January Recognition Challenge: Handwritten notes of appreciation

In an age of smartphones, texting and social media, it is rare to receive a handwritten letter or note in the mail. This month, we’re challenging you to take time to show your thanks in a heartfelt way.

To begin, figure out who should receive your thank you note. Did you meet someone new last week? Reconnect with an old friend? Miss someone special over the holidays?

Once you know who you’d like to write to, grab a card and start expressing your gratitude. Pop your letter in the mail and send it off to them for a sweet surprise. Though it is a simple gesture, receiving a handwritten note can brighten anyone’s day.