It happens to all of us. Life gets busy and our pens get buried and put away, going without use for weeks or months. So if you’re finding yourself in need of some inspiration to change that this year, here are 5 reasons to pick up your fountain pen again.

Write and mail a thank you letter

Who doesn’t love coming home to a happy piece of mail! In today’s world, seeing someone’s handwriting and knowing they took time to stop and think of you will mean the world. Drop a line to your parents, cousins, or college roommate. Try using shimmer ink and give them something to ask you about when they write you back!

Keep a gratitude journal

One of our core values here at Goulet Pens is “express gratitude” so we firmly believe in the power of gratitude. Pick out a new journal and make a new habit to either start or end your day recording 1-3 things that you are thankful for. You might just see your perspective on things take a shift.

Transcribe a quote you love and leave it somewhere visible in your house

Have a current song you love or passage from a book or author that inspires you? Take a few moments to grab your favorite pen and ink combo to write it out for yourself and hang it by your sink so you see it while you wash dishes or near your mirror while you brush your teeth.

Jot down a few goals you’re working on

Are you working towards reading a book a month or eating at home instead of getting takeout? Write down your top goals in a journal to spend a few extra minutes keeping it top of mind. Come back and visit your journal every month to see how your progress is going.

Leave a note for your spouse, roommate, or coworker

Surprises are fun, especially in note form! Pick up some small notecards and write a quick note of love, thanks, or simply “have a great day!” to someone you see often. It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to their face when they find it on their desk, in the car, or in their lunchbox.

What inspires you to pick up your fountain pen? Leave a comment so we can all get writing again!

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company