News of the Death of Thoughtful, Heartfelt Writing is Greatly Exaggerated

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Remanents greeting card and unique gift company turns to the Web to help people rediscover the magic.

In this techno-savvy, electro-charged world people are connected more than ever before. But are they making a real connection?

Remanents founder Monica Anderson wonders all the time and fears for the future of relationships. “I don’t care how plugged in you are. Text-messaging someone ‘I love you’, just isn’t the same” says Monica.

Everyone would admit that they enjoy looking through the mail and finding a hand-written card. Even the most wired person would put down the Blackberry and raise her hand in agreement. The trouble is, so few people feel comfortable or confident putting pen to paper.

“There’s no shame. It’s always been hard for people to express their feelings,” says Monica. “Hence the whole Cyrano de Bergerac story. Technology has just added to our problem.” And no matter how convenient, technology doesn’t excuse anyone from the etiquette essentials like the thank you note or get well card.

To guide and encourage those reluctant to write a heartfelt card or note, Remanents uses the one thing that has caused the most atrophy in our collective emotional muscles—the Internet. The company’s website,, is loaded with free help for people looking to drop the emoticons and connect with some thought.

The Top 10 Tips for Connecting with Style:

Readers will find fresh ideas for writing and using cards of all kinds including putting a card in an unexpected place, packing a “Miss Shoe” card in a suitcase destined for a business trip or Remanents’ provocative, sexy ‘Black Bra’ card is a great surprise hidden in the car, a pillow, or work desk.

The Letter Writers Forum:

Trying to help people find the “Write Words”, the forum posts a new letter or poem every month as well as tips for how to use the resource. Remanents also solicits great letters from their customers and posts them online. The Forum is a place to share ideas and experiences with others who love writing and appreciate great cards and stationery.

About Remanents:

Remanents sells distinctive note cards and unique gifts through its website and more than 600 retail locations nationwide. The company’s products share a clean, simple style and a voice that is both clever and contemporary. The high quality papers, clean and innovative packaging and attention to detail have made Remanents a favorite of discerning customer looking for something truly original. Their products have appeared in In-Style, Bridal Guide, on ABC News and many other media outlets. You can find them online at or at various stores across the US including Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and Kate’s Paperie.


Monica Anderson, Owner



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