Why are we so obsessed with stationery?

We might be living in a digital age – but nothing beats a sparkly pen…
Why are we so obsessed with stationery?

There’s something about the written word, isn’t there? There’s more thought behind it, more creativity. And we spend so much of our lives online that it’s refreshing to write it all down sometimes.

With this in mind, Grazia is feeling pretty pumped about the thought of celebrating National Stationery Week this week – hello, shiny new pens!

Weighing in on the subject is social psychologist Elle Boag, who offers a more meaningful theory as to why we love to possess #stationerygoals: “There is something about a new pen and notebook that makes many adults quite emotional. The smell and cleanness of a fresh notebook makes us feel that, within this book, anything can be achieved,” she says, adding, “The sense of potential can be quite a draw.”

We'll get to the point (sorry): The purpose of National Stationery Week is to celebrate writing by hand - so we’ve rounded up our prettiest picks to get your creative juices flowing.

The power is in your hands - literally! 

Paperchase Unicorn sticky notes desk pad

Smythson Panama Hot Stuff textured-leather notebook

Typo Pink Donut Pen Holder

GoGoPo Mushroom Eraser and Sharpener

Ted Baker Rose Gold Pen

Images: iStock and supplied