December 22, 2015

Blog Business Cards from Printivo!

Have I ever told you guys that sometimes making decisions is one of the hardest things for me? I'm talking easy decisions like whether to get a pedicure or wash my hair at the salon. Or whether to drink tea or coffee on some mornings. Well, when it came time to order business cards on account of blogdom, it took forever and ever to decide! I started the process some time in August - yeah, 4 months ago! Actually, between August and early November, I completely forgot that I emailed Printivo in the first place.

When I remembered and contacted them on Twitter, they responded promptly. I decided to go with the option of them designing my card - which cost N2500, if I remember correctly. You can design it yourself and upload it for printing. I just chose the other option because I think I lack design skills :-|

I sent them a few photos and my information and these were some of the designs they came up with.


I decided to go with a square card because I think it's different from the norm, and it kinda fits my personal style. Some of my family/friends were concerned that it might not fit in a conventional business card case. They have a point, but I think a square card would make the average person do a double-take, since it's different. That being said, if you're in a serious business or profession, please go with the usual rectangular shape. 


I kinda decided on this photo above eventually because of the color splash effect. Again, it's quirky and different, right? My family/friends liked it too but they all had one issue - "Berry why aren't you smiling?" They said the card made me look somewhat intimidating, instead of approachable. I personally like the photo cos it shows my natural hair, my quirky side, and that I'm African. But I agreed that it should be a smiling photo.

And then the photo from my family photo shoot (and The Blogger, The Baker, and The Red Tree) happened and all was well with the earth. There was a bright smile, and somewhat naturalish hair!
I sent the photo off to Printivo, they made the design which I uploaded, paid for and hoped I would get them within 2 business days instead of the 3 they quoted (I saw for another blogger, they delivered in 24 hours). I wanted to have them handy for the Blogger Brunch event. Unfortunately their delivery guy... well, long story short, I got them after 4 business days with a weekend in between.

I'm quite happy with the cards. I'm not 100% ecstatic because it was only after I got them that I noticed the circle on the back of the card was not centered. I'm not sure how everyone of us missed that. Ah well. There's always next time aye?

I gave out a few of them this weekend at the Beauty in Lagos Beauty Party on Sunday. It felt good, I must say. I even put it on Snapchat - are you following me yet?


17 comments:

  1. Nice! The cards look good! :)
    Great timing too because the photo you settled on is actually the best one.
    Running out of biz cards myself. Will reorder in the new year.
    Merry Christmas Berry!
    xx

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    1. Aww, thanks girl. You might want to take advantage of their Christmas sales though.

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  2. Even if I loved the other picture better because it was really natural and fierce - a look I'd LOVE to pull off someday (Because I'm always smiling in my pictures and the ones where I'm not smiling aren't fierce enough), I think the one you finally picked looks amazing!

    www.oluseyefunmi.blogspot.com

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    1. Lol, is it that smiling and fierce don't go together? Thanks a lot!

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    2. Lol, is it that smiling and fierce don't go together? Thanks a lot!

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    3. Lol they do oh...for me though, I smile too much to even give fierce a chance

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  3. I think you chose the best card because your smile is such a part of your personality. It looks good. Some of these online businesses need to fix up. I waited almost 3 weeks for an order from Jumia. Did Printivo offer to correct the mistake?

    I follow you on Snapchat. I must admit I don't fully get it. I think it's like vlogging and my days aren't too interesting to snap about.

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    1. I didn't tell them actually. I figured it's not their fault also since I didn't notice it either.

      Snapchat is basically just live snapshots of you and what you're up to. I wouldn't call it vlogging because the max time a video is is just 10 seconds. What I like about it though is if you've been snapping all day, you can download all your snaps into video format. That's what I used for my grandmum's birthday.

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  4. Awesome stuff. I would have gone with the color splash pic though. I used printivo for my business cards too. I was impressed. Mine came in 48 hours. I did my own design and uploaded it though. Thank God for decent design and photoshop skills.

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    1. 48 hours? Aren't you lucky? I don't know what happened with mine. Oh well. I wanna see your card!

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  5. oh how i love printivo business cards, i got some for myself too. it allows you customize ur card, and their prices are affordable if you ask me...

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  6. These delivery guys ehnn! The companies may drop off the orders on time but the delivery guys will decide to deliver at their own time!
    Anyway, your cards are soo cool. I also like the smiley one better. Makes one feel like smiling along. I still haven't figured out how to use snapchat...and what if my hands aren't free to hold down the button?

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  7. Nice business cards. Im glad you picked the one you were smiling. Merry Christmas Berry.

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  8. I love the final card...the smile made the difference.

    www.molarabrown.com

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  9. Very very nice, Berry (it rhymes, lol)

    Printivo is great, I like the square shaped cards with the curves edges.

    The photograph that you used is so stunning. :-)

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