In case you've not heard, there will soon be one more reason to buy a fountain pen: to celebrate Fountain Pen Day!
Fountain Pen Day will be celebrated on the First Friday in November. Hooray!
The inaugural Fountain Pen Day will land on Nov. 2, 2012.
Yes, it's a silly idea. Yes, it is a "made up" day. But it's also real and I think it has potential to be a fun day--especially if a lot of vendors pick up on it and offer great sales.
So far, we've got Goulet Pens and Fountain Pen Revolution on board.
The reason for Fountain Pen Day? Well, I guess that depends on your reason for buying fountain pens. :-)
Personally, I'd like to see Fountain Pen Day as sort of an awareness event to ....
Show that fountain pens are still being sold new.
Show that there are places where vintage pens can be repaired.
Show that there is a market for Grandpa's "old junk" pens, so please, please, don't toss them in the trash!
Show that owning a fountain pen offers a whole new world in writing with colorful inks.