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I don’t have a business card (being a SAHM hasn’t started paying yet) so instead of what working folks do, do you know what I do when I meet someone? We hastily attempt to enter each other’s information into our phones while wrangling our kids from running into the street by their coat collars. Most of the time, we just yell from 1/2 way down the street something like, “Maybe we’ll run into each other again!” If we have more than 30 seconds, one of us will give the other their phone number and we will immediately call each other to save the phone numbers into our phone memory. And so it is hard to retain friends for more than coincidental meeting.

My solution was to get a calling card. Or is it called a social card? I’ve heard both. Either way, the card has my name, cell, home number, email address, and blog address. And I ordered them from moo.com (there is no affiliate link here — they have one on their site but this is just a plain ole link so feel no pressure either way). The company offers your standard fare of business cards as well as some novelty stock designs or you can choose to design your own.

68e2e8b3-3eb8-558545dd-4f706332-35c9The ones I ordered are called MiniCards which are 1/2 the height of a regular business card and they come in this adorable packaging. And I got to customize them with photos of my own. Here is the mock of up of 3 of my 5 cards.

calling card 1

And, even for custom, they came in about a week. I thought I’d have to wait for a month for custom printing. Maybe it was a few days over a week. But it was quick!

I think they came out amazing and the quality of the cards is shocking for the price. So try it out. You’ve got very little to lose and an sweetly packaged box of cards to gain (and maybe some new friends along with it).

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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