21 Unique Ways To Show Off Your Business Cards

by Simon Goble

on May 4, 2011

in Inspiration

Most people hide away their business cards in their suit pocket, bag, wallet or sometimes a generic boring business card holder. However, there are more unique and creative ways you can keep your cards safe, while showing them off so you stand out from the rest!

Business cards are an essential part of your brand; the design, messaging and feel of the card are all signals that help communicate your identity, so why hide them away? If you’re at a conference, particularly when on a stand, it’s fun to show off a little.

In this post we take a look at some fun, unique and creative ways to display, advertise and show off your cards that reach out and grab people’s attention. Not all will work in the real world, but it helps to get creative juices flowing by considering the unique concepts (and the inspiring pictures) out there…

Nintendo NES Business Card Holder

Super retro and just too cool it hurts. Such a shame the creator lostmitten sold out in back in ’07. One of the best holders we’ve seen on the web.

Big Blue Blog Robot Holder

Great to have on a stand, but maybe not great for carrying around a conference all day… well, you’d certainly stand out.

Retro Cassette Tape Card Holder

We love cassette tape business cards, so this compliments them perfectly. You complete me.

Fork Head Card Holder

Simply perfork if you work in catering. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist that one!)

The MOO ShowCase

OK, we had to include ourselves in the post somewhere! It is all about showing off after all, so what better than the ShowCase business card holder – encapsulating everything cool about giving your card out, with a flip open lid and fan to impress. The video below explains better than words!

The Circuitboard Card Case

Why not strap an old circuitboard to your business card case? It seems to have worked well with this number:

Calculator Card Holder

Not strictly for business cards, but we thought it was cool (and perfectly suitable) none the less.

Polymer Clay Card Holder

We really liked this cute polymer clay card holder from Art Studio Katherine – a true work of art.

Shirt Cuff Card Holder

This one made us chuckle – the recycled shirt cuff holder…

Metal Sculpture Card Holder

If you’re a metal artist, this is *the* way to display your skillz.

Megaman Card Holder

This Megaman business card holder is made out of perler beads. Geek tastic! WANT.

The Keyring Card Holder

This is a sweet pouch complete with keyring. Cute and practical.

Recycled Yellow Pages Card Holder

394 pages of the Yellow Pages put to great use with this unique holder.

Sterling Silver Card Holder

Smooth. Sophisticated. And $650. Ouch!

Atari 2600 Business Card Holder

An Atari 2600 papercraft that holds up to 35 cards. This one is going on the Christmas list!

Wooden Business Card Case

Just be careful if you put it in your pocket next to your lighter.

MOO MiniCard Holder

It’s us again with our very own MiniCard Holders. Not in standard form though, we love what Tomas Carrillo did with his at a conference to get noticed.

Lego Business Card Holder

We couldn’t write a post without including something brick-tastic using LEGO, could we?

The Guillotine Card Holder

So, just how much do you want to take that business card? Careful…

MacBook Pocket Mirror Card Holder

For Apple fans, a business card holder shaped like an Apple MacBook. And yes, they do Pro and Air versions aswell.

Vehicle Mounted Business Card Holder

Just make sure you don’t drive away when giving them out!

So how do you show off your business cards?

Author Bio
This post was written by Simon Goble who works for moo.com. MOO love to print, offering custom double sided business cards, unique MiniCards, postcards, stickerbooks, greeting cards and more. You can visit their site at moo.com or follow them on Twitter @overheardatmoo.

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