09 Mar On A Personal Note: Why Handwritten Notes Beat Emails
Make a lasting impression with a handwritten note card. Find 3 reasons why you should send an old fashioned note card instead of an email.
My high school friend’s birthday was last week, and I sent her a gift to celebrate. She emailed me a thank you message, which is, of course, a polite gesture, but I thought, “How impersonal!” – on both our parts!
Neither one of us bothered to actually pick up the phone to talk in person. We use our busy lives as excuses to lose touch with those who mean the most.
I’m sure we would have enjoyed the chance to catch up, but instead we chose to “hurry up!” While technology has improved our lives in so many ways, it has also put us in cocoons, where face to face (or even ear to ear) has become antiquated.
Personalization Mall just introduced a new line of personalized note cards, with plenty of room to write a special message to a far-away friend. I plan to do just that!
3 Reasons Why Handwritten Notes Beat Email
If you’re thinking of sending an email to a friend, consider a handwritten note card instead. Here are 3 reasons why:
1. Handwritten Notes Stand Out
These days, we get dozens, if not hundreds of emails a day. Handwritten letters and note cards are extraordinarily rare for most of us, and that’s what makes them so special. A note card is a tangible thing you can hold in your hand and in today’s day and age, it’s truly a novelty.
2. A Handwritten Note Card Is More Personal
A note card sent through the snail mail offers an intimate, personal feeling you just can’t convey in an email. When we sit down to write we tend to spend more time thinking of just the write words. And the result is typically a more heartfelt, sincere message than something you quickly type out and hit send.
3. Handwritten Notes Are More Memorable
If you’ve ever saved a birthday card, letter or note from a friend, you know they’re more likely to be remembered than an email or even a phone call. Handwritten notes become possessions, they’re reminders of the relationships we’ve built and the memories we’ve made. The recipient is more likely to remember your handwritten note than an email, and might even save the note card to reread at another time.
Next time you need to send a message to a dear friend, consider writing a note by hand instead of a digital message that’s ephemeral and likely to be quickly forgotten.