How to Celebrate The Fountain Pen Day


Happy Fountain Pen Day Pen Lovers/Potential Pen Lovers!

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Fountain pen day is celebrated on the first Friday of every November, as a day to promote using this elegant writing tool and take some time out of our busy schedules to show our love for fountain pens.

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Taking a brief look at history, we see us humans come a long way in wanting to express ourselves in words. From writing on the sand to scribbling on stones to quills to pens to what we call modern-day writing instrument, texting.

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The very first pen invented was probably the reed pen. Usually made of bamboo with one end sharpened to act as the nib, and the hollow tube filled with plant matter to serve as the ink. The quill pen lasted us for a good long time, made from bird feathers such as geese swans, and turkeys. The end of the feather was sharpened and made the tip. The tip needed to be dipped in ink well frequently as you write. The quill was later innovated as a steel point pen or dip pen, which was the same as the quill, just a cheaper and easier option. Slowly people found it frustrating to dip the pen in ink again and again while writing. Which brought forth the legendary invention of fountain pens in 1636. it had its own ink reservoir and did not need to be refilled repeatedly. Although it wasn't perfect at the beginning, with skipping and blotting issues, it was later perfected.

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Nonetheless, people for centuries were overwhelmed to find a writing tool that was so convenient and nice to use. The later invention of ball pens stole the limelight away but the fountain pens could never really be phased out. The fountain pen is still cherished by people as a beautiful, extraordinary and traditional way of writing. After all, neither texting nor ball pens can truly ever give us the warmth of a gliding nib on paper.

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Wondering what do we do on this special day?

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1. Buy a fountain pen
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Whether you're a rookie or an old-timer treating yourself with a brand new fountain pen always feels good. Short on budget? Well, there are plenty of cheap yet amazing pens to choose from. It may not be something luxurious or eye-catching but every pen surely writes and feels different on their own unique way.
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Pilot Metropolitan
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2. Invest in some stationery goods
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Quality stationery is like icing on the cake for your beloved pens. Creating an even playing ground for the full-fledged performance of your pens. Try a new notepad, a pen case, or a new colored ink perhaps.
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Lamy Al Star Bronze
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3. Spend quality time with your pens
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Try giving yourself and your fountain pen some alone time. Take out your pen/pens. Wash or refill them if required. Write your heart to paper. Reminiscent how it is to write with fountain pens. It's always nice to feel it on paper.
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Inking
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4. Share
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Share your experience or why you love fountain pens. Share pictures of your writings or pen collection. Meet up with people with similar liking and have a heartfelt evening with friends and fountain pens. Talk about your favorite pen or anything that you like. The day is all yours!
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Esterbrook Fountain Pen
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5. Gift a fountain pen
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Gift a fountain pen to one of your friends, family members, or colleagues. Let them have a taste of this wonderful creation. Who knows they might be hooked and create a whole new group of avid pen fans themselves.
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Esterbrook Phaeton 300R
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6. Support your favorite supplier
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You certainly have a favorite pen shop to buy fountain pens and stationery. On this day send them a few encouraging words. Considering the whole pandemic situation, it has been hard for everyone. Your support and kind words certainly mean a lot to them.
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Hope you all have a beautiful day.

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Author: Mahiya Mannan

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