02.20.13

PARKER PEN GIVEAWAY

a few weeks ago, parker sent this pen my way and i immediately fell in love with this rose gold beauty. what i didn’t know until recently is that the pen actually adapts to your writing style after you use it a few times. (crazy, right?) it has a heavy, sturdy feel. i remember a friend told me once “when you grow up, you are going to want to invest in a nice pen.” now i get it. after all, it is important to put pen to paper every now and again.

today parker pen is giving away the ingenuity slim 5th in pearl/rose gold to one lucky reader.

here’s how to win…(CLOSED)

1.  visit the parker pen website and leave a comment below letting me know who you write letters to by hand. (i remember writing really long love notes to boys that weren’t worth it.)

one winner will be chosen on wednesday, february 27th at 10am PST. this giveaway is for US readers only. the retail value is $200+ USD.

(top photo by: kristin ess)

UPDATE: winner is #559 grace!

618 COMMENTS

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    Japolina says:

    I write letters to my kids at sleepaway camp and during the school year I write notes to put in their lunch boxes. I hope I win!

    Kimberly O says:

    Oh, I love this giveaway – I would like to win this for my best friend in the US, whom is basically the only person I handwrite letters to (even our Christmas letter gets typewritered!). She is a designer and would absolutely adore this!

    Omg awesome giveaway! When I was a little girl, I would write to my childhood friend/neighbor even if their house was just right in front of ours. There’s just something I love about receiving and writing letters. I also write to my parents & friends and just thank them for being awesome and all. And lastly, I write love letters to my boyfriend. Handwritten letters will never go out of style for me. They’re way better than emails or text messages.

    Sophie M. says:

    Such a pretty pen! I always write letters to my relatives who live across the country.

    Leesh says:

    I love the lost art of snail mail and handwritten letters. I feel the need to handwrite a letter when it has to do with something more personal. It shows the person that I took the time and effort to write a letter rather than type an email.

    I live in Canada but if I win, you can always ship to my mother’s house in Cali. She can add to it the wonderful care packages she sends me once a month.

    Minna S. says:

    i would write a letter to my brother! ever since i moved to the eastcoast, it’s been hard to stay in touch even with all the technology these days! i think handwritten letters are so much more personal and meaningful, and would love to write them with that pen! (:

    Jillian says:

    I write letters to my great grandmother and my grandparents!

    Since my childhood I kept writing letter by hand. The receiver chaged along the way; my penpal from Germany in middle school, my best friend who lived only couple blocks away, my cousin in a far city, my boyfriend when I was doing my research abroad…

    Now my receiver is one of my dearest friends, who lives in Iowa to finish her PhD study. We keep using funny envelopes, papers, stickers and colored pens to make the experience more memorable. Eventhough we skype regulary, we do not talk about some of the topics, so that we can write them instead!

    I guess I will keep writing letter by hand, because it gives you an opportunity to focus all your thoughts and sometimes the pain your hand gets at the end of the letter makes you “literaly” realize the weight you were carrying on your shoulders, because of all the things you have been through and you feel lighter just by telling them to your friend.

    Jennifer C says:

    I write a letter once a week to the first person I think of. Hand-written letters tell someone not only that you were thinking of them, but that they are special and worth your undivided attention and care.

    This pen is GORGEOUS. I love it.

    karel says:

    I write letters to my grandma. She has never used the internet so writing her letters is our only form of written communication.

    Chloe Moon says:

    I cannot resist commenting! What a beautiful pen!! I used to write little notes to all my friends in high school before texting became the “thing” to do! =)

    Please count me in!

    Kate Allen says:

    I’m about to hand address a million wedding invitations and thank you notes. So I’ll be hand writing letters to almost everyone I know at some point! Fingers crossed.

    People who give me gifts! My mom raised me to hand-write thank you notes.

    emmakisstina says:

    My grandmother and I exchange handwritten letters. She writes to me about her current embroidery projects, and I answer that they sound just lovely! xo

    Nicole says:

    I write letters weekly to my grandmother an also send snail mail to my old roommates fairly regularly.

    Emma says:

    What a beautiful pen! I write letters to my little cousin who moved to Munich nearly two years ago. We would Skype, and do on occasion, but writing back and forth still feels more real.

    rachael says:

    i write letters to my best friend erin, who is away in new york right now trying to get a dream job in journalism.

    maria anne says:

    that is a NICE pen. As a stationery designer and paper lover, I am always on the hunt for a nice pen. There’s nothing worse to me than having a beautiful card ready to send to someone special and writing the inside message with a fading ballpoint pen.

    i would write more letters to my grandma. she’s living alone these days and i know she’d appreciate some extra notes in the mail.

    thanks!
    xoxo maria anne

    Lee says:

    I’m a writer, so I write stories and novels by hand before typing them up. But as far as letter writing goes, I write cards to my boyfriend (and design the covers, too). He receives the most letters, but I also write to my mother and grandmother, and I’ve kept up a correspondence with a friend from college for over five years.

    Ella says:

    Hi! I really enjoy your blog: the DIYs, and everything else. I especially appreciate the fact that you’re going to be doing a column directed toward bloggers. Being a beginner, it’s nice to get advice from you pros. 😉

    I write letters to my cousins (I’m 15) who live a ways away. I love writing because it feels more personal and heartfelt. Thanks for the giveaway; the pen looks beautiful! Thanks!

    xo, Ella

    Being a journalist and a writer, it’s always nice to have a quality pen and paper around. I like to hand writer letters to my husband and myself. Think of it like journaling — I still love to keep daily notes about my feelings, accomplishments and dreams!

    Kristin W. says:

    I write letters to my favorite cousin. She has been my pen pal since I could hold a chubby pencil.

    Kate says:

    I write letters to my husband. He is in the military and travels quite a bit. I like to surprise him with something more thoughtful than a text.

    Erin says:

    I write letters to my nanny.

    Emily says:

    I write weekly letters to my family in Hawaii that I only see every 5 years or so. I love to do this by hand because it feels so personal and special…I want them to know that I think of them often and took the time to write to them and ask them how they are doing, how my cousins are, etc. I also would use this beautiful pen to write love notes to my boyfriend. We live together and see each other pretty much 24/7, but I love to surprise him with little notes and cards around the apartment that he stumbles on to. Beautiful giveaway! Thanks!

    Meredith says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I would write letters to friends from college!

    I used to write a letter every single day to my boyfriend stationed in Iraq. He came home with over 500 letters! I never missed a day. I still hand write letters to the supporters and donors of my foundation, its that personal touch that just really says “thank you”.

    Ashley P. says:

    Whenever it’s time to send a birthday or holiday card, I always write a letter to accompany it.

    Diana V says:

    I write letters to my mom, and I love receiving letters back – she has the most beautiful handwriting in the world.

    Niki says:

    I have been writing my friend Phillip, who is residing in The Netherlands, for almost 5 years now. We both left Manila to go elsewhere and we’ve been penpals ever since! We don’t just write on special occasions like birthday and Christmas but we also write each other from the city/place whenever we travel. It’s a good way to keep in touch and my postcard collection from places I have not visited (but Phillip has) is growing!

    Sms says:

    My best friend

    Carly Stotts says:

    I write letters to all of the children in my family. My mother and Grandmother always wrote me letters and notes, and those are still so special to me that I want to keep the tradition alive! Handwriting is something unique to every individual, and something concrete we can all leave behind. What better legacy to leave than kind words to someone you love?

    Alle says:

    I’m a love letter writer.
    In college, my husband and I both toured with separate bands.
    In the course of 10 weeks, I wrote over 30 love letters, cards, notes to him.
    And I still continue that tradition today.

    I want to start writing journals to my 2 sons now.
    I think having someone’s tangible handwriting is precious and would love to win!

    Courtney says:

    That pen is such a stud. I’d use it to write letters to my girlfriends. Receiving snail mail always makes my day, so I like to think that sending them a happy note could make their day too.

    Meghan says:

    I write letters to my Grandmother. From childhood on, we’ve written to each other…even when we lived only minutes apart. Through letter writing, she instilled the value to staying connected and showed me how much fun can be infused into life by being creative. We’ve traded letters in a bottle, letters on puzzle pieces, letters written in circles, on and on. I’m almost 30 and I still want to run to the mailbox every day 🙂

    I still write letters to my best friends. Not just for special occasions, but about every-day activities and thoughts. It never fails to feel special every time I mail one and get one! 🙂

    Erin Turner says:

    I love to write thank you letters by hand.

    Emily says:

    Love writing notes and cards to my family!!

    raquel says:

    I write letters to my grandparents on the west coast! They aren’t into email and I think it brightens both of our days to get cards and letters in the mail. Handwriting is so personal and so much more fun than typed out words

    breanne says:

    What a lovely pen – I love rose gold! Having email so accessible and my patience being so short in waiting for responses, I end up writing the most letters to myself! I keep a small Moleskine notebook as well as a 5×7 lined spiral in my purse at all times, just in case I need to jot a note, start a blog post, or leave a memo under somebody’s windshield wiper alerting them of their lackluster parking job.

    Sarah C. says:

    I love writing thank you notes by hand. Even for a small gift – I just love pulling out my stationary and beautiful colored pens!

    Morgan says:

    There is nothing that I love more than to receive a hand written note! It is such a rare occurrence these days and I am so appreciative of the time that goes into putting pen to paper. Whenever I want to express my gratitude or thanks to someone I write a hand written note. My hope is that the person will read between the lines (pun intended!) and know that I truly am thankful!

    Caroline says:

    Each week I write a letter to my great aunt rosa. We have done this for years and I have kept each one. She buys me new monogrammed stationary every four months. It is great because we talk on the phone some but a hand written note has much more meaning. I am in college and still find time to write her a note each week

    I love writing letters to my grandparents by hand! Emails are great sometimes, but handwritten notes mean more to them than anything.

    Rachael H. says:

    this pen is beautiful! i write handwritten letters to my husband often. 🙂 and also to my best friend who lives a couple states away. getting handwritten letters/mail is so special 🙂

    thanks for the chance!

    daniela d says:

    I write love letters to my husband to let him know how grateful I am to have him in my life.

    Jenny says:

    What a great, unexpected giveaway! I love spending hours in the stationary store and sending cards for all sorts of occasions, and always find myself searching for a good pen. This would be beyond perfect!

    Julia L. says:

    I write letters, and mail them to myself once a month. I write about my favorite part of the month, and my least favorite part, dreams I’ve had, goals I want to achieve, and encouragement for the upcoming month. At the end of the year I like to look back on all the letters, it’s a good way to keep track of my life. It’s like I’m mailing myself a diary one month at a time.

    Michelle says:

    President Obama. If Michelle finds out, she’s going to kick my butt.

    sam s. says:

    you know… sometimes designing the perfect card or stationary is impossible because fonts just can’t get that exact, authentic, handwritten look that I am avidly searching for. Therefore, I love handwriting love letters to my guy. Our relationship has been long distance for the majority and while living in Italy I would send him postcard after letter after any scrap piece of paper that described my journey with my handwritten words. Now, we look back at the writing all over the scraps of paper/business cards/newspaper and it’s amazing how much a story is told and relived. We continue this little pice of our relationship to tell day to day life to each other through our hand written thoughts on each day’s pieces of material : )

    Kristy says:

    It’s a gorgeous pen and would be so fun to use! I regularly send hand-written thank you notes to everyone who sends me presents. However I most regularly correspond with my 94-year-old grandfather. He and my grandmother would write beautiful letters by hand and thankfully he has continued since she passed away a few years back.

    Nicole S. says:

    My best friend and I were moved to separate cities at the age of five. We’re 22 now and visit each other as often as possible, but there’s something so unnatural about being separated from your one, true best friend. She and I share a love for snail mail and pen one another often, even though we’re in constant contact via text message. There’s something so heartwarming about seeing a brightly colored envelope in midst of all the bills that contains a “thank you (for being my best friend)” note. Just yesterday, I opened my mail to find a twine-braided friendship bracelet inside a sweet card. I’m already plotting a confetti-filled letter in return.

    Marie says:

    Wow, what an amazing pen. I would use it to write letters to my family and friends in California (my husband and I are the only ones on the east coast). I would also write little love notes to my husband and tuck them into his pockets for a little surprise!

    Kaity says:

    one of my good friends and I regularly send each other hand-written letters. she’s out of state for college, so this is a fun way to keep in touch with each other.

    I hand write letters to my future children on lessons I’ve learned – just in case I get too worn out and jaded to remember what it’s like to be the age I was when I wrote them. I hope I’ll always be understanding and kind, but writing these letters helps give me a little insurance. Plus, I hope they will see that their mom was young once too and give me a little more credit when I give advice 🙂 I’ve been writing for years – would love a fancy pen to write with!

    My grandmother and I write each other letters by hand. And I sometimes draw her pictures.

    Maureen says:

    Beautiful pens should write beautiful letters. I often write my grandma who is living in upstate new york about 6 hours from NYC where I am, I tell her of my adventures and life in the city. I often write my best friend who lives in Montana who I see once a year who runs a cake business & teaches Zumba, we send each other lots of fun care packages as well. My other two besties and I keep in touch via letters since they’re crazy busy in med school, and write me things while they’re in class :).

    Emma says:

    There is nothing sweeter than a handwritten letter received in the mail from someone you love. I’d write to my dear friend who left Brooklyn for the mountains of North Carolina.

    Heather says:

    My boyfriend’s mother is a card-sender. One for every major, and minor!, holiday. I feel so guilty only returning the favor every once in awhile. I’d love this beauty to motivate me!

    Rachael B says:

    I think I shock people because I love sending cards and notes in the mail – mostly because there’s nothing I love more than receiving them. I write letters fairly regularly (so much so I know the names of the wonderful workers at my local post office – how many people can say that lately?) I think I would use the pen for that as well as penning my new book. I think a pen like that could bring it’s own inspiration!

    Parvina says:

    I’ve always loved traditional air mail, even with close friends I love to send out a classic letter. I have a collection of hand-written letters as well, they are just so nice to hold on to for those days you’re in the mood to re-read and re-visit old memories. SOoo, I would write letters (with this pen) to everyone thats dear and close to my heart.

    Kelly says:

    I hand write thank you notes to friends, family, and potential clients/ employers. I think that it shows a bit more effort than an email, and I have a serious love affair with good stationary! I’ve actually had my eye on this pen, and as a recent graduate, it would go to excellent use!

    Pearl says:

    i love just browsing for postcards when i’m at the bookstore or visiting new places. if i find one that i like to doodle on the back and send it to my friends out of state. nothing better than getting snail mail 🙂

    ccm says:

    i write letters to an old friend who i don’t see much anymore. we keep in touch exclusively through these letters, no text or email.

    Teresa says:

    I love putting pen to paper. My grandfather and I were great pen pals until he passed away. I still write to my aunt though as she is 82 and does not have email. It makes me sad that the art of handwriting letters is slipping through our finger tips. If we all had a pen like this, we would not be able to resist it!

    Lucy says:

    I like to write notes to my son. He’s 7 and I write him cards about what he’s like and what his life is like – then I seal them up and put them in a box for him to open one day when he’s an adult. I wrote his first card when I celebrated his 1 month “birthday” and I decided to keep doing it every few months. I hope he enjoys looking back on his life through my eyes.

    Brooke Stuart says:

    I love writing letters! I usually write to my grandfather, and to my great grandmother. My great grandmother uses a fountain pen and has the most amazing handwriting. She’s 97 and it’s amazing how it has never changed. Meanwhile my handwriting is all over the place and I can be found re-writing letters to her.

    Elizabeth says:

    I love writing stories and poems and creating things through words. I would love to write them with a beautiful pen like this one. I also would write a letter to a good friend of mine who is in South Korea right now teaching English. He has sent me a few things and that it only because their mailing system is somewhat easier to the US than it is from the US to South Korea. I would love to win this!

    Gentry says:

    As a college student 3000 miles away from home, my resolution this year was to write a letter or postcard to someone I love and who is faraway every week. & so far, so good! It helps me feel connected in a way that social media cant.

    Kate says:

    I write to my grandparents (they tried to do the email thing, but they just couldn’t figure it out!) and I love writing little thank you notes to my friends and family when I’ve been visiting, and tucking them way in the house for them to find in the days after I leave.

