The Power of the Handwritten Note
Did you know Americans receive only about one piece of personal correspondence every other week (we generously included holiday cards and invitations in this number).
It’s no wonder that handwritten notes can help you stand out, both in your professional and personal lives.
Here’s why you should be writing more notes to people:
1. Make someone's day.
Who doesn’t like to see a fun stamp and their name written on a colorful envelope on their desk? Among all the bills and junk mail someone receives, even at work, the handwritten note is the first one you grab, admit it. The knowledge that someone took the time to write a note to you gives you warm fuzzies that just don’t exist with email. There are so many creative card designs out there – you can find something for any style aesthetic. Or partner with a studio like ours to brand your notecards.
2. Paper is awesome!
You’re appealing to many senses when you send a note in the mail. The colorful sight of paper, the satisfying weight and tactile feeling of paper in your hands, the sound of it ripping when you open the envelope…even the smell of certain kinds of paper cuts us deep.
3. Get out the shoe box.
Make it special, and people will keep hand-written notes forever.
4. Fun stamps.
The U.S. post office has really upped its game lately. Our favorite is the Oscar de la Renta stamps.
5. Not just thank you or birthdays.
You don’t need a special occasion or to have received a gift to send a note. Notes of gratitude are lovely, but think about a “just because” reason to reach out to someone. Maybe make it a goal to send one note a week to valued clients or friends.
6. It's a special connection.
One of our partners is so good at this. If you’ve ever received a note from Emspace’s President Elizebeth, you know – her beautiful handwriting combined with her innate positivity mean you won’t forget the message she writes to you for a long time. It’s the same with you! Just send the note already.
It’s easy to see how a handwritten note can cut through the clutter. It takes effort to write one…which makes it all the more special to receive one.
If you’re stuck and need ideas on kinds of notes to send, visit our shop for some beautiful inspiration!