Calling Cards (name cards, not phone cards)

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Big Man, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. splatt

    splatt One of the Regulars

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    I got mine with white on the picture side and black on the name card side...nice and simple yet classy...and they look and feel spectacular Miss Bella Hell :D
     
  2. Rathko

    Rathko New in Town

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    Decobelle - are people able to understand the meaning of the exchange name? While researching the history of my house I've found it has had the same phone number for some fifty years or more. It's part of the history of the house and I'd love to have it, exchange name and all, printed on my calling cards. I'm just worried that nobody will know what the hell to make of it.

    -JAMES
     
  3. SGT Rocket

    SGT Rocket Practically Family

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    I think calling cards are great. My wife and I have some with our names, phone numbers and email addresses. We don't put our physical address on it due to safety reasons.
     
  4. Joan

    Joan New in Town

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    Educate 'em. lol

    And anyway, people have the concept of finding letters on the phone from those toll-free numbers with words in them. I think your idea sounds very cool. :) A card that says something like FOrest 6-4287 shouldn't confuse people too much.
     
  5. Decobelle

    Decobelle One of the Regulars

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    That's a good answer Joan! The people I usually give a card to are usually other 'vintage' people so they get it (I think). I did have to be sure to stress to the printer that the first two letters are meant to be in caps so they wouldn't think it was a typo. I like how it looks.
     
  6. Mojave Jack

    Mojave Jack One Too Many

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    That works if your town is small enough that you don't have to dial the area code, but many places these days you have to know the area code to be able to dial a number. My town, fortunately, is small enough that I can still just dial the prefix and number, but I deal with so many people out of my prefix that I would end up constantly adding the area code anyway. :(
     
  7. If you're not sure about your proper exchange name, you might have some luck finding it here: http://ourwebhome.com/TENP/TENproject.html

    Mine went online after the '61 cutoff (cellular), so I'm going to have to pick one off the '55 list, though.
     
  8. Shaul-Ike Cohen

    Shaul-Ike Cohen One Too Many

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    In that case, if you don't get many landline calls, it might be reasonable and not too expensive to have calls to your landline number forwarded to your mobile.
     
  9. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Working on one.

    Working on an early Hughe's art deco.
     
  10. Forrestal

    Forrestal One of the Regulars

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    Here is a calling card I have always liked...
    Regards,
    Forrestal


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  11. univibe88

    univibe88 One Too Many

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    My business cards only have my cell # on them and I generally use them as calling cards. But this thread makes me tempted to get some calling cards with only my name, cell # and personal email address.
     
  12. Sjoconn

    Sjoconn New in Town

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    I work a lot in Asia/SE Asia and find a business card goes a long ways. Usually when I get into a country I get a sim card for my phone and if I will be there for more than a week or 2 then get about 100 or so cards made with that phone number on it. It has worked very well for me there. I have no idea how well it works in The States or UK though.
     
  13. univibe88

    univibe88 One Too Many

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    This thread inspired me to order some personal cards. I got some with just my name on the front. I put my cell #, email addy and home address on the back.

    I also ordered some for my wife. Now she can be part of the soccer-mom crowd and will have "mommy cards" to be used for setting up play-dates and whatnot.
     
  14. ortega76

    ortega76 Practically Family

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    Any examples of recent cards? I'm looking to print some up. Now that I work for a printing company, it will be very cheap for me to do so.
     
  15. Inky

    Inky One Too Many

    My hubby and I have used calling cards for a long time. They are white with black printing and simply include our names, my cell number and a joint e-mail address that we share. Sometimes I have included a simple graphic, like this time it is an old style telephone, or a pin-up girl.

    Folks really seem to like it, but I often have people tell me oh, i lost your card. They either really lost it or we're total losers and they don't want to contact us :D
     
  16. dostacos

    dostacos Practically Family

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    I use the same number of cards my hero used, just the one and take it back after handing it to the person....

    Elwood P Dowd
     
  17. dostacos

    dostacos Practically Family

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    I will probably do an outline of a fedora in the backround then name and email.

    the only card that ever really bothered me was the guy that handed out cards with the outline of FN FAL rifle, that guy was flat spookie:eek:
     
  18. ortega76

    ortega76 Practically Family

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    I've sold a few business cards of questionable taste in the last week that I've been here. I was amazed at a guy (a DJ/club promoter) who featured a woman's bum in a thong quite prominently on his card. [huh]

    I'm torn between doing something really classic and simple like black text on a vellum card or having something a little more modern with full-color art. I was thinking of something involving a guy in a fedora or maybe a guy with a cigar. I dunno.
     
  19. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Here is mine. Its slightly unconventional, but I dont like a lot of info on the card that I dont write on myself if I meet someone. Its more personal that way and I find they remember me.

    LD
     
  20. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I have calling cards but more often I use personalized jotter cards to convey non-business info. You can have only your name or your entire contact info printed on the card. I doubt I could function without my jotter; it's like my memory.

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