For the last goodness-knows-how-many years, along with every Amazon order has been a Vistaprint flier. I finally succumbed and ordered business cards but – here’s the cunning twist – not necessarily for business purposes. They have arrived and they are very pleasing – tasteful (but quirky) ochre.
Now, I haven’t actually used them yet. In my mind, I’m going along to mum’s groups and writing events, hooking up with interesting peeps and instead of scrawling on an old receipt for Sainsbury’s Primitivo, I’m fishing out one of my ‘non-business’ business card and feeling very organised and perhaps just slightly smug. BUT – and it’s a big but – it could be that when I hand over a card, the recipient will look at me strangely and I will feel like a bit of a tit – I’ll have to keep you posted on that.
If you are tempted, choose your card (excellent procrastination material here, folks) and then leave it to simmer in the trolley for a while. Vistaprint will then bombard you with all manner of offers. Hold on until you can see the whites of their eyes… and eventually, the premium cards will be free, or near as damn it. So 250 premium cards (the premium option means more designs to choose from) including superfluous (but cool) back print + vat + p&p = £5ish.
ps I did see that Vista Print have a section called ‘Mommy Cards’, so you could actually have the names of your children printed on them. Helpful for the recipient but really, the idea made me slightly nauseous.