Out­sourc­ing your hand­writ­ing but not your thoughts

The Washington Post Sunday - - TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION - — Hay­ley Tsukayama

Punkpost is one of many apps that prom­ise to make it easy to send thought­ful, cus­tom mes­sages and cards through the mail. But it comes with a twist: Rather than hav­ing cold, type­writ­ten text, Punkpost will write your mes­sage in very at­trac­tive hand­writ­ing. Think of it as Cyrano de Berg­erac for snail mail. You get to write the words, and they are pre­sented in a far pret­tier form for your re­cip­i­ent. The first card is free, and each costs $6 after that.

You can pick from sev­eral cat­e­gories of cards in­clud­ing for Mother’s Day, thank-you notes and birth­days (both timely and be­lated). Of course, some peo­ple may pre­fer your own chicken scratch to the beau­ti­ful hand­writ­ing of the per­son you’ve hired to tran­scribe your mes­sages. But it will at least be your words that reach them — and you’ll get the credit for them, too.

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