Why You Should Send a Handwritten Note September 04 2014, 0 Comments

It would seem that the age of the handwritten note is over, especially if you talk to any young person today. A lot of the schools don’t even teach cursive anymore, and for the most part that is a real shame. Today we’re going to look at a few reasons why the handwritten note is still useful in some situations.

It is More Personal

The first reason why you should still send handwritten notes is that it is a very personal act. People get hundreds of personal emails a day, most of them not at all important. And while there is still a lot of spam snail mail, getting a handwritten note from someone feels more intimate and special because it has become so rare.

It Takes Effort, and the Recipient Will Notice

In addition to being very personal, it is something that takes effort to do. For sure handwriting a note takes more time, and there is no spell check or backspace button; so you may end up redoing it a couple times.

That added effort is something the recipient of the note will notice. That is why handwritten notes are still important in some situations. When you want the recipient to notice that you’ve take time out of your busy day to write them a note on actual paper, handwritten notes are especially useful. This can be in any number of situations. For example if it is someone’s birthday and you want to let them know that you’ve remembered them. E-cards are funny and innovative and all that, but a nicely designed card from a site like Pennie Post with a handwritten note inside will really hit the spot.

Thank You Notes

The final reason we’ll talk about today is thank you notes. Sending a thank you email isn’t the right way to go about it. One of the reasons for that is what we’ve already talked about. Emails take a few seconds to write and send, if that. A handwritten note takes time. And because you spent that time the person whom you are thanking will know that their kindness really meant something to you, so much in fact that you took time to actually sit down and write them a thank you note.

Bottom Line

Email and instant messaging services are awesome, there is no doubt that they’ve changed the way we humans communicate forever. But, like the 8-track and the vinyl record before it, the handwritten note will never be completely out of style, and nor should it be. So send someone you care about a handwritten note today and let them know that you’re thinking about them!