Writing has power. Handwriting is more personal and thus more powerful. Saying thank you using an age old traditional format….still king.
There are over 40 states that are now phasing our teaching cursive in public schools, they say it’s not relevant any longer. I may not argue that point too hard except to ask what’s next…handwriting all together? Why don’t we just go straight to typing, I mean that’s what the gen x, y and Z are all the digital natives are doing anyway….right?!
Take a breath, this isn’t a debate on education. Nor is it a dialogue on handwriting. Quite simply, I like giving and receiving hand written thank you notes.
Go on challenge me on this, think about the last time you received one. Did you smile? Did you think to yourself that it was probably a waste of their time?
My good friend, Erik works at Sprint. He didn’t think it was too trivial when he started; Project Thank You. What started with one hand written thank you note has spun into over 500, 000 hand written thank you notes from Sprint employees to customers last year alone. It all started with one note and one guy, who decided to exercise a age old tradition of hand writing a note.
No matter if it’s cursive or not, handwriting still holds power. A simple hand written thank you note is still unbeaten by any other substitute.