Happy National Handwriting Day!

Handwriting can be as personal as a fingerprint and as expressive as a dance. Celebrate National Handwriting Day with us; consider January—and the new year—as a chance to get back to the rhythm and flow of writing. Here are a few awesome products that we heartily recommend:

Tradio Calligraphy Pen by Pentel

The Tradio Calligraphy Pen features a firm, but resilient iridium nib that allows you to draw thick to thin lines depending on the angle of the pen. Ideal for calligraphy and lettering. Available in three nib sizes, refillable with international standard ink cartridges. Comes with a black water-based ink cartridge.

Blackwing Slate Journals

Created specifically for people seeking creative balance away from the daily grind, the Blackwing Slate Journal was designed to be the ultimate Blackwing pencil companion. Every 5½” × 8½” Blackwing Slate features 160 pages of high-quality, 100gsm paper, a durable dual-sewn binding, wear-resistant polymer hardcover, canvas spine and unique pencil holster that comes loaded with a Blackwing 602 pencil. Available in ruled, plain, or dot-grid paper.

EnerGel Alloy Pens by Pentel are exquisitely designed with an alluminum alloy barrel for those who want to make a statement. These pens feature EnerGel high-performance ink technology that combines the best qualities of liquid and gel ink for a super-smooth writing experience. Experience greater writing control with the distinctive, textured grip. All pens come with black ink with a medium (0.7mm) tip, regardless of barrel color, but are refillable with any size and color of EnerGel refill. Also, these pens come in different colors, but our favorites are red, violet, and gold! Very sexy.

Midori MD Notebooks

What makes Midori MD Notebooks so special? There’s the paper, for starters. The MD paper was developed for Midori’s original diary in the 1960s, and has been constantly improved upon to this day to create even higher-quality writing paper. Resistant to bleeding and strikethrough, it is designed for comfortable writing, and it also has the perfect balance between smoothness and a little resistance, ensuring comfort and making writing a pleasure. Midori MD Notebooks utilize threaded binding, with 16-page quires bound at the back with thread. Threaded binding makes the pages both robust and easy to open. Usually used for items such as notebooks and journals that will be used for a long time, this binding’s ability to open to a full 180 degrees provides the ultimate comfort when writing, making writing a stress-free experience from start to finish. Each notebook has 176 pages, a Parafin paper cover, a bookmark string, thread-stiched book binding, and label stickers.

Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Tombow Dual Brush Pens are a double-headed brush-pen with a flexible nylon fiber brush tip on one end and a fine tip on the other. With non-toxic, fast drying, water-based odorless ink that blends to create any color desired. Just in case you wanted to write something a little colorful and extra.