World Stationery Day with C.R. Gibson

World Stationery Day by Ruthie Bird, Sales Coordinator, Specialty Division with C.R. Gibson

collection 2World Stationery Day, a day to celebrate the hand-written note and all things stationery, is definitely a celebration I can get behind. In an increasingly digital world, communication has become as convenient as ever. Millennials like me, those born between 1980 and the mid-2000s, are at the forefront of this digital movement. Making up over 1/3 of the U.S. population, we are the largest generation in the U.S. and the most tech-savvy. Coined as “generation tech”, we are experts in all forms of digital communication. With such a large portion of the population more apt to pick up their phone rather than a pen, this may have some wondering if the hand written letter is a slowly fading tradition that will fall into the nostalgic realm of “the good old days”.

collectionAs a millennial, I may not know much about the good old days, but I do know that a hand-written note is as important and special as ever, especially in a digital world. With everyone so accustomed to a quick text or email, a message that has been written by hand is a thoughtful gesture sure to be remembered. Whether it’s a card from my grandma filled with stickers and glitter, or a note from my best friend loaded with inappropriate humor, it will always be remembered and cherished more than a text or email. So let’s raise our glasses (or pens rather) to World Stationery Day, and celebrate all of the beautiful products that make the written word possible (and gives us an excuse to buy adorable stationery).

To celebrate, I will be sending a few of my close friends a fun card to remind them how much I appreciate them. The Made In America collection by C.R. Gibson includes notecards with fun sayings and regional phrases. I love their vintage letterpress look which is trending throughout the stationery and design world.

I’m from the South, so of course a Southern shout out will make my favorite list:

You can find a collection of stationery from C.R. Gibson here!

Made in America collection coming May 2015!

RuthieMy name is Ruthie and I am the sales coordinator for the Specialty Division with C.R. Gibson.  As the sales coordinator, I work closely with OneCoast’s ND1 division to provide any and all kinds of C.R. Gibson sales support.  A typical day at work looks different every day; there is never a dull moment! I love the people I work with and the creative aspects that working within the gift industry brings.  In my spare time, I love being outdoors.  Camping, hiking, biking, you name it! Music is another love of mine, living in Nashville the “Music City” there are always great concerts and music festivals year round!