Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
Do you have a business/personal card that you leave? >

Do you have a business/personal card that you leave?

Do you have a business/personal card that you leave?

Old 09-09-2012, 03:02 AM
Super Member
Thread Starter
sandyl's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Delaware, Ohio
Posts: 1,355
Default Do you have a business/personal card that you leave?

We are heading out to a class reunion (50 years, and yes I'm old) and thinking about taking some cards with info on it so that others can stay in touch. We also travel frequently and thought that might not be a bad idea to have for friends we meet along the way. Is this a dorky idea? If you have cards would you mind sharing a snapshot of what you use?
sandyl is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 03:45 AM
Super Member
leatheflea's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: martinsville Indiana
Posts: 4,461

I think its a great idea, even if you don't have a business. I've had complete strangers that I talk to in stores or wherever give me cards after I get to talking to them. Most people are less likely to loose that little card than they are a piece of paper. And on Vistaprint you can get them really cheap.
leatheflea is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 06:06 AM
Power Poster
QuiltnNan's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
Posts: 51,433

i have a former college friend who has personal cards... she's not in business. as you say, the card is more likely to be kept. my brother has one as he is a 'consultant' on military matters and on the board of directors of habitat for humanity. even in this electronic age, i prefer the cards.
QuiltnNan is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 06:20 AM
Super Member
alwayslearning's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,465

I think that is a terrific idea. We just got back from on cruise on which we had a very compatible group at dinner. On the last night several folks had cards (business and personal) which they gave out so we could keep in touch.
alwayslearning is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 06:36 AM
Super Member
May in Jersey's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,521

I have one as one of the coordinators of my guild's ConKerrCancer Project Pillowcases. Besides info about the project guild it also has my name and email addy. I give the cards out to password along word of our project and also to people I meet that I'd like to hear from again. Having the pillowcase project name on the card helps people to remember who I am. My co-coordinor's DH made cards for me and his wife very easily using a packet of cards from Staples.

You could design your own personal card and put something special about you on it and include whatever info you like. May in Jersey
May in Jersey is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 06:41 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Coast
Posts: 9,267

In the olden days, they were called calling cards.
DebraK is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 06:55 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 5,896

You can easily print your own business cards. Office Depot has blank card stock (perforated for business cards). I've also seen some at WalMart but I'm not sure every WM carries them.

Not dorky, at all. I used to keep some personal cards with me, until we moved. Just haven't made any new ones, yet.
Neesie is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 07:09 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 5,541

A friend of mine did this decades ago. Very helpful. I've even done some for myself on occassion. And yes, printing them up yourself is the hot tip. You can get a package of pre-perforated business cards just about anywhere these days. And if you have any sort of word processing software (Word, etc.) on your computer, you just have to plug in the 'label number' on the box of cards and a template will pop up for the exact size you need. Feel free to PM me if you need any guidance.
NJ Quilter is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 07:50 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
Posts: 8,562

"Calling cards" should always be 'in vogue'....and that's sort of what you're talking about. Besides, they're fun!!

Got to reorder mine, thanks for mentioning it.

Jan in VA
Jan in VA is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 01:52 PM
Super Member
Quiltaddict's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,548

Thanks for reminding me. I've been meaning to print some up for myself ever since I retired about a year ago. Had business cards when I worked and would drop them in those fishbowl/jars at restaurants to try and win a free meal. Did win several times and I've missed doing that. I have even seen the card blanks at the dollar stores so you might check there too. Well, off to design my new calling cards.
Quiltaddict is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
01-02-2011 06:20 PM
01-30-2010 05:27 PM
04-02-2009 10:45 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter