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Monday, January 28, 2008

call me sometime.

i remember my very first "real" job after college. i was working for the southern california tennis association. having just graduated college & now an official member of the working class, many things excited me... my first pay check, medical insurance, my lunch break. you know, all the perks of working a real 9-5er. but the most thrilling experience was my first set of business cards. i don't know why, but seeing my name imprinted on a tiny piece of cardstock made me feel like i had finally made it.

these days i don't work in an office, i don't meet with important clients who need to know all the possible means of contacting me & i don't have a fancy schmanchy title that looks impressive on cardstock. yet, i still have a business card (of sorts). i guess you could call it a "mommy card". now before you laugh or scoff at the silliness of the idea, just take a moment & think about it. think of all the times you have scrabbled in your purse looking for a scrap piece of paper so you can scribble down your number to give to someone - maybe it's that mom you've been chatting with weekly at the park, or a gal you hit it off with while waiting in the doctor's office. i have seriously been surprised at often my little cards have come in handy... printed with my name & all the relevant contact information, they are the perfect little card to have on hand. my current cards look similar to the ones i have pictured, which i ordered from kacey at doodle bugs stationary, & i absolutely love them. but, you could always make yourself some mini-cards over at moo, or do-it-yourself using your own computer & printer.

11 comments:

Darilyn said...

This is a fabulous idea. Why have I never thought of this? I've always been a little envious of my husband's business cards. I do need to make myself some. Great post Kelly.

Ashlee said...

So cute! And such a good idea. I would have never thought to make myself a business card. I miss my old ones from work too. It made me feel so important. :0)

Bridget said...

Those are really cute! I have a Cricut so I guess I could just make some of these. Great idea.

And hey, what are you doing here Darilyn???

Traci said...

I think these are really a great idea too!

Aranne/Dan said...

I saw these once on someone's blog but could not remember where so I am glad that you posted them. They are such a great idea.

Laurie said...

I love Doodlebugs. This is a good idea. Just today I met someone who lives around the corner and wish I would have exchanged numbers with her. Very fun blog. Thanks for your card - almost a month late!

katie said...

you sold me... heading to the site now.

Thanks!!

Natasha said...

I order from Kacey all the time. She has adorable children's stationery too!

mama jo said...

those are really cute..and a great idea..

Kate said...

Hi! I just love your site :)
This idea is so cute! I thought you might like this site too...http://www.felixdoolittle.com/web/product_pdc3.aspx.
Have a great day!

Elizabeth said...

I have mommy cards too and I love them.I carry them with me and have handed them out over the past few years.And my girlfriends have done so as well.I think they are a wonderful idea!!!!!