A handwritten card is not only traditional for Valentine's Day, it also says you care enough to take the time to get it and to say something meaningful.
“When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. “There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word."
When we write by hand, we're communicating from the heart. Those few words express far more than flowers.
“It’s more fun,” said Margaret Shepherd,
a professional calligrapher
and author of The Art of the Handwritten Note.
“It is such a delight to see that ink go on
that beautiful paper — to slow down and realise
you spoke to someone in the best way possible.”
If you've received a handwritten note any time in the last ten years, you'll know what she means.
Simple, heartfelt words show your love on Valentine's Day. They don't wilt and they raise your gift above the click-swipe immediacy of an electronic message.
Make their Valentine's Day special this year.