TECH BYTE: Handwritten Cards Go High Tech

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Holiday cards aren’t necessarily a thing of the past.

They’re getting even more high tech, while still staying personal.

“This year with COVID in particular, sending a holiday card that has actual ink on it really makes a tremendous impact,” said David Wachs, Handwrytten CEO.

It may make a big impact, but when you have to write a holiday card by hand for all of your friends and family – even extended family – it takes up a lot of time.

And hurts your hand after awhile.

That doesn’t have to be the case anymore.

A robot can now “hand write” those cards for you.

“Every line is kind’ve at a different spacing from the line before it, and then the left margin jitters back and forth,” Wachs said. “We also vary characters individually so that if you have two Os together or two Ts, whatever it might be, you might only have one crossbar for the two Ts or the two Os look different to create a truly authentic experience.”

The company, Handwrytten, makes this possible.

Their robot machines take care of all of the card requests that come in. The purpose is to make sending a handwritten card as easy as sending an e-mail.

The robot might be “writing” the card for you, but you can have it done in your own handwriting to make it more personal.

“We’ve got about 200 customers that have opted for their own handwriting to be written out,” he said.

If you’re planning to send out cards to loved ones this year, it’s best to do it soon because of the fast approaching holiday shipping deadlines, and expected delays.

“We’re stuck in the COVID environment, and then when you add to that what’s going on with the USPS and their delays with delivery, we’re in a challenging environment for sending out Christmas and holiday cards and gifts. This year we’re recommending giving a few extra days notice.”

Getting everything done early will make all the difference.

“They’re having their customers write them or call them saying they broke down in tears because when they received the note, they’ve been so alone and so isolated over the past year, year-and-a-half, receiving a handwritten note meant all the more,” Wachs said.

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