Retailers and other businesses in the office supplies industry are joining together this week to celebrate all things stationery during National Stationery Week 2019.
While often being touted as being ‘old fashioned’ and ‘out of touch’, stationery has continued to stick around over the years.
This is no more apparent than when National Stationery Week rolls around each year, an event which allows businesses in the office and business supplies industry to get creative and help promote the importance of stationery in today’s often digitalized world.
What is National Stationery Week?
Spanning over a 7-day period from Monday April 29th to Sunday 5th May, National Stationery Week is embraced by many.
It offers any size business the chance to bring their creativity and marketing prowess in-store and online, with many opting to take to Social Media to share their love of stationery and promote their stationery product ranges.
This year’s National Stationery Week has been kicked off by popular stationery high-street retailer Paperchase, who headed up the first of the ‘Seven Days of Stationery’ yesterday, which was titled as ‘Paperchase Loves Lists’ (#paperchaseloveslists).
According to the official National Stationery Week website, the remaining schedule for National Stationery Week 2019 throughout the week will be:
Tuesday 30th April – ‘Ryman Loves Pens’ (#rymanlovespens)
Wednesday 1st May – ‘World Stationery Day’ (#worldstationeryday) and London Stationery Show
Thursday 2nd May – ‘Take a Note’ (#takeanote)
Friday 3rd May – ‘Derwent Feel Good Friday’ (#derwentfeelgoodfriday)
Saturday 4th May – ‘Stationery Shop Saturday’ (#stationeryshopsaturday)
Sunday 5th May – ‘Send a Letter Day’ (#sendaletterday)
Who’s Getting Involved with National Stationery Week?
While most of these themed days are being driven by leading brands and stationery retailing giants, National Stationery Week and those in the office and business supplies industry, have been actively encouraging their customers to share their love of stationery and help spread the word on the importance of handwriting.
Leading office supplies and stationery wholesaler VOW have been active on their Twitter account since the event was first announced to return and have been tweeting out stationery facts and other stationery themed tweets, including asking their followers about their favourite stationery products.
Spreading the message even further, the official National Stationery Week Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts have been sharing all manner of stationery themed content including videos, brand posts and news articles which all follow their ‘Seven Days of Stationery’ themes.
The involvement by all that have been using National Stationery Week’s pre-set hashtags (#nationalstationeryweek and #natstatweek) has seen the event trending on Social Media and across several online media outlets, making it yet another impressive start for the event just two days in.
To learn more about National Stationery Week 2019 along with all of the participating retailers and how you or your business can get involved, click here.