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Growing Support For Get Britain Writing Campaign

Associations back 2014 National Stationery Week

The Greeting Card Association, National Handwriting Association and Writing Instruments Association (part of the BOSS Federation) are partnering with National Stationery Week to encourage more people to put pen to paper and not just text or use email, Facebook and Twitter.

National Stationery Week is organised by the London Stationery Show and is sponsored by Faber-Castell, Letts Filofax, Post-it, Sheaffer and Zebra Pen. It runs from Monday 31 March - Sunday 6 April.

“The Greeting Card Association is delighted to support this important campaign” says Sharon Little, Chief Executive of the GCA.  “It has been proven that handwriting is important in child development and helps with thoughts and ideas, thinking, language and working memory. There is also no better form of emotional communication – in adult life, sending a handwritten card is one of the most important tools for showing we care about the people we love.”

Dr Angela Webb, Chair of the National Handwriting Association, comments: “Handwriting is still a valuable skill to be promoted alongside digital technology, and using the right tools can enhance the experience of writing for a young person. The National Handwriting Association is pleased to be supporting National Stationery Week and the Get Britain Writing campaign.”

This year’s campaign reached over 20 million consumers via press and broadcast media, and an extensive PR, online and social media campaign.

National Stationery Week is a major sales opportunity for all retailers and resellers of stationery.  To find out how to get involved and benefit as a participating retailer, contact or call 020 8462 0721.

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