Quick Post: Thank you notes and bad handwriting.

I was asked a question about what people with bad handwriting should do when it comes to writing handwritten thank you notes.

I can relate. My handwriting has always been terrible. It shows no sign of improvement and I have to write out a lot of thank you notes. This could present a serious problem, right? Actually, not really.

The big tip here? Print carefully and make your handwriting as legible as possible. Send out the card anyway. Even if your handwriting is bad, getting a handwritten thank you note from a company, colleague, etc. will impress the recipient.

If possible, ask someone else to write it. Everyone knows someone with good hand writing, so just ask them to write a few lines down (with text you provide, of course). That is probably the best solution.

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3 Responses to “Quick Post: Thank you notes and bad handwriting.”

  1. Glenn Ross said:

    Jul 20, 07 at 8:35 am

    I’m with you part way, Doug, then I disagree. See why here:



  2. Service Untitled said:

    Jul 20, 07 at 9:09 am

    You have a good point, Glenn!

    I can see how asking someone else to write the card could make it impersonal. I also write out a draft and then write the actual card and it works out okay.

    I suggested someone else if you have really bad hand writing and can’t seem to make it good.

  3. Sandy Burkett said:

    Jan 14, 09 at 3:55 pm


    A time saving, cost efficient solution that even helps poor handwiritng: http://www.sendoutcards.com/20578

    It is a unique online program I use with my customers. After each sign we sell & install, I send them a custom card with their sign on the front & thank them for their business. The program allows the user to upload your handwriting (alphabet & signatures). Pick your own submitted font to write the card. This program allows one to also upload your business card. My customers love it & it is a great way to keep our company in front of our customers. I can create a campaign to send cards as frequently as I want & send them to my entire business database.
    Cool beans.

    Sandy Burkett