Grateful Giveaways Grads #5 – Faber-Castell
What does it say about a company that has been in business since 1761? That’s right, 250 years ago Faber-Castell was founded in Germany as a pencil manufacturer. Today, Faber-Castell is a world renowned for its art supplies and fine writing instruments. Faber-Castell stands behind the quality of their work by guaranteeing the mechanics of your writing instrument for life.
Whether the graduate in your life will be continuing their education or entering the workforce, Faber-Castell makes a a writing implement to fit every style making the perfect gift. Check out all the design choices at Faber-Castell.com
If there was a 12-Step Program for pen addiction, my wife Sandy would be the first to sign up. She loves them. Our house is full of all different kinds of pens in all different shapes, colors, sizes, ink colors, ball point, gel, roller ball, even fountain pens. If she can walk out of the store without buying a pen, it is nothing short of a miracle. Even with all the choices she has the one pen I see her using time and time again is her Faber-Castell Ondoro that she got several years ago. She loves it!!!
It was a difficult task but I did pry the package out of Sandy’s hands that contained the 2 Faber-Castell pens that I was to review. I received the Basic Black Carbon Rollerball and the E-Motion Guilloche Rhombus Rollerball. The Basic is long and skinny while the E-Motion is short and fat. The writing quality of both pens is very smooth and flawless. The thing I like both about the ink is it does not smear. This is an important quality, especially if you are left-handed. I have two lefty kids so I know how important that is.
I will say, as a guy, I think the E-Motion is a bit feminine. It is very elegant looking. It also happens to be Sandy’s favorite of the two. I liked the Basic best, it just a personal preference. I like the thinner pen.
Lastly, I will say that I have had several opportunities to try many of Faber-Castell’s products and they all are made of high quality materials with a professional yet modern look.
One lucky reader will win 2 Faber-Castell pens with a value of more than $100!!
Entry is simple! You just need to answer the question below by leaving a comment on this site! You can even gain up to 3 bonus entries for doing each additional item listed (just make sure that you leave one entry for each one — up to a total of 4 comments). As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included.
EACH of the 12 participating blogs has their own prizes to give away so make sure to enter on each blog for the best chances to win! Use this spreadsheet to keep track of your entries!
Leave a comment telling me what type of pen you like best……ball point, fountain, roller ball, medium point, fine point, or does it matter etc…..?
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This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, April the 15th, 2011. Any comments left after this cut-off will not be counted. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified via email within 48 hours after the close of the contest.
This giveaway is part of the Grateful Giveaways Event being hosted by myself and 11 other bloggers. You can increase your chances of winning this prize (as well as all of the others on this site), by visiting each of them and entering the same way as you did here. You have plenty of time to get to all of them, since the contest will be open for five full days.
As one final reminder, you will want to check out the terms of the giveaway by visiting the Grateful Giveaways Facebook page. Just click on the TERMS tab at the top of the page. (Note that by entering this contest, you agree that you have read the terms and are eligible to enter this contest).
Disclosure: I received the same gift package that the winner will be receiving to facilitate my review. I did not receive any compensation to write this post. The opinions are all mine!