Published at Friday, June 21st, 2019 - 10:56:45 AM. Bussiness Card. By Leonie Rossi.
Early Days – It all started in Europe in the 16th Century, probably in France, when gentlemen used playing cards to write notes on to each other, and such was the acceptance of playing card games as a gentlemanly pursuit that they were accepted as legally binding documents. The note could be an IOU for a debt, a promissory note for money or a business agreement, and were known as Bearer Cards in recognition of the fact that once the card was signed the bearer had a contract in his hand. In 17th Century France the cards then evolved into visiting cards, where they were used to pass general notes and act as general calling cards when gentlemen were out visiting friends and businesses. This evolved quickly in to a form of social etiquette for the gentry and well to do where, rather than just dropping in unannounced, a card was first presented by a servant to check when it would be convenient to actually call in person. The convention spread quickly throughout Europe and calling cards became firmly established as the way to introduce yourself and arrange meetings.
Pick a card design that's suitable for your own business, industry and individual style. If you might be a funeral service manager, for example of this, you won't want to be captured presenting uv business cards with animated figures on all of them. If you are a technician whose area of expertise is transforming old style, an official, black-on-white linen business card will likely to end up dropped into your closest circular file. When crafting a design, begin with the design and style that best props up business image you intend to project. To provide you with started; here I will discuss five different card styles that you should consider:
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