    Ashley says:

    My Mr. and I write love letters to each other and hide them around the apartment. Some of my favourite hiding places include: inside his glasses case, on the mirror in the bathroom, on the keyboard of his laptop, on his favourite items in the fridge (which I put there for him to find), and in the pockets of his coat (along with a cherry Jolly Rancher or two).

    didi says:

    I write little notes to friends and family — especially my best friend in California. We met when we were 6 years old and have been friends ever since. We were best buds all through school and even roomed together in college. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding. My BFF is a friend who is like a member of my family.

    lindsey says:

    oh man, to have a pen like this! i write letters to all sorts of folks for no reason. this past summer i tried to write 100 letters — to friends, family and strangers alike. it could be serious or silly! right now, i’m seriously behind on my thank-you notes to: good friends, my parents and my companion’s parents. it would be a major motivator to ink them with this beauty!

    lea says:

    my boyfriend, my friends, everyone – there’s never not a good occasion for a handwritten note!

    Jaime w says:

    I know it sounds silly, but I wrote letters to my daughter for her to read when she’s older. (She is only 2 now)

    Anni says:

    Oh, this is beautiful! My husband is going to do the Doctors Without Borders program within the next few years, so I have it in my mind that good old-fashioned love letters will help with the distance. We used to write notes in journals to each other when we were high school sweethearts, and even though we said ridiculously silly things, I smile when I look back and read them. There’s something to pen + paper that digital has nothing on.

    Maggie says:

    I write thank you notes to my family and friends, and have been doing so for as long as I can remember. It is a habit/tradition that my mother instilled in me and I believe nothing expresses love and gratitude like a handwritten note.

    I have also recently become a member of the Letter Writers Alliance, in an effort to send more written notes and cards.

    (BTW, this pen is BEAUTIFUL!)

    Cindy says:

    Holy moly! Look at all the entries. I don’t really have a reason to write letters. I am blessed to be able to be with my family now. However, I am planning on branching off eventually and seeing where my design work and website takes me. In that moment, I will be write peters to my family. To fill them in on everything that has been going on with my life.

    Jessica LS says:

    I love to write letters! My husband and I moved last year to a tiny village in upstate New York for a job, leaving behind our friends in the city. We write to keep in touch because it’s more fun than an email, and much better than the silent instagram stalk. I have a Correspondence Box filled with special papers, cards, ephemera, and letterpress stationery to write on. A beautiful pen like this would fit right in!

    Andrea Nap says:

    What a lovely give away! My dad has been my pen pal for the past 8 years. Although currently we only live an hour or so apart, this tradition started when I was traveling one summer. He decided to start an ugly postcard competition- he thought it would be a great way to motivate us to write more often. Believe it or not, the contest is still going! It has been a great way for us to keep in touch, especially because we both love receiving snail mail. So far the weirdest post card came from Wall, South Dakota (home of Wall Drug Store- America’s Favorite Roadside Attraction!)

    Brittany says:

    ooo, I love this giveaway. I’ve never invested in a grown-up pen, but this looks like the one I’d love. And funny enough, I have a giveaway on my blog right now for a journal so this pen would be it’s match!

    I just moved to the US from abroad so I have lots of family back in Denmark that I need to maintain correspondence with. There’s nothing like old-fashioned letters versus an email. I’d definitely use the pen for this.

    Merritt says:

    I’ve always penned my thank-you notes, but I mostly use a pen to jot down ideas at 2am in the Moleskin I keep on my nightstand & to scribble grocery lists. (Making grocery lists with this pen would rule, by the way!)

    I made it a resolution this year, though, to send long letters (on Rifle Paper Co. cards, of course) to out-of-state girlfriends, and this rose-gold pen would be perfect!

    I love handwritten letters. I have a lot of family abroad and most don’t have access to computers on a day to day basis. I write letters to my family. There is something so nice about putting a pen to paper that makes everything worth it. This pen is beautiful and will fit perfectly in my collection.

    Elyse G. says:

    I write to my step-grandmother who refuses to have a computer in her home. *fingers crossed*

    I recently began writing letters to my boyfriend and another friend who used to attend the college I’m currently attending. And since I’ve moved to Missouri from California, I’ve been sporadically writing letters to my friends back home! Since then, I’ve been developing a collection of pens and stationary, so this would fit nicely in my new collection!

    Bruce says:

    I have a various assortment of pens, most of which are just run of the mill “work horse” pens that don’t imbue much satisfaction. I do enjoy using a Sharpie whenever I can but would enjoy very much a quality writing instrument such as this!
    I write letters and notes to my wife (mostly) and family members!
    Thanks for offering the giveaway and good luck everyone!

    Allison says:

    I write letters to my bf’s sister in Portland, OR from Burlington, VT. I work at a store that sells letterpress cards so I’m always searchng for new cards to send her. My heart always skips a beat when i see an envelope in the mail from her! Honestly I’d probably gift this pen to her, shes awesome 🙂

    Lauren says:

    I love to send hand-written notes to my friend, Rebecca. She appreciates the lost art of letters just as much as I do.

    Mary Beth says:

    Being real, most of my handwritten mailed items are to pay bills. On the other hand, every year my boyfriend and I like to exchange hand written love notes typically via a blank card for valentine’s day. They are the sweetest.

    sarah says:

    I moved from Louisiana to Colorado 2 years ago. I’m fortunate enough to have amazing friends who have become the best pen pals. I’ll be writing them!

    Jordi says:

    I don’t know about letters, but I write in a journal constantly. It’s fun to go back and read what I wrote a year ago and see how much things have changed. This pen would be awesome!

    Natalie says:

    I write letters to my sweet grandmother in GA– we have written each other since I was 6. This pen is absolutely gorgeous– it would be such a joy to write with something so beautiful!

    I love sending letters to friends….thank you notes….invites to dinners. I feel like we’re too far away from sending personal handwritten messages to friends. I like for my loved ones to know what I am thinking about them 🙂

    xx Ashleigh
    http://www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

    Carrie says:

    I write letters to my best friend and kindred spirit Anna, who lives clear across the country, but who remains close in sentiment.

    Conria says:

    I write letters to my boyfriend. We are in a long distance relationship and although we text/email/Skype/phone sometimes it’s just nice to give and recieve a nice love letter. I hope I win this contest! I grew up using fountain pens but gave that up somewhere along the way..

    Magen says:

    I handwrite postcards to my family in Texas after moving to Chicago. I also still write my Grandmother letters every now and again. It’s just extra special!

    Shay Lianna says:

    I write letters to my grandmother! Since she had a minor stroke last summer, her hearing has been going so talking on the phone is really hard. I decided that letters and cards were a great way to communicate instead!

    Alison says:

    I write letters to my best friend, who moved far away to Boston last year. It’s a fun way to stay in touch, since we are both allergic to talking on the phone!

    Irene says:

    Parker has some pretty neat pens.
    Hungry for writing, stamping, stuffing an envelope and dropping in the mailbox – i wrote a letter my boyfriend. Silly thing is, we live together. Thats how much I wanted to write and mail a letter. The sweetest part is – he wrote back and mailed it to me. So that when i got home and checked the mail, boom! there it was. No doubt, by getting this pen i’d most likely write more…

    Jenny says:

    I would write letters to my mom and dad. They live far away and I love telling stories with them of times growing up. 🙂

    jHill says:

    oh i love a good pen, how it feels heavy in your hand. i still write letters to my lovely Gramma. I also like to write little thank you notes to our customers.

    Jessica says:

    I remember writing to my best friend in our “secret” language of ‘op’ (later made famous by The Big Bang Theory’s Amy Farrah Fowler). Now I write thank you notes for all of the people giving my baby gifts!

    Tophopanopkop Yopou!
    (thank you!)

    Katie says:

    I write letters to my Grandma. She always thanks me for them when I see her in person and I know they brighten her day.

    meridith says:

    i write letters to my partner and to my friends and family who are scattered across the country.

    Iris says:

    Isn’t it funny how infrequently we see our loved ones’ handwriting these days? The only time I write handwritten notes are for cards (birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s, etc) or to leave little post-it notes for my roommates letting them know I made them baked goods. I will, however, be using handwriting a lot more as I’m moving to the other side of the world! It would be so nice to bring back handwritten snail mail letters to keep in touch with all the people I will miss so very much.

    Nina Haglund says:

    This is a great giveaway! I moved 2000 miles away from home last July, so I have been writing lots of letters to my friends and family since I left! My grandmother and I have been really good about writing to each other, and a pen like this would be great to use for those letters!

    Thanks!

    MCR says:

    Writing is my life so this pen is my life. Me! Me! #Me

    amy says:

    I write long handwritten letters to my grandmother, grandfather, mother, and boyfriend. Well, my boyfriend gets cute little post cards, but my grandparents and mommy receive handwritten letters on my personal stationary 🙂

    Paula says:

    I write handwritten letters to the future me. I tell myself that I’m loved, just in case I’ll forget it later.

    Kathryn says:

    I write letters to my best friends. We splurge on stationary, it is lovely. I also write love notes for my boyfriend and hide them around the apartment.

    Parker pens are so gorgeous. I write letters to my Nana in Wales. She’s lived alone for a very long time and I’m lucky if I get to see her once a year. Being 88, she never got a computer or an email address, so sending my sweet Nana letters is my way of letting her know I’m thinking about her.

    megan says:

    My husband and I wrote letters back and forth to each other when he was in basic training. I still have them, 7 years later they are so precious to look back on.

    April says:

    This pen sounds like a dream! Snail mail is a love language for me. I write letters to friends in faraway places all of the time & it would be incredible to win this pen!

    Crossing my fingers!

    xo

    Brianna says:

    I think handwriting letters/notes is important to make communication more personal, so I like to hand write congratulatory notes, condolences, and thank you notes to friends and family. It makes little notes more meaningful.

    Victoria says:

    I write letters to my best friend. She and I have written letters to each other since we were 7, challenging the post office to send notes in handmade envelopes and little folded origami boxes that required 17 stamps to get them to the girl we would see in two days. We still write each other notes- we are currently 4 hours away from each other, but she still sends excellent postcards from her trips abroad and I still attempt to challenge the post office.

    jody says:

    I write a post card every thursday and send it to someone I love.

    kristine says:

    i love writing handwritten notes to my boyfriend. we work opposite schedules which can be hard since we don’t get to spend much time together. but when we start missing each other, i always write him a little note of things i love about him to cheer him up when he gets home and i’m asleep. he’s kept all these notes since we started dating.

    sonyanews says:

    I write letters to my best friend from high school who has lived on the other side of the States since graduating. It’s a great way for us to share memories, news and details about our lives in a personal, handwritten way.

    While I was studying abroad a love for sending and receiving letters was rekindled. Sending postcards about my adventures and receiving heartwarming letters from home didn’t make me feel too homesick. I love how much more personal a handwritten letter is. Since then I have continued the tradition, designing my own cards for every occasion and writing long letters to friends both near and far — it feels therapeutic in a way.

    With the Parker Ingenuity Slim 5th, I’ll never be at a loss for words or motivation.

    (Signs) With love,
    Cristina Marie xx

    Jamie says:

    Since my husband and I moved almost 3 years ago, I’ve made it a habit to sit down once a week and write to friends and family. I’ve always preferred sending actual letters as opposed to a quick phone call or short email. Whether it’s a quick note, a post card, or many pages I always love the responses I get.

    Sara says:

    I write letters to my husband on special occasions… and to friends if I see stationery I can’t pass up.

    Lisa says:

    I love handwriting letters to all my lady friends. There’s something so special about receiving beautiful mail 🙂

    Tish says:

    My mom always said you should never trust a fella without a pen. I’ve extended that logic to include women as well… Who are writers at least. Being that my fancy pen just broke I’m in desperate need for a new one!

    alison says:

    I write letters to EVERYONE! My friends from college who live in Virginia Beach, my SIL in Dallas, my sister in New Hampshire. I would love to have a nice pen to write them with!

    maribeth says:

    Handwritten letter/notes are the best! I write them to friends, family, and the children that I will have someday. I’ve heard with the use of computers now, they don’t teach handwriting in school anymore only printing…. =(

    Kat T says:

    I write handwritten letters to my sweetie!

    Winnie Callough says:

    Nothing beats a handwritten letter or note. I love the monochrome pen. Gorgeous!!!! This would definitely inspire me to write more.

    Gabrielle says:

    I write letters to my friend that I met while studying in Italy nearly 5 years ago. We certainly don’t see each other very often but have written letters back and forth for years now. This is a gorgeous pen!

    Victoria says:

    I hand write personalized thank you notes and send them to every person who buys my handmade bags online. Putting pen to paper makes me feel connected to them.

    Veronica Garrett says:

    I still write letters to my husband.

    Amanda Blair says:

    Actually I write the most to myself because I journal daily. It’s the way i deal, work through issues and find my peace. My journals are my heart and soul and my most prizes possessions. It would be awesome to have such a special pen, for my most sacred space.

    Vanessa says:

    Beautiful pen!! I would write letters to my boyfriend’s grandma. She’s so unbelievably appreciative of handwritten notes–bonus points for cursive!

    Meagan says:

    I write notes to my 4 year old daughter for her to read in the future.

    Amy Saycich says:

    I love to handwrite everything that clients request and then scan them in. I have such an enjoyable time handwirting things.

    I also love to write thank you notes. I think they are so special. Right now my great uncle is on my thank you note lists for sending us some scarves to wear after hearing how cold it is here in Fargo.

    Cheryl says:

    I feel like I’m past due to send many of my friends a good letter. My husband as well.

    kaitlyn says:

    i wrote love notes to my (now) husband.. we met when we were in high school. long, drawn out notes about other boys, because i didn’t know he was into me 😉 good thing that didn’t deter him!

    Emily says:

    I write letters to my long distance boyfriend. It is hard not seeing each other daily, but getting little surprises in the mail every few weeks is the best feeling.

    Shar says:

    These pens look fabulous! I usually write hand-written notes and cards for birthdays and holidays, so for my husband, my sister, my parents, my in-laws, etc. But I also write letters and postcards to my friends living overseas, particularly in Japan and in Paris. One of my best friends moved to Paris about seven years ago, so we usually do a handwritten exchange at least once a year. I lived in Japan for two years, where I worked as an English teacher, so I exchange letters with some of my former students, as well as with friends of mine. I know e-mail is more convenient sometimes, but there’s something special about receiving a letter written by hand.

    Alejandra says:

    I recently relocated to a new state and it is the first time I have been away from my best friend of ten years. She and I have started a regular snail-mail correspondence. I would love to have such a gorgeous pen with which to write her.

    Marie says:

    I write letters to my husband and he reciprocates with loving prose.

    Lauren says:

    This pen is gorgeous! I still write all of my thank you notes and personal letters by hand. I think that they are much more meaningful that way and who doesn’t love getting personalized snail mail?

    i write letters to my penpal in Argentina! and various people i meet in the blogging world!

    Erin May says:

    I write letters to my roommates, to my grandmother, and to friends who are far away, whether it’s the peace corps, mission trips or teach for america. Everyone loves a good handwritten note!

    alicia says:

    that pen is gorgeous, I think I am in love with it!!!! it would be perfect for my hands 🙂

    Karis says:

    I would write love letters to my husband. Even though I wouldn’t mail them obviously. I’d leave them on his side of the bed 🙂

    Lindsay says:

    I love a great pen! I write letters to my friends who live far away. There’s nothing like receiving a handwritten letter by mail.

    Tara says:

    I still write letters to my Grandma. She has dementia and sometimes she can’t remember what you told her a few seconds ago, but a letter she can re-read and hang up.

    alicia says:

    i leave the house in the morning before my boyfriend wakes up so i often leave him cutie little post-its 🙂
    i currently live in vancouver, canada but am originally from portugal, i do have a few friends there i am still in touch with and we communicate strictly via snail mail 🙂 three long letters a year, brithdays, summer time and x-mas 🙂

    Nicole says:

    What a beautiful pen! I don’t do it as often as I should, but I love mailing letters to my dear friend in Texas. We’ve known each other for 15 years now, and it’s hard to be away from her.

