Meet Sam - Dayspring Pens Expert

Meet Sam - Dayspring Pens Expert

sam di nardo author at dayspring pens

Sam Di Nardo is the Pen Expert for Dayspring Pens and has been with the company in various positions from Engraver to Production Manager since 2018.

She grew up as a Navy brat moving around the country and the world seeing lots of really interesting places and really less interesting ones.

Sam graduated from Regent University in 2015 with a degree in English Literature and an avid interest in Old Norse literature.

After years working in coffee shops not touching her degree, she started at Dayspring Pens on the production floor, but quickly started working on website content for the company.

What started as a part-time job engraving developed into a love for all things pens from their history and manufacturing to the inexplicable value gifted with a writing instrument.

Sam lives in Virginia with her husband and their growing family.

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My Favorite Pens

My current go-to Dayspring Pen is the Cross Calais ballpoint pen. The oily smoothness of the fine point writing tip, the comfy weight, and the versatility makes it the first pen I grab off my desk for a quick note.

For a corporate gift, I always recommend my favorite luxury pen: the Waterman Hemisphere. Intentional, elegant, and impeccable to write with, it's a standout pen only enhanced by engraving.

For a personal gift, no pen arsenal is complete without the quintessential everyday carry pen: the Parker Jotter. Iconic, durable, precise, the Jotter can withstand a lifetime of pockets and bags while still looking great with engraving.

My Top Book Recommendations

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

And for anyone interested in Norse Literature: The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki