I Love Stationery Because…

i love stationery

To celebrate National Stationery Week starting 25th April, we are on a nationwide hunt to find Britain's biggest stationery obsessive.

With comedian Sarah Millican and author Jill Mansell confessing to their love of stationery, and Peter Jones carrying his trusty Yard O Led Viceroy wherever he goes, it appears many of us Brits share this common admiration, with hardcore fans flocking to National Stationery Week in their droves every year.


The Competition

If you think you’re love for stationery “knows-no-bounds”, you could be in with a chance to win a £150 hamper from Pen Heaven.

We want to know why you can’t walk pass a stationery shop without a compulsion to enter, why your stationery collection is your prized possession or perhaps why you adore your library of fastidiously organised journals and notebooks.

The Prize

One winner will be selected based on the extravagance of their stationery addiction. They will receive a £150 gift voucher to spend on Pen Heaven.

How To Enter

To enter, complete this sentence “‘I love stationery because…….’. Images of stationery collections in all their glory are highly encouraged, and will be taken into account by the judges.

The competition starts on the 9th March and closes on 1st May 2016.

Email your entry to [email protected] or tweet @pen_heaven using the hashtag #ILoveStationery.


“Many years ago…before people obsessed over computers, tablets and mobile phones, it was popular to have the best of the best in stationery. We reveled in the extensive choice of colourful, quirky and downright amazing pens, rubbers, pencil cases, books and diaries.  Although technology is a brilliant invention, these retro items bring back memories in a way a laptop could never do – they were silly, fun and personalised. My personal favourite? The wind-up sharpener.” – David Cole, Pen Heaven 


Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition starts on 9th March 2016 and closes midnight 1st May 2016
  2. Applicants must complete the sentence “I love stationery because….” to be considered for judging
  3. Entries must be submitted to [email protected] or via Pen Heaven’s Twitter channel
  4. Entrants must include contact details with their entry
  5. Entrants must live within the UK
  6. Images provided by entrants must depict their own stationery collection
  7. Entrants must own the intellectual property rights for any image provided
  8. The entrants consent to the use of the image on all of Pen Heaven’s digital channels
  9. The winner will be selected by a panel from Pen Heaven at their discretion, based on who they believe is the biggest stationery addict
  10. The winner will be announced on the 2nd May, and Pen heaven will contact the winner on this date using the contact details provided.
  11. If Pen Heaven does not hear back from the winner within 2 weeks, a new winner will be selected and contacted.
  12. The prize can only be used to purchase items from Pen Heaven, and cannot be exchanged for cash or goods elsewhere
  13. The prize will not be posted to an address outside the UK

16 thoughts on “I Love Stationery Because…”

  • Stationery Studio
    Written by Stationery Studio on February 18, 2019

    Lovely post. I love stationery because it helps me a lot. How to design and to make my own greetings card. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rosanne
    Written by Rosanne on April 29, 2018

    I love stationery because it helps me revise for all my upcoming exams! If I didn’t have fun, pastel highlighters, or colourful biro pens; I would never revise or do any work! Everytime I go shopping I gaze in awe outside the windows of stationery shops and have to buy something!

  • Champaklal Lad
    Written by Champaklal Lad on May 2, 2016

    it helped my education and beyond, too international blue chip corporate work, still armed with my stationary

  • eirini kourvouli
    Written by eirini kourvouli on May 1, 2016

    I love stationery because nothing electronic gives you the same sense of anticipatory promise, new beginnings and endless possibilities, as a virgin page in front of you and in your hand, a writing instrument filled with smooth flowing ink. Delightful!

  • Louise Gardener
    Written by Louise Gardener on May 1, 2016

    I love stationary because I'm old school. Writing, drawing and doodling with pens and paper was our generations iPads x

  • Jane M
    Written by Jane M on May 1, 2016

    I love colour and pattern and nice sationery makes mundane things like diaries and shopping lists more attractive. I really should get a life!

  • Nancy Raynsford
    Written by Nancy Raynsford on April 30, 2016

    I love stationary because the best things in life a beautiful and functional at the same time.

  • Rachel Butterworth
    Written by Rachel Butterworth on April 17, 2016

    I love stationary because it remind me of being at school and trying to be the person with the best pencil case. Contents had to include Bic Biro's (fineliners if you could afford them), neon highlighters, yellow HB pencils, shatterproof ruler, crappy plastic pencil sharpener (that someone always borrowed and never gave back) and a novelty rubber or the standard pink oblong one.

  • Jenny Cconnor
    Written by Jenny Cconnor on April 14, 2016

    I love stationery because nothing electronic gives you the same sense of anticipatory promise, new beginnings and endless possibilities, as a virgin page in front of you and in your hand, a writing instrument filled with smooth flowing ink. Delightful!

  • Madalaine Collins

    Stationery is like a hobby as I love to shop and collect, a real pleasure.

  • Hayley Cooper
    Written by Hayley Cooper on April 11, 2016

    I like pretty things on my desk!!

  • lisa evans
    Written by lisa evans on April 8, 2016

    I love stationary because it's lovely to keep and look back on with fond memories. I find emailing impersonal, I am from the generation of snail mail, I loved receiving a letter from my penpals!!

  • Rita Testa
    Written by Rita Testa on April 7, 2016

    It's a way to flow your thoughts and emotions from your mind or heart to a permanent memoire. I write everything down as it helps focus thoughts or more practically remind me what I need to do.

    Written by KRYSTAL CUNNINGHAM on April 6, 2016

    I love stationary because it allows my dreams for writing to become a reality xxxx

  • Jane Willis
    Written by Jane Willis on March 25, 2016

    I love to design and make my own greetings cards, and I think that gives me an increased awareness of the value of stationery and the design work that has gone into it. And of course I always need to have a lovely notebook and pen to hand to jot down new design ideas, so it's a great reason to shop for stationery too.

  • Rachel Morris
    Written by Rachel Morris on March 24, 2016

    I love stationery its my quiet safe space. No one can @tweet me, or invade my space. Shopping for my stash is so much fun, so much to choose from. Miss kitty, bling, classic, whatever my mood takes. Im spolit for choice, which suits me fine. In summer Ibuy bright things, in winter, my choice is rather bland, but no matter what I must have my note books, an pens to hand. Crayons smell of child hood, A4 pad of student days. Clouring books of child hood and lazy days. Writing with roller balls is like skating on ice, easy to glide, rather nice. Ink is a smell I truly love, if it cleaned toilets, id soon wear rubber gloves. Paper oh paper Let thee smell your sweet sent, it makes me feel smarter than my brain intends. Pencil cases are lastest bag to have, and a girl can never have too many. Like shoes in a closet, I have rubber clore, ruler and sharper, oh what ahoard. Some collect stamps, or money, but I collect stationery, at least its practical. It ant mail me, facebook me, or get in my way. If the internet goes down, Im not affected no way.I probably make spelling mistakes as an excuse to us white out, or rubbers, any excuse to go shopping and admire all others. The cat walk of pens , is of cousre from pen heaven, and parker is a must,as are pearls round my bust. I have no pictures I dareshare for fear of shock, plus its my guilty secret that I like o not show off. But enter my room and you can smell what I own. Im a conisseiour of paper. Wine is not my thing. Got to go, off to buy some new pen bling.

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