Old Business Cards

Business cards for my blog.
Business cards for my blog.

A person’s job is really just a small part of who they are, if any part at all.  However, we spend twenty or thirty or forty years doing something to earn a living (and hopefully, a retirement!), so our work does denote who we are to some degree.

My dad's business cards through the years.
My dad’s business cards through the years.

For years, I have saved my mom and dad’s old business cards.  Not only do I think they are really cool, but I also think they would look good framed!  Similarly, I have kept business and volunteer cards from my sister and me.

Some of my mom's business cards for teaching and the car dealership.
Some of my mom’s business cards for teaching and the car dealership.

A couple of volunteer positions came with contact cards: volunteering as a national officer with my sorority and serving on city council.

A few of Mike's old cards.
A few of Mike’s old cards.

Over time, business card trends have changed; however name, title, company and usually a logo are ever present in the little bits of history.  Newfangled additions include full color photos, a change in orientation, and printing on the front and back.

Some of my sister's old cards.
Some of my sister’s old cards.

I think a collection of framed business cards would look really nice in my home office.  I prefer to display items that have meaning to me rather than decorating with generic pieces and art. To read more about framed family mementos, click here.

Some of my old cards. They go back as far as my student senator card.
Some of my old cards. They go back as far as my college days with a student senator card.

Do you have any old business or calling cards from your family?  If so, how do you preserve, display and/or enjoy them?

 

 

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