When you hear the word calling card, what’s the first thing that pops into your head?
Usually you picture an intelligent, sharp-dressed, well-spoken man or woman, sitting in a tastefully decorated office, offering you some type of product or service that could possibly improve your life. They want to make sure you keep in touch with them, so they give you a business or personalized card with their information to encourage future communication. The card is easy to read, visually pleasant to the eye and filled with all the proper information.
Sound about right? Well, step outside the box and try to imagine this:
You’re at the grocery store with the kids, sporting the best yoga pants, no makeup and messy bun look you were able to throw together first thing in the morning. As the kids are running up and down the isles screaming (with you screaming at them to stop screaming), struggling with a full cart which, by the way, has a bum wheel and tends to pull to the right, followed by a loud announcement from your toddler that they pooped in their pants on the one day you didn’t throw a change of clothes in your purse ~ only then do you bump into an old friend you haven’t seen in years. At first you’re embarrassed by your exhausted, disheveled state, but find the strength to greet her with a smile and a hug. You talk of getting together for future play dates, cookouts, girls night out and other events of debauchery.
So as you’re preparing to exchange information to contact each other at a later date, you dig through your purse and realize that the only thing you have to write with is a crayon, melted onto a sippy cup filled with 3-day-old milk. Yuck. But low and behold, you eventually, in the depths of your wallet, find a pure, pristine business card. Brilliant cardstock, beautiful font, filled with all the info needed to get ahold of you, this card is worth gold in your current situation. So you pass this on to your friend, and pray she quickly forgets your state of disarray at that moment.
We should never be judged by sheer appearance alone, especially when caught off-guard. So why not be prepared with an awesome calling card that will represent the cleaner, more put-together side of yourself. Then be prepared for some amazing playdates!