Pen Event at the Paint Spot

Pentastik Oct

For all of our fabulous pen customers – The Paint Spot is hosting a pen evening. Christine, who was our pen expert extraordinaire is now the expert over at The Paint Spot.

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Moving On

As most of you have already heard, Notables Stationers in Edmonton will be closing by the end of May as Suzanne is retiring after 28 years! Our customers are all very sad, but have shown us so much amazing love and gratitude these last few weeks. We are very thankful to and for each and every one of you.

How will this unfold? Sometime in the middle of April, the Moving On sale will be announced. Watch your email/Facebook/Twitter feeds for further information. Yes – at that time and at that time only, whatever is left in the store (we have been busy, busy) will be put on sale. All fixtures and equipment will be available for purchase as well.

Please make sure to use all outstanding gift certificates, credit notes and loyalty points by the end of April. After April 1, 2014 all sales will be final including those at regular price.

What about invitations? After March 31, 2014, we will no longer be taking invitation orders in store. We are looking at referrals and other methods so as not to leave our customers “in the dark”. There may also be the possibility of some continuation of service.  We will update our website with further information.

My pen is broken, what do I do? We will be listing referral stores in Edmonton for pen refills and repairs on our website. We will also be listing our repair depot information.

We are still here and open for business! Please call or email us with any questions or concerns. Ask for Suzanne. The phone line will be disconnected at the end of May, but I will still be more than happy to answer any questions via email after that time.

Watch your mailboxes for Moving On sale dates and times!


April Hours

We will be open Good Friday and Easter Holiday Monday from 10 – 5:30. We will be closed all Sundays in April, open 10 – 5:30, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, late night till 8 on Thursdays.

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Blog Love: City and Dale

We love ourselves some local love, and when I got in contact with Gillian {one third of City and Dale} I was thrilled to tell her everything I knew about fine pens! The other two parts that make up City and Dale are Kendall and Callie, all bringing their own Edmonton {and beyond} flavour to the well known blog. It’s your one stop for all things shopping, eating and living in Edmonton with weekend guides for events around the city for you and your family to take part in. If you want to know more about how to shop for a fine pen head over to Gillian’s post.

photo via City and Dale courtesy of Carmen Joy Photography

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{photo courtesy of Lightside Photography}

Join us for some wine and cheese and a wonderful evening with pen expert extraordinaire Michael Pons (from the LSF Group of Companies). We will be showcasing new and exciting holiday collections that we look forward to sharing with all of our fellow pen lovers. There will also be a nib testing station for you to try out Lamy’s many different nib sizes. For one night only, we will have 15% off all fine writing instruments as well as a few other promotions. If you’re wondering if this is an exclusive event, it’s not! This evening is perfect for someone who is interested in getting into the lost art of the handwritten note or someone who would like to rekindle their love for the old-fashioned writing tool {although, I don’t believe there’s anything old-fashioned about them, they are perfectly useful in today’s world!} Even if you have never picked up a pen that was more than $4, but would like to see what the buzz is all about, we would love to fill you in!

While we’re on the topic of pens, for anyone who missed the article in the Edmonton Journal, you can click here and read what they had to say. And for any of you fountain pen lovers, did you know about the first annual Fountain Pen Day? {Yes it exists, but to those of us who embrace our nib’d pens on the daily, every day is Fountain Pen Day!} The big day is on Friday, November 2, 2012 with the goal of reviving fountain pens and handwriting together. It’s really starting to make a comeback and we welcome anyone with questions or even if you just want to see what we carry, we would love to talk pens with you!

Bundle up and stay warm!

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Last week I gave you a little timeline/guideline for your wedding stationery (click here.) Let’s address the first item on the list: Save the Date cards! Your wedding is {approximately} 9-12 months from now – I realize not everyone’s wedding will follow this window of time however, this is a great starting point for anyone.

{yellow Semikolon blank notebook $16, Lamy Al Star roller ball in Graphite $47, photo used in Save the Date card courtesy of Kelsy Neilson}

Depending on how far ahead you are in your planning, you may want to send out Save the Date cards to guests out of town or in other countries. If you are having a destination wedding, whether it was as far as Jasper, Hawaii, or Spain, you will want to give your guests plenty of time to plan accordingly. Even a weekend wedding at your family cabin could require about the same amount of notice as if you were inviting your guests to pack up for a week away in paradise. A Save the Date will require {at the very least} no more than your names, the month you are getting married, and the city/province you are getting married in (“Invitation to follow” is not needed, but can be added depending on your preference.) Adding a cute story to your card can really add to the theme of your wedding as well. The sample above uses a photo which is a nice way to put those engagement shots to use.

{grey Semikolon lined notebook $17}

 Not only is this Save the Date using a photo, it is also a postcard style incorporating a simple hand written message on the back from the Mr. and Mrs. to-be. No extra envelopes needed. Just add a stamp and pop it in the mail. If this isn’t your style, thankfully we do custom work! We can turn that postcard into a folded note card if you prefer. Tying in a photo is a great way to add your personal {couple} touch especially if you haven’t quite narrowed down your colours or theme yet. It’s nice to have your stationery pieces have an overall cohesive look, but it’s not completely mandatory either. If you’re having an informal backyard DIY wedding, having mismatched pieces may be just another contributing factor to the theme. Now for the ever popular question, “Do I really need to send out Save the Date cards?” The answer is, no. You don’t need to send them out, however it is a nice way to let your guests know that you have set a date and have been courteous to inform them with plenty of time. Plus, it will be their first look at your big day.. no pressure or anything!

My advice? {As if I haven’t already given you information overload, hey? But, that’s what I’m here for!} Click here to book an appointment with one of our Invitation Consultants to talk more about your Save the Date cards and get the process rolling.

Notably Yours,


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