You might find yourself in a position where you have plenty of business card holders but limited business cards to put in, or even no business cards at all. You might be a student with no need for business cards yet (just the gift card and the check from your parents would do, thank you very much) or a new graduate starting out your career (a call card is more appreciated) or embarking on a new career.
Business card holders serve one main purpose – to keep business cards organized, clean and crisp. As much as you do not want to receive crumpled cards, you also do not want to give creased cards. In business as in life, first impressions last and your business cards are no exception.
Again, the question of what you should do with business card holders that are overflowing your drawer. You certainly cannot throw them away or give them away, especially when these are personalized! Not only is that a waste of practical items, it is also an insult to the gift-giver.
Most business card holders are slim and sleek. With a variety of colors, finishing, and construction, you can use them for a variety of purposes like:
* Substitutes for wallets, especially the thin metal holders. You can stuff your driver’s license, credit cards and bills without worrying about bulging pants pockets and suit pockets. Besides, thieves and pickpockets will not think that money is present in the card holder because that is not what it is for.
This way you can travel light, literally. You can work with your hands free of purses and have fun without worrying about your bag’s safety. You can go to clubs and dance the night away, watch movies without purses sticking to floors, and attend formal events with virtually nothing on your hands. Just the many ways you can travel light!
A welcome advantage to metal business card holders as card holders is the prevention of unauthorized scanning of your debit and credit cards that use an RFDI chip. Your leather wallet does not have this property. At least, your credit and debit card information will not be compromised and you do not end up with empty wallets, figuratively speaking.
* Carriers for small items you need organized. How about your calorie-free sugar packets that your favorite coffeehouse does not carry? How about your specialty tea bags, instant coffee sachets, and creamer envelopes? How about the spice packets you cannot live without? Truly, you can repack your beloved powders and stash them conveniently. You can opt for the thicker card holders in this case.
* Temporary containers for small receipts. Often, these small receipts are stuffed inside your wallet’s compartments or shoved into your bag’s pockets. And often too, you have a hard time looking for them when you need them the most. Why not put them in a business card holder appropriately labeled for the purpose?
Put your imagination to use and you certainly can find other creative uses for your business card holders. And when you do, tell us about it!