DOES YOUR BUSINESS MOO?

Looking for a unique gift for the artist, crafter, or organized person in your life? 
How about some chic little personalized Valentines?

This past summer, my friend Larise and I went to the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco ~ an astounding collective of some of the most creative and talented craftspeople from around the country!  One of the things that stood out to me were the chic little business cards that many of the vendors were using ~ smaller, thinner, and more avant garde than your typical business card.  Some of the cards featured mod geometrics.  Others had modern floral prints, or quirky characters, or vintage inspired images.  To my artistic eye, these little personal expressions were a feast of visual candy!  

Moo cards as Hanging Tags for your Etsy Store

I was thrilled to discover that MOO, a forward-thinking printing company in the US and the UK has made the process of creating your own "Mini-Cards", not only easy, but extremely fun!  MOO was started by Richard Moross, a twenty-something Londoner, who was bored with the business cards most people were exchanging. He decided to do something about it. 

"Our first product, MiniCards, came about when we realized that sometimes, we wanted to hand out details of our personal sites, and we just didn't have a nice way to do it. A business card was too cheesy, too serious, or too... businessy, and didn't represent us the way we really are. A hastily scribbled piece of paper is more personal, but who ever has paper or a pen when you want it? We needed something else. So we made MiniCards. Little cards - about half the size of a business card - with your own photos, designs and text on. Made in boxes of 100 with the option of having a different image on every one."

MOO cards personalized for special events

You can choose from dozens of premade collections designed by different artists, choose a single premade design, or upload your own photo are artwork from Flickr, Facebook, or ETSY!  They're affordable enough to use like a regular business card, a calling card, or as gift and apparel tags (Just $19.95 for a box of 100).  


What ever happened to the "calling card" anyway?  Somehow it got replaced with the scribbled note on the back of deposit slip I suppose.  As a busy parent, I can appreciate the ease of being able to reach into my purse and give a friend a card with all of my info already on it.  Can't say I miss the days of balancing a baby on one hip and teetering for balance while I searched through the diaper bag abyss for a pencil!  Bloggers, how many times has the subject of your blog come up in conversation and someone has asked for the URL?  You jot it down on a scrap of paper, and it ends up in someone's back pocket where it gets chaffed to oblivion before meeting it's final demise in the washing machine.  Sound familiar?

Moo tags for your hand-made wares

Okay, so what's my angle?  Did MOO pay me to say this?  Am I being compensated?  No.  One of the reasons I started blogging was that I enjoyed telling friends and family about new things I had discovered and wanted to share.   

The first time I visited the MOO website, I sat there for hours just ogling all the different designs. I wanted them all! I ultimately decided on the collection from Bianca Gomez. My cards arrived quickly, and in the cutest little earth-friendly container. My package from MOO also included a coupon for 10%. I was so thrilled with my experience with MOO that I contacted them to get permission to share the coupon code with my friends. I have their blessing, and will disclose that if anyone does read this article, and use the coupon code to order cards, MOO may kick some free mini's my way. Honestly, I wasn't looking for a freebie, and would have written this anyway, but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. 


 So, if you're looking for a unique way to promote your blog or business, or simply want to add a little panache to your every-day, visit here:

In the Europe:       http://uk.moo.com/en/readymade/minicards

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That's just $18 for your box of 100 mini-cards!

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