Sealed with a Gift


As I sit here writing this blog, I’m glancing down at my trusty Blake notebook and matching Scott Journal with their beautiful butter soft covers, gorgeous gold charms and iconic features which fill me with inspiration and the desire to write.

I’m not alone. There are hordes of stationery fanatics with the same feeling, many of whom are posting beautiful imagery of their prize findings on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and so on. I find it fascinating that today, despite an onslaught of technology there is such a thrill in posting pictures of paper products when surely these mediums alone should ensure we see such old fashioned products drift into the sunset and become a distant memory?

Not so, according to psychiatrists. It’s an accepted school of thought that ‘the back to school feeling one gets when buying stationery expresses a desire for control and independence’.