I am on the search for personalized calling cards.
Stationary, calligraphy, and typefaces are a weakness of mine... and things have not gotten any easier since this search began! There are so many wonderful designs out there and to complicate matters you have to decide just what information you want to include on your card, then select your font, then your size, then your color...it’s a recipe for calling card overload!
Traditional calling cards might only have the person’s name shown, usually engraved. These cards were left at social occasions or when you called on someone, hence the “calling card”.
Today it is very practical to add more information to your calling card- your phone and/or cell phone numbers, your e-mail address, even your website. The purpose of its use might dictate its design- as a business card it might be more professional and simplified. As a personal contact card, it might be more fanciful and reflect your personal tastes and personality.
I’ve been paralyzed with this obsessive condition of “calling card overload” for the past few days... so while I procrastinate on making a decision here are a few of my favorite cards available...
Crane's Kate Spade Hello Card
This has to be the most cheerful card I've seen. Kate Spade does it again!
Crane's Kate Spade Letterpress Assorted Cards
Another of Kate's chic designs. The colors combinations are charming and the font and composition is so refined. The best thing about these cards is that you get an assortment of all the colors shown... and who doesn't like having options!
Crane's Kate Spade Vintage Card
Less is more.
For absolutely the most unique and luxurious card, have it custom made by a Calligrapher. This here is one by the wonderful Betsy Dunlap. She also does gorgeous wedding invitations and calligraphy... its worth planning an event just for her invitions alone!
Stationary Studio's Claret Card
Again, my computer is incorrectly showing this card with a royal blue border, but it actually has a Claret red border and text as the name implies. It is a polished little example of a calling card and the best thing is that it is available for QUICK SHIP in only 5-6 business days.
See the real colors of this card:http://www.thestationerystudio.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.viewProduct&productID=13557&catID=0
Stationary Studio's Flourish Card
As you can see, there's a lot to choose from!