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The Importance of Handwritten Thank You Cards

Updated: Apr 19

Writing thank you notes isn’t just about good manners and social obligations. The practice of writing thank you notes is incredibly powerful and positively impacts both your personal and professional life, as well as the life of your recipient. One of the best ways to show your gratitude is to send a hand written note., especially when it is paired with creative client gifts. Writing a thank you email or making a call to say thank you are both good ways to express gratitude, but sending handwritten notes paired with a gift makes the receiver feel extra special.

Handwrytten understand that the quality of your thank you stems in part from how it’s delivered. Which is why we love that their notes are virtually indistinguishable from human writing and can even replicate your own signature and style. What better gift could there be than a personalized hand written message...and an added little thank you gift for those who make you feel extra special?

Handwritten thank-you notes are a wonderful way to show your goodwill within a relationship. Whether the relationship is personal or handwritten business thank you notes, you want the person to know that you care about them. Receiving a thank you written by hand is a great way to demonstrate exactly how much you care. It shows the person you're thanking that you have good intentions for continuing the relationship by showing them that they are valuable enough to merit a personalized thank you. It shows that continuing this relationship is important to you because you were willing to invest both time and effort involved to create a personalized, handwritten thank-you note.

This technological age that we live in can often feel very cold and impersonal. Everything is typed out and viewed on a screen. There's no sense of true connection in our day to day communications. When you receive a handwritten card, you're excited to open it. The art of the postage stamp, the feel of the paper, the graphic quirks of someone's handwriting: There is simply nothing as personal as a handwritten note. In a stack of bills and flyers, it's a treasure in a sealed packet, full of promise and potential. It is a visceral reminder of someone far away. Sending a handwritten thank you card will trigger a sense of nostalgia in the recipient. The fact that they can hold and touch a physical token of your appreciation will make an impression that won't be easily forgotten.

We live in a busy world. Each of us has an incredible amount to accomplish each day, often more than we can ever get done in a single day. So, the things that we choose to spend our time doing are really important. This is especially true if the thing we've chosen to do takes up more of our time than an alternative action. When you send a handwritten thank you note, it's completely personal. You can add your own message that is specific to the person you're thanking. You can add personal details that show the person you're thanking that you know and value them. Your words are conveyed in your own handwriting, so the person receiving the note can see a personal side of you.This personal touch is a wonderful way to demonstrate that the person you're thinking is important and valuable to you.

Another reason our technology-based culture can seem cold and impersonal is that everything is automated, especially thank yous. Every time someone makes an order online, they receive an automated thank you note. Every time they reach out for an answer to a question, they receive an automated email thanking them for their question. All this automation takes some of the importance out of the words "thank you." It can seem like a generic response rather than a heartfelt sentiment, so why not add a little something extra to your thank you like a small token of appreciation? Whether it is a client gift or simply something you send to a friend for assisting you through all the craziness of wedding-day planning, Handwrytten offers a wide assortment of gifts that we find people truly appreciate. It makes such a huge impression on the person you're thanking for them to know that you took time out of your day to specifically select something that you think will make them smile, make their day better and to write out a note of appreciation...it will definitely leave a lasting impression. And isn't that want we all want? To leave a lasting impression? Every one of us knows how great it feels to be appreciated. We all want to know that our contributions are important and that people are appreciative of our efforts. With Handwrytten you can send a physical demonstration to the person you're thanking to show that they are appreciated, valuable, and worthy encouraging them to seek more connection within your relationship because they know that the relationship makes them feel good and makes them happy.

Though the benefits of sending Handwrytten notes, especially handwritten thank you notes, are apparent, you might be overwhelmed by the time and effort it will take to send out large volumes of thank you notes. But don't worry! Writing handwritten notes doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming.

Handwrytten can help you send thank you notes that look handwritten without the hassle of writing every single note by hand. Their handwriting fonts are based on actual handwriting samples. In fact, they can even use your own handwriting for all of your notes!

All you have to do is write the text for your note, add your personalizations and a gift for each person on your thank you list, choose your card, and send the information to Handwrytten. They will take care of producing all your notes in a beautiful, handwritten font.

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