Why Handwritten Notes are the Best Notes


When was the last time you wrote a handwritten note?  Nowadays, it's becoming less and less of an occurrence.  With computers, smart phones, and Siri, more people are communicating through e-mails, text messages, and other forms of electronic media.  Sadly, it seems like putting pen to paper is a dwindling art form.

I'm a HUGE fan of hand-written notes.  Whenever I get a greeting card, it's more meaningful to me. It contains a person's actual writing and signature.  It tells me that someone actually cared enough to take the time and effort to hand craft a personalized message to me.

Handwriting memos, letters, and notes gives them a more human touch.  It doesn't look like it's been processed through a machine. By not hiding behind a printer/word processor, this person is being vulnerable by letting you see her/his penmanship.  By using pen and paper, it inherently is personal.  A person's handwriting reveals her/his style and arguably, their personality (see graphology).

I'm still going to use digital communication (especially since it's becoming more and more of a necessary survival tool), but I am going to consciously put a little more effort every day to handwrite notes to show the people in my life that they are cared about.


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