Writing to aid verbal communication

Writing to aid verbal communication

by Andy Youings July 17, 2017

This week we continue our mental health series by delving a little deeper into some writing techniques that might help in taking the next important step in resolving issues that may impact mental health; sharing our feelings with friends and family.
Identifying feelings for better mental health

Identifying feelings for better mental health

by Andy Youings July 08, 2017

As public awareness of mental health gets better, we look at some simple writing techniques that can by used to help identify and rationalise thoughts and serve as a great way of dealing with issues that could be affecting daily life, both personal and professional.
FlipFlop Pocketbook feedback

FlipFlop Pocketbook feedback

by Andy Youings June 29, 2017

Since the launch of the FlipFlop pocket notebooks we've started to receive some lovely feedback from the like-minded folks out in the stationery community - so we thought we would share these with you in order to provide some independent feedback on our newest product. 

House & Garden Festival Part 2

House & Garden Festival Part 2

by Andy Youings June 23, 2017

We've been busy at the House & Garden Festival this week, our first 'proper' event since launching Say Nice Things. We've loved meeting our customers and learnt a lot. Here’s our top 5 reasons why it’s important to get out there and meet consumers at events.
Come and say Hi at House  & Garden Festival

Come and say Hi at House & Garden Festival

by Andy Youings June 19, 2017

House & Garden Festival is taking place at London's Olympia from 21-24 June 2017. Offering visitors a wondrous and eclectic treasure trove of 550 beautiful garden, interior and lifestyle brands - we'll be there (Stand J37) with our entire collection. Come and get your hands on our beautiful stationery and grab a FREE GIFT, too!
Organising a family camp trip

Organising a family camp trip

by Andy Youings June 10, 2017

As with all things in life, good planning is the key to making things stress-free. With a little organisation you can ensure that you don’t need to take the entire house with you the next time you take the family camping. Here’s our top tips for using a journal or notebook to plan your next family adventure under canvas.

Introducing FlipFlop pocket notebooks

Introducing FlipFlop pocket notebooks

by Andy Youings May 26, 2017

Designed to go wherever you go, these fabulous little A6 pocket notebooks were created for life-on-the-go. Each book is reversible with both lined and grid page layouts...simply 'flip' the book to switch between the two! From shopping and to-do lists to mini journal and habit tracker - FlipFlop can be used wherever and however you require. 

Journaling for the self-employed

Journaling for the self-employed

by Andy Youings May 19, 2017

If you're self-employed professional, you will appreciate the amount of planning and organisation that comes with working for yourself. We’re here to help with our Top 4 tips to help you stay organised and build a strong business.
House & Garden Festival 2 for 1 offer

House & Garden Festival 2 for 1 offer

by Andy Youings May 15, 2017

We’re really excited to invite you to join us at brand new summer event - House & Garden Festival, 21-24 June at Olympia London. We'll be there with the complete Say Nice Things collection for you to see and purchase. The show will also be the first public outing for some new products due in the next few weeks...we can't wait to share them with you.

Writing for emotional intelligence

Writing for emotional intelligence

by Andy Youings May 12, 2017

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a national campaign to help remove the stigma attached to mental illness. With homage to the campaign, we have dedicated this week’s blog post to the topic of emotional intelligence and how writing techniques can be used as part of a self-help approach.
Still mad about stationery

Still mad about stationery

by Andy Youings May 05, 2017

We loved National Stationery Week 2017 but unfortunately, like all good things, it had to end. In this week’s blog, we look at the best bits from the seven days of stationery and look forward to the other reasons to get passionate about paper during May. 
What might your handwriting say about you?

What might your handwriting say about you?

by Andy Youings April 27, 2017

As National Stationery Week draws to a close, we thought #FountainPenFriday was a great opportunity to delve into the curious world of graphology; the study of our handwriting and what it might say about us. Time to get our research hats on!

