Ah, the art of the handwritten note. Ring a bell to anyone? When was the last time you wrote a letter? No, not an email. Not a text, or a Snapchat, or a Facebook message or even an e-card. When was the last time you picked up an actual pen and paper and you physically wrote a note? The last time (and the only time in a long time) that we wrote anything by hand we noticed that our handwriting looked like it belonged to a 4-year-old and we couldn’t remember how to spell “unfortunate.” It was unfortunate indeed. These days it seems like writing by hand is becoming a lost art. And while email or texting maybe be easier and faster, handwritten notes have their perks as well.
Sometimes you put more meaning behind your words when you physically write them down. Author, Nelson DeMille, once said, “I like the process of pencil and paper as opposed to a machine. I think the writing is better when it’s done in handwriting.” Perhaps he is right. Handwritten work can be more personalized and more creative, plus it requires a bit more effort, which shows people just how much you care. A handwritten note is a classic form of communication that can be meaningful and special, regardless of the newest technology. Here are 15 reasons why the art of the handwritten note needs a massive revival.
1. It shows you care. Sometimes it’s not about what you send, but how much effort you put into it that matters. Sending an email may get your point across faster, but it only takes a matter of seconds to type out a quick note. Sending a handwritten note through the mail (or delivering it by hand) takes more time, more effort and more thought. Handwritten thank you notes will show the recipient that you care and that you’re willing to go the extra mile.