With everything being so digital these days, sometimes receiving a hand written note can make all the difference in building relationships.
It’s so easy to send a thank you email or communicate through someone’s social media and say thank you. But does your message really get across? Is the digital way of expressing your thanks enough?
I love writing note cards and mailing them out to people I meet through my businesses, as well as touching base with past clients and friends. I’m old school that way!
So, what does it take to get your point across to your recipient the “old fashioned way”?
Here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Make sure you have a really good note card and/or thank you card note card collection. For me, it’s a common staple only shopping list as I go though them often. I really like the Kate Spade note cards as they are chic, great quality and express my tastes. Personal touches go a long way!
2. Be specific or genuine in what you are being thankful for or why you are touching base. Get your point across and make your note short and sweet.
3. Write neat! Though it is always nice to write in cursive, print if you need to – as long as you are neat! Nobody wants to receive a card that shows that you have written quite a few before you got to their card.
4. Hand write their address on the envelope. I always have the biggest smile on my face when I receive mail with my name and address hand written. I automatically feel loved and appreciated. It’s as though you know what is inside is going to be even better.
5. Be prompt. Don’t delay in writing your thank you cards. Being prompt shows your dedication and how organized you are. Although you don’t have to be prompt when you are just sending out a “hello” note to someone you have not been in touch with over a period of time!
I tend to spend my mornings writing my note cards and thank you notes to people I have met the previous day or anyone who has interacted with me in a way that had a great impact on me. Don’t think that you should only send a thank you note to someone when you receive a service or a product.
And always make sure you attach a few of your business cards in the envelope as well!
So be chic & say thank you by personally reaching out to people in this old fashioned way instead of the every day email system. You never know how your few little words personally sent by mail can make a difference in someone’s day!