A business card holder is very essential thing to carry for every business professional. A business card holder is case inside which one can keep his/her visiting card that contains professional information and the cards of people whom he/she gets introduced to. Exchanging visiting cards during initial introduction is an age-old corporate formality which has just got more glamorous with the passage of time.
Today exchanging business cards has turned into a style statement. People feel the moment of picking up a business card from the holder and handing it to somebody is prestigious and to maintain that prestige they use attractive business card holders. Business card holders are available at office stationary shops, markets and gift centers in wide varieties. Starting from ordinary fiber card box to shining metal holder, everything is available in variety of designs. But instead of buying something which is predesigned, you can make a business card holder of your own. You can design a card holder that will speak about your personality and likings. You can make a simple paper business card holder or design a desk top business card holder to keep on your desk top or for somebody else. Let’s see how you can make business card holders of your own:
For making a paper business card holder you will need craft paper, a business card, a pencil, pinking shears, color, needle for sewing and stickers.
First you should fold a craft paper in half and trace the edges of the business card on a side of it. Then you should cut paper leaving half inch space from the border of the business card. To mark the border, use pinking shears. Once you get two equal rectangular pieces of craft paper, sew to join their three sides and keep one side open to push the card in and pull it out swiftly. Make sure you leave that half inch extra space while cutting the craft paper otherwise it will be difficult to insert and pull out the card. Once the three sides of the two papers are joined with each other you get an envelope-like business card holder. Now design it using colors, motifs or stickers of your choice.
You may also design a desktop business card holder by using solid material like wood or fibre but as a desktop business card is kept open in front of people’s eyes it is better to buy one from the store. You will find different varieties of desktop business card holders but while buying one keep a few things in mind:
Pick up one that reflects your business or profession more than your personality. As it is all about business, the person meeting you should get attracted to your business.
To enrich corporate image, go for metal business card holders like gold-plated or silver-plated holders. A dazzling golden or silver desktop business card holder will definitely attract eyeballs and it will send a message about your financial status to the public.
Don’t buy something too colorful or decorative. Too much designer and colorful items often send wrong messages about one’s choices. Choose something elegant and aristocrat. A wooden business card holder is ideal for all kinds of business professionals.