"If it worked in the 1800s why not modern times!"
In the 19th century, ladies of leisure would circulate amongst their social circle and if they ever expected to be received at a home of a friend, acquaintance or even an enemy, then she must present a calling card stating her name.
This was essentially a way for the lady of the house to screen her ‘calls’. She could either choose to receive her guest or “not be at home.” -Total slap in the face if you ask me-
Now that we have FANCY technology such as cell phones with caller ID, texting and email, there is so little need for such formalities of returning a social ‘call’ in person. In fact that would be considered rude to just show up on a person’s doorstep.
What we do have need for is a way to convey our numerous numbers, emails, blog links, facebook, etc.
Here are two quick designs I came up with today: both could work for male or female, depending on the colors used, and the one on the right is a kids design.
I love the idea of children walking around with their own business cards/calling cards! Just imagine a little boy walking up to you, shaking your hand and saying:
“Nice to meet you, my name is Owen, I’m 5 years old and here’s my card!”
Ha! I LOVE IT! And what a cute little gift to give your son/daughter, nephew/niece, god child…or little friend of the family.