I’ve always had a Jacqueline Kennedy inspired fascination with handwritten letters – even a short but sweet note, written on gorgeous stationary, adds a touch of class to your persona, and goes a long way towards building authentic connection with your clients and associates.
But – let’s be serious for a minute – how many of us busy entrepreneurs have the time and the creative energy to sit down with pen and paper, and compose a batch of handwritten missives after every conference and networking event?
This is the part where I get to thank my lucky stars to be living in the year 2016, a time when technology collides with artisan genius to bring us gorgeous new services such as Bond.
Lovelies, I am absolutely obsessed!
Here’s how it works –
You will be sent several pages of forms to fill out, which will capture all the individual quirks of your unique handwriting: the curves, angles and connections, the spaces between letters and words. Send it back, and Bond’s software will analyze your writing sample and capture your unique style. Once you’re writing has been entered into their system, you’re ready to write! Choose your own stationary, type your own messages, and Bond will compose and send ink-on-paper messages to your recipients.
Rather than creating a font based on your handwriting, and then digitally printing your message, Bond has “calligraphy machines” which will write out your message – complete with quirks and variety within the letters – so that every note or card will be unique (even if you’re sending out 500 copies of the same thing, as you might during the holidays).
Prices start at $2.99 per card or letter, and can go as low as $1.49 per note, depending on the volume of letters you are ordering. The price includes first class postage within the United States.