As a new mama who is still adjusting to "mommy brain", these would be super helpful so that I don't alienate any of my new mommy friends by bailing on a playdate! Great giveaway!
You might not guess this from reading my blog, but I'm not a very outgoing person. I mean, I'm friendly, don't get me wrong… I am just not the type of person who has ever been comfortable walking up to strangers and engaging them in conversation. Both of my parents have always been gregarious and can ferret information out of anyone (seriously, they can do six degrees of separation with my uncle Bobby Kiyan, who EVERYONE knows somehow), which might explain why I am so reticent. I'm okay once someone else has initiated contact, but otherwise I tend to hang back. Now that I have two kids and my loner nature infringes upon their social lives, I've realized that I need to get out there and mingle. For their sakes. Meet some mommies, wrangle some playdates. Now, how do I start?
Thumbprint Trading Cards are a great conversation starter, for sure. Chris Guillot started the company after her son was born and she realized she needed to make mom friends. Thumbprint Trading Cards are sort of like mommy cards, but they have a unique 2" x 2" square format with rounded edges and a glossy, varnished look that set them apart from traditional business cards. You personalize them with your own photo and text, so they work as calling cards, business cards, gift tags, whatever you need them to be! Chris is more than happy to work with you to create something you will be thrilled to hand out.
Thumbprint Trading Cards are a bit pricey ($55/50 cards) but they do elicit "oohs" and "aah" when you whip them out on the playground. If you're not ready to make the full commitment yet, you could try the more economical ready-made Playdate Appointment Cards ($3/12 cards). They include space to fill in pertinent info but don't have the added bonus of an actual photo of your kid to match the name to the face.
Thumbprint Trading Cards also offers a snazzy hand-sewn felt keyfob cardholder for you to keep your cards handy. It really is handy to keep them on your keychain– I know I was much more likely to whip them out when I had them close at hand.
We really liked our sample set of Thumbprint Trading Cards and have already given them all away! Two playdates so far and more on the horizon…
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