Little Luxuries: Calling Cards

Good morning dear readers! Once again, I am debuting a new feature category. This one is called Little Luxuries, and it’s about all the small, simple pleasures that make life more enjoyable. I hope you will find some wonderful resources to seek out your own “little luxuries” in these posts. 

Are calling cards a lost art? I think not! At least let’s hope you are still using yours! Personalized social calling cards demonstrate uncommon style and grace! They stem from a social custom that dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries when personalized cards were presented when one went to “call on” or visit another.

Because they are a reflection of the bearer, they should clearly express one’s unique personality. Here are several selections that could perhaps help you to navigate the market and find a card that truly says “you.”

For a sports enthusiast, it can be fun to incorporate your love for a team or a certain sport in particular. For example, these UNC-themed notecards could be a wonderful choice for both a young girl away at college or an alumnus that is still deeply connected with the institution.

Custom Enclosure Cards from Noteworthy Collections

For a fresh, colorful personality, select something that reflects this vibrancy. Here are two wonderful options.

Crane’s Hibiscus with a Contemporary Block Monogram

Big Dot Calling Card from The Pinwheel Press

But for the ultimate social calling card, I would recommend a heavy-weight neutral paper with a monogram or a script-written name. It simply never goes out of style and is always in good taste. If you want to review different types of paper, you can talk with a stationery company, such as Sanlori, to get advice. Here is an example of how you might pull this together.

Letterpress Calligraphy Card from Dingbat Press

For the ultimate in personalization, have a calligrapher design a custom monogram. Many will give you the file that you can in turn use for not only your stationery, but for linens as well. Here is one such work from Allison R Banks Designs. Isn’t it exquisite?

I hope these ideas have inspired you to update your own calling cards.

Have a lovely day,


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4 Responses to Little Luxuries: Calling Cards

  1. Franki Parde says:

    Love the calligraphy…now that I’m “retired” that is a class I want to sign up…just for me. 🙂 franki

  2. I am so happy that I found your blog. You feature everything that I love. Love this feature, as I am a stationeryholic!
    Have a nice Wednesday.

  3. Tracy F. says:

    I love this new category! And, I was inspired to order some calling cards from Pinwheel Press, which just happens to be in my old hometown. I always enjoy your blog very much!

  4. Kathryn says:

    So happy to hear that! Thanks for reading!

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