Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Own Calling Cards!!!

For months now, I've been trying to convince my mom that I need my own calling cards.  I have therapy dog cards, but I wanted cards with my blog, Facebook, Instagram and email addresses to give to people we meet in non-therapy settings.  People are always asking dad for my blog address, so now he can just give them one of my cards.  And next year Blog Paws will be held in Virginia, which means we are definitely going, and I'll definitely need calling cards to give to everyone I meet there.

My cards came in the mail last weekend, and they look fantastic!

They look very professional

But it's hard to read them upside down

Mom ordered the cards for me from Moo.com.  She signed up for a free trial of SmugMug, and that's how we found out about Moo.com.  (SmugMug has partnered with Moo.com to do business cards.)  You can order facebook cards (for a limited time, you can get 50 for free, you only have to pay shipping - this is a GREAT deal) or regular business cards.  We couldn't decide which to get, and since the facebook cards were free, we ordered a set of both.

The ordering process of selecting photos and text was fairly simple, so even my mom was able to figure it out.  Mom really liked that she was given the option to print out and proof-read the final version of the cards before placing the order.  

The prices were very reasonable.  I got 50 two-sided business cards (photo on one side, info on the other) for $22.99 plus $7.75 for standard shipping, and the Facebook cards (a box of 50) were free.  Since we weren't in a hurry, we selected standard shipping.  We ordered the cards on September 10 and they came on September 15, much sooner than the promised delivery date of September 21.  

The cards came in nice little boxes made from recycled pulp.  The facebook cards were made from paper from sustainable forests, and the business cards were made from 100% recycled paper.  The cards looked and felt very high quality, and the pictures turned out wonderfully.  I can't comment on how they taste since I haven't yet sampled one.   

The cards come in these nice little boxes

The pictures on the cards look great

If you order using this link, you get 10% off and I get $7.50 off my next order.

They also do greeting cards, post cards, and address labels.

This post is entirely my own opinion.  Moo.com didn't ask me to write this, nor did they compensate me in any way (although I may get money off my next order if anyone places an order using the link above).  I'm writing this post just to share info about an excellent product that may interest my friends and fellow bloggers.


  1. Awesome cards!!!! At first I thought you said they were $200! The price is totally reasonable!

  2. You look great on the cards! I like the fact that they use 100% recycled paper for the business cards. Hmm, maybe the punks need cards, but they need a Facebook page first!

  3. Nice cards Garth. Now you really will be able to meet and greet. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Wow Garth, how proffesional they look too! Didn't show this to my boys though, they would all want their own card too.

  5. WOWEE! Those are really nice!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  6. Wow, you're so professional with your very own cards!

  7. Wow they look AMAZING!! They will be a hit when you hand them out :)


  8. How neat. We're glad you're happy with your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What great cards, Riley !!
    We are so sorry, we have been away for so long, stupid Internet wasn't working very well but it's all fixed now and we are back !!

    Woofs of love.

    Echo & Link

  10. We got our stickers and business cards thru Moo and absolutely love them!


  11. Garthie, your new cards is gonna be perfect for the Wiener Roast! I is totally going to be there, and let me tells you - when I tolded people sister that you was going to be there, she gotted so excited she no could get to sleep. It went like this: "Garth?!" GASP "IS coming?!" GASP "to the WIENER ROAST?!!" DOUBLE GASP "Yaaaaayyyyyyy!"

    We is all looking forward to it!


  12. Awesome idea! We also had a bunch of cards made, but Dad never wants to give them away because he likes to keep them :)

    BTW, Garth, I was just wondering...how many minutes are there in each calling card? :)

    Keep on wagging,

  13. Those cards are awesome Garth! Mom has been thinking about getting us cards. We are going to tell her about Moo.com!!!!! Maybe we can have some like yours!

  14. They look fantastic!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  15. Those are great cards Garth! And I got one from ya! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  16. Oh Garth - your new cards look fantastic! :-)

    Funny - we also found out about Moo.com a while back and ordered some cards with them too. Although our experience wasn't as good as yours - Hsin-Yi wanted them for a blog conference she was going to so she paid extra for express delivery -and they never even turned up! Then over a month later, they finally arrived. We were very disappointed and very annoyed - we had to make some home-made blog cards at the last minute...although they didn't turn out too badly! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane