There are several functions to a business card holder. One major function of the holder is to keep the business cards in a neat, clean and organized way so when somebody asks for them one doesn’t have to rummage in one’s pocket or bag and come up with a set of crumpled cards. It immediately creates a negative impact. If a business executive seeking to increase his business meets a new client, naturally the client will ask for his card. He has to create an impression when he flips the card from his bag and presents the same to his client. If he is not able to produce neat cards at the time, he will probably lose his client forever. If you take care to dress well while meeting with a client, why don’t you be careful with the way you carry your business cards too.
A business card holder, thus, plays such an important role in any executive’s life. It is also the most feasible option if the executive wants to store and segregate the business cards of all his important clients.
A person can either go for tailor made business card holder or a custom business card holder. The latter has several benefits because one gets to experiment with so many things. Holders are made of several materials; it depends on how strong and durable he wants them to be. It is possible to buy aluminum sheets and make them by hand, but they are not very durable. If somebody is going for a meeting or a conference to some place far away then he can carry the business cards in these holders. Once each holder is finished, he can just throw them away; he doesn’t have to bother with packing them back in. If he is looking for a stronger material, then he can choose plated metal. They look good and last much longer than aluminum. These holders are good to be stored in the office. A traveling salesman will have more use for the stainless steel holder because it can sustain a nice amount of banging. It is very solid that rain or snow will not get at it. However, they are heavier than any other holders in the market. Once they are battered and spent, it is better to throw them away and get another one.
Some people are very particular about the material with which they make the holders. If a person is ready to go into high end models, he can give sterling silver a try. Sterling silver is a precious metal and definitely carrying around it will be a matter of pride. These holders are very sturdy but then one might want to treat them gently because of the expense.
Here are some very simple business card holder ideas:
You don’t even have to do anything extra to create these holders because they are ridiculously simple. If you have old audio cassettes, you can convert that into a business card holder. It is easy, quick and swift and of course, no sweat! Or if you would like something unique, something that would stand out, you can make a card holder with shirt cuffs – yes, cut off the cuffs, stitch the bottom end and you are done. How about making a making a card holder with Legos. If your child doesn’t play with it and has agreed to it, you can make a very colorful business card holder with his building blocks. Work your creativity over it and make a ‘multi-storied’ card holder.