    Kassie says:

    How pretty! I used to write to my long-distance boyfriend all the time (well, until he became live-in). Now, I write to my best friend who’s in LA while I’m in Hawaii.

    Carrie Beth says:

    I’d love to win this! I just sent handwritten valentines to our family all over the country. It is very important to me that my children grow up understanding the importance of expressing love and gratitude through handwritten letters. They are so much more personal and elegant than an email or typed letter. I’d love to put this pen to use!!

    Kasi Allen says:

    My best friend and I have always written letters to each other! We started it when we lived just a few blocks away and we do it even more now that we’re thousands of miles apart. It’s a good excuse to buy pretty stationary and pens like this!

    Lynne says:

    I love to write letters on pretty stationary to my sister and even nearby friends. Don’t you love getting pretty mail? Love the rose gold pen too!

    Emily says:

    I try to write to my grandma, but I frequently forget to send my letters and end up handing them to her in person. I actually hand write quite a few things -at least it seems like a lot in comparison to the people I’m around. I’ve been eyeing this pen since you first posted about it a month or two back and it’s in my “Someday” list 🙂

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Carrie says:

    I write letters to my grandmother. What a great giveaway! Thanks!

    Erica says:

    I have started writing letters to my fiance documenting special days we have had and reasons why I love him and I am going to present them to him on our wedding day in October.

    Amy S says:

    I recently moved across the country from my friends and family in Iowa/the Midewest and I have been keeping in touch through cards and letters. This pen would make the experience even more enjoyable!

    Andrea Zamboras says:

    Ohmahgoodness..that pen is gorgeous. I write letters to my uncle in Michigan. He is the closest thing to a second dad and he doesn’t have a family of his own so I make sure to send him notes and cards. xo

    Nicole says:

    This might be the best giveaway ever! I enjoy writing cards and notes to my friends and family with their name decoratively scrolled on the front and with doodles inside 🙂

    Every summer my boyfriend spends 3 weeks in Canada with some of his friends at their family’s cabins in the woods. Its pretty remote, without cell service and only one of the cabins has a phone. Needless to say, its not easy to keep in touch. So we write each other letters while he is away. It makes you think about what you are saying in a way that is completely different than if I were calling him on my way home from work, or telling him about my day over dinner. While I don’t like not getting to see him for so long, I look forward to reading his letters when he returns.

    Alex says:

    I try to write my sisters whenever possible!

    Melissa Jean says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous pen!
    I hand write letters to my man who is away at school, also to my aunt monthly to keep in touch, and I also hand write thank you notes to my clients after their wedding. (I’m kind of a junkie for old school things like handwritten letters I guess!)

    Nina Smith says:

    My career profession as a fundraiser keeps me attached to pens and thank you notes. Following every meeting with a donor, I write a handwritten note. I try to incorporate design that I love in my daily work (and your blog helps!) This Parker pen would add a smile to my everyday tasks!

    Sandra Ann says:

    What a gorgeous pen! I gave up my Facebook account for 2013 (shocking!) and have since accumulated a small collection of pen pals, from old friends from high school to my best male friend who just moved to California to be a farmer for a year. I think I would write the prettiest words with this prettiest pen. 🙂

    Caitlin H. says:

    Love writing letters to my grandparents. They appreciate it so much, and its a fun a way to stay connected!

    Anna says:

    I love handwriting everything! Whether it’s notes for class or thank you notes for gifts, I’m all about continuing a dying tradition. There’s just something so enjoyable about seeing your thoughts flow onto paper through your hands and the writing instrument you’ve chosen!

    I often write little encouraging notes & sweet nothings to my fiance and put them on the steering wheel in his car, so he sees them first thing =)

    AND there’s nothing quite as good as a good list. Whether it’s a to-do list, a grocer’s list or a pro-con list!

    Eliza says:

    I have a friend who lives a very long time away. We both love writing, so emails sometimes just don’t cut it. I will always write my letters with a fine felt tip pen, and she will write with a ruler. We have been friends for so long, and our letters are very special to both of us.

    Hayley Trone says:

    I write letters to my grandparents 🙂 This is such a gorgeous pen.

    i LOVE pens…have since I was a kid, stealing them from my dad’s desk drawer. I believe in the art of letter writing and promote that with my company, encouraging others to write letters.

    I sent a small puffy mailer full of glitter to a neighbor recently and brought it to the post office for delivery. The clerk said, “you know you could just drop this off at their house…it’s right around the corner.” I said, “I know…but how great is it to receive a small surprise package in the mail. And, I’m single handedly trying to bring back Saturday delivery.” He smiled and thanked me.

    I write to anyone and everyone as often as I can. I would love the Parker to help address those envelopes.

    I write thank you letters by hand. And I try to remember to write a note to my friends for their birthdays.

    Susanna says:

    Fountain pens are amaze-balls. I write letters to my friends all over the world – Berlin, San Francisco, Paris, Urumqi. I feel like you can say so much MORE in a letter rather than a skype date or an email. Once you get writing, it just flows.

    Amy Powell says:

    oh that’s gorgeous. I always write letters to my grandparent’s & my husband’s grandparents, because they appreciate it & sometimes write back. it’s fun & a great way to keep in touch with them, since they’re not online.

    Lillian says:

    I write letters to my little 7 year old sister, I wasn’t even aware of her existence until she was already 2! Because we live in different cities and she won’t entirely grow up with her big sister who is 19 years older than her, I want her to know that I love her and care about her!
    I love the excitement small but beautiful details like a wonderful pen and a sweet heartfelt letter can do for our days!
    <3

    Anna Donovan says:

    I design my own christmas/holiday, valentine’s day and birthday invitations every year and pen hand written notes to each person on the inside or back.

    Maren says:

    I write letters to my sisters, who both live across the country.

    I write letters to all my friends who live far away who I can’t see often! Even though we talk often and text daily, letters are the best!

    Tasha says:

    What a generous giveaway! I can’t say I’ve ever wanted a “serious” pen before, but I think your friend’s statement just came true for me.

    I write letters to my friends and family who are far-flung across the country. I write to my friends who are in their first jobs, taking care of the sick and the sad and who are always helping others feel better, sometimes at their own expense. I write to my 82-year-old Grandma, who knows how to email but who loves a surprise in the mailbox. I write to my “chosen family” from grad school, who are getting busier with their own lives and building families, but sometimes need a reminder to pause for a moment.

    Made by Katie says:

    Oh my! That’s one gorgeous pen!

    I would love to use it to write letters by hand to all of my clients. Whenever I send out an invoice I thank them for their business. If it is a client or project that I particularly liked, I will express that in the note. I think it’s the little touches (like the handwritten note and physical printout) that make me stand out from all the other electronic invoices. I also hope that it makes getting an invoice slightly more enjoyable. 🙂

    Irene says:

    I write letters to as many of my friends as possible- there is nothing like a handwritten note (filled with drawings and stickers) in this day of email! the top 2 people I write letters to include: my best friend in DC (i live in SF) and my pen pal Erin

    Gisela says:

    Three years ago my best friends moved 1500 miles away from me. I get to see them once a year at best, so I decided to start writing letters. At first it was just to them, but now I write letters to all my friends and am always elated when my friends tell me that I made their week when they received my letter. I love the effect a handwritten note can have which is why I write them. I was told that I should invest in a good pen, but currently can not afford one while in high school. This pen is beautiful and I would make extremely good use of it. I love writing and hopefully this pen would touch many lives through me.

    Ciara says:

    Amy Moore and I always write little postcards to each other. I love having a friend that I can write to and share little trinkets with. I’d definitely use this pen to write to her!

    Thivia says:

    My boyfriend and I long distanced for 5 years and it took a huge emotional toll on me! Writing letters to him was a coping strategy because I would try to make each one different…a little more unexpected. I got creative and practiced a lot on my drawing. We now live together (FINALLY!) but we have boxes and boxes of letters as mementos of what we had to suffer through. :/

    i write letters to my grandmother! i just got my first set of stationery ever (shameful at my age, i know) and i love using it. what a lovely giveaway!

    Winnie says:

    I write letters to my friend and fellow procrastinator for life. We met once at a college admissions conference over a year ago, and it was a day that I will always cherish. We talked and had so much fun just chatting about the most random things. On the ride back home from the conference, I was so disappointed that I hadn’t even gotten his full name or a way of contacting him. However, I just knew that it could be a great friendship if we could continue talking. Thus I spent 2 hours and eventually found him on facebook. Now he is not just my pen pal but also a great friend.

    Because snail mail is so much better than emails.

    Who doesn’t like creeping around the mailbox waiting for letters?

    Nikki Mueller says:

    I write letters to my penpal in Charlotte, NC. And of course, I still draw words like I did when I wrote notes in school (I = an eye, be = a bee, etc).

    stephanie says:

    That is one lovely pen. I still hand write thank you notes for gifts and things. My mom instilled it in us when we were young. Receiving a thank you note means a lot to me.

    Sarah says:

    I write fun letters to my best friends who live in St. Louis and Knoxville. I live in Jackson, Mississippi and I love making cards for special occasions and mailing them to my friends for every major holiday! Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful pen!

    Esther Hahn says:

    When we first started dating, my hubs and I would write a love letter to each other just about every month! We’ve fallen out of the habit and would love to jump start it with this beautiful pen!

    cindy says:

    I write letters to an old friend who lives in NY (I live in CA). We rarely talk in any other form, but it’s always a nice surprise to receive (and send) snail mail!

    Jill Bissell says:

    I am a big fan of writing thank you letters. I have a stash of cute options in my desk and I send them for everything – from networking introductions, job interviews, my family members, to my boyfriend’s mom. Sometimes it feels tough to go from working on my computer all day to putting together a hand written note, but the sentiment means so much that the recipient just has to forgive my slanted lines of writing.

    Leslie says:

    I write love letters to my husband, something I started when we were dating long-distance. I still enjoy leaving him sweet letters to find tucked inside his book or under his pillow. I also write letters with several of my college friends who are scattered around the country.

    Allison says:

    I send thank you notes like a crazy lady. I also love sending snail mail love to my friend in Oklahoma!

    Kate says:

    I love writing letters to my husband! He is on deployment right now and I send him at least an email a day since that’s the fastest way to reach him, but every so often I will handwrite a love letter and mail it off. It usually takes about a month to get there (which drives me crazy!) but it’s worth it once the letter reaches him. He says the little stack of letters from me are his most prized possession while he’s away. 🙂 I think when he comes home I will continue to write love notes for him to find because during this time of being apart, I’ve realized how meaningful those words on paper really are.
    Great giveaway, and rose gold happens to be my favorite!!

    Jessica B says:

    I write little notes to my nephews. They love getting mail addressed expressly to them and then even appreciate my horrible drawings. Such a great way to keep in touch long distance.

    Theresa says:

    I write letters to my best friend in London, even though we communicate via email all the time. It’s a nice surprise and makes my day. I write letters to my family in Vietnam which I met over the summer for the first time. 4 uncles, 5 aunts, 11 cousins and my grandmother. By doing this I am also teaching them how to read and speak the English language.

    anne says:

    I write letters to my husband, to this day! We used to write letters to each other in high school when we first met, and then all through college. And then after we had been apart and broken up for two years, that is how he won me back. With letters. TONS of letters sent to me across the country. Like, one everyday for two weeks. It was so sweet. So today, we still surprise each other with handwritten letters. I have a box that is overflowing; I saved every single one. I look forward to the day when our kids, grandchildren, and great-grand children can read our love story through these letters.

    Meghann says:

    I write letters to my fiance who is currently working abroad in Ireland. So jealous of the great experience he’s having, but our letters keep us close in heart.

    Alexis says:

    I love handwriting notes! A good pen absolutely makes all the difference. I write to my sister regularly and always try to find excuses to pen out little cards or notes I love receiving personal mail, what a thrill not to have just junk in the box! And I like to extend that pleasure to others.

    Kim says:

    I’m a designer and am always looking for a great sketching pen. I love to send short notes and little sketches to my friends across the country.

    Tamra says:

    I write letters and notes to my sweet boyfriend, I wish I did it more often though. There are few things better than hand-written letters. He will be living in New York all summer and I am imagining lots of love letters to each other.

    Paige R. says:

    Since I learned to write, I’ve been exchanging correspondence with my grandmother. She is the only grandparent I have ever been fortunate enough to know, and she lives a 4-hour flight away from my nuclear family. Since we see each other so infrequently, handwritten letters allowed [and allow] us to bond through my growing up and across the distance. Our stationery varies and has included many a program from one of her symphony performances or one of my piano recitals, menus or brochures from somewhere we’ve been, school grades or honors reports, or the back of a photo. I love when she writes to me around the margins of news-clippings from her local paper featuring the moose or bears around her Alaska town. She taught me how to write and read backwards cursive, a la Da Vinci… and she read all manner of rainbow gel-pen monologues during my “tween” years. My grandma has seen me grow up through our letters by the writing utensils I’ve used (most recently the same Zebra f-301 that got me through college.) I think it would be absolutely wonderful to write to her with a special pen like a Parker.

    Chelsea C. says:

    Gorgeous! Before my Grandma passed away, I was on tour with a kid’s show. In every city, I’d buy a post card and send her a handwritten note. She couldn’t hear well enough to talk on the phone, so that was how we communicated. I’ve been thinking lately I should start writing again, to her sister — my Great Aunt. xo

    Cindy Veloz says:

    I love writing letters and notes to my guy. I like hiding them around the house and in his gym bag.

    Aleta says:

    My uncle in london! He has the best penmanship and is an older gentleman, and uninterested in computers so he doesn’t even own one. I love that we correspond by mail instead of electronically.. it’s always such a wonderful surprise to see a handwritten note in my mail box!

    Marta E. says:

    to my most close family. Just for little things like say “have a good day” o “thank you for the magazine” or “I whish you luck” or just “I love you”, we all do and I think it’s great 🙂

    josephine says:

    I love writing thank you notes to girlfriends and guy friends, but in general I love practicing my handwriting so a good pen is a must.

    Julianne says:

    I absolutely ADORE that pen, and perfecting my handwriting is a hobby of mine. I am about to send out handwritten college graduation announcements to my friends and family and could use an exquisite pen! Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Bri!

    Mary says:

    I’m in the midst of applying to grad school out-of-state, where my husband won’t be joining me. I plan to write plenty of old fashioned love letters during our time apart, and this would be the perfect pen to do it with. Just lovely!

    Hannah Belle says:

    My roommate got me started on this, but I right letters to my future husband. It’s great for those days where you feel like everything is going wrong boy wise. To put to ink how you feel now and how thankful you will be for your intended once you meet is such a fantastic thing. I would kill to use this pen for that 🙂

    Viet says:

    I feel you on writing long letters to boys who weren’t worth it 🙂 But now I think I would use that gorgeous pen to write to my new pen pal (a new year’s resolution struggling to survive). xo

    Sam says:

    This year I found “The World Needs More Love Letters” which is a co that enables people to write anonymous love letters to those who need them. Makes me want to cry!
    I will be writing to some in-need-of-love strangers 🙂

    Karen S. says:

    To my future. It sounds kind of funny and I’ve been made fun of for it plenty, but I love writing letters to myself, like a time capsule journal of sorts. Some letters I keep in envelopes marked for certain milestones (aptly labeled with notes like, “For your wedding day, should you ever be so lucky,” or “Lessons for your future children”) and haven’t opened in years. I love looking forward to looking back!

    Ariana says:

    I have recently been getting back in to hand writing letters. I adore everything about it. Physically writing out a letter takes sincere thought (no delete button!) and feels so genuine. I also love that something handwritten gets to go on a journey! I made valentines for family and friends this year, have been writing thank you notes to interviewers and sent an old (and dearly missed) friend a letter explaining how much I treasure our friendship. Personalized (Stamps.com, Zazzle, etc.) are also a really fun touch! PS: What robot technology is this?! HA! Adapts to your writing style?! Rad.

    Jamie Schoen says:

    Oh lala! I write letters (every day!!!) to my boyfriend who is living in california, I am in massachusetts.

