In the mostly digital society that we live in today, writing an email or sending a message to someone doesn’t take much thought or effort anymore. Oftentimes, emails and messages people send are simply skimmed through and deleted by the recipient. There’s a loss in personality and formality when it comes to writing to people online. More specifically, thanking someone, either in business or your personal life, shouldn’t be a quick check off your list of things to do. We at Media Monkey recommend writing handwritten thank you notes to those that you appreciate. Here’s why:
- It’s more personal.
When showing gratitude, it’s important to convey appreciation, not just text. Many people get excited when they see a letter in the mail with their name on it that isn’t a bill. Also, no two people have the same penmanship. Instead of using Times New Roman or Comic Sans to write someone, put a little bit of personality in your thank you note with your own handwriting. It will go a long way.
- It shows people you took time out of your day to appreciate them.
Typing up a message to someone could take as little as 15 seconds. Buying cardstock, handwriting a thoughtful message, and mailing it is a process that not many people go through to simply say “thank you.” It doesn’t have to be a long letter. Writing a note is a small gesture, yet it shows that you spent time thinking about this person and making sure they know you are thankful for them and what they do.
- It sets you apart.
Very few people send handwritten notes anymore. Most communication is done online. Being the one person that sends a note will make you stand out from the rest. Whether it’s after an interview, after a sale, or after a networking event, you will be remembered for sending a handwritten thank you note.
If you want to stand out and show people true appreciation, consider writing a thank you note. Want more tips or are not sure about what to include in your note for it to be most effective? Call Media Monkey today at (630) 773-4402 or send us an email at [email protected].