January 26, 2010


Looking for a unique gift for the artist, crafter, or organized person in your life? 
How about some chic little personalized Valentines?

This past summer, my friend Larise and I went to the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco ~ an astounding collective of some of the most creative and talented craftspeople from around the country!  One of the things that stood out to me were the chic little business cards that many of the vendors were using ~ smaller, thinner, and more avant garde than your typical business card.  Some of the cards featured mod geometrics.  Others had modern floral prints, or quirky characters, or vintage inspired images.  To my artistic eye, these little personal expressions were a feast of visual candy!  

Moo cards as Hanging Tags for your Etsy Store

I was thrilled to discover that MOO, a forward-thinking printing company in the US and the UK has made the process of creating your own "Mini-Cards", not only easy, but extremely fun!  MOO was started by Richard Moross, a twenty-something Londoner, who was bored with the business cards most people were exchanging. He decided to do something about it. 

"Our first product, MiniCards, came about when we realized that sometimes, we wanted to hand out details of our personal sites, and we just didn't have a nice way to do it. A business card was too cheesy, too serious, or too... businessy, and didn't represent us the way we really are. A hastily scribbled piece of paper is more personal, but who ever has paper or a pen when you want it? We needed something else. So we made MiniCards. Little cards - about half the size of a business card - with your own photos, designs and text on. Made in boxes of 100 with the option of having a different image on every one."

MOO cards personalized for special events

You can choose from dozens of premade collections designed by different artists, choose a single premade design, or upload your own photo are artwork from Flickr, Facebook, or ETSY!  They're affordable enough to use like a regular business card, a calling card, or as gift and apparel tags (Just $19.95 for a box of 100).  

What ever happened to the "calling card" anyway?  Somehow it got replaced with the scribbled note on the back of deposit slip I suppose.  As a busy parent, I can appreciate the ease of being able to reach into my purse and give a friend a card with all of my info already on it.  Can't say I miss the days of balancing a baby on one hip and teetering for balance while I searched through the diaper bag abyss for a pencil!  Bloggers, how many times has the subject of your blog come up in conversation and someone has asked for the URL?  You jot it down on a scrap of paper, and it ends up in someone's back pocket where it gets chaffed to oblivion before meeting it's final demise in the washing machine.  Sound familiar?

Moo tags for your hand-made wares

Okay, so what's my angle?  Did MOO pay me to say this?  Am I being compensated?  No.  One of the reasons I started blogging was that I enjoyed telling friends and family about new things I had discovered and wanted to share.   

The first time I visited the MOO website, I sat there for hours just ogling all the different designs. I wanted them all! I ultimately decided on the collection from Bianca Gomez. My cards arrived quickly, and in the cutest little earth-friendly container. My package from MOO also included a coupon for 10%. I was so thrilled with my experience with MOO that I contacted them to get permission to share the coupon code with my friends. I have their blessing, and will disclose that if anyone does read this article, and use the coupon code to order cards, MOO may kick some free mini's my way. Honestly, I wasn't looking for a freebie, and would have written this anyway, but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. 

 So, if you're looking for a unique way to promote your blog or business, or simply want to add a little panache to your every-day, visit here:

In the Europe:       http://uk.moo.com/en/readymade/minicards

Use this before 2/1/10:

Get 10% off your entire purchase
That's just $18 for your box of 100 mini-cards!



  1. Jenn, those are AWESOME!!! Now if I only really had a need for them :o)

    Hope you are well - have missed "hearing" from you!

    XO MJ

  2. Those are great! I can't wait to check out their website.

  3. Those are so awesome. I bookmarked their website and I have to go check them out when I have little more time.

  4. This cards are so darn cute...I never ordered mine...must get on it!

  5. Now I wish I had a use for MOO cards! Very nice!

  6. I love those!! I'm totally going to check them out... thanks for the heads up, Jenn!

  7. How cute!! I love them! These would be great to pass out. They're really eye-catching. I would definitely snatch these up if someone was offering them!

  8. I've been in love with them for a while, sooo cute. (And what a great review by you, you *should* get some kickback) :)

  9. My sister is putting together her blog/ETSY now. I'm forwarding this info to her. I've also thought that it would be nice when people say, oh I'd like to see your blog, to have something to hand them. Super creative. Holly

  10. Very cute. Often I need a card with my phone number and e-mail on it.

  11. I SO love it when the person above me has a great blog like this! Happy SITS Sharefest Saturday! Love that I found your blog.

  12. Hi Jenn! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I've been reading through yours and will definitely be making your Big Night Timpano recipe! :D Look forward to following you through your Facebook fanpage!

  13. I'm currently looking at making up some business cards. I must check out Moo! Thanks for the tip.

    Thanks for stopping by ...i don't like mama, I look forwad to blogging withn you!

  14. Hi Jenn - Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. When I was looking at your blog and came across this post about the mini business cards I got so excited. I have been thinking about getting cards, but didn't want the typical card. I have ideas but they would be too expensive or too time consuming for me to make. These cards are my answer. I am so glad you found me thru Follow Friday. Looking forward to following you. Have a nice weekend.

  15. Странно, искал совсем не это, гугл выдал Ваш сайт, и судя по всему не зря, есть что почитать! Goodwork!


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