(SPOT.ph) Did you know that aside from April Fools, this month is also National Letter Writing Month? You read that right, and we assure you this isn’t a prank. If you haven’t heard of such an occasion, maybe it’s because you don’t write enough letters anymore or simply think that letter writing is no longer a thing. Either way, with the right tools and supplies, even you can perfect the art of handwriting letters in no time.
We rounded up useful and unique stationery finds to get you started (or back on track) with writing letters.
Pilot Petit 3 Fude Brush Pen (P95) from Scribe
The Pilot Petit 3 Fude Brush Pen from Scribe does not only look nice, it also writes fine and smooth lines well. Plus, it's lightweight and handy (should you decide to do your letter-writing or calligraphy outside your home), and comes in fun colors like apple green, and baby pink, among others.
See a list of Scribe branches.
Skaxi Craft Foil (P850/set) from Craft PH
Make your pen pals feel extra special by making them a personalized foil stamp card. The Skaxi Craft Foil Artist Set from Craft PH allows you to foil stamp your own design—any design! How cool is that? It works on fabric and paper, comes with three different metallic hues, and an adhesive pen, too.
Carving Blocks (starts at P155) from Craft Carrot
Personalize your letters by making your own unique stamp. Carve out your friend's initials, a symbol or a shape that means something special to you both, or just a design that would complement the theme of your letter. Craft Carrot has an assortment of Moo Carve carving blocks that are soft enough and can hold even the finest details. This brand that “cuts like butter” comes in different sizes and thickness levels that you can play around with.
Greeting cards (P75) from Popol PH
Cards are perfect for when you don't have much to say, but want to send mail anyway. These quirky, funny, and punny cards from Popol PH would make anyone's day even if you just want to say hi.
Available at Hey Kessy, Fully Booked UP Town Center, and Fully Booked The Fort.
Postcard (P50) from Scream Paints
Fun to collect and easy to display, postcard-writing is a thoughtful way of getting in touch with your friends, especially when you're on a trip. The ones from Cebu-based Scream Paints have such big strong, independent women moods that make great wall or desk decor.
Personalized Wax Seal Stamp (P1,650) from Dalagang Guhit Art
Sealing your letters with a wax stamp adds a touch of elegance and charm. Even better, use a wax stamp that's customized to your preferred design to add a more personal touch. Dalagang Guhit Art has a kit that includes a personalized copper stamp, wooden handle, heating spoon, three wax sticks (you can choose your colors), and a specially designed box.
Plant-themed notepad (P120) from Sabgeid
What good is writing a letter without some pretty paper? If you like writing letters, chances are, you also love beautiful stationery. This plant-themed pad from Sabgeid is one of a kind—she only has one design at the moment, which makes it a lot more precious.
Stamp Set (P850 each) from Everyday Explorers Co.
Decorate your letters with doodles or stamps to make them more fun. These stamp sets from Everyday Explorers Co. come in a mix of icons and words, which you can stamp directly on your stationery or a colored sticker sheet and use as a sticker.
Sticker sets (P90-P120/set) from Papetiershop
If you grew up writing letters, you'd know that it goes hand in hand with keeping a stash of pretty stickers. So does Papetiershop. They offer a variety of vintage sticker sets which you can use to decorate the pages of your letter, seal an envelope, or include as an attachment for the recipient. With the right set of stickers, you can make your note easily stand out.
Washi tapes (P150 each) from Shop Abbey Sy
Washi tapes are almost always part of writing, whether it's journaling or letter-writing. So it's good news that author and artist Abbey Sy recently launched washi tapes in three different designs: Travel, Sunflower, and Alphabet. You can use any of these tapes to decorate your letter or seal your envelope. Either way, it'll come out great!