    Shauna says:

    Awesome pens! I mainly write letters and notes to my mom. She loves handwritten things and saves them under the glass of her desk 🙂

    Emma says:

    I love that pen! I would use it to write my mom tons of letters because she still sends me a couple cards a month. Best mom ever

    Katie says:

    I write letters to my little sister, who recently moved across the country because her husband is in the military. We are very close and I miss her a lot, and I think that receiving handwritten letters feel so special. And I love practicing my calligraphy too!

    Meghan says:

    I would use my pen to write letters to my brother. He’s enlisting in the navy. I would hope the letters would remind him of home and that he may be far away, we love and miss him back home.

    Jennifer says:

    Love writing letters to my dear family and friends especially to both my moms and my best friends who are afar.

    Joy says:

    I actually love writing letters and cards, and I definitely know the value of a good truly good pen (it makes your writing look better!). I recently walked through my old school and found an old teacher who asked me to write to her, so I think I’d definitely do that!

    Samantha says:

    This pen would be fantastic for all of my letter-writing. My boyfriend of six years is stationed somewhere in the Pacific with the US Navy, and I write to him about once a week. I kind of love writing letters, though I would love nothing more than to hold him!

    Marie B says:

    I write cards to my Grandma. She doesn’t email and we live on opposite sides of the country. Every time I visit, she has all my cards and letters saved so she can re-read them and feel close to me.

    I would write to my grandparents. I have recently moved out of my parents house and I make sure to write thank you notes, valentines day cards, nice notes to my them and my family now that I live far away. They are a generation of writers and I can tell they really appreciate it!

    Cece says:

    This pen is absolutely gorgeous! I write letters to my best friend whose doing the Peace Corps in Ukraine right now. It’s always such a lovely surprise to get a physical letter in the mail. I also love writing little notes to strangers; I hope it brightens their day.

    Rebecca says:

    I’m in college, and I love writing letters to my close high school friends who all go to different colleges in the state. I let them know what I’m up to and I always decorate my envelopes with tons of stickers! I want the people who are getting my letters to smile when they come in the mail 🙂

    MFree says:

    i send postcards to a college friend in chicago whenever i see something that catches my eye.

    Joan says:

    I handwrite letters to two fabulous women. The first is my 87 year old mother, who has always thrilled when the postman delivered a personal letter from Mom’s loved ones. Mom now suffers from dementia and even though she no longer knows who I am, I continue to write to her in hopes that some part of her brain can still receive the message that I love her. The other is my childhood friend who moved away from the neighborhood when we were six years old. 45 years later, we are still writing. Long live handwritten communication!

    kirsten says:

    I write letters to my childhood bestfriend who now lives in florida. It’s nice to still have a penpal as an adult.

    Jen says:

    Such a beautiful pen! I write letters to my old roommate from college, and we send each other small gifts or pieces of art that we make for each other 🙂

    Yvonne says:

    OMG! I have wanted this pen forever. I hear they are the best and SO gorgeous!

    For the past few years my best friend and I send a journal back and forth to each other in the mail. It’s a blast. And writing in it with this pen would make it even better!

    Angela says:

    I write my fiance love notes that I leave around the house and I write postcards to friends just to say hello- because receiving snail mail is always a pleasant surprise in our very digital world of emails, Facebook, and texting.

    Lyndie says:

    I send my cousin letters, we’ve been pen pals since I couldn’t spell. I also always have thanks to give, so my thank you letters would love a new pen! A stunning pen. Thanks, Bri!

    Chelsea says:

    My husband and I are long-distance for the next couple of months — and I’ve found letter-writing to be a much more intimate alternative to email / texting / phonecalls. There is something much more thoughtful and time-consuming in the process, and then to wait for it to arrive by mail… +Chelsea

    Christina says:

    I write to my brother in New Mexico, I live in Southern California. I also write handwritten thank you notes pretty frequently. 🙂

    Amy says:

    I write letters to my old college roommates. Snail mail is WAY more fun to send and receive than an email or Facebook comment! And I hide the occasional love note in my boyfriend’s room for him to find later.

    Laura says:

    Ooooh. That pen looks wonderful! I write letters to my nephew, family, and anyone else that I think to! In all honesty, if I am chosen, my husband would probably steal this pen from me. Fighting would ensue, but then we could work through it and in the end this pen will have strengthened our marriage! 🙂 Haha, oh dear. Thanks for the give-a-way!

    Jessica says:

    Every since I was a little girl, I have been handwriting letters. I ALWAYS had to write thank you letters, I sometimes (sadly) wrote letters to my self, and I always wrote in journals when I travelled. The aforementioned were requirements growing up (except for the letters to myself…). An appreciation for stationary and pens have been nurtured for at least 20 years now. If I start from the beginning, it goes back to my British mother in London, England. Her plethora of journals from boarding school inspired me to write as well. If her journal ran out of paper, she would take toilet paper and continue writing, taping the paper into the back of the diary. I always loved writing (not so much the English grammar part of it, but the art part of it). Fonts intrigued me to the point that I became obsessed with certain pens that best suited my handwriting. At 13 I received my first 2 pens from my dad’s best friend who died of a heart attach 4 years ago: a fountain pen that the security at LAX took away because it was considered a ‘weapon’ (grrr) and a glass pen that I rarely use because it is so delicate.

    Today… nothing has changed. I am obsessed with Smythson stationary and Pilot G-TEC-C4 pens that can now only be purchased at small stationary stores or online. My boyfriends first gift to me was a cool titanium pen.

    After reading this comment, I can officially confirm that this is such a weird passion and obsession. BUT I would prefer it over anything else. Pens are classic and tell stories. Parker pens are my favorite, but I have never been able to actually afford one. Pens are investments, right? That’s at least what I keep telling myself.

    Thanks for the opportunity to write- I would be so stoked/honored/ecstatic if I won a Parker pen. I would probably write you a thank you note! 🙂

    Claire says:

    I always make my own cards for friends and family. This pen would definitely be put to use!

    lisa bradley says:

    thenk you nothes and letters to my pen pal in africa!

    Rachel says:

    Since I have been off at college I have realized how important it is to keep in touch with friends and family members from back home. Only going home during the holidays makes me cherish the times I have with them, but writing letters to them while I’m away helps me keep that connection. I love making handmade cards/letters and sending them in the mail because they are more personal and thoughtful than just sending out a text. If I was to be privileged to win this pen I would use it to write to my sponsor child who lives in Nicaragua and when I’m sending out letters and cards to friends and family. Thank you for this opportunity.

    Tina says:

    I write notes to my older sister…she lives a few blocks away. And I’m obsessed with arrows & good, bold inky pens. We got mismatching vintage arrow tattoos for each other last year.

    Jessie says:

    I write letters to myself! Things to remember, lessons learned, mistakes made…they are so wonderful to go back and read years (or even days, for some much needed perspective) later.

    Jess says:

    I send Valentine’s Day cards to all my girlfriends, sweet letterpress cards to my boyfriend, and postcards from all my trips to my granddaddy.

    Jenna Wray says:

    I am in love with this pen!! Correspondence is so important to me, and I hope to be able to send letters and pressies with this pen in hand!

    xo

    Clo says:

    My friend Rachel and I write letters to each because 1) she’s not very computer savvy and 2) we both love receiving stuff in the mailbox. We both have giant moving boxes worth of letters we’ve written to each other ever since freshman year of college when we both left Massachusetts and she went to Chicago and I headed to New York.

    Brit says:

    I send handwritten notes all the time! To my husband in his travel suitcase. Friends and family. And every single person that buys something from my shop! The art of writing letters is a lost one, and I wish I could single handedly bring it back.

    Kelsie Rae says:

    I love writing hand written notes to just about anyone. I especially love writing in my journal dedicated to my baby girl. It’s fun to write about her life while she is too small to do so herself.

    Rachel R. says:

    I write cards to my friends and boyfriend by hand. Snail mail is always a lovely surprise! At Christmas, I hand-write letters to all the important people in my life. It’s fun!

    Lien says:

    I write letters to my friend, Marie. We’re both fans of all things stationery related. This year, we decided to only communicate through written correspondence (with the occasional meetings). This pen is gorgeous and I hope I’ll get the chance to use it in our project!

    Vanessa says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m currently in love with rose gold and would LOVE to own this pen!

    I write letters to my grandma still since she’s far away and the only person I know who doesn’t use a computer 🙂 But maybe if I had this pen I would write to more folks old school!

    Hallie says:

    I write a letter every week to my boyfriend whose in Afghanistan. Not being able to talk on the phone is hard but there is something very special about writing down everything you are thinking and feeling. It relaxes the mind and the heart.

    kandyce says:

    What a gorgeous pen! My sister just moved to Alaska so we are old-fashioned pen pals. i love getting a hand written letter in the mail, the feel of the paper and envelope is magical. this pen would make my letters to her even more special!

    Suzanna says:

    I used to write letters to absolutely everyone I knew when I was away at summer camp. Now I write them to my husband.

    carol says:

    I wrote letters to my best friends in san francisco. we wanted to do something more special and intimate than emails so we began corresponding over snail mail when I moved away to portland over three years ago. it’s always exciting to get something besides bills in mailbox!

    Lauren says:

    There is nothing quite like pen and paper. It fills me with joy. I love to write letters to friends who have moved across the country and to my relatives that live in other countries. And one of my favorite things is writing little thank you notes to people who have blessed me in either small or big ways!

    Kayla Jackson says:

    I write to my grandma who lives across the country. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    lauren says:

    i write letters to my grandparents, who have never used a computer or cell phone in their lives. the simplicity of a handwritten note is appreciated by few.

    Megan Alissa Glanville says:

    I would write to my family on holidays, birthdays and just because days 🙂 In a digital age it is a simple and thoughtful art to write someone by hand.

    Duyen says:

    I like to write letters to all my friends who have moved away after college. I am in constant communication with them via phone and text, but I always like to surprise them with a hand written note or random greeting card every now and then. Also, I randomly like to surprise my boo thang with love notes and doodles that I hide around his house. Handwritten notes will never lose its charm with me. Ever. (Same thing goes for rose gold and white combos! Those two colors just dance so well together. So gorgeous!)

    Nicki says:

    I love to write little notes to my best friend and write cute little letters in cards and give them to my family and friends on special occasions. there’s nothing better than the feeling of getting a card in the mail!

    Alyssa says:

    I write love notes and letters to my long time boyfriend! Also, I keep a sketchbook/notebook with me at all times and obsessively make lists and doodles. A trusty pen is a friend indeed!

    Emma Gray says:

    I write lots of handwritten letters! My boyfriend used to live in Iowa while I was at school in DC, so I’d write to him. It has lasted for 1 and a half years, and he just recently moved out to the east coast!
    I also write to a small group of girls that I’ve counseled at camp. They are very special to me, as are their heartfelt responses. Handwritten notes really are the way to go!

    Nicole says:

    I always write a letter to my grandparents each year to tell them about what I’ve been up to in the past year. I love to write by hand because I feel like you put more thought and it makes other people happy =)

    Brianna W says:

    What a gorgeous pen! To my love, of course! And my grandma, she can appreciate a long letter better than anyone.

    xo

    martha says:

    I write letters to my friends that live in other cities. It’s so nice to step away from our computers to read updates written in familiar handwriting!

    Joy says:

    I’d write a letter to my mother. I’ve lived 1,000 miles away from her for four years now, and it’s her first year as an empty-nester. I know she misses her children dearly, and although I make time for phone calls as often as possible, I know it’s not nearly often enough, and a note in the mail now and then will give her a reminder of how much I love her even if we can’t talk that day.

    to my favorite physics high school teacher. we are still in touch 20 years later. To my childhood neighbor. Have to remember to stamp AIR MAIL. I grew up in Brazil. To my ex-boyfriend. We are still friends. 10 years later.

    Nadia Abidi says:

    This pen is beautiful! I write letters to my sister who was just married and now lives across the country, and to my mother and father whenever I am away! And of course I love writing little love notes to my boyfriend! (He’s adorable, he keeps them all! :))

    Kristina Ngo says:

    I’m a member of the Letter Writer’s Alliance and I write and send a LOT of letters to my pen pals from all over! This pen would make my letters look top notch :]

    Holland says:

    Beautiful beautiful! Maybe this will help me write thank-you notes sooner!

    Carissa J says:

    I made a pen pal in the 4th grade after sending in my information into a magazine and we’ve kept in contact since 🙂

    Bridget says:

    I write handwritten letters to my friends back in Japan – I write to them in Japanese so it is good practice for me and no pressure on them to translate my English. I left shortly after the big earthquake so I am always trying to check in with them.
    Some of my friends are elderly and not so hot at e-mails, so they appreciate the handwritten notes 🙂

    Brooke says:

    My husband, my parents, my sisters, my grandparents, my nieces, my nephews and close friends all over the world.

    Erin says:

    I love a great pen! I write letters to family and friends, and especially my Grandma. We often send notes back and forth.

    Alissa says:

    I hate when my sister isn’t in the same city as me, so letters are a must! I do also love surprising my friends with mail on occasion – texts and emails can’t replace handwritten.

    Wendy says:

    I hand write letters to my best friend, Morgan. He moved to Colorado last year. He likes getting the surprise of my letters and postcards.

    Joann says:

    To my guy, when we’re apart. To girlfriends, in other provinces.

    Abbie says:

    My last name is Parker and I’ve ALWAYS admired Parker pens. A few weeks ago my grandmother Harriette Parker passed away. While my mom and I were going through grandma’s things, we found two handwritten letters that I’d sent her as a little girl. They were nestled in her top dresser drawer with all her favorite jewelry! I plan to keep them and show my granddaughter one day.

    Lindsay J says:

    Believe it or not, I send/receive more hand written letters than e-mails! I still have sturdy pen pals that fill my mailbox with romantic or funny sentiments weekly. I also spend my time between the US and Paris, and while I’m overseas, I send the cards out by the dozens! (Who doesn’t deserve a special letter or post card from foreign lands.) I also write in my journal daily to recount the days adventures and explore my mind of thought. This pen is just beautiful and I would love to become acquainted with it!!!

    Helen says:

    I always write letters to my pen pal in Germany. We write the letters in each other’s language, like she writes her letters in English whereas I write hers in German. I’ve known her since we met on holiday as youngens. xx

    Brittany says:

    I write letters to my boyfriend. Sometimes it is easier for me to communicate by writing things down where I can collect my thoughts. Other then that, I always hand make cards for my family and friends and writing special messages inside.

    Marlene says:

    I write letters in my head but most of them don’t make it out. I have taken to sending postcards as of late. While you can’t sink into a postcard (because it’s over just as soon as you start), they still can be a moment. And I would much rather my grandmothers get a snippet of my handwriting in the mail than none at all.

    Jen H says:

    This pen is a beauty! I write letters to long-distance relatives and friends. It’s nice to write little love notes around the house to the spouse and child too.

    Laura D says:

    This probably sounds quite self-absorbed, but, I write letters to myself. It’s like journaling, only I hide them so I find them when it is least expected. It is often the exact advice I need, and from my former and occasionally more confident self. Try it! I find it very empowering yet comforting at the same time.

    christina c says:

    its been a long time since ive regularly written letters by hand, but my last letter was to a college friend across the country

    Emma says:

    I love writing letters to my friends. I’m a teenager, so most kids my age only text and tweet, but my mom always had me write letters to my grandma and aunt as a child. She thinks that there’s nothing more genuine than a hand written letter. My best friends Becky and Angela are the most common recipients. This pen is beautiful! My Grandmother was good friends with Jean Esterbrook and ALWAYS had nice pens, so she would have really appreciated this pen.

    Nary says:

    I write cards by hand to friends for their birthday, to thank people for gifts, and for no reason other than to say hello.

    i like to write thank you notes and i handwrite my notes at school! Gorgeous pen!

    Molly says:

    Handwritten letters are much more fun to find in the mailbox than bills and flyers so I still send handwritten thank yous to friends and family.

    Loren says:

    I still hand write thank you notes for every gift I receive. My mother made me it do it as a child and now I can’t stop. I’m always searching for a pen at home, would love to have a pretty one like this one!

    Madi says:

    I would use it to write Happy Monday postcards to my friends who live far away.

