I used to teach Coop or Career Preparation and I was out in the community checking on my students that were working and always had a business card to hand out or to introduce myself. I did this for about 8 years. Whenever I would make a change in classrooms or course titles I would change up my business card and really enjoyed making the changes in style from time to time. I think I had three or four different cards in those 8 years. I wish I had kept at least one of each of them, but didn't want to keep old information around so when it was time for a change, I would tear up or shred the old cards and move on. When I started teaching Culinary Arts two years ago, I knew I needed business cards for this new venture in my life. I would go to meetings or meet someone new and they would say, "do you have a card?" and I would have to say, "No, sorry, I don't." They would hand me one of theirs and look at me pitying the poor teacher that didn't have a card to hand out. I would leave that encounter embarrassed and depressed that I hadn't gotten around to making new cards for myself. WELL, NO LONGER!!!!
I just got my cards in from VistaPrint. If you haven't used them before, give it a try. I have gotten business cards from them for the last 10 years!! They are wonderful quality and I really enjoy being able to get on there and arrange my cards just the way I want! Also, they are really, really reasonably priced considering I paid almost $70 for my first set of cards from a local shop and I paid $10 for 250/one side printed cards and $22.50 for 500/two side printed cards. Below are my new cards for Culinary Arts. The front has my name and all my information and the back, has the name of our student run restaurant. I just love these!! The colors are the same as the walls in our restaurant. A perfect match. I can't wait to start handing these out to everyone. I may even have to mail some to friends I made at Culinary Educators school a couple of weeks ago. I want to be like Maxwell,the pig, and yell, "Whee, Whee, Whee" out the window. : )