"If you think about what you open when you check your mail, you open the hand written stuff,” said Nicholas Berry, founder of “Thankably," a start-up company in Des Moines.
Yet for many people, it's been ages since they have taken the time to sit down and craft a hand written message.
That's where Berry comes in. In January, he began handwriting and mailing thank you cards on behalf of businesses.
"I can do 300 in a night. I’ve done as many as 600. That was a long day, long evening, and I took a lot of breaks,” Berry told Channel 13 News.
Berry launched his start up called "Thankably" in January. He presented it Wednesday to a group of about 40 local entrepreneurs at an event called One Million Cups at Inspired Grounds coffee shop in West Des Moines.
Companies can log on to his website and select one of four packages. They range from 15 cards per month, all the way to 500.
Berry is currently a one man operation and works primarily out of local coffee shops and his office in Prairie City. As his business expands, he plans to hire disabled veterans to help write thank you notes.
As far as wedding and holiday cards, Berry says it’s something he's considering, but it's not the main focus of his business.
"If we're looking for work and to fill some gaps, it's something we may look into but our main goal is the business side,” Berry said.
If you break it down, Berry's service costs between $3.25 and $5 per card based on the quantity of your order.
Visit www.thankably.com for more information.