A couple of years ago James and I were at the London Marathon Expo, eating too many sweets. A very excited chap called Alan bounded over to show us his business cards. Sadly we don’t have a photo, and I think it succumbed to the Great Flood of 2006, but he’d made a card with his Justgiving url on it.
‘I don’t have everyone’s email address’ he said.
‘Wow, that’s awesome’ said James and I in unison.
Well as part of the Clinic, I’d like to expand on this idea a little.
Cards are great for lots of reasons:
- they fit in your wallet
- they’re not sponsorship forms, so no hassle
- you can make them look nice
- you’ll get sponsorship from people in the pub whose email address you don’t have
- they’re still not sponsorship forms
So where to get them done? Well the cheap option is to make them yourself, print them out, chop them up and get busy dishing them out.
The slightly less cheap, but more exciting option is to go and check out our friends at moo.com
All you need is a flickr photo account and a spare tenner, and they’ll print 100 individually customised cards for you and deliver them in double-quick time. If you don’t have a flickr account they’ve still got some great galleries to choose from.
Here’s some moo cards:
Aren’t they pretty? Check out this Canadian blogger who is doing this right now.
Give it a go, print them out and let us know if it makes a difference. We owe it to Alan.