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Writing Cards and Letters on a Snow Day

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Writing Cards and Letters on a Snow Day

Hello everyone, my name is Laura and I've been working at Pen Boutique for a couple of months. I wrote our Elf on the Shelf Instagram posts during December and I also love doing our Ink Splats on Instagram. Now I'm going to start writing a weekly blog! I was an English major in college and have always loved writing, so I am very excited about my expanded social media role. We had a snow storm last night here in Maryland, so the store was closed today, and I think the perfect way to spend an unexpected snow day is...

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Ink Trivia

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Using a twist converter with Ink BottleOne of the many joys of using a fine fountain pen is availability in the wide assortment of bottled ink to choose from. Whether conservative or flamboyant, there is an ink to fit every personality and your every mood. You can always dip a pen for inking, but using a pen converter provides a longer lasting ink reserve and allows your ideas to flow. Some may be a little leery of exploring using a fountain pen converter. Here are some detailed easy instructions to take out the mystery of converters.1.) Unscrew the neck from...

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Spring with MontBlanc’s Pink Ink

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Celebrate spring with Mont Blanc’s Pink Ink. It is the perfect ink to spruce up any diary or journal and get your doodling juices flowing.The bright pink box that the ink comes in is a departure from Mont Blanc’s typically understated packaging, but that is part of the fun with this ink. Mont Blanc Pink is probably not going to be an everyday carry for most folks, but if you like pink you will like this shade. It is a fun ink to doodle with as it shades well and dries fairly quickly. I inked up my Hot Pink Safari...

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Pen Trivia - Left Handed Writers and Nibs

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Bias against left-handed people is discrimination, conscious or not, against people who are left-handed dominant. Approximately 10% of the world's population is left-handed. Yet many common tools are designed solely for use by right-handed people, making them difficult, painful, or unsafe for left-handed people to use. These range from simple objects such as scissors to dangerous machinery such as power saws. Even in relatively "modern" societies, left-handed people historically have been—and in some places still are—forced from childhood to use their right hands for tasks which they would naturally perform with the left, such as eating and writing.Left-handed people who...

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