After the Peacock Blue ink post, I was overwhelmed at the response from so many of you who love beautiful stationary and inks. Colored inks have opened up countless options for writing our personal expressions with flare.
Because I was a CPA, red ink was always a no-no. It meant losses or no profits. But when Ron at the Pen Chalet sent me a red pen with ink for my Valentine’s Day notes, I was so excited. Red ink: it means love, just like red roses. I am a girl who loves red, so writing with this exquisite instrument is a joy.
This Valentine’s Day, why not write your special messages in red? Or, if you are not a red girl, then how about using pink? Below I have provided the link to his delightful online shop. I cannot stop looking at all the wonderful colors and thinking about the seasonal colors that will be appropriate in the coming months.
I think that love letters are beautiful. It is always fun to find old letters and reread them, especially when they are ones from our parents’ generation that have been tucked away for years. It seems all were written in script with a fountain pen, and I love it. I recently had a delightful afternoon with a special friend, Carol, who took me through her collection of notes written to her by her husband, Jim. She saved everything, especially his notes. I could see her reliving each moment as she reread her favorite passages from the notes. Since they were from high school times, the notes were very amusing and entertaining, but at the end of each, you knew Jim loved Carol. They were married after college.
I hope in 100 years my notes will be found by my great grandchildren. Probably it will be like finding a dinosaur bone as writing has given way to e-mailing. While e-mailing has its place, I will always lead the campaign to teach our children and grandchildren how to write. Maybe colored ink is the secret.
Many of you inquired as to where you can buy inks and pens, and penchalet.com has a wonderful selection in all price ranges. The ink I used in this post is “Garnet” by Pelikan, and the pen is by Lamy. Consider giving a pen and ink as a lovely gift to encourage handwriting.
What are some Valentine’s Day remembrances that you would like to share?