Need a paper thank-you note right this minute? We’ve got you covered. If you’re out of stationery (or never owned any in the first place!), here’s your chance to try your hand at a handwritten note. We can’t spend time face-to-face with each other quite like we did pre-pandemic. But we can still deliver messages to the people who are making our days a little better.
Nothing says “I appreciate you” like a handwritten note. What to write it on? Even if you’re stuck at home, there’s no need to settle for a plain piece of notebook paper or printer paper.
This pair of thank you notes are made for at-home printers and standard 8.5″x11″ printer paper. All you need is a bit of printer toner and a pair of scissors to cut them apart.
Notes of appreciation are a great gesture for:
- health care workers
- essential workers
- friends and family
- coworkers and colleagues
- clients and customers
- any hero you know
Why handwrite a note of thanks or appreciation?
While everyone has their own reasons for thanking others and making kind gestures, here are five reasons for anyone to handwrite a thank-you note:
- Note-writing is a good New Year’s resolution or 30-day challenge
- Cards are more tactile and special than a digital message
- The recipient will feel extra-appreciated
- You’ll get a mood boost for doing something nice for others
- To make sure you still know how to use a pen and paper
Three tips for writing the perfect note
You’ve printed out these notes. You’ve found a good pen and tested it out. Now your pen is raised, but you freeze up. If you have note writer’s block, here are a few ideas and tips to make sure your card turns out great.
- Keep it short. There’s not a lot of space on the quarter-page interior of this note, so keep your message down to one or two sentences. This is a note, not a full-on letter.
- Keep it real. Steer clear of using exaggerations or cliches. A handwritten note doesn’t need to be formal. Use your own casual voice, and personalize it with specific details.
- Practice your penmanship. If it’s been a while since you’ve hand-written something, don’t attempt cursive for the first time since middle school. Practice a sentence on scratch paper first.