Today we’re exploring the value of thank you’s…and the EXTREME value of the handwritten card or note.
In our digital age, the time and effort of a handwritten note is STILL valued. Why?
John Coleman’s article in the Harvard Business Review from 2013 still resonates. Read the full article here. He shares that:
- Handwritten notes mean more because they cost more, as handwritten notes convey a deeper investment in your gratitude.
- Handwritten notes have permanence and have nostalgic value!
This 2017 Nancy Olsen article in Forbes also gives 5 great reasons to hand write your card. She says:
- Sometimes it seems that manners are teetering on the edge of extinction, so it’s the right thing to do!
- It sets you apart
- Gratitude is good for the brain – we are wired to best express ourselves without electronic communication
We did a handwriting trivia question today!
“When writing on an unlined sheet of paper, what instrument can you use to ensure a straight edge and lines?”
The answer? A T-Square!
Congrats to Jennie from Howard who guessed correctly!
Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Lilly