World helps individuals connect with people around the world who want to write to each other.
Send a card by mail
Do you have idea for organizing a party in the future? Do you need to thank everyone who came to your wedding for their lovely gifts? A close friend has been ill for a while and can early health greeting cards be used?
ObservedWorld Stationery Day has been observed the last Wednesday in April.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
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