A fun way to stand out from the crowd

MP900309183[1]There is nothing better than getting a handwritten card in the mail. It’s the first piece of mail I open and it’s usually the last item I recycle. In fact, I usually hold onto hand scribed notes for at least a few days, and every time I see the card I think of the person who sent it to me.

Because so few people send handwritten notes those who do really stand out, whether it’s for business – a thank you note after an interview, a congratulatory message to a colleague, a thanks for your business to a client – or for social occasions.

My dad started me on the tradition of sending notes. He’s in his 80s and still writes me messages on white flat cards (also called correspondence cards) printed with his name. I always treasure those notes. The message is usually something simple like “I’m proud of you”, or “Thought you might enjoy this article”, but they mean the world to me. And, they encouraged me to get my own personalized stationery.

One of my favorite online stationery stores is FineStationery.com. They have such a great selection of stationery and cards. And, I love how easy it is to choose what I want and get it personalized, if I so choose. I have stationery printed with just my name; my name and business name; and, cards with my husband’s and my name which we send to people to thank them for inviting us to dinner or after we’ve received a gift or a favor. I also love to have on hand blank cards with interesting designs that I can send for just about any occasion.

Do you like to write handwritten notes? Do you have a favorite stationery store or brand? Please share. I always love learning about fun ways I can delight people.


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Arden Clise is founder and president of Clise Etiquette. Her love for business etiquette began in previous jobs when she was frequently asked for etiquette, public speaking and business attire advice by executives and board members. The passion for etiquette took hold and compelled Arden to start a consulting business to help others. Read more >>

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