Thanksgiveaway is always a special time of year for us here at the Goulet Pen Company. This year, with the help of our vendors, we were able to offer an array of truly spectacular gifts. The response from the fountain pen community was almost overwhelming. Letters full of thanks poured in, from the US and Canada, of course, but also from far flung places like Brazil, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and many many more. For the first time ever, we even had a hand delivered letter brought right here to GPC headquarters! We received nearly 2,000 letter, in fact, well over our highest estimates.

Each letter held a story, a piece of the writer’s life that they chose to share with us. The Goulet Nation gave thanks for husbands, wives, children, and family near and far. You wrote in about things that inspired you, the beauty of the world around you, and tough lessons you learned this year. Some were bursting with creativity with gorgeous art and detailed drawings. Others were sweet in their simplicity. We loved reading them and getting a little window into what makes your world unique and beautiful. We hope that even if you didn’t win, you found the act of taking the time to put fountain pen to paper and rejoice in the wonderful things around you to be a helpful exercise. Receiving so many letters of thanks has been a truly humbling and inspiring experience for our team here. Thank you so much!

Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2016 Thanksgiveaway write-in contest! They were all chosen at random. Quick note to the winners- we’ll be reaching out via email to advise you as to next steps.

1. Pelikan M400 Tortoiseshell-Brown Special Edition Set

Lauren G. from Seattle, WA will be taking home this stunning three piece set! With a total value of nearly $1000, she’ll be receiving a the Pelikan M400 Tortoiseshell-brown fountain pen with a medium nib, a rollerball, and ball point pen. Congratulations!

2. Visconti Homo Sapiens Dark Age

Stephanie H. from Springfield, VA is receiving the stunning Visconti Homo Sapiens Dark Age fountain pen with a fine nib.

3. Montegrappa Fortuna Copper Mule

Allison M. from Winona, MN gets the Montegrappa Fotuna Copper Mule with a Medium nib. Enjoy!

4. Pilot Vanishing Point Twilight

Jerome L. from France will be writing away with the 2015 Limited Edition Pilot Vanishing Point Twilight with a medium nib. Congratulations Jerome!

5. Lamy 2000 Makrolon

Andrew C. from Australia will receive the Lamy 2000 Makrolon fountain pen with a medium nib!

6. Edison Nouveau Premiere Water Lily

Yungjee K. from Wolfforth, TX gets the Seasonal Edition Edison Nouveau Premiere Water Lily in a fine nib. Go Yungjee!

7. Conklin Nighthawk

Owen H. from Ann Arbor, MI won the Conklin Nighthawk with a fine nib. Congratulations, Owen!

Runner-up Prizess: Monteverde Invincia Full Blue Anodized fountain pen with a bottle of Montegrappa Blue ink and a copper mug

We just sold out of this Goulet exclusive pen! The following lucky four will receive a Monteverde Full Blue Anodized fountain pen with a fine nib, a bottle of Montegrappa Blue ink, and a Montegrappa Copper Mug:

  1. Cathy T. from Palo Alto, CA
  2. Christopher C. from Van Noys, CA
  3. Robert L. from Canada
  4. Alex H. from Northbrook, IL

Thanks again, for all of the beautiful and heartfelt letters. If you would like to check out some of the entries we received, please check out the Sharing Thanksgiveaway 2016 blog post!

Leave some love for our wonderful winners in the comments below!

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team