    I’d write letters to my blog friends, to my bf when he’s in Saudi Arabia, thank you notes to clients, random letters to random addresses just to help out the good ol’ USPS…what an amazing pen

    Holly Wells says:

    Ahh I LOVE Parker Pens! I write handwriteen cards to my friends and family at least once a month. I lvoe sending out holiday cards nomatter the holiday. St Patrick’s Day? Valentine’s Day? National Ice Cream Day! There’s always a reason to celebrate!

    Holly
    http://www.glamourmash.com
    holly@glamourmash.com

    Jenn says:

    I still write notes home or to my grandparents. I also like to give birthday cards, thank you and Christmas cards by hand.

    Shalini says:

    I write letters to my family in India. My cousins, nieces and nephews love to get a handwritten note instead of an email!

    Jin says:

    What a gorgeous Pen! I like to leave handwritten letters for my husband sometimes…just something special! Also like to make handmade cards – with hand written notes for my dearest friends!

    Jaclyn C. says:

    I would write cute little notes to my long time boyfriend. He is graduating College in May and has an internship, so he is a very busy fella. I write him on a weekly basis to keep him feeling motivated and loved and this pen would add just the right amount of flourish and design to my letters. 🙂

    Kate says:

    I write letters to my boyfriend when we are traveling and away from each other. I also love writing to friends for no reason.

    Kristin says:

    I would write letters to my family & friends that live far away!

    this is amaaaaaaaaaazing. i handwrite thank you notes to clients. it’s super important to have some kind of personal connection in this digital world! also, so SO obsessed with white + gold!

    Margot C says:

    I write letter to my daughter when I really want to communicate with her. Emails are just too insubstantial.

    Deepshikha says:

    I typically write letters to my friends while I’m in extremely boring classes. They’re a little erratic and typically nonsensical, but it’s a fun little tradition(I guess that’s what you could call it?) that my friends and I kept since middle school.

    Alyssa says:

    I can’t sleep at night if someone has given me a gift and I haven’t written them a thank you note within the week.

    Mandy says:

    I like to write notes and letter to my grandmother. She taught me how to make a special cursive “M” when I was a little girl the same way she had taught my grandfather who passed away before I was born and it was really special time that we spent together talking about him and how they met and married. Also I love that when she writes her checks she has the same pen clipped in her checkbook that she has used since I was a little girl. As families do we talk about things that will remind us of each other when we are gone – my grandmother has lots of beautiful cocktail rings and bracelets, and mid century furniture and that she has preserved for years but the one thing I have said I would like to remember her by is that pen.

    Stephanie says:

    I send handwritten notes whenever possible, to my besties, my mom or my relatives. Snail mail is the best mail!

    Emily says:

    I love writing letters! I write to my grandma and my mom, but I also loved writing the thank-you notes after our wedding, and in general. It’s such a nice way to keep in touch, and everyone loves getting a letter (including me!) My mom always said the best way to get mail, is to send it.

    Corley says:

    I write to the baby growing in my belly! I’m filling up a notebook of pictures and doodles and memories to give her (I’ve got a feeling it’s a girl) when the time comes, just like my mom and grandmother did for me.

    I love writing thank you letters. I made a New Year’s resolution to send one a week and so far I have been sending 2-3! It’s a great habit to get into and really helps you realize how many people there are out there who deserve to be thanked.

    kelly ann says:

    The majority of my friends are scattered all over the world – living in different cities/states/countries pursuing their dreams. So I like sending them handwritten love when I can. It’s hard to maintain friendships with so many miles in between us – technology HAS made it a bit easier… but sometimes, snail mail is just what we need to be reminded of the fact that we are missed and loved and special.

    sarah says:

    Handwritten notes are my favorite past-time. I write them and sneak them in odd places for people to stumble upon. Toss one in my boyfriend’s shoe, one in the box of film I’m mailing away to get processed, leave one behind for the super nice UPS guy when I know he’ll be by the house… And then I write them to myself and hide them in common procrastination locations.

    Heather C says:

    I write a lot of notes. At 30, people are moving, getting married and having babies- all wonderful reasons to pen a letter!

    Jen L says:

    I regularly write letters to my Nana. She lives in Canada, so I don’t get to see her nearly often enough.

    Kina E says:

    always to my mother, my father, and whatever person has captured my heart. now, i write to and about my patients, as we still put pen to paper in the hospital to write (hopefully legible) notes in the chart.

    Nancy Bowers says:

    I write to my daughter who is away in another state at college.

    Nadj says:

    That is a really nice pen! I remember writing to my cousin in Sweden. We only met a few times then so it was a great way of getting to know one another. Right now, I like to write short messages of motivation and I stick in random places, such as the books I read in the library.

    Jessica says:

    What a truly dreamy pen! Count me in for this giveaway! I handwrite love notes to my girlfriends who are spread out all over the country. Just sent out Valentine’s notes, and looking forward to the next round for St. Patrick’s day!
    xx

    Michelle B says:

    I handwrite letters to one of my best friends who, like me, still appreciates things before the age of computers. We love sending each other quirky postcards as well as the standard ‘wish you were here’ travel destination postcard. This pen is absolutely beautiful!

    Holly says:

    My sister and I are too far to see each other, but we’ve always been best friends. I made a resolution to write her a letter once a week, every week this entire year. We’re reconnecting in a way that wouldn’t be possible otherwise, and I love taking the time to stop and tell her how I’m feeling, what’s inspiring me, or things I’m wondering about.

    Jessie says:

    I studied abroad in England in 2005 and worked at a department store while there, and ever since then I’ve kept in touch with my then-boss with a letter every Christmas. She is completely computer-illiterate so snail mail is the only way to correspond, and it’s so refreshing to write and receive an actual letter!

    James C says:

    I do write cards for friends and family (no e-cards…please!) on birthdays and special days.

    Michelle says:

    My grandparents are my penpals ever since I moved to Florida from South America. They aren’t tech savvy so its my unique way of corresponding with them and keeping them up to date with my school life.

    Maeghan M. says:

    I love writing letters to my best friends from graduate school… they are by far the closest friends I’ve ever had. TFS this lovely lovely pen!!!

    Heather M says:

    I write letters to my bestie Jamie B and to my sister who is across the country. What a lovely pen!

    Jane says:

    I love writing letters and drawing little pictures for my husband – it always brings a smile to his face!

    Giselle says:

    I still write handwritten letters to my boyfriend and hope someday in the future when I become engaged I can give my husband to be a book containing a love letter from each day we were engaged up until the wedding day.

    Eliesha says:

    I write letters to my sister in England. She gets lonely over there with no family and it’s always so nice to receive something in the mail 🙂

    Lex B says:

    Loving the rose gold! I write in beautiful hardback journals that are going to my daughter when she grows up as well as letters to my best friends and family scattered around the world. Also an excellent idea on how to one up my letter writing boyfriend with his fancy wax seal.

    Kallie B says:

    How lovely! I always hand-write thank you letters, with updates on our lives. I buy blanket white folded cards, write on the inside, and have my 4 year old daughter draw a picture on the front. I absolutely love it.

    Marlo M says:

    My boyfriend and I wrote letters. I also keep journals (with lots of experimental lettering!). Parker pens are so lovely!

    riya says:

    I write to my dear friend Annie who has moved miles and miles away. Though we could easily e-mail and Skype we like to anticipate little surprises in the mail. It’s fun!

    Stephanie says:

    I write love letters to my dear girl friends b/c snail mail is the BEST and it brightens their day

    rebecca says:

    I write hand written notes to my husband every single morning. I leave them in different places (where I know he’ll find them), like his lunch, his briefcase, a bowl waiting on the counter for his morning cereal, or on top of the coffee maker. I’ve been doing this every day since the first sleepover we ever had when I was 19 years old. 9 years, a wedding, and a toddler later, I still give him these notes! <3

    Molly Sarah says:

    What lovely pens. I write letters to my family and my dear friends in other parts of the world and soon I will be in other parts of the world writing letters to my friends and family here in the USA. I am moving to Brazil and plan on writing long, loving (hopefully beautiful) letters to my family as much as possible. I hope that the longing I will feel for them will show through on the page with beautiful words and beautiful lettering.

    Christine says:

    I hand write letters to friends I meet along my way. What a beautiful pen!

    Paige says:

    This pen would match my watch and my planner. Whoa, coordinating perfection.

    For my friends birthdays, since I don’t exactly have money to buy them presents as a student, I write them birthday notes. These aren’t just any sort of “happy birthday susie, have a great day” sort of hallmark cards. These notes have been known to bring tears and be saved in journals for future re-reads. Words of affirmation and encouragement mean the most when written earnestly on beautiful paper (with a beautiful pen).

    cristina says:

    i write letter and post cards to my best friend in europe every month.
    happy thoughts on paper to remember forever.

    Michelle says:

    I love handwritten letters. When time and my heart tugs at me, I write to my Grandma who isn’t doing well, and is in a nursing home. She can’t read them by herself, but friends come and read them to her. I also send lil inspire notes to my soul sister, Dana who lost her husband a year ago. I give her lil bits of love, to let her know that this process sucks but that I’m there for her. I also write notes to my former husband who’s in heaven. Each year on the anniversary of his passing, I profess my endless love for him, and thank him for allowing me to move forward. Sending a note to him is special, and it goes into a special box. The power of writing can be healing and provide inspiration to you and/or someone else.

    Lauren says:

    I love writing letters to my friends and my hubby! I sometimes mail them to our house, so he can find them in the mail.

    Esme says:

    I write long letters to my friend Jillian who lives in Idaho. We scribble in our finest hands about our lives and dreams and what poems and drips and drabs of light have stolen our hearts. Because she lives in the wilds and I live in a city, I like to think that the act of pure handwriting and postal mail is an experience that brings one another a taste of asphalt and coyotes mixed up in one great big loving mess of words.

    Denysia says:

    I write letters to myself, to encourage myself!

    Megan says:

    I write letters to my niece and son and keep them in notebooks. My niece has already gotten to read them and one day my son will too. I am also practicing to write like an architect. Not as easy as it looks!

    Bryanna says:

    Writing letters has almost become an obsolete hobby. However, I love writing letters to my best friend Melody, my girl friends, and occasionally that crush of mine. The tangible, physical act of writing is a simple, yet a meaningful gift to give. Receiving a letter as well, makes me feel extraordinary inside, and I’d love to continue to share that feeling with others as well.
    🙂

    Annalise says:

    What a beautiful pen! Love writing letters to friends & family!

    Caraline says:

    My brothers and sisters! 🙂

    Bonnie says:

    Such a gorgeous pen! I love writing letters to my family and to my friends that moved away from me/I moved away from them. Always nice to get a handwritten note in the mail.

    mindi says:

    holy awesome! i write postcards all the time…i think i’d break this beauty in writing a letter to my penpal in pittsburgh, though.

    cheers!

    amanda says:

    I love writing notes and love letters to my family and friends. A little slip of paper, tucked into a jacket pocket, just reminding someone that you’re thinking of them. A joke tacked to a co-worker’s computer, just to lighten up their day. A card, thanking your friend for always being there… There’s just something so special and personal about a hand-written note. I think I actually love giving them more than I love receiving them! 🙂

    kaylee says:

    my husband and i each have separate stashes of letters we’ve written to each other throughout the years. it’s fun to look back at the silly drawings and gushy high school romance-y things. we still write to each other now, but it’s usually via text. it would be nice to start leaving notes under his pillow 🙂

    Abby says:

    my parents always taught me growing up to write handwritten thank you notes for every gift! the habit has always stayed with me.

    Lindsey says:

    I also write letters to a boy…one I love very much!!

    Lisa says:

    hot damn, I love a good pen! my new year’s resolution this year was to write one handwritten letter a week – 52 letters to 52 people. this pen would definitely go to good use!

    Charlene says:

    I write postcards & short notes to families assigned to me in my church every month letting them know God loves them and so do I.Also to friends that are on my mind. I still like “snail mail”.

    Karate says:

    Ah! This is so great!

    I write letters to a penpal in Korea. I started learning Korean a couple years ago and I wanted to continue practicing.

    Leslie B. says:

    I love to write to my sister, who lives half a world away. I would put this pen to good use.

    Mariana says:

    I write letters to everyone I love!! Husband, sister, parents… Specially my parents that live a looong way far from me!!
    For me nothing substitutes pen and paper!
    I would looove to win this pen!

    ria says:

    I write notes to myself and to the teacher at school. One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to do more letter writing so this will be great if I win.

    Matilda says:

    I’m writing a book of letters to my best friend as a 15th anniversary gift. (We’ve been best friends since we were 10!)

    Joyce Kim says:

    I still write letters to my best friend who is in college many states away!

    Yolonda says:

    Love the pen….I write letters to friends, mostly cards for various holidays and to say Hello. I’m old school, I enjoy snail mail.

    Anna says:

    Well, I always write thank you notes, but I love sending little notes and post cards to my best girlfirends. Facebook messages and texts just don’t cut it when we don’t have time to catch up on the phone.

    Gina Montaleone says:

    I would write letters to my fiance. My grandma has saved all of the love notes my grandpa wrote to her when they were younger, and I feel like our generation is missing out on the art form of the handwritten love note! You can’t look back at texts in 50 years!!

    Abigail says:

    I write notes and letters to my fiance and to friends who live far away! I love sending snail mail!

    Raelena P. says:

    It has been a long time since I’ve written a letter by hand but I do send cards and notes to my sister since she lives in a different state.

    Briel K. says:

    Lovely pen! I write letters to my grandmother’s and whenever I go on vacation I send people postcards!

    Ailyn says:

    Handwritten thank you notes are an absolute must!

    I would write to my Grandmother with this pen; also my beloved husband. This is a beautiful pen…. it almost glows…

    Nee says:

    I write notes in greeting cards, but with an awesome pen I’d definitely write more!

    Anonymous says:

    A good pen to me is like a wand to a wizard; magic. I write epic love letters with large illustrative capital letters,and homesick notes to family in another corner of the U.S. and postcards when I travel. I write to do lists and post its to myself, and heartfelt thank-you’s when they are do. I need a parker pen that can stand up to the job!

    Megan says:

    This pen is gorgeous. I actually use a pen all day at my job. I write hand written Thank You notes to friends and family when I receive gifts from them for the holidays and birthdays. I also write little love notes for my husband every evening and stick them in his lunch box for him to find during his lunch hour.

    Hallie says:

    (me above) A good pen to me is like a wand to a wizard; magic. I write epic love letters with large illustrative capital letters,and homesick notes to family in another corner of the U.S. and postcards when I travel. I write to do lists and post its to myself, and heartfelt thank-you’s when they are do. I need a parker pen that can stand up to the job!

    Annette says:

    I write and send cards to friends for just about any occasion.

    Rachel says:

    After I found a box full of letters that my mom had written to me as a child, I started writing her more letters now that I’m older and live away from home. I have a few friends who are pen pals as well – it’s more fun than getting an email!

    xfallenmoon says:

    gorgeous pen. the only people i write letters to (by hand that is) are family members and close friends. i also really enjoy writing poems to my hubby, you know, to keep things interesting. (:

    love, x
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    Chris says:

    After I just got married, I’ve been writing a lot of thank you notes to everybody, lol. This pen would be really nice to have for that. Fingers crossed.

    chrisk83 at gmail.com

    Kari Scharf says:

    I write hand-written thank you letters by hand. I think it is nice to take the time to write and address a letter to someone. That is kind of rare these days.

    lurve this pen. sadly, I write to those who never write back. maybe, this beautiful pen will change all that!

    Erin says:

    I have a growing collection of stationary and cards that I would love to send out to friends and family using a nice new pen!

    what a great give away!
    i have always been a big fan of the handwritten word…that being said, i find myself writing to three people on a fairly regular basis…my boyfriend of almost 6 years who just moved back to puerto rico for a while :'( . my best friend who lives in la and my grandmother who lives in philly.

    Maggie says:

    Being at college means being away from family and friends. This would be a wonderful way to keep in touch!

    Erin says:

    My Grandparents & Boyfriend: I write letters to my grandparents letting them know I’m thinking about them, and little love notes to my boyfriend who lives in a different city.

