National Notebook Day is observed on the third Thursday of May, which falls on May 18 this year. This is a holiday that encourages individuals to document their thoughts, events, and information in a journal. Having a notebook or journal is especially crucial if you are the type of person whose thoughts constantly wander. One of the benefits of keeping note of your ideas is that it helps to concentrate the mind. When in need of inspiration or ideas, individuals frequently return to their journals.
The background of National Notebook Day
What are the benefits of notebooks? Perhaps it’s the sensation of a pen on paper, or the freedom to express oneself in writing. Taking notes helps you retain important information, and using notebooks is an excellent method to organise your thoughts.
In 1888, an American by the name of Thomas William Holley devised the first legal pad. During that period, he was employed by a small paper mill. He utilised scrap paper to create inexpensive notebooks, which he sold from his residence. A judge from Jersey City wanted to purchase several notebooks from him and suggested that he stitch the paper together with a cardboard base to make it more durable and easier to write on.
The spiral notebook is said to have debuted in 1924. Edward Podosek, an English inventor with numerous patents, is frequently credited with inventing the device. Although he may not have been the inventor of spiral notebooks, he was the first known person to use them to record information.
National Notebook Day was established in 2016 by the stationery company May Design. The company encourages people from all over the world to publish images of their notebooks on social media.
Activities associated with National Notebook Day
Create your own journal
Various materials can be used to create your own notebook. For a rudimentary version, however, only paper and something to hold the paper together are required. These may consist of staples, thread, or an elastic band. Additionally, you could punch holes in the paper and tie it with ribbon or thread. You may wish to embellish your cover to make it simpler to identify later.
Carry your journal everywhere
Take your notebook with you throughout the day and jot down notes. You never know when you might need to jot something down. Use your notebook for whatever sparks your imagination.
Read your old journal
As you read through your old notebook, you will be reminded of moments from the past. Take a portion of it and share it on social media.
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