The verdict is in! People of all ages are more likely to open and read a good old-fashioned, hand-written letter with real ink than a text or email. And there is no shortage of reasons why.
For starters, many people are just sick and tired of the endless barrage of the robotic, dry and emotionless, electronic messages they receive on their mobile gadgets and other communication devices.
And then there is also the fact that our increasingly tech-centric and automated world has contrived to make everything feel cold, impersonal, and distant.
The art of sending worded messages as we do now with emails, SMS, social media platforms increasingly seems like a generic response rather than a heartfelt sentiment from the sender.
In the midst of all of these, handwritten notes have re-emerged as a wonderful way to demonstrate the esteem and admiration in which the recipient of a message is held.
People generally perceive handwritten messages as more sincere and heartfelt, and they respond to the thought and detail that goes into it. Handwritten messages are more than just words or a piece of paper; it is almost like getting a piece of the sender. Because it takes quite a bit of intentional effort to craft one, and that emotional energy is sent along with the letter.
If nothing else, the sheer rarity of a handwritten note in today’s world makes it stand out in nearly all instances. Even more, beautifully written and well-thought-out handwritten letters can become handy memorabilia treasured for life by the receiver.
And for the sender, it can be a nostalgic throwback to a time in your life when you first learned to write and arrange letters meaningfully.
There is also the sheer excitement of opening up the envelope and retrieving the letter. It is almost like unwrapping a gift. You never know what you might find.
It is almost unbelievable how easy it is to make someone’s day simply by sending them a handwritten note through the mailbox. It is hard to think of a more effective way to show appreciation, leave an impression and foster a lasting connection than an authentic handwritten message delivered in hardcopy.
A thoughtful handwritten note goes a long way to express how you feel about a relationship or friendship and how much you are invested in it. It’s also an ingenious way to strengthen or grow loyalty with clients and business partners.
Corporate entities have begun to take note. It is not uncommon to receive a personalized handwritten hardcopy note from business organizations looking to lend a human touch to their operations and separate them from the competition.
What’s more? It is not as daunting as you may have been led to think. You don’t need to have the masterstroke of a cursive artist to send a handwritten note. For many recipients, the well-considered effort of putting pen to paper is what counts.