1 YEAR OF PAYING IT FORWARD
If you were to ask us exactly one year ago where we saw the Pay-it-Forward (PIF) Project being now we would never have been able to describe what is before us now. Since our debut at the 2017 DC Fountain Pen Supershow, we have grown immensely and received so much support in a year and we are incredibly grateful to all those in the community who have supported us every step of the way. We started off the year with a successful Kickstarter Project and have had the pleasure of meeting wonderful people at shows around the United States, and soon will even debut at the Sydney Pen Show! We made it a point to listen to all of the voices with suggestions for the PIF tables at shows and were excited to return to the DC Fountain Pen Supershow, our home show, this year to show off the changes that we had and were absolutely blown away having hundreds of people stop by to say hello, commenting on how they began their descent into the rabbit hole after visiting us last year, complimenting us about the changes they saw and contributing to the Pay-it-Forward project.
We've got another show or two to attend prior to the end of the year, but after that we'll wrap up until 2019 and focus on more improvements for the Pay-it-Forward Project overall and making sure that the Kickstarter fulfillment goes perfectly.
In celebration of our one year anniversary, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Chet Herbert of the Herbert Pen Company for donating one of his beautiful 2018 Summer Special Fountain Pens for our one year anniversary giveaway. It is an absolutely gorgeous pen, that is fitted with a Jowo #6 medium nib. Chet is known for pouring his own materials and this is another pen where he absolutely knocked it out of the park. We would also like to thank Bert Oser from Bertram's Inkwell for donating a bottle of the discontinued Caran D'Ache Blue Sky ink.
We would also like to thank Wesley M. from Penchantment for donating a matching Sheaffer Balance fountain pen and pencil set, that he restored. This is an absolutely beautiful combination, and the fountain pen is even more special as it's fitted with a Sheaffer stub nib. If you haven't previously tried a Sheaffer Balance fountain pen, it was designed perfectly balanced in your hand, is also known as a forefather of the cigar shaped pens, and renown for having nibs that are as smooth as can be.
The giveaway will run until 11:59PM on August 14th, 2018, and will only be open to entrants within the Contiguous United States. There will be two winners, one for the Herbert Pen Company Summer Pen x Caran D'Ache ink and another for the Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen x Pencil set.