Starting a new year feels a bit like starting a new notebook. It's a fresh, clean slate that's ready for anything. Why not give stationery a resolution along with your new year? Personally, mine is to keep up with my new Hobonichi planner. We went to our social media platforms to ask for people's 2018 stationery resolutions. Here's a few of them:
littleletters_design: Buy more 😂📓📒📎✏️✒️
offmemorymaking: Need more pencils... the only thing to resolve to do!
_mailinhnguyen: Don’t be impulsive and get stationery items that are aligned with my aesthetic versus seeing something pretty.
lakardia: To use the heck out of my 2018 #quiltersplanner 📝🖍
scoreboek: Red lead pencils that don’t smear! More lefties!
H.C. Marks: Working through my current SABLE*. I’m trying not to buy anything new until I get rid of what I have already.
Paul Zablocki: Use it or lose it!
Sarah Sabet: Musicians use pencils all the time to mark their parts so my resolution since discovering your website has been to make all of my orchestra colleagues jealous of my stash
Puck: I’m currently moving from 100% digital-based task management and notes to 90-100% bullet journal. Want to keep a life record, not just an analog task list. So far so good!
John Edgar Park: Complete the Sunday NYT crossword puzzle each week, along w the daily page a day calendar ones. I’ll be busy. (Using your expertly curated pencils.)
Tyler Dickey: Use up all of the envelopes I already own to send snail mail to loved ones.
Joe McBee: To increase the variety of my notebook collection. I've been using Moleskines exclusively for years now.
Thoward: To buy more pencils because your wrapping makes me so happy.
Johnny Gamber: To finally visit the new CWPE location!
Mary Elizabeth Powell: Over the holidays, I cataloged my pencil and notebook collection. I’m going to use one pencil at a time and let a random number generator choose my next pencil or notebook when I need a new one.
Jennifer Blanton: Moving to a travelers notebook. And to subscribe to CW box! I'm sure it's way better than therabox. (Who needs healing though when I new pencil is just waiting to be used!)
André van Wyk: I would really like to own a Blackwing. They are not available in South Africa and shipping is crazy.
Sonia van der Heyden: Only things I love on my desk!
Laurie DeHerrera: To really start using everything I’ve been getting - not just writing down the name of the pencil.
Also, our friend Priya from the London Parchment wrote an extensive blog post on her stationery resolutions, accompanied by lovely photographs. Go check that out and maybe it'll inspire you to pick up some more stationery resolutions! Here's to hoping we fulfill any of our goals we have this year, whether it be buying more pencils or using up your stash :-)
*Editor's note: SABLE stands for stash acquisition beyond life expectancy.