Thank you notes and condolence notes should always be handwritten. Whether or not you write other types of correspondence by hand is a matter of personal preference. For some, the quality of their penmanship dictates how they will write their notes.
You may want to consider the following before choosing your personal style:
1. A handwritten note is more likely to be read in today’s high tech world.
2. A handwritten note reminds someone there is a real, live person on the other side.
3. A handwritten note says the sender cared enough to take the time to write.
4. Handwritten notes are often saved because they’re considered to be special.
5. A handwritten note adds a personal touch.
If a formal memo or lengthy note must be typed, you may pesonalize it by adding a few handwritten lines such as: “Your sales presentation was terrific”, or “I enjoyed meeting you at last week’s meeting”.
Whether or not a note or memo is typed, it should always be signed by hand.