Why would you take the time to handwrite a note of thanks or gratitude in today’s busy world?
People want to be appreciated. When you take the time to choose a special card, handwrite a note of thanks or gratitude, and then place the ‘elusive’ stamp on the envelope, address and mail it … that gesture will make a lasting impression on the recipient.
Today, a note penned by hand is making a resurgence. It is one of the things considered to be tangible, beautiful and valued. When you give the gift of handwritten words that say thank you or I am grateful to another human being, it is an act of grace.
Many treasured pieces of Pony Express mail have become family heirlooms, or are on display in museums as reminders of a time gone by … they are keepsakes! Can you imagine what it felt like in the 1800’s when men riding horses carrying saddlebags of mail across a 2000-mile trail delivered letters or notes to family, friends and business acquaintances?
In the cyberspace world of today, we connect with each other through email, text or through social media … Facebook, Linked-In, Pinterest, Twitter, et al. The messages between us flash by in a nano-second and disappear just as quickly. Do you want your message of thanks or appreciation to end up in an electronic trash or junk file? Wasn’t your intent to leave a “lasting” impression with your words?
It is rare to receive or send out something that has been handwritten. Your notecard will get attention from the moment the recipient sees the envelope, interspersed among the pile of bills and junk mail they receive, until the time they open it. And, if you’ve chosen carefully and found something which has a beautiful image, it more than likely will be placed on display on a shelf, refrigerator door or tabletop.
Just think about this … isn’t there something about a handwritten card that stops time for a moment and makes you want to hang on to it? Hand-penned cards are making a comeback and will make a lasting impression!
That’s why you should take the time to handwrite a note of thanks or gratitude to family, friends, loved ones, clients or potential clients. It will be the gift that keeps on giving. My best, Laurel
Soon, you will be able to purchase my art notecards
through this website. Stay tuned ….