March 8th, 2011

Five Reasons Calling Cards Are Making a Comeback

by Jacqueline Whitmore

You don’t have to be part of the social élite to have your own calling card. This old-fashioned social networking tool is making a comeback and here are my top five reasons why you should have one:

1. They can be more fun, stylish, artistic and elegant than a traditional business card.
2. They come in bright colors and designs that seem anything but stodgy.
3. They make an impression without saying a word.
4. They’re a great tool to showcase your personality or hobby.
5. They’re perfect for:

• Playdate-seeking parents
• Playdate-seeking singles
• Retirees who love to network
• Itinerant job seeking professionals
• College students
• Creative expressive types and more!

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3 Responses to “Five Reasons Calling Cards Are Making a Comeback”

  1. Margaret Page on March 27th, 2011 3:38 pm

    Great reminder that business cards are not ONLY for professionals. And yes, they can be fun. Something I see a lot of people doing now is adding the QR code to the back of their card — with a click, people can instantly get to your personal website or blog or Facebook page. Connecting is becoming easier all the time, isn’t it?

  2. Patricia O'Brien on March 29th, 2011 2:44 pm

    Hello Jacqueline,

    My grandson went to Washington D.C. for the Youth Leadership Conference.
    Before leaving I presented him with a calling card with his name, phone number and e-mail address. This was a great way for him to give out his contact in an instant and also impress leaders he met . He passed out all 75.

  3. Claudia Lutman on March 29th, 2011 8:37 pm

    These fun cards are also becoming popular among mothers with elementary school aged children. My 6 year old daughter and I have found young girls (and mothers) handing out their “Family Card” with their family contact information on it, to make it easier for their children to set up play dates with their friends; and therefore easier for one mother to get in touch with the other.

    Although it may seem odd to see young children with “cards”, it really has made it more comfortable to reach out to other mothers. I love the idea!

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