Buy yourself a present
While you are out holiday shopping, make one of your first stops a stationery store (or shop online) and treat yourself to a box of 100 nice personalized note cards. There are hundreds of styles to choose from, so find one that suits your style. When the cards arrive, make a networking goal to send them out over the course of 2013. Keep a few cards in your briefcase so when you think about sending a note, you can decide then and there whether to write an email or a handwritten note. There are so many ways to use them! Start with thank yous and sharing interesting articles--you'll find yourself re-ordering more cards before you know it!