Do Promotional Pens Have Value?
Yvonne Russell, my co-blogger here at Home Biz Notes, has written a couple of posts about promotional pens…whether they’ve outlived their usefulness or not.
As a writer, I have a fondness for pens. I collect them, not necessarily to save them, but to use them. Some simply feel better in my hands. Some have unique coloring and designs. Some designate special places or events. Some write really well. Then there others that have none of these characteristics, so I put them in the jar holding odds and ends of pens the family uses.
Do I notice where they come from? Yes, usually. However, I’m not sure if the name will stick in my mind because of the pen or whether that’s just part of my nature as a writer/reader…to read most everything that passes by me.
Some people collect antique pens and promotional pens from other eras. A gentleman stopping by our recent yard sale inquired whether we had any old pens. He said he collected them.
Then there are people who make pens. I discovered a very interesting business recently operated by a lady who makes pens by hand to sell on her web site. I’ll be writing about her in a future post.
Do pens have value to you? Do you use them in your business? Do you collect them?
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(c)2008 Mary Emma Allen