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!
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.”
Operation Gratitude and Pentel have teamed up to promote our National Handwriting Day promotion: Heroes Worth Writing For. Yesterday, we started an outreach of that program on Facebook. Go to Operation Gratitude’s Facebook page and look for the post about the Heroes Worth Writing For promotion. Leave the comment “Pentel Sent Me” under that post and “like” Operation Gratitude and you have a chance to win a Pentel “Pen Pal” Prize Pack.
We’ve had letters from a 13-year old to an 80-year old who both express themselves sincerely and from the heart. We couldn’t be more pleased with our entries so far but we hope that you’ll take the time away from the busy-ness of the season to sit down and write a letter that expresses your gratitude and thanks in your own words and in your own handwriting. You might even win a thank you gift from us. We’ll be picking five letters out of the submitted entries. The first prize is a $200 Visa Gift Card and $100 in Pentel products. The four runner-ups will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card and $25 in Pentel products. You can find the rules here.
Like most Americans, you probably have too much stuff! In fact, if you look around I bet you could easily find ten things right off the bat that you could get rid of. If you did that everyday think of how uncluttered your life would be. I spent much of last weekend cleaning out my mother-in-law’s place to move her. Boy, people sure can accumulate a lot of stuff! That gave me the incentive to look around my office. When I opened my pencil drawer I was not happy: