Thursday, June 9, 2011

Just a Note to Say

I'm quite passionate about handwritten correspondence. I carry a fountain pen and some blank folding note cards from Papryus with me almost all the time. The plan was to write spontaneous handwritten notes when I'm out and about. Just to say thank you, or have a nice day. Nothing long-winded. I want to encourage people.

Never did!

Something bothers me and I know it's silly, I feel "funny" just thinking about it. How would it be accepted? Would a guy feel weird? Would a wahine think I'm trying to hit on her? I bet some people are not as enthusiastic about pens, paper and handwriting like I am.

No fancy script. No flexible nib though I'll use a fountain pen with character. I'll use fun ink colors.

What do you think?

Do I think too much?

Well this is...

Have a great day!


  1. Blog more. I enjoy your posts. I write 100s of notes each year. People don't know what to think about my notes. I get a response to about 1%. I keep writing anyway.

  2. Mike is right! You need to blog more and you need to keep writing notes!

  3. Mike, Julie

    Thanks for you kind words! I'll give it my best shot.

  4. Those thoughts have crossed my mind, too. As a result, my correspondence is limited to family and VERY close friends, so I don't have to worry about it. Now, i think ',ll broaden my horizons.

  5. I wouldn't worry about people taking it the wrong way too much. For whatever reason, we get handwritten notes more often than not at my job. It's always appreciated and often kept.

  6. I think it's a lovely idea!

    I bought some tiny Thank You notes at a gift shop that have little quotes of gratitude. Gave some away to people at work for going the extra mile and the recepients seemed touched.

    Thanks for reminding me to resurrect that gesture! I think your recepients would be surprised but enjoy them.