I've recently heard about this new thing
called "Mom cards" which are basically contact cards for mommies. What they really are is just a chic version of a business card, withou
t being..you know..so busin
essy. Think Victorian era calling cards, back when it was the ubercool society lady's trend to whip a calling card out of her handbag, hand it casually to another woman (or man!) and say, "
Call me!" What a great idea for moms, whether it is setting up a playdate, meeting new friends, or just trying to give someone your contact information while trying to juggle a newborn.
That being said, I don't think these new calling cards are only great for parents. I think the calling card trend should come back full scale. I'm employed full time, but I don't really need a business card for the line of work I'm in. Many times when I'm meeting new people though, I find myself longing for the convenience that my husband has when he pulls out his wallet and flicks a business card at a new friend.
I want a calling card! The biggest difference between these new calling cards a
nd boring old business cards are that they are creative! They're colorful! The
y stand out! They are not meant to be used in a professional setting, and they don't want to. Calling cards also have different contact information--meanin
g your home address and your personal email and your cell phone number. The point is that these cards are meant to be given to new and old friends not business associates you don't want to call you after hours.
Below are just a few examples of some FUN and useful calling cards sites I've seen online. I swear, I'm going to help bring this trend back, before I even have kids. I'm all about being (or at least attempting) ladylike, and I can't wait for the opportunity to say, "Here's my calling card. Give me a ring and we'll set that up, darling." (Because naturally, my tone has to regress back fifty years.)