October 26, 2012

Fountain Pen Day 2012

Oh, loyal readers, I'm so excited right now, I can barely remain conscious!  I just discovered that there is an annual celebration of my beloved favorite writing utensil--that's right, Fountain Pen Day approacheth!  It is apparently held on the first Friday of every November, which means that this year,

Fountain Pen Day is November 2, 2012!
My cup of joy really is overflowing at this point.  As long-time readers of this blog will remember, I dedicated an entire (lengthy) post once, just to rhapsodizing the only dignified way to communicate--the hand-written letter, crafted with a well-balanced, smoothly-flowing fountain pen.  (Feel free to take a moment and [re]-read that post now, Before All Things.  The title is a quote from the Qur'an: "Al-Qalam qabla kull shay" "The Pen was before all things.")

Photo by Michael de Silva

Still, one post hardly puts me in the same die-hard pen-blogger category as some of the people celebrating this event on their blogs.  The headquarters of this wonderful holiday, FountainPenDay.org, explains the event more fully, and has a list of those worthy pen bloggers who are taking part.  Be sure to pop over there and give them some love, too, especially if you're a true pen afficianado, as well.


  1. !!! I had no idea a day like this existed! I *love* fountain pens!!!

  2. Well, as the person who introduced you to the joys of fountain pens, you know I'll be writing with mine on Fountain Pen Day.

    1. Actually, in the interest of full disclosure, let me point out that I started using fountain pens in 5th grade--much to the bewilderment of some of my teachers!--long before you and I ever met. YOU have the distinction of having introducing me to my first fountain pen that wasn't purchased at WALMART, for which I am eternally grateful!

  3. I love fountain pens, and must admit to a certain joy when I see the current price of some of my Mont Blancs at Paradise Pen. They were expensive when I bought them 20 years ago but not like now! I'll check out the site you gave in this post, and I agree with the beauty of a pen and a handwritten letter.


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