I have been living in the South for awhile now, and calling cards are pretty much a requirement around here. These are the little cards that are business card size. They have your name and/or monogram on them and possibly a small motif or design too. Last year, I ordered calling cards for all of my nieces who are school aged. Has anyone else given these as gifts? What type of wording or design did you include?
Where to Find Them: All stationery stores sell a variety of these little cards. They are also available online. I have ordered a few through Finestationery, and I really like the calling cards by Fontaine Maury for adults and teens. If I am ordering super high end, I go for the good stuff at Crane.
What to Print: For young children, print the first and last name. For teens, you can print the name or a monogram. For my oldest niece, I had a babysitter business card made. The card included her name, the word babysitter, e-mail address, and phone number. For a mom with young kids, you can have the name, e-mail address, phone number, and phrase so and so’s mom printed on the card. Our Aunt B gave my son a set of cards that listed his name, monogram, and the word Spy when he was going through a secret agent phase.
- Attach to birthday presents
- Attach to hostess gifts
- Give as baby gifts or christening gifts
- Teens, distribute to moms for potential babysitting jobs
- Moms, distribute at playgroups, the park, book clubs
- Bloggers, distribute when people ask how to find your blog!
Along these lines, ANYthing personalized is good. I love giving cousins t-shirts all the same but with their name. Great for a grandparent photo. Then you have two gifts in one!
You read my mind– stay tuned for idea #4!
I can’t wait! I LOVED the watercolors!
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