It’s a day that stands out in the calendar to show the person that you love most, just how much they mean to you
February 14 is synonymous around the world for celebrating love and romance. It’s a day that stands out in the calendar to show the person that you love most, just how much they mean to you.
Perhaps the most traditional way of expressing your feelings on Valentine’s Day is penning your partner a note? The earliest record of a love letter dates back to over 5,000 years ago within an ancient Hindu scripture, written in Sanskrit. Through the ages, there have been many a letter written between lovers. Napoleon Bonaparte to Josephine, Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas and Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor.
With modern technology at the forefront of contemporary life, penning a letter is something that we can often overlook, opting for the ease of a quick text or email. But keeping traditions alive is crucial and taking the time to pen a message of love is a beautiful gesture to show someone just how much they mean to you. If you find yourself growing tired of buying the same gifts year after year, why not write one instead?
To help inspire your scribing this Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up our favourite writing equipment and ideas from leading high street retailer Ryman Stationery. So, whether you fancy having a go at your own romantic novel or prefer to keep your notes short but sweet, we’ve got the perfect stationery presents for you. Because a message of love will never go out of style.
Between the Sheets
If the love of your life is a keen writer themselves, be it an aspiring novelist or an organised list maker, a thoughtful way to treat them is with a notebook. Let them write to their heart’s content and why not include a personal message on the inside leaf, so that you’ll never be far from their thoughts?
Wear your heart on your sleeve with this Ryman Soft Cover Medium Notebook with Heart Design in Gold Foil (£9.99). In a range of four colours to suit everyone’s taste, they’ll know who your heart belongs to every time they open their book to pen a note.
For the person who can’t part with their smart phone, why not treat them to a Moleskine Smart Writing Set with Paper Tablet and Pen (£189.99)? Allowing the use of both a traditional notepad and modern tablet or smartphone, your handwritten notes can be transferred from paper page to digital screen in real time.
Remind your significant other who rules the roost with a Ryman Soft Cover Medium Notebook with The Boss Design in Copper Foil (£9.99). Perfect to use at home or in the office and always a reminder of you!
Inject some colour into your love life with this stunning The Notebook Collection Journal Watercolour Dash A5 (£10.99). With beautiful gold foil detailing and page edges, this is sure to wow your Valentine and stand out from the crowd.
How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
If you’re a traditionalist who loves putting pen to paper, writing a love letter couldn’t be more romantic. Could this be a declaration of long-term affection or are you hoping to remain anonymous to a new love interest? However you choose to present your memo, say it with ink this Valentine’s Day.
You need the right tools to pen a masterpiece. The Inspire Me Writing Paper and Envelopes 20 Sheets 10 Envelopes (£5.99) set provides a stunning blank canvas upon which to forge your innermost feelings and create a love letter to stand the test of time.
Is your lover overseas? Tell them that you love them, no matter the distance with this classic Basildon Bond Airmail Writing Pad A5 70gsm 80 Pages 40 Sheets Blue (£3.99). With a guide sheet, blotting paper and matching envelopes included, you’ll be sure to pen the perfect prose to the highest standard.
Sometimes it’s the little things that matter the most. Keep your words simple and straight to the point with these Heart Transparent Sticky Notes (£3.99). A sweet and charming way to remind them just how much you adore them. Leave love notes dotted around the house and let your beloved find the clues to your heart.
It’s no secret that writers can be particular about their writing tools. To ensure you achieve your greatest work, make sure you have the best pen to suit you for the job in hand.
Keep your transcripts stylish with a classic, premium ballpoint pen such as this stunning Waterman Hemisphere Luxury Curve Ball Pen (£99.99). Presented in a gift box, this pen offers a striking and elegant design to let you create a heartfelt masterpiece for the one you love.
For those who prefer multi-coloured to black and white, why not opt for a brighter approach? Colour me crazy this February 14th and add a rainbow pop to your romantic words with the Paper Mate Inkjoy 100 Ball Pen Pack of 8 Fun Assorted (£3.99).
For a timeless love letter, boost your brilliance and practice your scribbling with the Manuscript Deluxe Calligraphy Set (£14.99). A sure way to impress them and make a lasting ‘wow’ factor that they can cherish on paper, forever.
Both a thoughtful and original idea, the personalised gift is one that really says it from the heart. Keep their presents as unique and exclusive as they are to you with a beautiful and bespoke present that can last a lifetime.
Ordering personalised goodies couldn’t be easier either. Simply follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to ensuring a dreamy surprise come February 14th.
1. Pop down to your local Ryman Store or visit the website http://www.ryman.co.uk/personalised-stationery
2. Choose the product which perfectly suits your partner
3. Think of your one, true love and make it personal
4. Collect your item in store or have it delivered to your home address
5. Wrap it up and seal with a kiss
6. Let them unwrap their personalised present and make their Valentine’s Day extra special.
For your special person who loves putting pen to paper, treat them to one of these gorgeous Ryman Personalised Soft Cover Medium Notebook in Copper Foil (£14.99). Personalise with their name or initials to suit them just how they would like, and let them jot away to their heart’s content.
Nothing says it best like a personalised present. Create a unique and romantic gift that they can treasure forever with this beautiful Ryman Personalised Watercolour Heart Custom Print Mounted Frame (£15.99). Add your names, hang in your home and adorn your wall.
Add a touch of sophistication to your present with this Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Chrome Trim Fountain Pen (£10.99 was £21.99). With the ability to be personalised, why not write your lover a heartfelt note, have their name engraved with the pen you wrote their love letter with and voila! A perfect present for the writers amongst you and for the one you cherish the best.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Include the whole family and treat yourselves to one of these Ryman Personalised Soft Cover Medium Notebook The Journal in Copper Foil (£14.99). It’s the ideal gift for families who have everything and believe that the home truly is where the heart is.
Now you’ve found the ultimate gift, let them unwrap with a personal touch so that even unwrapping is something to savour.
For wrapping with a difference, why not personalise your paper with your lover’s name or initials using the Ryman Personalised Scattered Hearts Wrapping Paper 1 Metre x 50cm (£3.49)?
For a final touch, add a Ryman Personalised Paint Box Valentines Day Card (£3.99) to make this a February 14th that they’ll remember affectionately.
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Henry Ryman opened the doors of his first shop on Great Portland Street, London in October 1893. 125 years on, Ryman Stationery continues to provide essential stationery items and unrivalled product knowledge, range and service to its customers. In 1995, successful businessman and star of BBC TV’s Dragons Den, Theo Paphitis, bought the company.
Theo Paphitis is one of the UK’s most high-profile businessmen with an empire spanning retail, property and finance. Theo, through his staff at the Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG), has continued the Ryman tradition of excellent customer service.
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With 209 stores throughout England and Scotland and operating online, Ryman also has business accounts and special discounts for students.
The most western store is in Penzance, the most eastern store in Lowestoft, the most northern store in St Andrews and the store furthest south is in Brighton. The company’s head office is in Crewe, Cheshire.
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