The Magic of a Handwritten Note

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Years ago, I received a handwritten note from a patient I helped after having a bad experience. In my former life, I was a nurse and spent some time as a patient advocate. 

In the note, she described how I listened to her and the impact this had on her. She enclosed a few postcards explaining that while she didn’t have much, these cards resonated with her, and wanted to share them with me. I treasure them to this day. 

Did you know studies show that we vastly underestimate how much people love receiving “thank-you” letters? ❤️

I think sending a handwritten letter is one of the best ways to show your appreciation, and I challenge you to send notes of appreciation to your top three customers this week. 

Action Step: Add a standing time on your calendar to send out at least one note every week.

Handwritten notes will make you stand out from the crowd, and I promise, yours will be the only handwritten note they receive that day, week, and maybe even that month. 

Pro-tip: enclose something in the envelope that the receiving party can feel through the paper. This will evoke a sense of curiosity and make your note even more memorable.

Personally, I collect little trinkets, like bookmarks, cute clips, stickers- whatever catches my eye – to include with the card. This allows them to have something to make them think of my gratitude. 

Here’s a four-step framework for your next handwritten message of appreciation

1. Greet your customer by name.

2. Express your gratitude, clearly stating why you’re sending the note.

3. Include details about why you enjoyed your experience with this customer — this is a prime opportunity to be specific and thoughtful.

4. Repeat your thanks.

Have a great week!

1 thought on “The Magic of a Handwritten Note”

  1. Thanks for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further post thank you once again. Wilona Stanislaw Sibbie

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