Call me old fashioned. Call me tree killer. Sometimes only paper will do. Wedding invitations. Spit balls. Business cards.
Especially business cards. And you’re wondering with your snazzy smartphone and tremendous texting skills why you’d ever need a business card.
I asked fellow LA Bloggers if they thought business cards were important. Here’s what they said:
Sarah Winer Maizes of the humorous MommyLiteOnline : “It’s the difference between writing your name on a napkin and handing an easy-to-read card to someone you just met who would like to see you as a professional.”
Matt Steiner, Director of unique tutoring Launch Education Group: “Having a gorgeous visual brand identity is essential if you have a web-based profession. It’s what sets you apart from other small businesses/independent professionals.”
Beyond the Brochure Blogger/Author Christina Simon of the insiders guide to private L.A. elementary schools told me about the company she used for business cards, Moo.com. As she pointed out, “they are very inexpensive but high quality and I always prefer a business card to texting somebody my information.”
Not all of us are working or plan to. Moms are volunteers, care takers, dreamers and students. Still, a business card has value for networking and for friendship. It makes you seem nicer, too.
For twenty bucks I easily customized the font and image on mine. Yes, all these choices help convey a message. Hire Me. Give me money. Give Peace a Chance. I ordered the moo.com minicard. Part of my message: I don’t want to use too much paper. I love trees.