National Stationery Week and child sponsorship with World Vision

You might not immediately make the link between sponsoring a child with World Vision and National Stationery Week, but then the talent of any writer is take two seemingly unrelated subjected and weave them together into a convincing story.*

Now I am a massive fan of stationery and love any excuse to buy a new pen, but in today’s modern touchscreen world I don’t often get to do much actual writing. One of the only times I ever sit down to write a letter is when I write to Eyerus, the child I sponsor through World Vision. I began sponsoring Eyerus after my trip to Ethiopia last year and it’s always lovely to get a letter from her – we’ve never met and yet she always shares such interesting details about her life. Child sponsorship really makes you appreciate how your money makes a difference to individual people and their communities.

Child sponsorship with World Vision National Stationery WeekRyman very kindly gave me a voucher to spend on treats to celebrate National Stationery Week – 31 March  – 6 April – so I thought it would be nice to share this with Eyerus. I bought myself a lovely new red pen to write my letter in (rather worryingly the same type of pen my Grandad used to insist on writing all his notes in when he was very old and forgetful) and I bought Eyerus a notebook and some coloured pencils.

Child sponsorship with World Vision National Stationery Week

Child sponsorship with World Vision National Stationery Week

Child sponsorship with World Vision and National Stationery WeekI’m pretty sure they won’t be celebrating National Stationery Week in Ethiopia but I hope that Eyerus gets as much joy from a notebook and coloured pencils as I do.

Do you still write letters to anyone?

*I’m not sure that is actually a writing thing, but one thing writers do need to be able to do is make a story convincing, and I pretty much convinced myself of that fact.

Disclosure: Ryman sent me a voucher in return for mentioning their pencils.



  1. 31 March, 2014 / 6:56 pm

    How lovely. I bet she will love receiving her present from you x

  2. 31 March, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    What a lovely post and there’s nothing better than a new pack of coloured pencils. I wish I wrote more letters, I used to all the time and now hardly ever, in fact I can’t remember the last time I did which is so sad…espcially as I also REALLY love stationery!

  3. 31 March, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    I used to love hand writing letters, I had a whole host of pen friends, sadly my hand cramps after a few lines now and it is yet another thing I have had to give up, but there is something so special about receiving something hand written.

    What a lovely thing to do with your voucher as well :) x

  4. 31 March, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    That’s really lovely – I am sure she is going to really enjoy the note book and crayons :) Lovely post

    Laura x

  5. 1 April, 2014 / 8:00 am

    this is so sweet! i’m sure she’ll really enjoy those things. also, it’s always, always nice to recieve a handwritten letter, even if it’s just a postcard or something!

  6. 2 April, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    Errrr how on earth did I not know about National Stationery Week?! I LOVE stationery, I steal from work for no other reason then pure love.

    Anyway, I used to do 24hr famines as a child for world vision and reading your post has made me want to look into sponsoring as child as you do. Well done x

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