By Ruthie Bird
World Stationery Day, a day to celebrate the hand-written note and all things stationery, is definitely a celebration I can get behind. In an increasingly digital world, communication has become as convenient as ever. Millennials like me, those born between 1980 and the mid-2000s, are at the forefront of this digital movement. Making up over 1/3 of the U.S. population, we are the largest generation in the U.S. and the most tech-savvy. Coined as “generation tech”, we are experts in all forms of digital communication. With such a large portion of the population more apt to pick up their phone rather than a pen, this may have some wondering if the hand written letter is a slowly fading tradition that will fall into the nostalgic realm of “the good old days”.
As a millennial, I may not know much about the good old days, but I do know that a hand-written note is as important and special as ever, especially in a digital world. With everyone so accustomed to a quick text or email, a message that has been written by hand is a thoughtful gesture sure to be remembered. Whether it’s a card from my grandma filled with stickers and glitter, or a note from my best friend loaded with inappropriate humor, it will always be remembered and cherished more than a text or email. So let’s raise our glasses (or pens rather) to World Stationery Day, and celebrate all of the beautiful products that make the written word possible (and gives us an excuse to buy adorable stationery).
To celebrate, I will be sending a few of my close friends a fun card to remind them how much I appreciate them. The Made In America collection by C.R. Gibson includes notecards with fun sayings and regional phrases. I love their vintage letterpress look which is trending throughout the stationery and design world.
A few of my favorites include:
NA2-15225 You Kick Sass Single Card NA1-15210 Hey Girl Note Cards
I’m from the South, so of course those with a Southern shout out make my favorite list:
NA1-15207 Hey Y’all Note Cards NA1-15217 Down South Note Cards
The Made In America collection will be available on CRGibson.com soon!
For more stationery by C.R. Gibson, please visit CRGibson.com.