Can an e-mail be elegant? Sure, any time you are taking time out of your day to compose a thoughtful note shows that you care. If you want to take that extra step though, writing your note is an art that is dying out quicker than it should. The process of shopping for your stationery and putting together your thoughts in your own handwriting can be quite an experience. Next time you need to send a note to someone, consider sitting down with a notecard instead.