Lovers n’ leavers (and a quick SXSW reminder)

16th February 2008 by Denise

The arrival of a pack of MiniCards means different things to different people. For some, they’re new business cards to put in your pocket or bag. You whip them out when you need them, to remind people who you are and how to find you. These are a nice example, by twofivethreetwo:

For others, it’s a Valentine gift, like these. by The Warrior Design

or a wedding favour, like these, by Roger. (Who’s just started working at MOO! Welcome!)

Cris Rose uses them as a Mini-portfolio, for his custom toy designs…

And many other people use them as tags or thank-you notes to put in with their Etsy Sales. These are by {sweeter than me}. (She made them in photoshop – and if you’re going to to the same, don’t forget we have templates you can use to make sure the size is right!)

And those are just ideas we’ve seen added to the Flickr pool in the last few weeks.

But you know what? There’s *something else* going on too. There’s the lovers n’ leavers. The people who get a pack of MiniCards, and then leave them… EVERYWHERE!

Championed by EPMD, actually seen himself, in this rare shot, the lovers n’ leavers, hide MiniCards in places you wouldn’t expect.

macwagen has left his cards everywhere from grocery stores…

to bathrooms.

While Simon Dee has been leaving his ‘Flash Photography’ cards all over the new H&M store in London…

cthopper93 has stayed in a few hotels, and left a card behind each time:

While SL Galvin started this little project with Text MiniCards a little while back.

So the question seems to be, where will you leave yours?

If it’s going to be SXSW – don’t forget to make your cards now! It’s only a few weeks away, so get your orders in now.

Comments (6)

  1. SimonDee:

    Thanks for the spot! We gave one to Perez Hilton too :-)

  2. David Lay:

    I got my MiniCards today – they look fantastic! I’ll never buy regular business cards again. You guys ROCK!

  3. Jane Greenfield:

    likewise my mini cards are a massive hit. I got them as business cards with six different colour / photo images of a recent visual arts event I curated. Everytime i give a card out to a colleague, they want a whole set, or they go through them to choose the one they want, and there is lots of general oohing and ahhing about how cute they are !?

  4. epmd:

    thanks again for the shout out on this. I’m down to my last 8. And I know where I’ll put my last card. I’ll be sure and let you know when I’m done.

  5. cubikmusik:

    got mine today-just in time for SXSW. They look super-thanks so much.


  6. Denise:

    @cubikmuski – that’s great news. If you’re going to SXSWi, look out for the MOO crew – and this!

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