I love writing letters to people, but they’re all typed on my computer, printed, stamped, and then mailed. Although this is somewhat impersonal, I just don’t like writing letters by hand. My handwriting isn’t that attractive and I type much faster than I can scrawl words on a page. If only I could type handwritten letters…
That’s where Handwrytten comes in! It’s a service for individuals or companies that takes your typed text (or information from integrations with a number of other services like Salesforce or Zapier), then “writes” a letter or note in a choice of handwriting styles, “hand addresses” the envelope, and mails it for you.
I had an opportunity to try Handwrytten recently, and I decided to have a little fun with it. It was around my birthday, so I had the letter be a birthday greeting from one of my cats. For things like holidays, birthdays, and special events, Handwrytten provides a variety of stationery types. I chose a birthday card — for a single card,
Once you’ve chosen a stationery type and a handwriting style, you just start typing. For mass mailings it’s possible to add merge fields like “first name”, “salutation” and so on. Type up to 500 characters in your note, add a signature, and then click the prominent “Next Step” button.
The next page lets you add recipient addresses (if you’re sending more than one) as well as your return address. For businesses, this is also where you can add “drop-ins” like custom business cards and even gift cards!
The final step is paying for the card(s), after which time they’re printed and sent. I was very impressed with the look of the Handwrytten card from my cat, and I thanked him profusely.
I like Handwrytten so much that I’ve started using it to send birthday cards to relatives and friends. It’s a lot easier than buying a card, writing something by hand, getting a stamp, taking the card to the mailbox, etc…