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Handiemail makes a business of a lost craft: the handwritten note

Handiemail makes a business of a lost craft: the handwritten note

This is the time of year when people are looking for ways to make the annual ritual of sending holiday cards and year-end letters less painful. Now a slew of Web- and app-based startups have emerged to transcribe your words into handwritten script. Among them is Handiemail, the product of Chicago-based graphic designer Kyle Eertmoed, who started the Web-based business in August 2012. “It kind of started as a joke that we were going to turn your email into a letter,” said Eertmoed, who runs Chicago-based graphic design firm Knoed Creative with his wife, Kim Knoll. Yet the idea attracted real customers. And as his customer queries grew, Eertmoed realized he had a viable...

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