Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Traditional Things I Love: Stationery and Business Cards

I was reading an article online the other day about military traditions that we don't want to die, and it was really interesting, and some were things that apply not just in the "military world"---namely things regarding stationery. I LOVE stationery. I love seeing different designs from different people which I think reflects different personalities. And I just love getting actual mail that isn't junk! I just got a birth announcement in the mail and even though I already knew about the birth from social media, I still loved receiving it!

So anyway, some of those stationery things that the article mentioned were Christmas cards, and business cards aka "calling cards." With phones and social media, business cards are one of those things that are becoming more rare, but personally I still think they're great, because when someone gives one to me, it serves as an actual reminder to look up whatever the card is for when I get home.

In the military world, the business card also serves as a "calling card" aka an information card for others. I first was introduced to this on our overseas tour in Okinawa, and it was extremely helpful when you are meeting a lot of new people pretty regularly. Whenever someone gave me one of their cards, I always thought "I really need one of these for myself to make it easy on other people as well!"

So I finally did!

I went with Basic Invite, a local company based out of St. George. They have so many adorable designs, and what was really cool about them is that all their designs are completely customizable with sooooo many color options. And that's for all of their stationery, not just business cards.

^^there's even more colors on the other side^^

^^Love that they print the pretty design on the back too^^

So yeah, even though I don't have a business per se, I like having my little info cards. And now I'm really looking forward to Christmas card time aka one of my favorite times of year! In addition to the color customizing with the cards and envelopes, Basic Invite also offers an address capturing service (a link for your social media where people can input their addresses. MUCH needed for me since lots of my friends and myself included are regularly getting new addresses) and also address printing for free with orders YES!

(Also they ship to FPO/APO addresses for any friends of mine still living overseas :) AND they are currently offering 15% off with the code 15FF51.

Long live stationery. Emails, e-cards, and e-invites are convenient sometimes, but they never can replace the feel and thoughtfulness of real cards. I hope they never die!

Check out Basic Invite's business card info and templates by clicking here or here. And thanks to them for sponsoring this post!

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