Last week I was watching 60 Minutes and the British Author, David Cornwell, was being interviewed. He is best known for his espionage novels under the pen name John le Carre. He also worked in the Secret Intelligence Service in the 50’s and 60’s (can you say spy). He was asked if he thought because of the cyber world we live in is there really a need for spies anymore? Mr. Cornwell responded yes, more than ever and they are not using computers to do it, but getting messages back and forth using old fashioned paper! Ok, being the owner of a paper boutique that was music to my ears and speaks to a point I always make, sometimes nothing beats a handwritten note. Whether it is a thank you note, a sympathy note or simply a note to say hello, handwritten on beautiful stationery, it connects you to your recipient in a way an email cannot. Who doesn’t love getting a note in the mail, it makes you feel special.
I think just as important as handwriting a note is what it is written on. If you have something that makes you feel happy and special when you pull it out to write on you will be more motivated to do it.
So lets be like the spies and pass a paper note!!