How to Celebrate Fountain Pen Day

One of the most exciting days of the year is upon us. Fountain Pen Day has a special place in our hearts here at Goldspot Pens. Each year, we love to celebrate his unofficial holiday by launching new releases, special deals, and giveaways. But first, we'd like to share some background information on our community's special day.

What is fountain pen day?

Created by pen enthusiast Cary Yeager, "Fountain Pen Day" is an international appreciation for the hobby of using and collecting fountain pens. The idea is to embrace, promote, and share the use of fountain pens.

When is fountain pen day?

Since its inception in 2012, Fountain Pen Day is always the first Friday in November. Although it is technically one day, most tend to celebrate throughout the weekend with club meetups, events, and sales.

How does one celebrate Fountain Pen Day?

As a pen enthusiast, this is your special day to make a lot of noise about your love of fountain pens. We encourage all of you to fly your "fountain pen flags" high and proud. On Fountain Pen Day, take your pens with you wherever you go. Show them off in a public display of pen-thusiasm. Indulge an onlooker's curiosity by letting them hold your pen and write with it (if you feel comfortable with that, of course).

Here are some more ideas on how you can celebrate FPD:

  • Share your pen collection on social media and tag #fountainpenday & #fountainpenday2022
  • Instead of texting someone back, handwrite them a note and send a pic of the note as a reply.
  • Take some time to journal for 10 to 30 minutes.
  • Write all of your to-do's and appointments in a rainbow of fountain pen ink colors.
  • Watch a few Goldspot Pens Quick Tip videos to brush up on your pen knowledge.
  • Join a meetup, either virtual or in person, with other fountain pen enthusiasts.
  • Do a live broadcast of you writing with your fountain pens on social media.
  • Doodle with a fountain pen during a meeting or class.
  • Write a letter to a friend, loved one, family member, or yourself!
  • Listen to a pen-related podcast on your commute.
  • And, of course, you can buy yourself a new pen, ink or notebook while taking advantage of special offers and discounts that pen retailers (like Goldspot Pens) will promote for the holiday.

If you're a person who loves to write, draw, and create, but you've never used a fountain pen before, then this is the perfect excuse to try one out. The reason why the love for fountain pens exists in the first place is because they are awesome tools for self-expression. Ask anyone who writes with one and they'll tell you how much more fun it is to create with a fountain pen.

Are there special deals and sales during Fountain Pen Day?

Absolutely! Goldspot Pens sponsors the Fountain Pen Day holiday with special deals, new pen releases, and giveaways. Below, you'll find this year's Fountain Pen Day sales that will run throughout the weekend (or while supplies last).

A Fountain Pen Day Exclusive Pen Drop

Introducing the latest discovery from the depths of imagination - the Nahvalur (Narwhal) Nautilus Mariana Trench fountain pen! This pen captures the imagination with its swirling green and blue ebonite body and cap. This oversized, piston-fill fountain pen is crafted from European ebonite with 3 “porthole” circular ink windows to spot the amount of ink in the large reservoir. Nahvalur accented the metal trims in a deep ocean blue PVD finish.

This 2022 limited edition consists of 300 pens, each individually engraved on the cap's metal top disc. Nahvalur fits this pen with a #6 size blue PVD-finished, stainless steel nib manufactured in-house. This edition is also available in an upgraded 14kt gold nib (fine or medium point only). Note that the stainless steel nibs will ship immediately while the 14kt gold nibs are still in-transit and will ship mid-November.

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Fountain Pen Day Giveaways

We will give away one of the Nahvalur Nautilus Mariana Trench fountain pens in steel nib plus (20) $25 Goldspot gift cards during our Fountain Pen Day LIVE broadcast at 12pm Eastern Time on Friday, November 4th. Subscribe to Goldspot Pens on YouTube and hit the notification bell so you are alerted when we go live.

Fountain Pen Day Weekend Specials

Save an extra 10% off over 600 pens, ink, and accessories in the "Last Call" section of our website. Since we're looking to make shelf space, some of these items are already discounted heavily. This weekend only, use coupon code FPDAY2022 to get the extra discount. Please note this coupon cannot be combined with any of the offers below. However, you can use our free shipping (for orders over $75) within the USA to place as many orders as you like.

Deal #1 : Free Crab pen stand with the purchase of any Narwhal / Nahvalur fountain pen

Surfacing from the depths of imagination is the Nahvalur fountain pen carried by the adorable crab pen stand. During Fountain Pen Day weekend, you can add a free crab with every Nahvalur fountain pen purchased.

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Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Free item is discounted at checkout.
Expires Sunday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time. Valid while ink supplies last.

Deal #2 : Free 30ml bottle of Monteverde DC 2022 Supershow Violet with the purchase of any Monteverde, Conklin, or Diplomat fountain pen

Get the official 2022 DC Supershow ink of the year with any fountain pen from Monteverde, Conklin, or Diplomat.

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Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Free item is discounted at checkout.
Expires Sunday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time.

Deal #3 : Free bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Ink with select Pilot / Namiki fountain pens

Add a complimentary bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku fountain pen ink with select Pilot / Namiki fountain pens from the following collections: Pilot Vanishing Point, Pilot Custom 823, Pilot Custom Heritage SE, Pilot Vanishing Point Decimo, Pilot Custom Heritage 912, Pilot Custom 74, Pilot Justus 95, Pilot Falcon, Pilot Custom Heritage 92, Pilot Ishime, and all Namiki fountain pens.

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Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Free item is discounted at checkout.
Expires Sunday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time.

Deal #4 : Free Kaweco Sport piston converter with the purchase of any Sport fountain pen.

Pocket this compact fountain pen with a complimentary piston converter to fill with bottled ink. The Kaweco Sport is a highly versitile fountain pen that becomes even more fun and useful when you can fill it using fountain pen ink.

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Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Free item is discounted at checkout.
Expires Sunday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time.

Deal #5 : Free bottle of Sailor Ink Studio 440

Get the Sailor x Goldspot Pens Pro Gear Blue Cobra in either Slim (14kt gold nib) or Regular (21kt gold nib) sizes at 40% off and get a free bottle of Sailor Ink Studio, which is a great color match for this sporty pen design.

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Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Free item is discounted at checkout.
Expires Sunday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time.

Deal #6 : Free pocket notebook with the purchase of any Retro 51 fountain pen

"Don't worry, write happy" is the calming mantra of this pocket-sized notebook. It complements the act of writing with fountain pen. This weekend, get one of these notebooks free with purchase of any Retro 51 fountain pen.

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Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Free item is discounted at checkout.
Expires Sunday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time.

Deal #7 : Free bottle of Visconti Black ink with any Visconti fountain pen

Check out this early (and inky) Black Friday special - get a free bottle of Visconti black ink with any Visconti fountain pen. Easy to read and business-appropriate, black ink is a must-have for any writer. Now, you'll be well-stocked when you need to refill your Visconti pen.

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Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Free item is discounted at checkout.
Expires Sunday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time.

Deal #8 : Save Big on Leonardo Pens!

Thanks to favorable currency exchange rates between the US dollar and Euro, we've lowered the prices (20% - 25%) across most of our Leonardo Officina Italiana pen collection, including the popular Momento Zero, Furore, Magico, and Grande fountain pens. No coupon code needed. Sale prices are listed as advertised.

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You can find more information, history, and resources in celebrating Fountain Pen Day on the official FPD website.

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