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Handwritten Cards Are Personal

I think handwritten cards are way better than those generic letterheads that are typed out or those canned responses companies use from their pile of prewritten corporate letters, they’re just so impersonal, but a handwritten card is a lot more personal.

Before I tell you why I feel this way I just want to put it into perspective because I have had personal experience with receiving a handwritten card during a very hard time I was having.

Back in the early years of the 2000’s I frequently brought my cat Buddy to see the vet for checkups and booboos. It was always the same vet and they became to know him very well. Unfortunately, time ran out on my boy and he passed away in 2020.

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The vets found out and they sent me a very personal handwritten card expressing their condolences. It was nice and it showed they cared. So, that is why I like handwritten cards for business instead of those cold-hearted letterheads that have been typed out with meaningless and heartless words.

Wouldn’t you rather have a handwritten card from a company or friend instead of an e-mail or letterhead? I would, and being on the receiving end I can assure you it is in fact a lot better.

All Businesses Need To Take Note

If you are a business and you would like to connect with your customers on a personal level so they feel noticed, appreciated, and important, then you should try sending handwritten cards instead of printed letters.

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Have a look at this article from FedEx. They explain how and why handwritten cards are what shows your customers gratitude for being a valued customer. It could be as simple as a Thank You Card for being a valued customer, or serious as an apology card that would let the customer know that you’re taking a matter personally and that you are on the job.

It’s the little things like this that I appreciate from a company and it makes it personal.

For Friends And Families Too

You know those e-mails that you would always get from your granny or a friend that just had a link to one of those generic sites that you would have to follow in order to read the e-card they sent? Yeah, those ones that get the sender to just type your name and e-mail address and it would generate some random poem that just sticks your name into it. Not so heartfelt, is it?

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Why do people still send those things? There once was a time when I received some happy birthday e-cards in my e-mail that were all of the same cards. I guess it was a free one that you didn’t have to pay for. But I thought it was as if people just sent it just to make themselves feel better because it sure didn’t make me feel one bit special at all. No effort on the sender’s part at all.

You know the saying, “If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all?” Well, the same can be said for, “If you can’t send anything nice, then don’t send anything at all.”

In Conclusion…

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When you’re thinking about a close friend or family member and want to reach out to say hello, or you’re a business and you want to connect with your customers, send out a personalized handwritten card. They will appreciate it more than you will know.

You’re more likely to get a reply or a customer may end up a permanent return customer too.

Post a comment below if you feel the same way or if other ways you feel are a great way to connect with family, friends, or customers.

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