Motivation Monday – Final Day to Write and Mail Your National Handwriting Day Letters

Today is Monday, January 31. This is the last day to send in your National Handwriting Day letters to our troops. They must be postmarked by midnight tonight. Now that’s motivation!

Finish Line Friday – by Pentel PEN-Fessional Matt Kaspar

Compelling Lucidity In hand you have two items to read. One is an email, and the other is a hand written letter. Which gets read first? Which gets read, and saved, and reread? If you are like me, the email is not really read but rather scanned quickly and replied to just as quick. The letter though deserves more attention, more time, and more devotion because that is what the writer put into it. As I pondered this about two years ago, I found that letter writing is hard work ...

Spirit of Wonder Wednesday – Why Do We Choose The Ink Colors We Do?

I I noticed that some days I choose a Pentel pen with black ink, while other days I choose purple…but why? Does it correspond with the current mood or setting I am in? I decided to do a little research on the meaning behind color choices in general. Here is what I found:

Monday Motivation – Academy Award Nominees 2011

Monday Motivation – Academy Award Nominees 2011

And the Oscar goes to… Wait, before we get to that point we have to have our nominee list. Now that the Golden Globe winners have been announced, the next big award show is the Academy Awards. The 2011 nominees will be named tomorrow and the show is scheduled for February 27. Have you made your list yet? I took my trusty Pentel Sign Pen to write down my nominees for best picture (in no particular order):

Finish Line Friday – 10 Days Left to Write Your Letter To The Troops

We hope you’re enjoying our National Handwriting Day promotion: Heroes Worth Writing For. National Handwriting Day is Sunday, January 23, but you have until January 31 to send us your letter to the troops to be entered to win prizes. See official rules here. National Handwriting Day is an opportunity to reintroduce yourself to a pen (like the Pentel EnerGel shown above) or pencil and a piece of paper. In this day of computers, more and more information, notes, and letters are sent back and forth via a keyboard and cyberspace. According to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) website “The purpose of National Handwriting Day is to alert the public to the importance of handwriting. According to WIMA, National Handwriting Day is a chance for all of us to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting.”

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