Gifts are fine on their own. But you know what makes them special? Handwritten notes. Nothing expresses care more than taking the time to write a special message, no matter how short it is, and attach it to your gift. More often than not, what truly expresses your love is the time you took to select something for the recipient, adding on thoughtfulness in the form of a special note.
If you’re still not convinced, here are some reasons why gifts and handwritten notes truly belong together in expressing your love to someone:
1. They’re Rare
Handwritten letters are very rare in the age of the internet. Anybody that you ask might not even remember when was the last time they received a personal handwritten note.
The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission revealed that in 2017, the average American only received ten personal mail. Perhaps it’s because it is too time-consuming to write a letter, or maybe it’s because of technology.
Whatever the reason is, there is no denying that handwritten notes can make the recipient special and feel valuable. So, if you want to make a gift more thoughtful, a handwritten note is the way to go.
2. They Create a Powerful, Lasting Impression
If you are a small business owner, connecting with your customers is very important. So, imagine how each one would feel if you gave them a handwritten note expressing gratitude along with their item? It says a clear message of thank you to all of them more than a generic mass-printed mailer. With the former, you can actually show your genuine and authentic brand.
Remember that the more genuine the presentation, the stronger the connection. A simple handwritten thank you note will leave a powerful and lasting impression on each one of your customers.
3. They Can Be Kept as Memorabilia
The emotional energy you put into creating a single handwritten note is sent along with the letter. They’re special simply because a handwritten note is like sending a piece of yourself, which a recipient always appreciates.
They’re often remembrance of something that occurred, of yourself to someone dear to you. The recipient can also identify your handwriting from anyone else’s, including all the lines, curves, and heaviness of the ink. A handwritten note is more than just a letter–they’re a gift.
4. They’re a Great Relationship-Builder
Handwritten notes are easy to create, but they hold the power to create strong bonds. The powerful connection that personal letters offer can build new relationships, both personally and professionally.
Compared with emails, where texts only have as much value as the time it took to write them, handwritten letters show a great deal about you. It shows that you care enough to make a gift more special, and so, if you want to form a positive relationship, the power of a pen and paper is always your best bet.
The recipient of your handwritten note will surely love the effort and thoughtfulness you put into it. Anyone loves to receive handwritten letters, as we’ve illustrated above. It’s a deeply personal artifact that can be cherished for a long time. So, the next time you give someone a gift, don’t forget to include a handwritten note with it.
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