    Charmaine says:

    To my best friend 🙂

    Mei says:

    I write letters to my best friend, who lives literally at the opposite end of the country (she’s in Washington state and I’m in New York). We’ve been friends since Jr High and always send pages covered with ramblings, doodles, and song lyrics. She’s studying abroad next month in Chile and I would love to send her mountains of letters written with such a gorgeous pen!

    tamar says:

    I write letters to my sister and friends in England especially as I moved to Vancouver about 10 years ago and miss them. I also am aspiring to write letters to my children for them to read later if they like. thanks for the opportunity to win such a great pen!

    Amber K. says:

    My brother has been a U.S. Marine for a little less than a year. He will be going on a 9 month leave with the Navy. Our only communication will be through handwritten letters like when he was in boot camp. It would be amazing to be able to write to my younger brother with a pen dedicated to keeping in touch with him! This pen is beautiful and I am a pen snob, it would go everywhere with me!

    Heidi says:

    Wow! This pen is incredibly gorgeous.

    I write letters to my family and friends while they are visiting and traveling, and in homemade cards for every and any occasion!

    Lauren says:

    Oh my, what a gorgeous pen! I love the rose gold – so unique!

    I write hand-written thank you’s and of course cards and love notes to my guy 😉

    Tara says:

    I write notes of positivity to myself and others and would use it to journal, plan, and share the written word with those who I care for most! LOVE the pen! Scribble Scribble 🙂

    Rachel Carlin says:

    I write letters to those I love because nothing makes you feel more special than a handwritten note!

    Erin Marie says:

    Nothing says you appreciate a gift like a hand written thank you note!

    Leslie says:

    I would write letters to my friend across town, she is dedicated to bringing back the hand written letter and often sends me cute notes and cards that always make my day!

    Tori says:

    I write letters to my friends back in my hometown. Of course, we still text now and then, but there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned letter. Let’s keep this lost art alive!

    sharon says:

    oh MAN! i write love letters to everyone who lets me 🙂 i really like sending letters and will find any excuse to

    Laura says:

    The letter that changed my life forever was a postcard I found in a box on Decatur St. in New Orleans, thrown out with thousands of others with art by George Febres (really neat artist btw). I wrote it to a NOLA boy I met that same weekend and asked him to color the postcard and mail it back to me in Memphis, TN. He DID mail it back all colored in neon gel pen glory!! We continued our long-distance romance via snail mail many times over, and now, happily we are together in the same city for good! THE PEN IS LOVELY!!

    Brianna says:

    I write letters to the friends I left behind after my Peace Corps service ended…it only takes a couple months to get to them 😛

    Jayna says:

    I am not much of a writer, but am constantly taking notes and doodling in my sketchbooks! Great pens are the tools of great design!

    Maggie says:

    I write letters to my best friend, even though I see her pretty regularly, and I also write letters to me college friends who all live at least several hours away.

    Latrina says:

    Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. I journal, doodle, write love letters to my husband… As an artist, I have always been inspired by the simplicity of pen & paper. I’d be one happy girl if I could write letters with THAT. 🙂

    Christy Snowie says:

    Wow what a beauty! I would use it to bring back writing notes to my friends, perhaps surprising them by dropping them in their purse 🙂

    yilin says:

    oh my… this pen is gorgeous!!! would love to have one to continue my love & letter writings to my best friend/fiance, dearest girl friends near and far, and to my family overseas whom i miss dearly. (:

    korin A says:

    Ohh I wrote letters to my grandmother for years and years. Starting when I was about six. She passed away a couple of years ago and we found shoeboxes full of my letters to her . . . she kept every one. I didn’t keep them all, but I have quite a few and they still smell like her kitchen.

    ~k

    Georgie says:

    Hi there! I’m georgie from Sydney and i’m 16 and i still hand write thank you notes to my friend’s parents to thank them for having me stay at their homes (a lot of my friends are borders who live in the country). everyone says im so old fashioned but there is nothing i like better than receiving something in the mail! X

    Mari says:

    I love handwritten notes and send them as often as I can, but my grandmother is one person in particular who gets a lot of notes. 🙂

    Lynn says:

    I still write notes to my grandma. She loves them!

    Sarah says:

    I write letters to my twin sister while we’re on opposite coasts for college.

    Sinead says:

    I write letters to my dearest aunt!

    Alejandra says:

    I write looong letters to my sister who lives in a far away land… I miss her!
    Love this pen!!

    I always send hand-written thank you notes after birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. My mom, I mean Santa, still gives us girls a pack of pretty stationery in our stockings each year just to be sure!

    Claire says:

    I work 100 miles from home, my husband works at home. I get up every morning at 5 a.m. to make the commute and my husband is still asleep. Every weekday morning I write my husband a love note before I leave for work. Content can range from have a great day to chore reminders but always end with a very big I love you!

    ksv says:

    This is an amazing giveaway!

    I still have a very romanticized notion of the postal service, so, one of my good friends and I decided that we would not email or text one another-only hand written communication. We write to each other twice a week. We send each other news of life happenings, recipes, sewing tips, but it all has to be written. Sometimes I literally shriek when I open her letters and I am still standing at the mailbox (neighbors think I am crazy). It’s something only she and I do, and I LOVE it!

    Dana says:

    That is one flawless writing utensil!

    I studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I bonded with two sweetheart girls that have since married and moved to opposite coasts (east and west), and I am someplace in-between. We write each other letters and cards in the form of snail mail regularly, and let me tell you, nothing can turn my day around like opening the mailbox to find a handwritten gem inside.

    Erin says:

    Oooh love the pen!!! My husband and I write letters to each other. It’s a habit we developed when we were courting long-distance (Australia / NYC) and we have kept it up. Even though you may see somebody every day, it doesn’t mean you’re truly reflecting, communicating honestly or actually listening. Writing down the little things, and reading somebody else’s feelings is so special. But with a nice n’ proper pen it could be truly fabulous ;P

    Murielle says:

    That is a beautiful pen. It would definitely make any writing more fun! I write letters to my best friend back home in Colorado. I moved back to Canada after high school and it’s amazing how easy it is to find out who which friends truly valued you by the amount of effort the show by staying in contact. I will be moving again soon, to Europe this time, so I will definitely be writing more hand written letters. Specifically to my boyfriend and parents.

    Jen O'Connell says:

    Such a gorgeous pen.
    Believe it or not, I have a pen pal 🙂 He is a friend of my mom’s who gave me a generous gift when I was pregnant and I wrote him a lengthy thank-you note. He wrote a lengthy note back and our pen pal status was born 🙂

    Sasha says:

    When I was in college my roommate and I quit Facebook for a year in an attempt to bring letter-writing back. A few people responded to my mass email asking for addresses, and they all got a couple of letters, but in the end Facebook prevailed.
    That said, I’m still an avid “note” writer. I have blank cards and stamps all over my house, as well as in my glove box and at my office. I love sending out quick notes as I think of people, and a pen this gorgeous would make the note just that much sweeter. Great giveaway*

    Samantha says:

    This Parker pen is gorgeous! I usually save handwritten letters for thank yous to friends and family but this should inspire me to write just for the heck of it. And really, a hand written note is a very simple way to brighten anyone’s day.

    Brandy says:

    I send postcards and little treats to my girlfriends living in other states. Just to keep in touch, and brighten their day!
    <3 these pens!

    Emma says:

    This is a beautiful pen! I write letters to my little sister, from Nashville to California, because I don’t get to visit her often since I moved to college. She is one of the wittiest writers I know

    Megan says:

    I write letters to my best friend in Minnesota. It’s been the best way to stay connected…I realize I’m not great at keeping in touch by phone. This pretty pen would make letters all the bit sweeter. Thank you!

    Michelle says:

    Whenever I eat at a restaurant that gives postcards with the check, I always write the address of the person I’m dining with on it & stash it in a book or in my desk drawer somewhere. The next time I find it, I take it out & write a quick message on it. Sometimes, if it was an amazing meal I’ll talk about how memorable it was & that we should do it again. Usually people send postcards back, too, which is a lovely treat!

    Tiffany says:

    I write letters to my best gal pals in Omaha and Atlanta and to my Nana in British Columbia. A fancy pen would sure make those letters even more fun to write! Plus, I could show it off around the office.

    Shana says:

    My Granny, she appreciates a good hand written letter (and she doesn’t have an email account)!

    Hi Bri! I am a fashion illustrator and I am constantly writing notes and drawing doodles in my sketchbooks. I would LOVE to have this pen. (P.S. My maltipoo is named, Pearl. It is only fitting that I win the Parker Pearl/Rose Gold Pen 😉

    I would love to be considered. Thank you!!!

    Meryl says:

    I love to use nicer pens for letters and also little notes! I would write lots of nice post-its to my boyfriend and roommates… I like to leave them around the house to surprise them!

    Sarah Kovash says:

    A year ago I moved across the country and since then, my friends and I have written weekly letters to each other. I would love to be able to write pretty notes with a rose gold pen! I know my besties back home would love it!

    Deanna G. says:

    I write letters to my mom! 🙂

    Tiffany says:

    Wonderful Giveaway! I currently write in letters and cards to my best friend from college, a fellow designer and crafter.

    mary says:

    I write my grandmother.

    allison h. says:

    I love writing letters to my friend that lives in Germany. its so personal and meaningful. love this pen! stunning.

    Yehsong says:

    I write letters and cards to my parents in LA, my sister and cousin in NY and my bestie in SF. We’re cosmopolitan people, you see. 😉

    Colleen says:

    I always hand-write thank you notes or letters to anyone who presents me with a gift. They usually don’t expect anything in return, let alone a nice note via the mail a week later.

    katy. says:

    wow.
    this pen is amazing.
    i’s like to wear it around my neck as an accessory, or more like the show “ghostwriter”.. remember that show?
    when i was a kid, i would always be on the look out for a pen like that.
    my kid obsession started all over, and the love was back.

    ok,
    that’s not what you asked, right?

    my new years resolution this year is to pen more letter to my granddad..
    my boyfriend has the same one as well.

    in detail,
    our resolution has been to take monday nights to “unplug” (i feel like thats what people have been calling it..) more for us; to remember what is was like a little while back… maybe in college, when having a night off to just be, was way more gratifying.. and lovely.

    to read, actually sit down for dinner that’s not our couch with some cult following tv show on, and write to our grandparents.
    for many ways this is important to us.. and a bit of a selfish act, but we are both now left with only one grandparent, and we want to show them some much deserved love.

    can a pen help in that?
    yeah,
    i think it might.

    joy newell says:

    I met my best friend on Myspace (yikes!) back when I was 15 years old! We started sending letters back and forth and when I was 16 we finally met (she lives in Michigan and I live in California). We just saw each other recently again for the first time in 5 years and it was like no time had passed at all. She is truly a kindred spirit and 6 years later we still send each other letters back and forth with treats and goodies on holidays 🙂

    Lauren says:

    I write letter almost every day! I think letter writing is such an art–and what a treat to receive a heartfelt note! Love letters are my favorite to write, and I never pass up an opportunity to thank someone for a thoughtful gift!

    Haleigh Forbes says:

    Such a beautiful pen! I love writing to my Dad who lives 2,000 miles away and taught me to appreciate a beautiful writing utensil 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    Alanna Shea says:

    All of their pens are gorgeous, especially this one! When I was younger, my cousin and I wrote letters back and forth for years, and whenever I’m in a relationship I hand write letters and notes for my boyfriend. At the moment, most of my letters are directed to myself – inspiration, motivation and TO DO lists! With a pen like this, I’d definitely have to get back in the habit of writing to others as well!

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
    Hello love! I wanted to let you know I am an avid writer, I still write in a "diary" every single day. I am writing a book, most by hand and love having a pen and pad of paper on me at all times.. you never know when you might just feel inspired. I am a blogger, but how fun would it be to write your daily blogs by hand? dreaming i know.. but it would still be pretty amazing!

    Please Help me write more lovely letters to my best friend, who is thousands of miles away over seas, in the military. <3 save our soliders.. <3 Thanks again love!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Kjerste says:

    I write letters to my husband, and my family who lives 2000 miles away and miss dearly!

    Lauren says:

    I would send letters to my friend living in England. He always sends me beautiful letters and it’s time I return the honor. 🙂

    Ash says:

    I love writing letters to my high school bestie who is Swedish fashion designer living in Stockholm. I live in Vermont, so our time together is limited – but old fashion letters keep us connected! LOVE these pens. SWOON!

    stephanie says:

    i love writing notes to my best girlfriends, and now, my boyfriend. heart –> pen –> heart

    i love writing little notes or big long letters in cards for my boyfriend to take with him when he goes on the road every week. he’s a truck driver so he’s gone a lot during the week and i love letting him know i miss him like crazy!

    nicolle says:

    i love writing letters to my grandparents. they are wonderful and lovely and worthy of a little more time and intention than an email or text message.
    can’t wait to use this pen!!! <3

    I write little love notes and thank you notes to my boyfriend, friends and family. I also personally write thank you notes to customers that purchase my products. Besides that I enjoy writing positive notes to myself whether its my dreams, goals or positive quotes!

    Sara says:

    My handwriting is constantly hovering between the lines of cursive and print. My indecisive handwritten notes usually get delivered to myself in the form of daily to-do lists.

    Amanda O. says:

    I love a great pen. I write letters to my mother, and am constantly writing lists and notes to myself

    Cheylynne says:

    I write handwritten letters to my boyfriend Jason, telling him I appreciate all the support he gives me, my dreams and aspirations. He makes me believe I can do anything.

    Cassandra says:

    My boyfriend has to work out of town pretty often and for extended periods of time. Every time he goes out of town I write him a love note, and he supposedly never opens the letter until he has reached his destination (I’m pretty convinced he just can’t wait to read it and opens it the minute he walks out the door). He feels that it gives him something to go back to at the end of a hard day, or when I’m still working and we don’t get to talk on the phone and text messages have gotten really old. I also hand-write complaint letters, but that’s not nearly as sexy.

    Andrea Wang says:

    Little notes to be tucked in loved ones’ coat and worn jean pockets. Letters to my grandmum and two younger sisters.

    Nicole Rogers says:

    I love writting letters to my grandma!

    anne banks says:

    i am forever jotting down notes to friends, family, etc. sometimes i leave notes on my friends’ cars if i want to say a quick hello. recently, my boyfriend’s 13 year old sister has requested we write back and forth as pen pals, even though i see her regularly. it’s absolutely adorable.

    jamie y. says:

    i write letters to my grandmother who is 90 years young and lives by herself a couple of hours away from me. She mentioned one time how she loved receiving mail so I send her little notes and illustrations every month. She said it is such a treat and gets excited every time she receives one of my love notes.

    bethany says:

    my husband + i have committed to continue writing real letters to one another, even now that we’re married, because the letters we’ve written to each other while dating/engaged are some of both of our most treasured possessions! i love this parker pen + rose gold is my fave. thanks!

    Lesley says:

    Thank you notes. I write them often. Email doesn’t count, and the joy of receiving a handwritten note in the mail can’t be underestimated.

    I write hand written notes to my 2 yr old son in a journal. And his name is Parker 🙂

    Claire says:

    I would write to my grandmother that lives in Ireland, we’ve written back and forth for years and even though her arthritis has gotten really bad, she still sends me a letter once a month.

    Abbey says:

    I actually ADORE writing thank you notes! It takes me a while because I never like to start them but once I do I take my time and try to write a note that I would want to receive and keep- full of thank-yous but also news and gossip. This pen looks superb!

    Kumiko says:

    My grandmother lives in Japan and since she doesn’t email I write to her to keep in touch.

    Meredith says:

    I would send my best friend Emily, whom moves around frequently being a nanny, beautiful hand-written notes on my hand-pressed stationary. She’s one of the few that appreciate those sentiments, and I would love to have this pen to write with!

    Courtney K says:

    I’d send letters to all my friends and family back on the east coast. What a beautiful pen!

    Cristina J says:

    I like to write to my dad and my brother. My brother travels alot, so he will send me surprise letters when he goes somewhere neat. My dad writes me letters to tell me he’s proud of me. I keep them in a box in my nightstand. I write them letters back so they can keep them and look back at them.

    I write letters to myself in my journal every day and I still write love letters to my sweetums.

