Bring Back Paper

Launching Bring Back Paper!

Welcome to the start of my new series – Bring Back Paper!

Now, I don’t hate technology, no, no, this isn’t what this is about. I would be lost and feel cast adrift if you took my precious iPhone 5 off me – I may even sob..! I think the advent of emails and paperless billing is brilliant, as who wants boring post like that, and what a waste of paper. And, quite clearly, I’m a big fan of a blog!

But, regular readers will know that I like paper. I’m talking about most kinds. I love letter-writing, and wrote about the fabulous #PostCircle here recently. I love my books, which I know I talk about from time to time, most recently in my My Fictional World meme (still open if you’d like to share!).Β I also make lists, use jotter pads, weekly planners, have 2 diaries on the go, and I always develop my best ideas with pen and paper in hand, mind maps on the go! Where would I be without paper, stationery and books? They brighten my days. Here’s a little glimpse at some of mine..

my papery world

I’ve notepads and diaries on my desk, my letter-writing box there, a snippet of one of my bookcases and a little organiser box for some of the kids documents.

I love browsing pretty stationery and choosing books. Receiving them is a delight, and if you’re ever needing to buy me a gift, you won’t go far wrong with a book or a pen! And on the subject of books, I do mean books, not e-books. I’ve yet to submit to a Kindle, though I know there are plenty of positives to them as an avid reader, but for me, I want that book in my hand.

So with a love of snail mail, list-making, books and of course, cards and stationery, I launch #BringBackPaper.

bring back paper

What’s it all about?

Every Wednesday on the blog, I’ll be sharing something papery. This is all things for everyone – non-bloggers are so very welcome to join in πŸ™‚

– I’ll be inviting guest posts where you can wax lyrical about your love of stationery, your reading habits, your scrapbooking, share your paper crafting, feature your paper business, whatever you like, please just get in touch with me at jocelyn@thereadingresidence.com to guest post here, and you don’t have to be a blogger to do so, everyone is welcome.

– Use the hash tag #BringBackPaper on Twitter and Instagram for any shares of old or new pretty stationery, book buys or when you receive a swap – see my next point….!

– There will also be papery swaps throughout the year – exciting! And to kick us off, we’ll get going with our first #BringBackPaper swap. It is to swap a novel. As simple as that. It can be any piece of adult fiction, and you need to be happy to receive any book in return, so adding an exciting air of mystery and anticipation, a little like my Blind Date With A Book post. To join in, email me with your name and address and I’ll pair you up for your swap. Do only join in if you are sure you can get a book sent, as it’d be disappointing for your swap partner if they receive nothing. All books are to be posted this month, and I look forward to being paired and receiving my surprise book!

– I’m also toying with the idea of doing a ‘Papery Peep‘ monthly photo linky – a shot of papery goodness! May it be your bookshelves, a new stationery purchase, something you’ve made, a stack of notebooks, your current ‘books to read’ pile, your monthly swap, stationery hoardes, letter writing boxes, washi tape collections, anything paper goes! I do like perusing pictures of pretty stationery and books, but would appreciate a little feedback on whether you’d want to join in with this one, please. I love looking at pretty paper, but perhaps not everyone does?! UPDATE!! Yep, I’m doing this! The last Wednesday of every month is now ‘Papery Peep’ day, so do come and share. I’ll post more about it later this month.

– To celebrate the launch, I’ll also offer surprise papery treat bundles from my shop. For Β£15, including postage, order a #BringBackPaper goodie pack – stationery lovers will not be disappointed! To order, simply tweet or email me. (Packs will vary, but all will have a retail value of Β£15, & I’ll do free P&P with them)

I want to get more paper enjoyed, more letter writing taking place, more happy post being sent, more books shared around, more news on beautiful products, and simply more indulgence in pretty papery goods!

What do you think? Will you join me on my papery quest?

You can read more #BringBackPaper posts hereΒ now, including stationery features, posts about journaling and paper crafting, and a wonderful letter writing circle…

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