A huge congratulations to Bethan Lebeau on winning the $100 NoteMaker voucher! We hope you love your new stationery.

Please contact us at jade@stationeryreview.com so we can give you the details on how to claim your prize.

We would just love to thank NoteMaker for making this competition possible. Please check out their awesome stationery over at their website.


Win a $100 NoteMaker Voucher


World Stationery Day celebrates writing and the tools created to implement it. From books to journals, diaries to pens, World Stationery Day aims to get people all over the world talking and writing about stationery.

Writing by hand may be a thing of the past for some of us, but it’s definitely special when you receive a hand-written letter in the mail, or write out that first novel draft on over 400 sheets of paper (well, maybe special for some!).

We thought it would be the perfect time to run a stationery competition from our friends over at NoteMaker to celebrate this special day. For your chance to win a $100 gift voucher for NoteMaker, simply like our Facebook page and comment , letting us know what your favourite stationery brand is and why. Please also like and follow NoteMaker on Facebook, without them you wouldn’t have the chance to win such an awesome prize!

Terms and conditions:

  • Competition starts at 10.00am AEST (UTC +10) on Wednesday, 27 April, and finishes at 10.00am AEST (UTC +10) on Thursday, 28 April.
  • Winner will be announced by 6.00pm AEST (UTC +10) on Thursday, 28 April.
  • Winner has the ability to spend the $100 voucher at once or on different days.
  • Winner will be picked at random.
  • Only one entry per person allowed.
  • Winner must like Stationery Review and NoteMaker on Facebook, and comment their answer to the above question.
  • Competition is open for participants world-wide.


Good luck, enjoy World Stationery Day, and happy writing!

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I bought my first Lamy fountain pen over a year ago now, and I’ve been a huge fan of them since. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the new Lamy Safari special edition for 2016 and boy, it doesn’t disappoint. I tried to take the following pictures with flash, just so it shows the colouring.

2016 Special Edition Lamy Safari: Dark Lilac

The pen I received has a medium nib,and came with a blue ink cartridge. With purple being my favourite colour, I was even more excited to receive it in the mail. Some of the stand-out features of this special edition is the black clip and nib. They match with the purple extremely well. Also, the feel of the pen isn’t ‘shiny’, it’s more of a ‘matte’ colour. This makes the pen easier to hold and grasp, and gives more of a pleasant feel.

Lamy Safari Dark Lilac 2016 Special Edition

I have a total of three Lamy fountain pens, but this Safari is by far the smoothest I’ve ever written with. I have a bunch more fountain pens of various brands, and compared to anything I own, it’s still the smoothest.

The Lamy Safari takes all Lamy ink cartridges, and also takes a Lamy ink converter if you’d prefer to use ink from a bottle. If you’ve never written with a fountain pen before, and don’t mind paying a little extra for the special edition, then this is definitely a go-to first fountain pen buy. You can get yours over at NoteMaker, Lamy and other various stationery stores.

Lamy Safari SE Dark Lilac