Writing is a system of standardized symbols, the repetition of these agreed-upon shapes represent ideas. The act of writing is the process of producing and recording words in a form that can be read and understood.
Systems of writing were established in 3 major cultures within 1200 years of each other. Around 3000 BC Mesopotamian cuneiform was developed, Egyptian hieroglyphs came in around 2800 BC, and the precursor to Kanji Chinese showed up around 1800 BC.
In 1839 English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton coined the phrase , “The pen is mightier than the sword”, but in the information age the simple yet powerful hand written note has been almost forgotten, until now.
In 2014 a company called Handwrytten was founded to fill this unmet need: making handwritten notes as easy to send as a regular email. To solve this problem, the company needed to invest heavily in robotics to build a machine unmatched in handwriting quality and scalability. The patented Handwrytten robot (US Patent 11,052,693 and 11,260,686 ) is capable of autonomously writing close to 500 notes a day.
According to the company in the age of electronic communication, handwritten notes are an effective tool for businesses that want to stand out and get noticed. These pieces offer a personal touch that’s been proven to connect with consumers and business partners on a deeper level.
Hand writing notes remain a powerful way to communicate and have the ability to influence people far greater than emails or text messages. Research shows that 81% of individuals find handwritten notes more meaningful than emails and text messages. When you receive a handwritten note, you feel special .It touches your emotions in a way that instant communication tools can only dream about.
Handwritten notes are rare and their rarity is an attention-getter. The note provides a texture and a level of intimacy unlike e-communications because the note reflects our genuine feelings. The note establishes a true connection by showing you really care and your willingness to take the time to write.
There are multiple opportunities to use a handwritten note in an impactful way but often the most powerful use of a handwritten note is the thank you note .
- Say thank you after a job interview.
- Say thank you to express appreciation to a former boss who wrote a recommendation for you.
- Say thank you to offer a note of encouragement to a colleague who performed well on a work project.
- Say thank you to show your appreciation to a family friend who made a professional connection for you.
Thank you note shows gratitude . A thank you note goes a long way , creating a lasting impression and completes the transaction leaving both participants feeling truly connected .
Another impactful way to connect with friends and business associates is by sending handwritten birthday cards . A Birthday is the most important day in everyone’s life. Sending personalized birthday card allows us to express our feelings to family, friends, customers, clients and employees. How to sign a birthday card , doesn’t have to be difficult. Just speak from the heart and remember who you are sending the card too.
But you say my handwriting is terrible and that’s where Handwrytten comes in.
Handwrytten uses a custom-designed patented handwriting machine that holds a real pen to write out the notes in the handwriting style of your choice.
Note prices are reasonable starting at $3.25. Postage is billed through at cost. Due to new tax rules, sales tax may apply. Bulk discounts are available.
Orders are usually completed within one business day and on a rare occasion, it might take two days. Notes are sent via First Class postage. In a handwritten envelope , typically delivered by the US Postal Service in the continental US in 2-5 days. The card has your return address and a real stamp. Perhaps the only “giveaway” is that the postmark will be from Phoenix, AZ.
Handwrytten personalizes your note offering over 100 card designs to choose from or you can design your own. They offer an online card customizer that makes it simple. All cards are printed on thick, luxurious stock.
Handwrytten has many pricing options. All cards are available without a contract. All you need to do is sign in and start sending. If you plan on sending many notes or regular notes, Handwrytten offers subscription plans, bulk discounts, and prepay options for any budget.
Handwrytten modernizes the thank you note making is scalable, readable and always thoughtful.