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Helping your New Year resolutions…

New Year in London

Engravers Guild of London would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

2017 had its challenges, and the world is optimistic for better things to come in the coming 12 months.

However, change does not happen all on its own, and for change to happen then new actions must start at home.

So, to help with those little New Year’s Resolutions, we thought we would offer some helping thoughts about how some of our items can help you find the New You in the New Year.

Resolution 1 – Seize the day

As many wise people have said, “Carpe diem”, so make sure you don’t miss the moment in 2018. A personalised pocket watch from Engravers Guild keeps you mindful of the time, and the complimentary engraving allows for a special message as a reminder to act smart. There are so many quotes about the importance of time that it is difficult to choose one, but for now we’ll settle with: “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life” (Charles Darwin).

Resolution 2 – Give more time to important people

As they say, “Family is not an important thing, it is everything”. The is no substitute for spending time with the ones you love, but never let thoughts of them be far from your heart with a personalised locket. Perfect to keep a photo of them, or perhaps a curl of their hair, our engraved silver lockets are a perfect totem to treasure your special relationships and underline what really is important in life.

Resolution 3 – Write more by hand

2018 is the year of the return of real handwriting. In our online world, the old fashioned skill of putting pen to paper is often lost, but there are many benefits to scrawling your thoughts by hand. Science shows that writing with a pen fires up the brain in different ways and students have been shown to be more creative when putting the keyboard to one side. Handwriting also limits distractions by weaning you off a computer with its tempting clickbait, and by going more slowly you’re forced to put more consideration into what you’re doing. So, why not make the thought of writing by hand that little more appealing with one of our beautiful solid silver fountain pens.

That’s it for now. But tune back in for more Engravers Guild life hacks in 2018 shortly.