Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I Want But Really Need: A Business Card Holder

I know I am not the only chronic online shopper that finds justifications in all sorts of sh!t I don't need. (Which was almost the title of this feature, but I didn't want to offend. I know, boring. Gotta love professionalism) I am the ultimate impulse buyer. Probably because I've been there, and just want people to buy my stuff so badly that I want to help someone else out by doing that.

I ordered Marketing Associate business cards for my day job at Boston Logic. Yesterday I went to a conference, and unfortunately had to distribute my coworker's cards instead. Imagine how excited I was to see my business cards on my desk this morning. Great.

Anyway, I started browsing etsy for cute handmade business card holders that I wanted but really do need. I didn't see any at Staples that really blew my dress up, so I turned to handmade :) I found two that I really mostly need, as there's my artists cards, Marketing Associate cards, and while I'm at it I'll probably need a card holder for my desk, because, duh.

I really love this Mother of Pearl Business Card Holder, $19.95 from nacreart. All the colors are so mesmorizing, and I'm really attracted to the layout of shapes. Gorgeous. Oh, one day...The artist seems to specialize in a mother of pearl inlay technique.

Then there's the more simple cloth business card holders from GracieDesigns, $8, which are a bit less expensive. I like the simplicity of these, and I almost wish that they were available in a funky brown design to coordinate with my website, blog, and business theme. I also got inspired to maybe do some business card holders with recycled sail material, and embroider a number on those. What a simple, cool way to expand my recycled sail products line!

Then there’s the cool business card holder I’ll need for my desk, and I was thinking of something that would match the deep blue ceramic vase of my bamboo. (Yes, bamboo: it keeps me Zen.)  I love the colors in this Stained Glass Business Card Holder by LA Glass, $23.

So thanks for allowing me to vent this awesomeness before buying too quickly. It still may happen, but awesome. Great work, guys!


  1. Isn't it amazing what you can find on Etsy? Yeah for you choosing handmade! :)
    I would have a difficult deciding, those are cool finds!

  2. Thanks!! I was just at Staples and none of the biz card holders were really doing it for me. Plus these are totally different, pretty, and supporting fellow etsy sellers :)

    p.s., I finally purchased the mother of pearl business card holder today :) but still need one for my desk!!


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