The Importance of Handwritten Notes
We were taught to write thank you notes. Today, it seems too easy with our electronic devices to just send off a note or a thank you note or post a note to social media. However, I believe, a handwritten note means so much more and, after all, everyone likes to receive ‘good mail.’ I have kept all the notes and cards Doug has sent and given to me over the years and have them stored away for safe keeping along with the photo albums I have made over the years and continue to make. For instance, I have cards Doug sent me when we started dating and cards and post cards that he sent to me when he traveled abroad. I am so happy that I have kept these. We even used to send each other cards on the eleventh of every month in our early years of dating — perhaps we should write each other more cards and notes more often for no particular reason! I have also kept various cards and notes that people have sent and given me. I like the idea of being able to look back at these tangible cards — there seems to be so much more permanency with a handwritten note. Since I love paper so much, I enjoy making our Holiday card, which Doug proofs for me!
I keep stamps, address labels, cards, and stationery stocked in my desk drawers so it is optimal for me to write notes and thank you notes! Here are some places that I like to purchase cards and stationery: Papyrus; Quotable Cards; Rifle Paper Co.; Trader Joe’s; and Etsy — there are many independent artists that make unique cards. Sometimes, while out and about, I find a set of cards I really like. I also really like to use custom stamps and stickers! I purchase custom stickers made by Moo; and I purchase custom stamps made by Zazzle.
So, why wait for a special occasion to send someone a handwritten note or thank you note!