Digital Downtime

Digital Downtime

by Andy Youings October 07, 2017

This week we look at some simple techniques to help us step out of our digital bubbles using journaling and other writing techniques. No computers, phones or tablets; just you and your stationery.

The power of doodling

The power of doodling

by Andy Youings September 22, 2017

In honour of National Doodle Day, we look at the power of doodling and how it can help you to switch off, clear your mind and relax. So, if you haven’t given it a go yet, here are Top 5 benefits we find from grabbing our pencil and notebook to get doodling.
Journaling for writers

Journaling for writers

by Andy Youings September 08, 2017

There’s nothing better for switching off from the world than getting stuck into a great book. Fact or fiction, they can take us to different worlds without having to step outside our doors - a truly magical experience. With this thought in mind, we ponder why keeping a journal can be such a powerful creative tool for writers.

Positive thinking

Positive thinking

by Andy Youings September 01, 2017

In the last of our mental health blogs comes to an end, we look at how writing and journaling can help boost positive self image. We also share a few tips of our own about how to use a journal or notebook to maintain positive ways of thinking.
New term, new stationery

New term, new stationery

by Andy Youings August 25, 2017

The start of the new academic year is just around the corner. Whether you’re about to embark on a new term as a student or a teacher, if you’re a stationery addict like us there is only one thing on your mind and that’s the purchase of a new collection of notebooks, pencils and highlighter pens!
Writing hacks for parents

Writing hacks for parents

by Andy Youings August 18, 2017

Being a parent is by no means easy, and sometimes it feels more challenging than others, depending on what else is going on in your life. It can also become a little overwhelming. Writing is not the answer to all life’s challenges but we believe that using some simple techniques that can give you the support you need.


An ode to stationery

An ode to stationery

by Jill Pinner August 15, 2017

After years of thinking a love of stationery was a little strange, our founder Jill realises she’s not alone. So, now that the truth is out there, Jill’s in celebratory mood and has written her own little ode to stationery. We think fellow stationery addicts will enjoy!
Writing to aid family communication

Writing to aid family communication

by Andy Youings July 28, 2017

As we continue to explore the different ways that writing can help with many aspects of mental health, this week we focus on communication between family generations and talk to one parent about how they use alternative writing techniques to help tackle mental health issues within the family.

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.


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