Our dear friends at KAXE teased my hubby the other day about what the “Northern Cheapskate” might get someone for his birthday.
Well, I can tell you that I did buy Aaron nice Christmas and birthday presents (on sale, of course), but I admit that I did get him one thing that was FREE (plus shipping).
My hubby is the king of networkers. He is always connecting with new people and some of those connections have allowed him to do some really cool stuff. So for Christmas, I went to VistaPrint, and got 250 business cards for him for free. These cards are different than his work cards because they include his other interests (writing, politics). The cards also have his website , e-mail, and cell number on them. His new “networking” cards were a big hit, and all I had to pay was a few bucks shipping.
I found out about VistaPrint from my sister-in-law. She and her husband had cards printed with all of their contact info – address, phone numbers, cell numbers, and e-mail addresses. They just moved to their new home about 1.5 years ago, and the cards are an easy way for them to give friends and relatives their updated contact info. VistaPrint also offers lots of other free items such as calendars, rubber stamps, postcards and notepads. You only pay shipping.
I will probably print “mommy” cards in the near future, so that when I connect with other moms I can just give them a card and not have to fumble for paper and pen.