Something about paper

There is something about paper – write, draw and fold to show that you care

Maybe you have read our article about handwriting and why it is good for us? Well, being on the receiving end of something written, or created, by hand is also a truly positive experience.

Since we communicate digitally to a constantly increasing extent, the printed ”messengers” that do find their way to our hands get an exclusive quality and quite a bit of attention, simply by being analogue. That goes for magazines, books, direct marketing, post-its and notes on a piece of paper. And it most certainly goes for letters, greeting cards and drawings. Plus, there is something about the tactile experience and sound of turning a page in a book or unfolding a letter, just taken out of an envelope.

Why not give the exclusive gift of something handwritten, drawn or printed to somebody you care about? Here is a bit of inspiration from us at Multicopy:


The love letter

It almost goes without saying – a love letter on paper is more serious than a digital one. It proves that you are willing to put some extra effort into the relationship. If written by hand, the letter(s) does not just reveal your innermost feelings, but also something about your personality. Adding a subtle air of your perfume or cologne will complete the mission of declaring your feelings with every sense.
The love letter

An old-fashioned letter

Try an old school letter to check out how a dear friend is doing and give him/her a glimpse of your life right now. It might take your friendship to a new, non-digital level.
Some of us are old enough to have experienced the golden age of ”pen pals” and might enjoy re-living the era today. Not you? If you are digitally born and bred, go for a vintage feel to every step of it – the choice of paper, envelope, pen and stamp that will make the right impression and all the difference. Get yourself a pen pal!
Man in yellow sweater writing a letter

Drawings and artwork

Encourage your kids to use their pens, paintbrushes and crayons to create a drawing to send, or hand out to senior relatives and family members. Or print out the master pieces they’ve created digitally if that is their ”medium”. Few things are as heartwarming as a piece of art made by a child that you care for. Or, for that matter, a creation from a favourite grown-up who really likes to draw
Child in yellow sweater painting on office paper

Chatterbox

The chatterbox, a.k.a. cootie catcher or origami fortune teller is a truly creative message to send someone. And it’s a lot of fun – both making it and using it. Fold away, colour it and write down the questions that you always wanted to ask but never quite dared to pose. Actually, this inspirational example can embody almost all of the previous ones – let the chatterbox carry your declaration of love or a work of art.
Hand holding yellow chatterbox

Quote

Send or hand out your favourite motivational quote to somebody who needs some encouragement. Content is what matters most here, hence a printout of your wise words in Helvetica or Arial will cut it. But why not take the opportunity to practice your calligraphy skills?
Hey you're awsome

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