I like being old-fashioned. That’s why I still have business cards made out of paper.
Some people don’t even know anymore how they work. When I hand them a business card, they think that they have to transfer my phone number and e-mail address into their mobile phone right away and hand back the card to me. Today, people probably simply swipe their cell phones to exchange such data.
For my new business cards I chose six of my photos to adorn the backside. I narrowly managed to avoid the temptation of choosing a photo of myself. Instead, I decided on these six landscape shots:
You will find more information about the photos at the following links:
- Ottoman cemetery in Bitola, Macedonia
- lonely man at the beach in Rometta Marea, Sicily
- red boat in a bay on La Maddalena, Sardinia
- forest in Salaspils, Latvia
- the Soviet-Union era house where I lived in Vilnius, Lithuania
- an old house in Trakai, Lithuania
For the ordering process, I was less old-fashioned though. I ordered the cards online. Vistaprint refused to deliver to Romania (despite offering shipping to Jamaica, Mozambique or Mali), so I used MOO. They are more expensive, but they did deliver.
Now I only have to leave the house and meet some people in order to get rid of my cards.
Lovely business cards :) Ever since we got ours, we have enjoyed handing them out or as you say “get rid” of them ;)
It’s beautiful. What kind of camera/ phone do you use?
A Nikon Coolpix L120. Small and uncomplicated.
Awesome cards. They show that you are well traveled and are more then just another lawyer. I love business cards too. Giving a physical item has a personable appeal and shows professionalism that putting info in a phone can’t convey.
Imagine you some day meet a person living in that apartment block in Vilnius. You don’t know where the person lives and hand him your card with that picture. The guy is going to be like “dude, why do you have a picture of my home in your business card? Are you stalking me?”
Haha, oh yes, that will be quite a moment!
Because there are tens of thousands of idetical apartment blocks all over the former Soviet Union, it might actually happen more often.
Such beautiful business cards x
And next year I’ll make new ones with a new set of photos.
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