I finally got my new business cards from Vista Print. Yay! Vista Print had a deal so I got a 1000 of them. Yikes. I keep praying that I don't find any typos.
I'm a bit embarrassed to say that it actually took me over 4 hours to create this card. Vista Print has some great online tools, which are pretty simple and intuitive, but designing a smart-looking business card that speaks for me is a whole other matter. I had played around with using one of my many dog photos, but I just couldn't get it to look right. A cute dog photo just demanded all my attention and didn't do much to get my information across to even me. After creating 4 different cards in different styles, I settled for this one. I don't have a logo for Over and Out yet, so the little cat and dog icon on this card were very appealing to me.
I also liked the chew toy background and of course I'm very found of the color orange. Very fond. ; D Maybe too fond.
Then it was a matter of sorting out what additional info needed to be on the card. Something friendly, but informative with a friendly, but informative font.
I can't remember how long it took me to arrange the info on the card, but I do feel every bit the idiot for spending so much time on a business card. I put a lot of effort in thinking what I, as a customer, would want to see on the card and I resorted to all those things you see on the back of the card; these are all things I have said to my clients over the years, which are my nice short-hand way of saying, "you can count one me because I believe in the following."
I'm huge fan of the Golden Rule and it definitely rules the way I treat people and furry loved ones. The Golden Rule is more than just respect; it's starting with love and respect in all my relationships. I don't value jewelry and fashion or -- as my friends will attest -- decorating.* I value treating others fairly and being treated that way in return. I value the love I get back from your pets. I value their feelings, their comical looks, their hilarious booty swagger as they trot, their purrs, and their look of utter bliss during a gentle belly rub. I enjoy their buoyant, charming, energetic personalities, and I find myself fully recharged in their presence.** That's what I value and that's what I seek. Hopefully, my new business card captures all of that and then some. ; D
*Robin will admit to being somewhat addicted to Apple products. She thinks she could quit any time, but why would she?
** Robin would like to add that she likes humans too, but honestly they're not nearly as much fun as cats and dogs.