Despite — or perhaps in spite of — the currency of emails, snapbooks, tweetchats, etc., the handwritten note still matters.
Especially during gift-giving season.
It shows you care. It rewards you for your effort. It personalizes.
And now, it is a task that can be performed by robots: all hail Bond, a quick (10-minute) way to send personalized, handwritten notes to all your friends and family, now available for holiday use.
We fawned over Bond last year. If you’re in NYC, they offer a service that’ll analyze your handwriting before a team of on-site robots recreates it into personalized notes for the occasion of your choosing.
You don’t have time for that.
But you do have time for Bond’s new holiday feature, which allows you to quickly send out handwritten notes and photocards to loved ones. Just choose a template from dozens of designs and then customize them for photo selection, size and sentiment. From there, the company will take your holiday musings and family updates (“This year Sally got into horse riding camp...”) and then “handwrite” the notes and envelopes in pen ink on 120-lb. paper, all at the behest of said robots.
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Bond offers 40 handwriting styles for your notes: start by selecting print or cursive, casual or fancy, and then narrow things down from there — you can even upload your own custom signature from your phone. The service also addresses envelopes for you at no extra charge.
In addition to the holiday cards, Bond is now offering Bond Black: a limited beta for iPhone users that allows you to write handwritten notes in your own handwriting.
According to a rep for Bond, holiday cards will be available for holiday delivery as long as they are completed via the website this week (by the 17th or 18th). Price-wise, it’s a pretty good deal: averages out to about $3.50 per card.
Best deal of the season. And the best returns.