The Standard Diary Family Tradition

We care so much about our loyal fans. A lifelong relationship with AT-A-GLANCE makes us extremely grateful, and when Peter from Illinois told us he has been journaling in AT-A-GLANCE Standard Diaries for 21 years and was asking for older diaries we were eager to make him happy! Peter has been using the Standard Diary since 1995 to journal his and his family’s daily life. They are so much a part of his life he receives one each year from his mother-in-law during the holidays! Continue reading The Standard Diary Family Tradition

There’s Nothing Standard about This Diary

AT-A-GLANCE Standard Diary

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “diary,” visions of John Boy Walton and Cindy Brady come to mind. I realize I’m dating myself with that comment, but I think most of you will agree—diaries are commonly associated with personal journals, and we certainly see the value in journaling.

However, there are also many uses for diaries from a business and professional perspective. Sure, they can still be used as journals, but we’ve found a lot of our customers have even more innovative uses for them. And one of the industry mainstays that they use is the Standard Journal.

Founded in 1850 by Edwin Dresser and Eben Denton, what eventually became known as the Standard Diary Company had modest beginnings in two rooms over a storefront on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The company produced small diaries and memo books on hand-turned presses from paper carried from Boston by the owners. The rest, as they say, is history.

While I could run through the many uses for these diaries and the benefits they deliver, I want to hear from actual (or prospective) users. Let us know how you use or plan to use one of our Standard Diaries, elaborating a bit on why they would be a good fit for your needs. Do so by this FRIDAY, JULY 19 at 12 Noon EDT and you’ll be entered to WIN your own 2014 Standard Diary (Item SD381-74).

Get practical. Get creative. Get writing in that diary! Good luck!