The Handwritten Note – A Lost Art

The Handwritten Note- A Lost Art

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The Handwritten Note- A Lost Art

One of the many things I was taught at a very young age was to always write Thank You notes for gifts, after staying at someone’s home, and as I got older – after job interviews.  There is something about a handwritten note that is so personal and heartfelt.

I was told by one of my past employers, that aside from my experience, one of the reasons why I stood out was because I sent a handwritten note thanking him for his time.  

I make sure that my boys follow in my footsteps when it comes to this as well.  I instill in them thankfulness and appreciation.  Something as simple as the handwritten note can means something so much to the recipient, as it always does to me – and I want them to understand that.  

The boys have a few days after their party or the holiday to relax, but then I am on them to get the cards completed – with a personalized little note and into the mailbox.

I also have a thing for stationary (and pens) so you can imagine the note cards I have accumulated over the years!

When each of the boys were born, I had note cards printed with their names on them to use as Thank You notes or to accompany the newest baby picture.  (Yes, I am also old school in that I still mail out to my family the boys’ school pictures.)

Below are some of my favorite designs.  Click on any of the images for more information.

I have a penchant for monograms.  I have notes monogrammed with my initial(s) similar to these:

Crane and Company Three Initial Note Cards

Lilly Pulitzer Monogrammed NotecardCrane and Company Initial Note CardGeneral Thank You cards, “general” in the sense of usable for any occasion, but super cute!

Kate Spade Rainbow Thank You Card

Light Pink Script Thank You Card

Confetti Thank You Card

Kate Spade Paintbrush Thank You Card

Water Study Green Thank You Card

Watercolor Thank You Card

Navy Ombre Thank You Card

Thank You Card


Notecards with cute emblems:

Which ones are your favorite?


    • Holiday cards too – I totally forgot to add those to the blog post! I love sending and receiving holiday cards as well!! 🙂

  1. Your mother taught you good (-; I was taught the same. There are so many in the world now days that won’t send a thank you card or even give you a quick phone call to say Thanks for the gift. Your cards are very pretty, and what a better way to say thank you then sending a handwritten card.
    Linda at Mixed Kreations recently posted…Decorative Coffee Station TrayMy Profile

    • I agree Linda! It amazes me how many parties we go to, where we don’t get a thank you for the gift in return. Not that I am looking for a Thank You, but it’s common courtesy!

  2. Always gotta keep a few blank cards around for that special occasion. You can really change someone’s day or touch a heart through writing a card. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  3. We wrote thank you notes as kids and it really is something I’ve carried with me my entire life. Everyone I send them to is always so surprised, but for me they are a staple. Especially hand written ones. A big pet peeve of mine is when newlyweds don’t send anything to acknowledge they’ve gotten gifts and or cards. There is so much chaos at weddings that I mainly want to know the love was received by them and it didn’t get lost somewhere! Loved all those cards, I’m especially a sucker for monogram.
    Becki S recently posted…6AM BanditsMy Profile

    • I’m so glad I’m not alone – maybe the art hasn’t completely died!! I agree with you regarding wdding gift acknowledgements. After my honeymoon, I sat down and wrote all of them out. I wrote out the envelopes before the wedding so that was one less thing I needed to do when I got back.

  4. I love handwritten notes! I do a ton of birthday cards, I hate writing a birthday note on facebook. Everyone I know still gets an actual card whether I see them daily or not. You’ve chosen so beautiful cares to showcase!
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  5. […] Planner: I reviewed and purchased so many planners before finding the one that fits my needs – for now.  I tried a regular weekly calendar with lines and without lines.  I tried to solely go paperless – I can’t do it.  There’s something about writing down what the task or appointment is that helps me to remember it, and develop on it.  I also have a love for everything stationary-related.  I have enough notecards and super cute sticky notepads to open up my own shop.  I am a true believer in the power of a handwritten note. […]


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