Pilot Pen Celebrates The Art Of Self-Expression On National Handwriting Day

 Pilot Pen Celebrates The Art Of Self-Expression On National Handwriting Day

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 22, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Pilot Pen, known for its
high quality innovative writing instruments, encourages Americans to make
their mark this National Handwriting Day, Jan. 23, 2013. In this digital age,
where we've gained immediacy in our correspondence, we've also lost the
intimacy and sincerity of a handwritten note. In celebration of National
Handwriting Day, Pilot^® invites you to rekindle this important way to connect
with each other by simply picking up a pen and writing a note, bringing a
message to life with handwritten words in a way that words on a screen

"We're delighted to celebrate National Handwriting Day and encourage people
across the nation to express themselves through writing," said Ariann Langsam,
Director of Consumer Marketing and Market Research, Pilot Corporation of
America. "Pilot is committed to making sure people continue to embrace the
power of the pen, keeping the connectivity of the written word relevant and
enjoyable with our line of innovative products that allow you to select your
perfect pen no matter who you are or what you write."

Celebrate National Handwriting Day with these fun ideas from Pilot Pen:

  oHandwrite your to-do list – add some personality to daily routines and
    task lists by organizing priorities by color, using red ink for more
    important tasks and blue for lower priority activities. If your schedule
    changes, use the clean, smooth writing Pilot FriXion^® pen to remove a
    cancelled task or appointment completely. With no eraser shavings or
    smears, you'll be able to re-arrange your to-do list and seamlessly
    conquer every detail of the day.
  oLeave thoughtful anonymous notes around your home or office to give
    someone an unexpected pick-me-up – jot down a joke and place it in your
    son's lunch box to give him an extra smile at school, or stick a note on
    your co-worker's desk letting her know her cheery outlook always brightens
    your work day. Your kind words may even inspire someone else to pay it
    forward with a similar act of kindness.
  oTake the time to handwrite a letter to a close friend – there is so much
    to be thankful for, and it makes people feel special to receive a
    handwritten note updating them or acknowledging a gift. Take the time to
    handwrite a letter to a close friend, or finally send those 'Thank You'
    notes from the holidays that you never got to! Be sure to use Pilot's
    ergonomically designed Dr. Grip Center of Gravity^® pen designed for
    ultimate writing comfort, so you can comfortably catch up with old friends
    and generous relatives.
  oStart a handwritten journal or diary – create an oasis in your crazy
    schedule to stop, think and convey your personal thoughts through writing.
    Write down all the lessons you've learned and new ideas and inspirations.
    Be sure to select the right pen(s) for telling the story of 'You.' Pilot's
    G2^® is America's No. 1-selling gel ink pen, and with 14 colors and 4
    point sizes there's sure to be one, or more, that are perfect for you. G2
    is American's Go-2 pen because it writes smoothly and 2X longer than other
    gel ink pens, so you can write as much as you want, whenever you want.

Established in 1977, National Handwriting Day is celebrated annually on the
birthday of John Hancock, the American founding father often remembered for
his iconic signature on the Declaration of Independence. As a celebration of
the importance of handwriting and the power it brings to self-expression,
National Handwriting Day can aid in reminding today's digital society to
re-connect and revitalize their handwritten communication.

How will you celebrate? Share your handwritten inspiration on Facebook
(Facebook.com/PilotPen), Twitter (@PilotPenUSA) and Instagram (@PilotPenUSA)
with the hashtag #PowertothePen for a chance to see your creation featured on

About Pilot Pen Corporation of America

Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality,
performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Widely
acknowledged as innovators, Pilot was first to introduce Americans to
fine-point writing, currently maintaining the top share position in the gel
and rolling ball pen categories. Pilot's line also includes the acclaimed Dr.
Grip family of products featuring an ergonomic, wide comfort grip that reduces
writing fatigue, as well as the notable Precise V5 and G2 lines. Pilot Pen
manufactures and distributes from its state-of-the-art facility in
Jacksonville, Florida; its parent company is the oldest and largest
manufacturer of writing instruments in Japan. For more: www.pilotpen.us.

SOURCE Pilot Corporation of America

Website: http://www.pilotpen.us
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