Business cards are one of the earliest ways people used to announce themselves and communicate who they are.
Designer-Daily.com has this to say on the matter — “Business cards began in the 17th century in Europe. They were used to announce the impending arrival or prosperous or aristocratic people to their local town or even their home.
In time, the cards became engraved with gold and exciting typefaces. By the 19th century, the cards were a must have by anyone who was anyone in the middle class circles of the day.
By the 18th and 19th centuries, these ‘social cards’ were taken from each lady upon her first visit to a house. People were offered the card tray upon the opening of the door and had to place their card in it as a matter of etiquette. This card was then delivered to the lady of the household, who would examine it — in many ways it created the first impression of the person.” (To read more about the history of business cards, click here.)
Now a days, business cards, in a world of technology and instant communication, are still the go-to method of business people leaving their “social card”.
Business cards have evolved over time getting more and more artistic, coming in all shapes and sizes, but still all in all displaying the same information — your name and contact information.