At this busy (and often noisy!) time of year, guest blogger Lydia Wilkins gives us an insight into how her love of stationery helps her to cope with Asperger’s at this potentially overwhelming period in the calendar.
If you love stationery and aren’t already aware (where HAVE you been?) National Stationery Week starts today and is the beginning of 7 days of stationery. Hurrah! And for those of us who worship all things paper and analogue, this a great opportunity to get involved in a fantastic week of stationery celebration.
We talk to author Bridget Blankley for her advice on how to improve writing skills in order to put pen to paper. Bridget has recently completed her first novel The Ghosts and Jamal (available this spring) and has been writing in her journal from a young age.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we present our Essentials stationery collection as the perfect gift choice for the stationery addict in your life.
The benefits of journaling are well documented but like all things news, starting a new habit is hard. To help you, we’ve put together some suggested action points that you can start to implement for 2018 to really make this the year you start journaling.
From motivating and clever to truly touching and inspiring - sit back and enjoy our favourite stories from last year that prove just how important a piece of humble stationery can be.
We all try to fill that first, crisp page of our journal with a list of resolutions for 2018 but it doesn't always go to plan. Don’t worry, we’re all guilty of over-ambitious resolutions, so in an attempt to lessen the guilt we thought we’d share some of our most un-kept resolutions of the past.
Christmas is a definite ‘hot spot’ for lists. So, here's our pick of our favourite Christmas lists in the form of, you guess it, a list of lists! Enjoy.
Whether you’re a stationery addict or not, we’d love to hear your thoughts on how you use stationery at work. And best of all, each completed survey will be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win a stationery hamper worth over £50!
Our guest blogger Culaina tells us why now is the best time to start planning in order to avoid Christmas becoming the ‘festival of chaos’ and how she uses her journal to keep things running as smoothly as possible.
The end of year is a great opportunity to think about you and re-focus on achieving your goals without any distractions. So let’s look at some simple techniques to revisit your goals, evaluate your progress and stay on track for the rest of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!