If you thought calling cards were only for stodgy regency ladies, think again.
These personal cards were to 18th century socialites what business cards are to professionals. It’s how you get your name out there and network with people you want to know better.
And now Pillow Fight Factory, a Vancouver textile company, is trying to bring the personal calling card back into the 21st century.
The company teamed up with local illustrator Katie Reynolds to create seven whimsical designs for their play date cards. These revamped calling cards are designed for kids and parents who want to connect with people they meet in public spaces – playgrounds, parks, and children’s festivals.
Each card features a spot for a name, phone number, and email address, as well as a creative illustration. The cards come gift wrapped in a box set of 50, so you and your kid can make pretty much as many friends as you want.
So the next time you’re out and Little Johnny finds his new best friend, don’t struggle to find the other parents and awkwardly exchange contact information. Just hand Little Johnny his calling card, and let the card stock work its magic.