I have been contemplating the art of the handwritten note and wondering if it is still alive. We spend a lot of time online now, as I am at this very moment, and I wonder if the newest generations still believe in this personalized way of communication. As a business owner who sells notecards, it is imperative that I invest in making products that people will use and relate to.
My mom started her business in the 1960’s making stationery and notecards which I have revived this past year. It has been so gratifying to bring it back and connect with people in the present and the past who love her art of drawing dogs.
I was born in 1963, considered as a Baby Boomer. I grew up writing letters to my friends and grandparents and making pen pals. It was the biggest treat to get a personal LETTER in my post office box! As I reflect on those days, it is my hope that Generations X, Y, and Z go to their mailboxes and get excited when they receive a personal handwritten note from someone who was thinking of them. It is so much more fun than receiving a bill!
What are your thoughts on this and let me know your favorite way to send a note to someone you’re thinking about.