Sara Kelly just sent me the final proofs for my new business card and bookmark.
This will be the fourth time I’ve changed my business card since starting my business. My first card was something I created and Xeroxed. I can only vaguely remember what it looked like. Each card has felt just right for me in its time.
The idea to make a bookmark came from having my Etsy Shop.
Since I started my shop at the beginning of the year, I’ve been printing out copies of each order and including it in with my packages. I was also making a copy for my own files. It dawned on me a few weeks ago that I probably don’t have to do that. So I checked with my bookkeeper Anne and she told me I didn’t need paper receipts from Etsy. At the same time I became aware that when I bought something from Etsy, I never received a paper receipt.
I like to put a little thank you note in the package I mail out. For each new customer I included one of my Show Your Soul postcards. For repeat customers I used to just write a “thank you” on the paper receipt I included in the package.
It was the idea of not sending a paper receipt that made me think of using a bookmark as a thank you.
Business cards pile up and are thrown away. But a bookmark can be used and at the same time will remind people of my website, blog and Etsy Shop.
When I thought of making a bookmark, the first image that come to mind was the goddess from my Fabric Painting, “No One Has To Die For Me To Be Free”.
I put my order in for both with Brad at A&M Printers in town. I know it’s a busy time of year, but I hope to get them soon.