Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm Official! The Card Proves It

I got the brilliant idea a few months ago to have business cards made up with the information for my blogs for when I am in Vancouver. It wasn't for vanity reasons that I decided to do this. I don't have any notion of getting mistaken for media, and will certainly not present myself as such.  I wanted to get them for the simple reason that it proves that I write a few blogs.  The way I see it, there are going to be many wonderful people to talk to, many moments that will make for great photos. I am going to want to capture all of these for my blogs.  Of course I will want to let people know about my blogs and ask if they mind being included in them. And then I thought, what am I going to do, recite the URL for them? Write it down on a napkin that may get thrown away? No,  it would be much better and look more professional if I had something to present to them. So was born the idea of a business card promoting my blogs. There were actually a few times at the Torch Relay that I wish I had them, again because I was asking people who I didn't know if I could take their picture to include in a blog post.  I happen to be a massive procrastinator and really only got on this after Christmas, but whatever, I have them now. I also have a disgusting fascination with stationary so I may have just been looking for an excuse to have something printed with my name on it!
After researching a few options, I decided to go with Vistaprint. They have a facility in Windsor, ON which was great because I didn't have to worry about exchange rates or customs. The process was very easy, the rates very reasonable and I got my cards within two weeks.  A friend of mine also uses them so I considered that as good as any reference I could get.
Check out the image of my card below. The only thing I might have changed was the finish. Now I'm thinking that a glossy finish may have looked better. It's too late now and regardless, I am happy with how they turned out (also happy I seemed to have spelled everything correctly).  
And now I am issuing myself a challenge, to not come  back home with one single card! All 250 of these will find their way into the pockets or purses of fellow Olympic lovers, new friends from around the world and contacts.  Can a shy girl like me make it happen? If there is any where that it could, it is in Vancouver!

I'm still collecting photos for my Olympic Spirit Across Canada photo album.  If your out and see a unique display of Canadian and Olympic pride, take a photo and send it to me to be included in the album. Make sure you tell me where the photo was taken. If you want to read more about this, click here to review my earlier post. The album will be up soon and I'll add to it as I get pictures.

Thank you so much for reading everyone. You have no idea how much it means to me to know others are enjoying my blog. Stay tuned for much, much more! I also invite you to leave a comment. Let me know where you're from and what you are looking forward to during the Vancouver Olympics.


  1. Christina,

    Your cards look great. I myself made some minicards from last week. I hope they arrive in time before I leave for Vancouver. I didn't want to pay extra for express shipping.

    My plan is to attach the free flag lapel pins to the minicard such that people have it when I give the pins away.

    I've made business cards in the past for when I was travelling. Very handy instead of writing on a piece of paper.


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  3. Hi Rowena
    Thanks for the comment. Someone had mentioned to me as well.
    I also wanted to attach flag pins to the cards and give them away. Where did you get your flag pins. I've had a hard time finding some in Toronto. I'm not in an area where there are a lot of souvenir stores.