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3 Reasons Why Personalized Stationery is the PERFECT gift for Him

We're getting closer to that day, when we're supposed to find thoughtful gifts for those we love. Are you ready yet?

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PERSONALIZED BOAR STATIONERY

It can be nerve-racking to search for meaningful gifts that don't break the bank and are still great gifts. That's even more true when it comes to men.

I find it's much easier to shop for women as compared to men. This is especially evident on holidays like Valentine's Day and Father's Day.

What do you give the men in your life?

Things like ties and cologne are such common choices. They're impersonal and so cliche that you run the risk of looking like you didn't put in enough effort.

Well, I've got you covered!

One of the best gifts to give the men in your life is Personalized Stationery and I'll give you my top 3 reasons why.

3 Reasons why Personalized Stationery is PERFECT for Him

1. Personalized Stationery is useful.

Men are very different from women. They're practical and giving them a gift that does double duty, is actually great.

Personalized Stationery is useful for writing thank you notes and general messages. It not only works well for personal notes but comes in handy for business correspondence such as a note after an interview or a thank you note for a good recommendation.

Personalized Stationery will not only come in useful, it will make your guy look pretty professional too and that's something he'll appreciate.

2. Personalized Stationery is, well, personalized.

Stationery aside, personalized gifts are always a hit. There's nothing nicer than being able to gift someone something that was made specifically for them.

Personalized gifts are always a popular choice because it's a very easy way to show someone you not only put effort into your gift but thought about them as well.

With the choices you have to make to get personalized stationery, this kind of thought comes across loud and clear.

You can't give someone personalized stationery and not have them feel special when they receive it. 

A conscious effort was clearly made to get something that not everyone has (but everyone secretly wants). You also had to make choices that you thought this person would like so you definitely show that you thought about them a great deal.

3. Personalized Stationery is what they want.

This comes straight for the horse's mouth!

The collection I set up specifically for men about 2 years ago has been very successful. I'm not talking about women buying stationery for their men either. Men are actually turning up and buying stationery for themselves.

It's been great to have conversations about the choices they need to make, like ink color, fonts, sizing and layout. Most have a very clear idea of what they want and so I've tailored these designs specifically to the ordering patterns I've seen among them.

These are the most popular sets:

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LANDSCAPE CORNER CARDS

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LANDSCAPE CORNER INITIALS

These have been so popular, that they were written about in CoolMaterial.com in an article about stationery shops that every guy should know about. How's that for telling you exactly what men want?

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So, as you prepare for that arduous but rewarding task of finding the perfect gift for your men, consider personalized stationery as not only a viable option but as perhaps, one of the most thoughtful of all!

If you do decide that it's perfect for your guy, take an extra 25% off with coupon code PS4MEN through February 5th.

You can even cross your entire Valentine task off the list by grabbing one of these Valentine's cards too!

National Notebook Day + A Giveaway

Today is National Notebook Day!

So naturally, a giveaway is in order, but first, a couple of interesting facts about notebooks and how they have shaped our world.

When you stop to think about it, everything around us, computers, cars, refrigerators, airplanes, bridges they all started as a concept in someone’s notebook. Geniuses fill pages with ideas that eventually change our world and oftentimes make our life better.

The notebook is a powerful tool for a creative mind. It is a place where the only limit is our imagination and we can explore anything we want without fear of being judged.

So here are a few interesting facts about notebooks and the people that love them, sprinkled with a few images of my own notebooks and the doodles in them.

1. Notebooks are more than good enough

Who would have thought that writers, the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, prefer pen and paper over writing on a computer? But they do! Tarantino has been known to say: “It’s a ceremony. I go to a stationery store and buy a notebook — and I don’t buy like ten. I just buy one and then fill it up.”

2. Notebooks can help spawn one of the best book series of our time

Although Rowling has mentioned countless times that her first ideas of Harry Potter were scribbled on napkins in a cafe, she later on planned the novels using regular pen and paper. She plotted out key events and developed important themes all in the pages of notebooks.

3. Notebooks can help you survive parenthood

It is well known that there are notebooks for every phase of your baby’s life nowadays. First words, steps, foods, etc. are all recorded in special notebooks to keep forever. Less well known is the growth in parent journals that help moms and dads record all the crazy moments, challenges and beautiful memories that come along with raising children. They become a prized record of years that fly by all too quickly.

4. Notebooks can help you look into the future, even from the past

When you think of the time when Leonardo da Vinci roamed the earth you don’t ever think of robots, parachutes, tanks or helicopters but they were there, in his notebooks! He had ideas on how to build these amazing, futuristic gadgets all the way back in the 1500s.

 

5. Notebooks can make you immortal

No one thinks of a diary as a notebook that anyone will ever read. It is a private memoir of a life that one might reflect on later on. This was not the case for Anne Frank. When she began writing her diary in 1942, she had no idea that the events that led them into hiding to escape Nazi persecution would make her journal a timeless record of the positive spirit of a young girl in the midst of adversity.

So next time you have a look at a little notebook you have laying around, think of it as possibility! Notebooks are a window into our mind and filling them with everything in it can be very interesting to look back on, if nothing else.

On to the GIVEAWAY! I’m particularly fond of small jotters and I designed a few abstract designs that turned into beautiful little notebooks. It is one of these that I’m giving away today.

All you have to do is join my list. If you’re already on my list, you will be automatically entered but you’re welcome to follow me on Instagram or like my Facebook Page as extra entries.

If you’re not on my list, you can sign up here:

You’ll not only be entered into the giveaway, but you’ll get a FREE downloadable print and a 10% off coupon to boot!

Remember, if you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, come back and comment below to let me know so your extra entries count. I'll announce a winner by the end of tomorrow.

Have a happy National Notebook day!