World Calligraphy Day – Weds 16th Aug – The Mum Diaries

Stationery makes me happy! If you read my previous posts about National Stationery Week you can probably understand my excitement when i found about World Calligraphy Day. Manuscript Pen Company announced that the first ever World Calligraphy Day will be held on Wednesday 16th August 2017. Events and workshops will be taking place around the world, with the main event being held in Birmingham.

The Pen Museum, Birmingham will be hosts to Manuscript Pen Company as well as world renowned creative artistes to help celebrate calligraphy and hand lettering trends. The Museum remains open to guests too so you can explore and learn about not only pen manufactures in Birmingham (of which there are a few) but also the history of the trade. From quills and dip pens to the fabulous fountain pen the museum covers it all.

World Calligraphy Day

World Stationery Day

I was sent these pens to help me with my Calligraphy skills which at the moment is zero! My history with Calligraphy was collecting a couple of magazines when i was younger but I never got anywhere with it. The pens I was sent was a Calligraphy set which included a selection of sized nibs. Also, a set of coloured pens with a fine tip and a wider tip. Having never used them before my skills are pretty laughable! I would love to improve my skills and although I can not make it to the open day I will be keeping an eye out across social media to see if I can pick up some tips!

World Calligraphy Day


*I was sent the Calligraphy Set and coloured pens*


  1. 24th August 2017 / 3:55 am

    Its sort of shocking to see how we hand write less and less,isn’t it? I thought your sample writing was quite fetching.
    Nicely written review.

  2. 24th August 2017 / 7:42 am

    Many years ago I did a calligraphy class but I was not very good at it. I love the writing it looks beautiful on cards and letters.

  3. 24th August 2017 / 9:15 am

    Calligraphy is such a beautiful way to write I think. I remember my Uncle always wrote in calligraphy on our Birthday & Christmas cards – I even think he was roped in to do some family wedding invitations too! Well, if you’ve got the skills….haha.

  4. 24th August 2017 / 11:18 am

    I used to love doing calligraphy when I was younger, haven’t practiced it for years though. Must start again as I love writing

  5. 24th August 2017 / 9:16 pm

    My dad uses calligraphy a lot and he is really good at doing it. I always think of him when I read about it! Kaz x

  6. 24th August 2017 / 9:55 pm

    I’ve never really tried Calligraphy, but I would like to! It makes me sad how little people actually write anymore, so this is a great way to help!

  7. 26th August 2017 / 12:20 am

    I used to love calligraphy, I had the prettiest pen ever. Definitely something j need to try again

  8. 27th August 2017 / 4:12 am

    I am also obsessed with stationery! I have a calligraphy set at home actually and this has inspired me to pick it up again 🙂

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