What do mums really want this Mother’s Day?
According to a recent survey by Pilot Pen Australia it seems that of 1600 mums surveyed the majority said a handwritten card or letter tops the list.
With the advancement of technology making fast inroads into family life, taking the time to hand write a greeting card or a lovely letter may seem a little old fashioned. Many may opt for an email or electronic card, or even nothing at all, yet when it comes to Mother’s Day, a handwritten card or letter tops the list for the majority of mums, reveals a survey.
“We surveyed 1600 mums and 88 per cent said it was nice to think someone had taken the time to put pen to paper, with 68 per cent saying a handwritten card is much more personal than an email or text,” said Ms Barbara Oliver, marketing manager, Pilot Pen Australia.
With technology taking over our lives many people seem to prefer quick communication options such as text messages or email. For special days like Mother’s Day I just love receiving handmade cards and gifts from my kids. They are always so proud of their creations and receiving them is much more meaningful to me than a store bought gift.
“Handwritten cards and notes have a stronger emotional value because of the personal effort and attention given to composing the sentiment and writing them. The inherent ‘personality’ that shines through in a person’s handwriting also adds to its unique value,” says Psychologist Ms Jocelyn Brewer.
Apart from being creative, handmade cards can also helps kids practise their handwriting skills. Let’s face it, my kids are on the iPad and computer so much that apart from school they won’t often pick up a pen (that’s a bit of a fib when it comes to my youngest who actually loves to draw and I often find him drawing in his ‘learn to draw’ book).
Some kids may be put off creating a card because they might make a mistake. My oldest used to get quite frustrated when he would make a mistake as he is a perfectionist like his mum. On the computer you can always press delete but not so with a pen – unless of course it’s a Frixion erasable pen!
“Frixion has proved to be very popular amongst adults and children alike because it contains thermo-sensitive ink and a built-in eraser so you can rub out mistakes and start again,” said Ms Oliver.
This Mother’s Day, Pilot Pen is running a handmade Mother’s Day card competition.
All your child needs to do is to hand make a Mother’s Day card using their own handwritten greeting or words. Your child can win a Frixion prize pack worth $40 each. For further information, visit www.pilotpen.com.au. The competition closes on 15 May.
And thanks to the lovely people at Pilot Pens I am also giving away three pencil cases each containing an an assortment of 10 Frixion Pens valued at $40 each.
Enter below via the Gleam App or comment directly on this post and tell me – What has been the best handmade Mother’s Day gift that you have given or received?
Competition closes 15 May and full terms and conditions can be found here.
Good luck and Happy Mother’s Day!