The Return Of the Calling Card – Tiny Moo Cards Fill A Social Void
Posted Jul 03 2008 12:11pm
I’m quite excited about my new business cards-moo cardsactually. My friend Prism turned me onto these cute cards and I wrote about the eco benefitshere. In brief, they are small and use a lot less paper so, even if it’s not actually recycled paper, you are using less of it…make sense?
To me what was interesting about these cards is that they represent a shift in the whole “card” concept. Long ago, before telephone, folks, at least those on the upper end of the economic spectrum, all used to have calling cards. Anyone whose a fan of historical novels or trashy historical romances can recall a scene where a liveried servant enters the sitting room to deliver a calling card on a silver tray.
While the servants disappeared, even in the early to mid part of last century, upper middle class housewives still had these calling cards. Sadly, with the advent of telephone they disappeared. It now seems the advent of blog and social media has heralded their return.
Even if we have business cards associated with our employment, since most of us tend to have a personal email address, often difficult to remember and many of us have blogs, Facebook pages and MySpace sites, we need a way to pass that information on to people.
Enter the tiny Moo card. With just enough space (6 lines) for name, email, phone and perhaps a website or two, this inexpensive answer to the 21stcentury information sharing dilemma fits the bill.
A few other sites are beginning to offer these cards…for $20 and some really cool design options (or upload your own) I expect this is a trend that will take off.