A Thank You goes a long way

A Thank You goes a long way

by Andy Youings April 27, 2017

With National Stationery Week in full swing and today being #ThankYouThursday, now is the perfect time to reflect upon all the things we are thankful for. And whilst it’s always nice to express thanks in person, writing down all the things we are grateful for comes with many benefits, and where better to take note than in your journal or notebook.
How to draw a dog with a story

How to draw a dog with a story

by Andy Youings April 25, 2017

It's National Stationery Week so we're celebrating Tuesday's #GetCrafty theme with this cute film that teaches your kids how to draw a dog. #NatStatWeek #7DaysofStationery
Seven Days of Stationery

Seven Days of Stationery

by Andy Youings April 21, 2017

If you are a stationery fanatic then we’re sure you are aware that National Stationery Week is just around the corner and the perfect excuse to celebrate just about everything to do with paper, your pen pot or pencil case. So, whether you’re nerdy for notebooks, jolly about journals or have a penchant for pencils, this is the week for you.

Habit track goals into reality

Habit track goals into reality

by Andy Youings April 15, 2017

At this time of year many of our News Year’s resolutions can start to become a distant memory. And when the warmer weather arrives along with the promise of al fresco dining, the last thing on our minds is eating healthy or going to the gym. That’s why it’s a great idea to use your Say Nice Things journal to track your habits all year so that you don’t lose focus of your goals.
Easter arts and crafts

Easter arts and crafts

by Andy Youings April 07, 2017

Although we love the excuse to enjoy some extra chocolate treats at this time of year, at Say Nice Things we’re all about being creative (and organised, of course). So, here’s our pick of some simple but egg-cellent Easter art and craft ideas for a little fun for everyone at home this half term. Let’s get cracking!
Your creative cooking journey

Your creative cooking journey

by Andy Youings March 31, 2017

Being organised with meal plans, recipes and culinary inspiration can really help you to get creative in the kitchen. So, if you’re a real foodie, read on as we serve up some great ideas on how you can use your journal to create the perfect place for everything food related. 

Planning home improvements

Planning home improvements

by Andy Youings March 24, 2017

There’s something about the arrival of spring that makes our thoughts turn to improving our lives with some home improvements. So, whether it’s decorating the kid’s bedrooms, giving your garden a makeover or building an extension we share some simple ideas on using your journal to collect your thoughts and piece together your next home improvement plan.
A day to remember

A day to remember

by Andy Youings March 14, 2017

Planning your wedding, the most perfect day of your life, is a big deal. But as with any big event there is a lot of planning…and we mean a lot! Here’s just a few handy tips on how your journal can help to take the strain and keep you organised and stress-free for the Big Day.
Adding the personal touch

Adding the personal touch

by Andy Youings March 10, 2017

It can be hard to find a gift that really shows your Mum how much you appreciate everything she does. We look at how you can personalise a Say Nice Things journal with a few little touches to add extra thought and love to your gift this Mother's Day.


New parent daily diary

New parent daily diary

by Andy Youings March 03, 2017

Sometimes, having a baby can feel a little bit like Groundhog Day with a seemingly never ending cycle of feeding, changing nappies and getting your little one off to sleep. Why not use your Say Nice Things journal as a Daily Diary to record your achievements, with the added bonus of creating a lovely memory book to look back on and share with your children in the future.
Organising your family life

Organising your family life

by Andy Youings February 24, 2017

Family life can sometimes get hectic. With everyone having different interests, activities and commitments keeping track requires a good organisational strategy.  We look at the ways your Say Nice Things journal can be used to become the second-in-command you need to help whip your squadron into shape.
Magic moments, perfectly organised

Magic moments, perfectly organised

by Sarah Curtis February 17, 2017

No matter how prepared you think you are for becoming a parent, think again. When that little person arrives in your life, everything changes and life is never quite the same again. Using your Say Nice Things journal to keep a Baby's First Year Diary is the perfect way to capture those special moments in your child's life.