How Handwritten Notes Can Make You More Successful
It might be time to invest in some high quality stationery — and a pen. Trend-watchers are seeing a return to handwritten notes and letters. No, it’s not the latest hipster affectation; it’s a way to show someone you care enough to take effort and single them out. And that’s a rarity in the fast-paced, impersonal digital world.
Handwritten notes can create a memorable impression after a job interview, make a customer feel like more than a number, and cement bonds between neighbors in tenuous times. Want to reach out from the heart and truly be remembered? Trade those emoji for an honest-to-goodness ballpoint pen and give it a try.
This article first appeared on Lifehack.
A handwritten note shows deeper investment as paper, stamps, drafting, and visiting the mailbox indicates costliness in both time and effort — the appreciation is perceived as greater and leaves a lasting impression.