Firstly, I wanted to mention how awesome all of you are who sent in a piece of written correspondence to us during this giveaway. We were delightfully surprised about how creative and personal each letter or postcard was. We were also floored by the hundreds of entries we received from around the world. From our neighbors up North in Canada to the Philippines, the UK, Spain, Norway and down under in Australia, it is truly astounding what the internet can accomplish in terms of a global following.
Here's a sampling of the letters we received that we posted to our new @goldspotpens
Instagram account earlier today.
With today being the deadline for entries, we eagerly awaited the mailman this morning in anticipate of a few stragglers. The last entries came in and the great drawing began. Instead of picking from a hat, which could have led to a bias in shape, size or texture of the entry, we counted out every piece of mail, shuffled the pile, and ran a random number generator that picked the winning entry.
And the Winner of the Noodler's Neponset
and Waterman Expert III
fountain pen is...
Congrats Marie E. of Madison, WI
! We'll reach out to you with the good news and to confirm your address to receive your pen-tastic goodies.
Thanks to everyone for entering and participating in International Correspondence Writing Month.
If anyone would like to send us mail during the rest of the year, we'd love to be your pen pal! Please feel free to send us letters (and offerings of chocolate or jerky) to :
1230 Highway 34
Aberdeen, NJ 07734