During this season of gratefulness and giving, we would be remiss if we didn’t thank those of you who have joined with us on our mission to strengthen male relationships. In October, we talked about extending a personal invitation to a friend that you’d like to partner with on this mission. I mentioned using a fountain pen to author that invitation, as it conveys intentionality to use a slower, more bespoke method of communication.
We’ve decided to give away a couple of goodies from The Goulet Pen Company to a reader of Mannerd this Christmas so that they can try their hand at this method of writing. We would love to send something to all of you, but that’s just not feasible with our budget. So, we’ve decided to handle this giveaway raffle-style. To enter your name in the drawing, just us on Facebook and comment on this post telling us about the most memorable Christmas gift you’ve received. We will be accepting entries until 11:59PM on Friday Dec. 12th, 2014. (If you’ve already liked us on Facebook, you’ll just need to comment on the post.) Now, what will you be entering to win?
Congratulations to Mady!!! She’s our winner!
This giveaway is closed to new entries.
In our exploration of the world of fountain pens, inks, and related products, we have come to rely on Goulet Pens. They have supplied us with the items we wanted, and at great prices (the shipping rates are quite reasonable as well). But the most attractive aspect of Goulet Pens is the astonishing attention to detail, and level of expertise, shown in their product review/demonstration videos. If you have any questions about one of the products they sell, it is most likely answered in one of their videos.
We have found the Pilot Metropolitan to be an amazing “entry-level” fountain pen. It’s affordable, but doesn’t feel cheap in the slightest. It comes highly recommended, even from distinguished pen connoisseurs. The included refillable converter allows you to use any ink you’d like. So, feel free to pick your ink based on your mood, your recipient, or whatever else you want. The folks over at Goulet Pens will gladly walk you through everything you’ll need to know about it (video).
The Metropolitan comes with a cartridge of black ink, so you can use it without having to buy a bottle of ink. However, we want you to enjoy something more than the basics. To accomplish that, we are also including Goulet’s Best-Selling Ink Sampler so you can try something other than basic black.
We will announce the winner on Monday December 15th, 2014. And we will then do everything in our power to get your goodies to you for Christmas. Thanks so much for reading Mannerd, and good luck!
Disclaimer: You don’t have to Like us on Facebook to be entered in the drawing, but we do need to know you want to be considered. If you’d like to enter the drawing without Liking us, just comment on this post telling us about the most memorable Christmas gift you’ve received, and we’ll throw your name in the hat just the same.