We've personally written over 5000 cards since our handwritten greeting card service began in 2018!
There are many reasons you might choose our handwritten card service. Perhaps you're short on time, hate writing cards, have messy writing or simply can't make it to the post box. Maybe you're sending a card to a loved one overseas and want to save some time and queueing at the post office.
Do you really handwrite the messages?
Yes, with a pen and good old human handwriting skills! No computer fonts here! We're huge afficionados of snail mail, and keeping in touch, and we feel that nothing is more personal than a heartfelt handwritten message. Simply visit the product page of the greeting card you wish to purchase, choose your sending option from the drop down menu and write your message in the box that appears underneath.
Posting orders daily - through flood, drought and pandemics!
We post your handwritten card orders daily, Monday to Friday, and globally, even during lockdown, and we are happy to be a small part of helping people to stay in touch safely during the pandemic. We can even send your card Next Day Delivery when you choose this option and place your order before 11am on a weekday.
How many words can I write?
The character limit for each greeting card is 280. Don't worry about having to count your characters, there's a counter in the corner of the box that will show you how many letters you have left.
I want to send more than one handwritten card to different addresses. Can I do that?
Absolutely. At the checkout select the "Ship to multiple addresses" option where you'll be able to add a new address under each of your chosen cards.
Please make sure your recipient will know who the card is from as it is posted to them without any other order details. Please also make sure your message adheres to our terms and conditions of personalisation. (basically, don't be a rotter).
What does your handwriting look like?
It looks like a joyful riot of beautifully readable cursive penmanship in the best Parker-Jotter-handwriting we can muster! We always write in black biro, and we take our time to get your message perfect. If you make a small syntactical mistake in the writing we tend to correct it, if it's a larger mistake or we're not sure you meant to write what you did, we'll always contact you before writing your message. There are two of us who write cards here at PancakeHQ, so you will get either Rosie's handwriting or Claire's. Here's a close up of some of Claire's writing (and yeah, that fountain pen is totally for show!):
Can you write cards on behalf of my business?
Sure! We love to help out businesses! If you'd like to take advantage of our handwriting skills we can draw up a personal quote for your business needs, simply fill in our Typeform and we'll get back to you within 48 hours!
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