How do I add a personal touch to a letter when I have terrible handwriting?
March 19, 2012 1:09 PM Subscribe
I want to send a letter with a personal touch but I have horrific handwriting.
posted by neilb449 to Human Relations (31 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Someone I care about lives a relatively long way away and we only see each other once or twice a year so I like to send her a letter occasionally. The reason I don't email is that I like the intimacy of a physical thing that she can hold in her hand which I have previously held in my hand and I'll sometimes send a book/CD/small trinket along with it. Also, an actual letter is somehow more 'real' than email.
The problem is that my handwriting is really terrible so if I were to write by hand it would be difficult to read and my intended affectionate tone would be ruined by the psychopath scrawl.
What are some nice ways to make a typed and printed out letter more personal and touching? I've got the content sorted - just the presentation is lacking.
It's important to say that this is not a love letter .... but of course it kind of is. Filling the envelope with rose petals would be too much but there needs to be some feeling behind it.