    I’d write a love letter to this pen…

    Meg says:

    My husband serves in the army and is currently stationed in South Korea, and has been since last April. Writing him weekly letters is one of the things that helps us remain close, despite such a long distance between us. The art of letter writing keeps our love strong.

    Margaret says:

    Oh my goodness I loooove this pen! I have loved handwriting for as long as I can remember and have always worked on it. I always received praise on how my math homework was written even though my answers were often wrong. I write weekly letters to my grandmother, short love notes to my husband, and grocery lists to myself. This pen would be cherished and lovingly used!

    cara says:

    I write to family members and friends, especially while traveling. It seems like there’s a picture in every travel album of me sitting alone, filling out a stack of postcards… I even keep an old analog address book in my bag for the odd internet-less phone-less moment! Probably annoying to traveling companions, but who doesn’t love mail?

    Speaking of pens adapting to your writing, I had a professor tell me once that it was extremely awkward for someone if you ask to borrow their pen – because you can alter the way it writes if you use a different amount of pressure than the owner. She told me I should be extremely flattered if someone handed me their fountain! Noted, professor, noted.

    Vanessa says:

    I write letters to two of my closest girl friends. I miss them a lot, and want to make sure they know I’m thinking of them.

    Jo Sue says:

    I would write letters to my husband cos that was a huge part of our courtship. We lived across the ocean from each other and we used to wait for our mails eagerly. I think handwritten letters are so romantic!

    bvbabybv at gmail dot com

    Trisina says:

    I write letters to my grandmother. She lives part of the year in Utah and the other part in Arizona. I live in North Carolina and don’t get to go home much; last Christmas was the first I had spent away from my family. Feeling partly nostalgic for a more tactile time and partly homesick, I asked my grandma to be my pen pal. I hope the next letter I write to her will be with the beautiful pen from Parker.

    ashleyj says:

    I never realized how much I need a fancy pen until now! I’m pen pals with my best friend from high school. We both like getting mail, so its fun to jot down a quick note & mail it.

    I would write letters to my Poppa in assisted living, and also my mom! There is something about a handwritten note that I just love – I hope it never gets truly replaced by email!

    Erin says:

    AH! Pens are one of my favorite office accessories! I actually handwrite cards and letters all the time. Especially to my grandmother in Canada. I know they mean as much to her as they do to me.

    Courtney says:

    What pretty pens! I usually write letters to my best friend who moved away.

    Kate says:

    I have been creating wedding invitations for our event clients – I would use this beautiful Parker pen to write congratulations/thank you notes for having us be a part of their special day!

    Alyssa says:

    I’m so lucky to still have all of my grandparents around but unfortunately I don’t get to see them nearly as much as I would like. My grandmother and I both love finding and collecting handmade cards (letterpress, painted, etc.). Luckily our collections can be shared and put to use when we write each other. We could easily email or pick up the phone but there is something so charming about handwriting what you want to say to someone in the time of technology. Not only do I love the novelty but we both have beautiful reminders of how much we love each other.

    I have a great stack of handmade cards by my local letterpress shop sitting at my desk

    Alyssa says:

    I’m so lucky to still have all of my grandparents around but unfortunately I don’t get to see them nearly as much as I would like. My grandmother and I both love finding and collecting handmade cards (letterpress, painted, etc.). Luckily our collections can be shared and put to use when we write each other. We could easily email or pick up the phone but there is something so charming about handwriting what you want to say to someone in the time of technology. Not only do I love the novelty but we both have beautiful reminders of how much we love each other.

    Sidney says:

    Beautiful pens – yowsa! Falls perfectly in line with my deco obsession. I write letters to my two sisters. I used to write them letters when we were little and lived under the same roof – I was always up to date on the most creative and advanced folding techniques. Now, one lives far away and one lives close, but I still write to them from time to time. I like to make envelopes out of unusual things and write all over them in a variety of colors – that way even the mailmen get a kick out of it 🙂

    Michele P says:

    random notes to my daughter, cards and thoughtful verses to my mom, a letter or two to a friend who lives far away that likes to get mail… gorgeous pens for keeping the letter alive…

    I write letters to myself! Whether they’re notes for the day, letters to my future self, or little reminds to leave around the house, I love writing to myself as a reminder to get things done but also take it easy.

    Sara says:

    Ohhh, who wouldn’t I leave little notes for? My roommates, boyfriend, coworkers, family, friends…I’m a big fan of snail mail 🙂

    Vanessa says:

    For the last 9 months, I’ve been writing letters to my boyfriend while I’m bored at work. I put hearts atop every letter “i”, sign my name beautifully, fold the letter up perfectly, get up from my desk, walk 10 yards, and hand it to him.

    We work together. The notes are on company Post-Its. It’s very romantic.

    Emily says:

    i always handwrite letters to my grandma and grandpa who live in taiwan! would love to use this pen to write to them!

    Molly Moon says:

    I always wrote letters to various people when I was a little girl. Mostly people that I would meet at summer camp, but also my family when I was at camp. I loved to try and change up my handwriting slightly with every letter…how weird! What a lovely giveaway!

    Christina says:

    I write letters to my Grandparents. I think it’s important to keep in touch that way as well, it makes them so happy. Thanks for the chance!

    Angie says:

    I love a good pen! I still handwrite letters to my best friend and college roommate. There’s something special and fun about receiving a letter in the mail.

    My roommates and I write silly post it notes back and forth to each other. I write letters to my boyfriend of almost a year and a half. I’m at college so I also have a few penpals from home and blogger friend penpals!

    Sasha says:

    I write letters to my 4 year old daughter. I write letters to her so that when she grows up she will be able to read the letters on the special occasions of her life.

    Emily L says:

    i handwrite letters to my dear piano teacher (she doesn’t use email) and sometimes to my boyfriend 🙂

    Kristen says:

    I used to have pen pals in elementary school that I would write to every month. I still keep in touch too, just email and facebook instead!

    becky L says:

    valentine’s day is my favorite holiday and it is a yearly tradition of mine to make cards & pen handwritten notes for my best girlfriends– to remind them that they are entirely lovable!

    Andrea says:

    I write letters and postcards ever since. I just love to write and receiving postcards from my friends, it is so exciting! I just love it!

    Fingers crossed! 🙂

    Rolanda says:

    I love to write handwritten notes or thank you cards. When people receive them they are more appreciative that you took the time to write to them and cherish the note.

    Amy says:

    This pen is beautiful!! I love writing and sending cards to my childhood and college friends – all the people I miss and can no longer see in person on an everyday basis. Snail mail is a wonderful thing.

    Becky says:

    My friend Noor really likes to be ‘penpals’ with her friends, even if they live close by. She’d be my first choice to send a letter to!

    Lucy says:

    Ohhh I’ve always wanted a parker pen. My best friend lives all the way in Australia (I’m in the states) and I’d love to write her more letters, making her jealous of my wonderful pen 🙂

    Brooke says:

    I’m write letters to reconnect with friends from college and high school that have moved halfway across the country–and in some cases, halfway across the planet. It’s so much more intimate than email; you share different stories in a different way. It’s not the same as a conversation, but the waiting makes it special and there’s no better feeling than getting a real letter in the post.

    Jaileen says:

    I always gave my love ones handwritten letters for xmast and bdays i just feel it makes the letter personal and unique.

    Andrea says:

    To my sister who is serving her country in the foreign service. She is currently posted in Bulgaria.

    Danielle says:

    I leave for work first so I’m always writing little illustrated love notes for my boyfriend to find in the mornings. This gorgeous pen would be perfect!

    michelle schumaker says:

    I write letters to all my friends! In fact, I have a stationery drawer and a little bit of a pen fetish. Who doesn’t like receiving mail? Writing letters is a dying form of communication and it’s such a shame. The right pen is a must for a well written letter!

    HK says:

    I leave lots of little notes to my husband, and keep a handwritten journal full of scribble.

    Blakely G says:

    Who doesn’t love a good pen?! I’d write to my momma on polka dot paper. delightful!

    I have an unhealthy obsession for a good pen. I’d write handwriting letters to clients, as well as sending out cards to touch up with old friends.

    Beth says:

    I writes notes to my grandparents and sometimes to my husband if he’s lucky!

    Christina says:

    I write long letters to my college roommate who now lives in Japan. Its our fun way of staying in touch.

    Lauren says:

    I would write letters to my best friends who went to other colleges than I – just because who can resist excitement when you get an envelope personally addressed to you.

    i write thank you notes by hand to my mom and in-laws 🙂 this pen is a beaut!

    Lillian says:

    This is a wonderful giveaway! I write letters to my grandmother, who loves getting mail!

    Beth Sparkman says:

    Well the latest letters I wrote were for a photo shoot of a book cover. The story involved an old woman who had written letters to God her whole life and stashed them away in 100+ boxes. They were found by a young woman who had been given the task of cleaning out the house. Since I am the designer for the cover I hand wrote 30-40 letters on different papers, to lay around the floor by the model. It was fun!

    I always hand write letters and cards to family and friends, especially to my grand children. I want them to sense that I took the time and love not to just type an e-mail!
    Beth

    Hallie says:

    How beautiful! I’m loving writing little notes to my new son (3 months next week). It’s great writing down our adventures and his milestones!

    Oh la la..I love me some rose gold anything! I moved from wisconsin to north carolina almost two years by myself…I didn’t know a soul in the state or surrounding states. Needless to say I call a lot of people and skype like crazy..but the one person I write letters to is my 88 year old grandmother. It is so meaningful to hand write letters these days because of how much technology has grown. Especially to someone who doesn’t have the current technology that we do to stay in touch (she has a landline and couldn’t turn on a computer). Long story short, I think she appreciates it more than anything that she gets these snail mail letters from her crazy granddaughter who just randomly moved away to do graphic design. She is my pen pal and I am hers, and I enjoy it more than anything…and am more than willing to take time out of my crazy schedule to do so.

    Gabbie A says:

    There is something about unfolding middle school letters and laughing until you cry at the issues you once found paralyzing. After finding an old box of teenage trinkets, and spending hours in a glow of nostalgia, I started writing myself letters and notes to read at some point in the future. From novels about the grey transition from young adult to professional, or from more personal perspectives as a daughter and a sister, I feel inspired when I read where I was as I appreciate where I am.

    Words are so powerful, even in the simplest forms. Everyone should try this, it will make your heart smile 🙂

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    Katy says:

    This giveaway is neat – I’m really interested in how the pens adapt to your writing!

    I send notes to my friends who are spread across the country. I hate that they’re not near, but sending them little notes is a great way to keep close through the years.

    Tom says:

    I still write letters to my wife, a practice which started during our long distance (transatlantic) relationship, and has not stopped in the 5 years since we have been married and living together. While my notes are usually scrappily scrawled, she has the best penmanship of anybody I have ever known, and can make even the cheapest plastic pen sing with just a single word. I would love to see what she can do with such a beautiful and magnificent pen as this Parker. Thank you!

    Haley Doolittle says:

    I write letters to lots of people! First and foremost is my boyfriend. I live in NC and he lives in the UK. Although daily skype dates are a necessity for us, it’s still nice to get something in the mail. It’s like having a little piece of him with me. And he always pins up my letters on his bulletin board. I also have a brother and soon to be sister-in-law in Minnesota!

    Joelle says:

    In this digital age, I think we all can still appreciate good, old-fashioned snail mail. I love penning thank you notes and cards just to say hi to friends and family. And since I live in Washington, DC but my family is on the West Coast in the other Washington, it’s fun to drop a handwritten note in the mail to show them I’m still thinking of them, across the miles. Plus, I recently lost my job so in the coming weeks, I will definitely be handwriting many thank you notes to follow up interviews. p.s. Can I just say how I love, love, love rose gold?! 🙂

    Christa M says:

    Oh, how I adore this giveaway! I love pens and a good fountain pen is heaven to me. I would write letters, long and short, to my bestie in Montreal and tuck little notes of encouragement and “just because”s in hidden spots for my nieces and nephews to find when they least expect.

    Melody H says:

    Oh, how obsessed I am with this pen/giveaway! My sister works for a well-known stationary company, so I’m never short of some beautiful cards to write on (not to mention I live walking distance to Urbanic in Venice, CA – guess where my paycheck goes?!). I write notes to my sister, who lives across the country, to my grandmother, who cherishes hand-written letters over e-mails or text messages, and to my best friend, who lives in San Francisco and feels most loved when receiving a piece of snail-mail. Hand written notes and letters give a unique opportunity to engage the dwindling art form of beautiful handwriting!

    Nina R says:

    My sister just moved across the country and I miss her dearly, so I’m writing lots of long, rambling letters to her. this pen would make them that much lovelier.

    Jess says:

    I write letters to my 94 year old grandmother. I have called her Gramcracker since I was a kid. When I moved away, 9 years ago, to go to college, 4 states away, of course she wasn’t going to buy a laptop or get an email address at the age of 85. So we write back and forth. The last letter I received from her was two days ago. She enclosed a clipping of my high school best friend’s successful new job opportunity. And sometimes she sends me dirty jokes that the neighbor man gives her. She’s a kook but i can’t help but love her.

    dana says:

    when i lived in las vegas during college i mentored an amazing little girl in the big brother big sister program. she still lives there but i moved to seattle for a grown up job. we send snail mail ALL the time. how much fun is it to be surprised with a handwritten note?! so much fun! 🙂

    Kaydee says:

    My mom loves writing notes on everything: newspaper, magazines, her hand, me, our dog, oh, and regular paper too! 🙂

    Alicia says:

    I don’t really write letters, but I do send birthday cards to friends and family. If I won this pen I would be inspired to actually write letters:)

    Dee says:

    I’m not really a writer .. But my mother is .. I would love to be able to regift this pen to her .. Ever since I’ve moved out, at least once every 1-2 months there’d be a hand written note/letter/postcard from her .. Funny thing is she’s only a half hour away and I do see her, my dad and the rest of my family quite often .. Its just an extra way to show she’s thinking of me, I guess .. #2yrsonmyown #lovemymommy

    Larissa U. says:

    In 1988, my parents and my brother and I left England to live in Texas. It wasn’t my decision to move, and though I love it here now, I was devastated to be leaving my family and friends behind. I spent my first year in the corner of my college library, head down, writing rants to my best friend and epistles to my grandparents. Years have gone by and I have changed and so have my feelings about living in the US, and while some of my communication does now take place via electronic media, I still write letters to my best friend (who, because of those letters, is still my best friend), and as a result each of us has a 20 year long chronicle of the other’s life in her possession. My best friend is getting married in September and I intend to take some of her letters along with me to her wedding so that she and I can laugh and reminisce over our adventures and misadventures over the years…the years when we have been so far apart and yet no farther apart than a stamp and an envelope.

    sam says:

    I love to send out letters to anyone I think might be cheered up by it but I mostly write love letters to my boyfriend.
    I love the art of finding important things to say in a world where everything unimportant can be instantly shouted at anyone with a phone or internet access.
    There are few things more romantic than a well made pen and nice paper.

    Erica says:

    I hand design cards for friends that are scattered across the states and soon further around the world. Of course a hand written letter gets stuffed in because cards never have enough room. Life gets hectic it’s my favorite labor of love.

    tina says:

    i write ’em to faraway family and friends!

    Jessica says:

    I recently moved across the country, so I like to write letters to my close friends who I miss! Writing a note by hand is so nice… not to mention it’s an excuse to make a nice card. Plus, my boyfriend is always yelling at me for stealing his pens. 😉

    Rachel says:

    I only hand write to one person and that’s my good friend all the way in CA…we decided that hand letter writing was a dying art that needed saving. I must say getting snail mail these days has almost become like Christmas! Especially when you get something handwritten and personal! Beautiful pen; love the giveaway!

    Janet says:

    I write to friends who have put their lives on hold for two years while they serve missions far away from home.

    Phyl says:

    Doodle-ing a note off to my sweetheart husband of 33 years! Oh… those days of pining away and the anticipation of whether the mailman would have a letter for me. Those were the days.

    Krista says:

    I still write handwritten letters to my husband. We dated long distance for years and I always wrote him love letters then and I still like to tuck them in various places for him to find to remind him that he’s loved now.

    He even gave me an awesome book of lost love letters that I treasure as a gift once because of this!

