Giveaway: Parker Pen

Parker Pens has been around for nearly 125 years, and they continue to create new designs.  The company has recently introduced Parker 5th technology, which they call a “fifth mode of writing” where the pen adjusts to your personal writing style in a few strokes. The innovation is incorporated into several  collections including Ingenuity (designed exclusively for Parker 5th), Sonnet Feminine, Urban Premium, and IM Premium. They’re really beautiful, with art nouveau / art deco styling, in finishes that include pink gold, pearl and gun metal.


StyleCarrot is giving away one Parker IM Premium pen with Parker 5th technology, which retails for $80. It’s perfect for writing old-fashioned love letters. Leave a comment on this post telling me the last time you wrote an actual letter (or even a card or note that you mailed), and to whom. Just curious. : )

Deadline for entering is next Wednesday, Feb. 6, so the winner can have her new pen by Valentine’s Day. Love letters rock.




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76 Responses to Giveaway: Parker Pen

  1. Liz Centola Hrul

    As the office manager for a small design firm, I always hand write all of our thank-you cards for the wonderful holiday gifts that we get. Additionally, I hand write a love letter for my husband every year on his birthday ( Jan.25th)
    this year was his 55th birthday!

  2. The last “letter” I wrote was to my boyfriend in a card when we exchanged our Christmas gifts. I intended to only write a small sentence, but it turned into a long story about how I was so glad my aunt introduced us to each other over 5 years ago. =)

  3. Emily Main

    My Mother is elderly and very traditional when it comes to etiquette. I remember, as a child, writing all of my thank you notes (yes, a necessity for any little gift or thrill) on Crane stationery with a fountain pen. To this day, she believes a handwritten letter conveys intent far more than a phone conversation. In order to communicate with her I’ve resorted to writing her every day on my formal engraved stationery with my favorite Parker fountain pen. Every morning, part of my routine is to sit down and write a note to her. I fondly refer to it as my ‘love campaign’. This pen would make the experience extra special; I know this is asking alot but if I win, may I have one for me and one for her? It would make Valentine’s Day spectacular!

  4. Pia Miller

    The last letter I wrote was a thank you card for my wedding. I count it as a letter as I tried to personalize each one, which albeit took longer but made it a much more fun project to relive all of the personal moments with each guest from the special day.

  5. Last letter I wrote was to my 11 year old daughter. I got her a mom & daughter journal for Xmas and she loved the idea. We have been writing letters to each other every other day. It has become a wonderful communication system between us. The journal is always holding a pen…I’ll be happy to replace it with a Parker 😉

  6. Emily

    I always hand-write thank you cards – it’s just nice to personalize them that way rather than send a thank you e-mail!

  7. We often send handwritten postcards to our customers with their orders and often it prompts a handwritten return note – letter writing is infectious.

  8. Andrea

    For some reason I still require pen and paper to jot down my most important thoughts. I will occasionally journal, always in the form of a letter.

  9. Caroline

    There is just something about holding a weighty, solid pen in ones hand, while still considering what to write next.

  10. I wrote my Christmas thank-yous with pen and ink. Have done for more than 50 years. And my children do too!

  11. Meredith

    I try really hard to be good about thank-you notes. I feel like emailed versions don’t count. Despite my bad handwriting, I always send a handwritten note on stationery. I just sent off a whole batch of post-holiday thank-yous for the gifts my son (two years-old — too young to write himself) received.

  12. Interestingly I wrote a letter in a card to my wife of 36 years…just because.

  13. md marler

    Just last week, I wrote a note of congratulations (with my Parker pen on Crane note stock, no less) to a colleague for an award she received.

  14. Leah

    I love writing letters, especially on nice stationary. As an out-of-state college student, they are usually to my parents. I always wax seal them the handmade letter seal that my dad made for me.

  15. Anonymous

    A love letter to my husband of 40 years. I was a business education major in college…..with plans to be a shorthand/typing teacher. I always wrote in shorthand with a Parker fountain pen…..because they don’t skip!

  16. Michelle Ford

    The last letter I wrote was to my grandparents. They live in South America and I live in Florida. Wefrequently correpond in thus manner, as they never learned to use computers.

  17. Sarah

    I always write thank you notes, and the last ones I wrote were for some Christmas gifts.

  18. cards to family at christmas time.

  19. meliss resnick

    i do quite often for my business

  20. I mailed a birthday card with an attached noted to my best friend last week.

  21. Ann Fantom

    I sent hand written thank you cards for my some of my Christmas gifts

  22. My husband is in the Air Force and has been away from home since October. We still write letters and send notes even though email and texts are at our disposal. My favorite note he writes for me is in the form of little post-it notes. He puts them all over the house in surprising locations for me to find weeks after he leaves. They say sweet things like “I love how you burn the rice” which I found INSIDE the rice maker!

  23. Kristi C

    I last wrote a thank you card to my husband’s aunt and uncle for a Christmas gift.

  24. I feel like I write thank you cards the most or a lot of christmas cards!

  25. Carly

    The last thing I wrote were some thank you cards for Christmas presents.

