Handwritten Notes

I have been using InVision to do some prototyping at work. I signed in the other day and received an email soon after. Screen Shot 2013-02-06 at 1.44.23 PM

Our home mailing addresses have been published in phone books for decades. But today we've got a heightened sense of privacy concerns and are somewhat more squeamish sharing personally identifiable information. I asked my office mates if they would reply: "No", "Nope", "No way". I did it anyway.

What can I say? I was curious. And I don't think a lot of spammers/scammers are using Intercom to manage their "customer" interactions. After weighing the issues, I wasn't concerned.

This is what I got:

InVision Gift

And this was inside:

Envelope Contents

I think the handwritten note, even something so small, has only increased in value as the frequency of our putting pen to paper has diminished. It really makes InVision feel like a boutique service.

Handwritten Post-it

Speaking of handwritten notes, my wife and I have a friend who has been sending us postcards from places she's lived over the last few years – D.C., Lebanon, South Korea. They are some of my favorite things.