    I also still like to hand write letters and send little drawings and perk up packages to my friends and family since they live on the other side of the continent from me! It helps to keep us feeling connected in a more visceral way than technology does. There’s nothing like opening the mailbox and finding good, i.e. non junk or bill, mail!

    Kisses,
    K

    http://k-is-for-kismet.blogspot.com

    ComfiA says:

    i write letters to my aunt, grandma, and uncle in austria. i also write my best friend in Norfolk Virginia.

    megan says:

    rose gold is STUNNING. i’d love to use this pen to write my wedding thank you notes, and to keep up correspondence with an overseas friend.

    Piia says:

    I write letters to my grandmother, who lives far away. We only meet twice a year, she’s 83, she writes me poems!

    Dale says:

    I love the Sonnet pen! I would write a letter to my sweet mom.

    Mallory says:

    My 88-year-old Grandmother and I started writing snail mail when I went to college in 2007. I was studying to become a journalist, so she’d always send back letters with copy-edits and errors I made in the last (it was in good humor). I never made the same mistake twice. I always make sure to write her at least twice a month. That’s why I would love to have this pen.

    Lauren M. says:

    Beautiful pen!

    I write thank you notes to my customers each time I pack an order. I also left little handwritten love notes for my husband on Valentine’s Day around the house, in his car and in his lunch bag, so he received them all throughout the day.

    Margaret says:

    This pen is absolutely gorgeous! I want to write by hand more and more. I always write thank you notes by hand, and I’m trying to make one of my friends a pen pal just by continuing to send her letters, hoping she will reply with letters too.

    Errol o'falahee says:

    I write my pen pal of over a dozen years. Although our correspondence is less frequent now, yearly letters, I enjoy the connection. Another fun thing is we always call each other Miss in the letters, a dear Miss Errol makes my day.

    kat says:

    thank you notes to anyone to show my real appreciation

    KM says:

    I want to win this for my sweet boyfriend Blake. He loves sketching in ink and he always hand writes me the sweetest notes and cards. I love being able to keep all of my little notes from him. The fact that he hand writes them and decorates them with little sketches make them so personal and special. He would absolutely love this pen! Especially with the adorable little arrow on it.

    Shin says:

    I have this special friend that we know each other and “like” each other for 14 years now…but for some odd reason, we just can’t be together~ (we’ve tried, but didnt work out..) We use to write notes for each other during classes when we were in middle school, until now, we still write letters to each other 🙂

    Jenn says:

    My grandmother and I write each other. I love to receive packages and letters from her, and she always looks forward to thank you cards and updates by mail too.

    Raegan says:

    I love to write letters to my friends. Just out of the blue and completely random. Sometimes they just say “Hello, how are you today? Remember I love you” but usually they are pages long, talking about the most ridiculous things. Every once in a while they don’t even include real “writing.” It is just a page full of doodles and quotes from our favorite books and movies. It is so great when I go to their houses and see the letters pinned on their walls.

    clara says:

    Love to hand-write things. Thank you notes and post cards to friends, family, and co-workers 🙂

    Elysse says:

    With this beautiful pen, I would write to my mom. This is my first year away from home and I miss my entire family. Writing a letter is so much more meaningful than a phone call or a text. I talk to her and my family often, but it would be great to take the time and write a few more letters.

    Brandy says:

    I write love letters to my husband, but I write letters long-hand to anyone I can. I love stationary and this pen would be a perfect complement.

    Stephanie says:

    Such a beauty! I leave my hubby little notes during the week.

    kelli says:

    to my husband. not a romantic, but would write one with a really nice pen 🙂

    Lorelei says:

    I’ve written plenty of letters to boys who weren’t worth it as well, but I’m marrying one who is totally worth it and I would love to use this pen to write him love letters whenever he goes on business trips and simple love notes for just around our new home. I would also use it to write my vows and a note to him on our wedding day.

    Sarah says:

    These are beautiful. I’d love to write letters to my daughter for her to read when she’s all grown up. Every time I write a letter by hand, I’m always dissapointed at how bad my handwriting has gotten. I’d be a lot more inclined to practice if I had a beautiful parker pen!

    grace says:

    i write cards and postcards to my mum

    Emily T says:

    I write long notes in birthday cards to my friends and family near and far. It’s too easy these days to text or Facebook a birthday message, but an old fashioned, hand-written note is just a little reminder that some ismworth taking a little extra time.

    Brooke Miller says:

    This summer I gained a best friend and a sister. She was an exchange camp counselor at the summer camp I work at. While others of the exchange counselors came in groups she packed up from Israel and came to my little summer camp in Salt Lake City, Utah by herself. Needless to say, we became like sisters and were inseparable. In fall she moved back to Israel and we try to stay in contact. We try to talk as much as we can but I would love to write letters to her with this beautiful pen. There isn’t a better, or more heartfelt way we could keep our friendship alive 🙂

    Dana G. says:

    I’ve been writing letters to my young niece that I plan to give her when she graduates high school. I want her to always know how special she is and how much I love her.

    And I love love love rose gold so this pen would be a dream.

    Lori says:

    I write little letters to my daughter and to my students. Beautiful giveaway!
    ~Lori

    Amy says:

    Gorgeous pens! I love to write letters and notes. I leave them for my daughter all the time. My bestie and I always find the best excuses to send each other cards with notes about how special we are to each other. She always doodles on the envelope and it makes me so happy.

    Gabrielle says:

    My friend and I write each other letters in calligraphy pens. A hand written letter from the heart can make anyones day, in my opinion.

    Karen Lee says:

    I’m getting married this year and it’s all about the intimate moments. I want everything to be touched by us so our guests have a strong connection with us as we journey through the wedding process. This has meant a lot of hand written invitations, place settings, and thank you notes to come and using that perfect pen is always key for me. It has to feel right when gliding over the paper.

    Beth says:

    I love writing postcards and notes to my lady friends! We are scattered all over the country, so a little unexpected note in the mailbox makes us feel closer. Sometimes, I even send postcards to myself after a defining experience in any one place, to remind myself down the road exactly how I felt in that moment.

    amanda says:

    this pen is great. id use it to write some snail mail to my best friend

    Grace says:

    I write letters to my special someone by hand 🙂

    Megan says:

    My best friend and I still write notes to each other! We’ve been doing it since middle school when we met. 15 yrs and counting!!

    I LOVE this pen so much!!

    I still write letters to my best friend, who lives across the country in Seattle while I’m in NYC (we only ever had 1 year of college in the same place – for the past 10 years we’ve lived thousands of miles apart, sadly!) – and I actually have a card in a package waiting to be mailed to her.

    Allison Bitterman says:

    I ADORE Parker pens. My fiancé and I write letter to each other on every holiday (Valentine’s, Christmas, New Years, Anniversaries, Birthdays, etc!). She loves fancy pens and I am always looking to invest in a new one for her, especially since we are getting married in September on a teensy, tiny budget, so I would be eternally grateful to win the pen!!! ~Allison

    leia says:

    I love making friends through the internet and writing them letters! I have a friend in CT and another in PA whom I’d write verbose letters about my day and paint my current nail polish colours and send polaroids to! While in bored in class, so it would look like I’m taking notes, I’d draw them doodles of my teacher (because it enforces the note-taking charade with lots of eye contact!). Now that I live in NYC (so I’m closer to them) we visit each other more, but I still love to write them letters every once a while.

    Maiya says:

    Wow this is a beautiful pen. I would write letters to my best friend who lives across the country. I would also take lots of notes in class!

    Meg G says:

    My Nana taught me the importance of writing thank-you notes and love you letters at a very young age. We’ve been penpals for almost twenty years and I still send her a letter every month which she reads with the help of a magnfiying class or my Dad (she’s 86!). She’s no longer able to write back, but, Parker pen or not, I’ll keep on sending her snail mail!

    Ashley K says:

    I hand make and write all of my cards for birthdays and christmas, so this would be AMAZING to use.

    Right now I am also writing letters to my best friend because she lives far away and it’s just kind of nice to have a pen-pal relationship with her 🙂

    Nnenna says:

    This is such a beautiful pen! I still write letters to my pen pals in the Correspondence Club- a small pen pal group I’ve organized through my blog. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    Crystal says:

    Cheesy, but true- I write most frequently to my fiance, even though we live in the same city.

    Diana says:

    This a beautiful pen! I write a lot of letters to myself – notes, but there’s also the occasional love letter to my boyfriend. 🙂 Thanks for this opportunity!

    Mary Young says:

    I write letters to my close friends who live in different cities, reminding them how much they mean to me with the hope to brighten their week. I think there is something so special about hand written letters that can’t be replicated via email or text.

    Katherine Vandertulip says:

    I write letters just about to everyone… penmanship is a lost art. By trying to write a hand written note everyday I hope that I am improving my penmanship and maybe making someone’s day a bit happier by receiving a little snail mail.

    Milan Lee says:

    What a great interview!

    I like to leave letters for my husband when either of us go out of town for a bit. We started our relationship long distance, and used to send letters — real letters in the post! — to each other. I still have them to this day, the cute things we’d say in our dating stage always makes me smile.

    Rachel says:

    I love to write letters to my future self.

    Dora Peterson says:

    One of my best friends is in Australia and I love writing her handwritten letters! There is just something special about getting a handwritten letter.

    Kari says:

    I send hand written notes to my boyfriend who is working out of town.

    Seiry says:

    My father and I live on opposite sides of the coast. It’s been really hard on him with such a huge distance between us especially since he is living alone after the death of my mom and brother. I write him a letter every month as well as call him by phone. I usually have to write him in print since he still says he can’t read my cursive handwriting. LO

    jess says:

    I send handwritten notes to anyone I can – my mom, sister, multiple cousins, boyfriend (who I live with – he laughs that I send him letters!), and all my friends dispersed across the US!

    Ginger says:

    This is beyond gorgeous… a proper pen to write letters to my Mamaw.

    MH says:

    I have been writing to my friend Mie in Japan. We met while she was a foreign exchange student at the community college we attended years ago. Once she was done, she went back home to Japan. I needed her assistance to help me get in touch with my relatives in Japan. Since my mother died, she was the only one who kept in contact with them. I really don’t know anything about that side of my family. Mie was able to find them in Hokkaido and they remember us. So, Mie is going to help me translate so I can write to them and send them mementos of my mother and our family. ^_^

    kerith says:

    i write letters to a boy that is totally worth it (+pretty to look at)…..and to my grandma’s friends….and to a young girl that lives on an island in alaska.

    Sam says:

    I write notes from New York to my grandmother in California. She has the most beautiful handwriting, but it always takes me twice as long to read her letters – probably why I appreciate receiving them even more. I can remember as a little girl trying to emulate her cursive and it just looking like chicken scratch.

    Emily says:

    I write to dear friends studying abroad/at other universities, my grandparents back in Michigan, and my host family back in Dakar, for it is far easier and more meaningful to write letters than try and navigate time differences for phone calls! I always love letters, for I can reread them whenever I am feeling a little lonely/homesick.

    Cecile says:

    I enjoy writing handwritten letters to my 3 little nephews. They are all age 10 & under, & I’d like them to know the pleasure of getting an actually letter via snail mail. Just ‘cuz they were born in the technological wonder age, I wouldn’t want them to miss out on old school delights!

    Cathy says:

    I write letters and cards for my friends, choosing to use a good pen with a great ink flow. Handwritten (and made) cards are always the best to receive in snail mail.

    Matty says:

    I right letters and poems to my girlfriend, and letters to my family around the world. I also do use email as a means of communication, but feel that every now and then we need to write some letters or it will eventually be a lost method of communication. Mailing letters holds a rich meaning and shows compassion and thought to the receiver and a lot of my elder family members r too old to know how to use emails, so this makes letters a very important means of communication.

    Michelle says:

    I often write my friends all around the world, especially in Paris. When I went to college I lived in the International Living Center and all of my friends were from different walks of life. I can’t visit them regularly, so I browse all around the city of SF (where I live) and find unique cards to send to my friends and use my personal wax stamp to seal the envelope. Now all I need is a fancy pen to sign my name at the bottom.

    XO Michelle

    Valentina says:

    Since I moved to the US from Chile my grandmother and I have become pen pals. Whenever I receive one from her it is like getting a piece of home back. After 8 years we still write to each other at least once a month!

    BRianna says:

    What a gorgeous pen. I have long been a letter-writer. Most of my college friends live away from me, so I would write their letters with that lovely sucker.

    Shannon says:

    I write hand written letters to my grandmother. She has so many wonderful stories to share and she is full of advice for any problem i run into. I can always count on her to be there for me. I look forward to getting her letters just as much as I look forward to writing her letters.

    jordan key says:

    I write letters to my grandma that lives in Texas. I don’t live too far away but I don’t get to see her very often. I am a student studying graphic design and that takes over my life. I try to see her when I can and when I can’t I write her letters. These special conversations would be even more awesome if they were written with the snazzy pen! I could feel oh so wondrous with that pen in my hand and it would look so cute on my desk!

    Hariharan says:

    Its been 16 years since i wrote to my pen friends. I have restarted letter writing to my 4 yr old nephew.

    maddie says:

    I want to keep writing letters to my grandma. I’m in my fourth semester at college and for the first two we wrote back and forth a lot. We don’t much, now, and I’d like to fix that.

    Bhuvana says:

    I write letter to my best friend on her birthday!

    Koofle says:

    I write letters to friends from all around the world, friends I know in person, and friends I have yet to meet.

    Aamena Ansari says:

    I write letters to anyone who gives me inspiration, an ear, or I’ll write one just because!

    Cate says:

    I write thank you letters the most. I also will send out hand written invitations to parties from time to time. Really makes it feel like a special event (I always say the invitation sets the mood for the party).

    Sarah says:

    This pen inspires me to finish writing entries in my daughter’s baby book!

    Marje says:

    I write letters to my family and dear friends. Letters are the original form of “social media” and a lovely, intimate way to share thoughts between friends. Typing does not convey the same sense of closeness that handwriting does, and for me, will not replace letters, ever.

    Jenna says:

    I occasionally write random notes to my friends, because it’s always fun to get something that isn’t junk mail!

    candice says:

    in junior high, my friend and i used to write letters to each other in fun little notebooks and then leave them in each other’s lockers (we would give boys we had crushes on code names just in case an outsider got hold of it :). it was always exciting to find the notebook in your locker between classes and respond during your next class (we were such rebels!). now that we live in different parts of the country, a couple years ago we decided to restart our notebook days and now we mail the notebook back and forth. much slower than email, but it is still exciting to see the notebook in your mailbox and to take the time to sit down with a cup of tea and write a nice long letter back.

    WL says:

    i write letters to heaven.

    alison says:

    The best letters I have written are the ones intended only for the eyes of my future self. There is something about putting pen to paper that feels like a serious declaration. What was once dire and dramatic is now hilarious, and what was painful is now softened. Nostalgia is the best bittersweet.

    RosaLovesDC says:

    I love to write letters to my husband. It’s a great way to say I love you specially when he gets them in the mail.

    Biz Homik says:

    I’d write letters to my grandmother, my friends that moved away, and notes for my husband’s lunch that he takes to work.

    Lillian-Marie says:

    I started writing letters as a young child at sleep-away camp and never stopped. I have a handful of friends that I communicate with strictly through snail mail. So much of the stuff you find in your mailbox is complete junk. Nothing makes me smile more than finding a message from someone written by hand with a REAL stamp. I also write notes to my boyfriend and slip them inside random pages of the books he is reading to find later. I’m very particular about the pens and paper I write with, and this one looks like magic.

    Heidi says:

    Wow what a beauty! Perfect for writing letters to friends! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

    Aya says:

    I think writing letters is a lost form of communication. With people lost in bills and coupons they don’t feel the need to right to someone special. My Grandma always talks about how special it is to get letters from people. She is secluded and i find her lonely. When i heard this i took it upon myself to send her a special letter every so often.

    SC says:

    I grew up writing pen pals and passing notes in school and still love sending my loved one letters, notes, cards all year long! ❤

    Ben says:

    I write letters to people I need to thank sincerely! When was the last time you were surprised with an nice hand-written letter in the mail? Exactly! Everyone needs a nice pen to write more so please pick me!!

    Stephanie says:

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