  26. Y

    Last time I wrote a paper-based mail was January, 2013. I wrote to a friend 🙂

  27. My college roommate and I decided to become penpals when school finished, so we mail each other every now and then!

  28. Yesterday, I wrote a thank-you note for a scholarship I received.

  29. Sarah L

    Last time I hand wrote a note was to return some important-seeming mail that somehow ended up with me.

  30. james beck

    never wrote a letter

  31. I wrote an entire book of letters to my high school boyfriend before I left for college. I broke up with him over the phone on week two:)

  32. joni

    I wrote a letter over the holidays to my relatives in New Jersey.

  33. Mary Calabrese

    Wow, I can’t remember the last time I wrote an actual letter, other than writing news in a Birthday card.

  34. diane Baum

    I just sent a miss you card to my son in another state and handwrite all my holiday cards.

  35. Jennifer R

    I sent thank you cards for the holidays, handwritten.

  36. Jill Myrick

    I wrote a letter to my son last week.


  37. Tammy Sigond

    I just wrote a sympathy card to a dear friend writing is therapeutic

  38. Erica C.

    I wrote a thank you card last week.

  39. i honestly dont remember. it has been years. i feel terrible!


  40. Emily Main

    Love Letter Campaign Sequel: I lovingly pulled out my Parker Sonnet this morning in order to write the morning letter to my Mother. I was going to keep this contest a surprise, but it’s hard to keep this kind of secret. Hopefully she won’t receive the pink Crane envelope until after you announce the winner. How special it would be if the two of us could write with matching Parker IM Premium pens. At this point, if we don’t win, I’ll have to splurge, since the cat is out of the proverbial bag.

  41. Hazel Hunt

    I love a good pen!!

  42. Jason

    I write letters all the time. I have a few pen pals. I love a nice writing pen. It makes writing fun!

  43. Chrissy Nestor

    It’s been so long that I can’t remember 🙁

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  44. Kristen M

    I wrote a card to my sister-in-law most recently, I do it so seldom that my cursive is seriously deteriorating!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  45. Christmas cards – this last December. To my family and friends.

  46. Margaret

    The last time I wrote a letter was to my fiance, Zachary on our third year anniversary. The ‘love letter’ was taped on top of a heart shaped box that held all of the notes to each other I could find from when we were together in high school.

  47. I sent Thank You notes for Christmas gifts.

  48. Melissa D

    I wrote a thank you letter to an old friend who sent me a wonderful book that I really enjoyed. It felt like the proper, old-fashioned way to express my gratitude! I will always enjoy writing the “real” way.

  49. Karen Gonyea

    I wrote a letter to a good friend about 4 or 5 months ago 🙂

    ktgonyea at

  50. Harold

    The last time I actually wrote a letter by hand was probably at least 10 years ago, when I was out of town on a business trip and I wrote my wife a letter by hand because I was bored in the hotel room. That was the last time.

  51. I wrote a letter to my mother-in-law in December thanking her for being such a wonderful mother-in-law and being there to support me when my husband is so far away from home. It ended up being a two page letter and she wrote back telling me how much she loved it. Now I write her once a month as well as call her too. I forgot how much I enjoy writing letters and expressing how I feel.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  52. Susan Smith

    I wrote thank you cards to relatives for Christmas gifts

  53. Brittney House

    Last time I wrote one was when my husband and I were in college.

  54. Breanne

    My grandma a month ago

  55. Mya Murphy

    I always write my husband hand-written notes in his lunches 🙂

  56. Rosey

    I just wrote a thank you card to my mom this week.

  57. i write letters all the time, i wrote one this morning. i need a nice pen though!
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  58. I write notes and cards to my grandson all the time. He has a mailbox on the corner of my desk. 🙂

  59. I wrote one for to my aunt to keep in touch a month ago. She is pretty old but I have great memories of her, her husband, and my cousins growing up.
    Love the pen! So would hubby! Perfect Valentine’s Day gift as anniversary of our first date.

  60. Sheree

    I wrote a thank you card to my friend for a birthday gift in January.

  61. miriama59

    I mailed a card to my friend. She had a double mastectomy and I sent her a card wishing her well. We are in contact online and by phone but that isn’t enough.

  62. I wrote a thank you card to my grandmother last week for something she helped me with.

  63. calichristy2

    mailed a card and a letter last friday to my dear friend freda in gilroy:)

  64. Sand

    It was a birthday card to a friend last week!

  65. Suzie Williams

    I mailed a card to my friend last week for her birthday.

  66. Connie T

    My aunt and I still exchange letters on a regular basis, so my last letter went out this past Monday.

  67. Brian E.

    Thanks for the giveaway…just wrote a note to my uncle for his birthday & stuck it into a Hallmark today; I write thank you notes by hand all year long as well i.e. business & in my personal life.

  68. Donna K

    I mailed a card approx 15 months ago.

  69. Emily Main

    Have you selected the winner of the Parker fountain pen? Are you planning on making an announcement?


    Emily Main

  70. Emily Main

    Was the win based on content or did you pick out of a hat!

  71. Anonymous

    Youre style is very nice.

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