Those sending cards via these shortcuts get very excited that they are sending a personal touch in the physical world, but is it equal to a handwritten note?
Using a "short cut" is better than not sending a card. However, the person getting the card knows when you hand wrote it yourself or used a service (even if it looks like hand writing). Therefore, it is not equal.
I suggest we all think about the message we send when we do things part way:
"Thank you, but not thank you enough for me to take the time to write this myself".Sending an email as a "thank you".... it is a good thing, but not as powerful as the real handwritten note. I am NOT saying it is bad.... but people know the difference. The same is true of these online or mobile phone services. Too few people say "thank you" at all... so a service is a good option if you will never hand write the note..... but I say you should pen the note by hand.
What do you think?
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