Do you have the “write” stuff?

Saturday, January 23 is National Handwriting Day. Imagine that; a day to recognize the almost lost art of handwriting. It got me thinking about just how much of our correspondence is typed – email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, eCards and this blog. It’s fast and it’s efficient and – for lack of a better word – clean. I get it. We’re all pressed for time, trying to juggle 20 different things at the same time; trying to find some balance between work life and home. A handwritten note takes time and time is a precious commodity. Yet, there’s just something so much more personal about a handwritten note.

Think about it; there’s no spell check, no standard font, no pre-set margins or format; just freehand thoughts with a sense of style and personality. You can tell a lot from a person’s writing; what they say and how they say it, the flourish of the penmanship, even the color ink used. That’s what makes each one unique and special. It means someone took the time to do a little extra.

What do you think a handwritten note would mean to your customers? How about one to recognize an accomplishment, a birthday, a promotion, landing a new account, a big sale or just to say thank you?

You could make someone’s day. Something to think about.

Posted by MJThomas

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