Made famous in London, England, in the seventeenth century, business cards are also known as trade cards. The first business cards or trade cards were about the size of a playing card. Some were also used as piece of paper where important messages were jotted down. During the reign of French King Louis XIV, these trade cards were later known as calling cards. It became so famous that it became as a must for the upper-class men during this time period. These cards were then used to introduce wealthy businessmen and embellished with their own desired features.
Nowadays, “calling cards” are known to consist of information about the owner, especially his or her very own contact number. Its main purpose is for business relations. And just like the seventeenth-century ones, we have some business card designs that you can use in a variety of ways.
Vintage Business Card Template
Manager Business Card Template
Designer Business Card Template
Printable Horizontal Business Card Template
Printable Black & White Business Card
Printable Babysitting Business Card
Printable Bakery Business Card
Black Printable Business Card
Calling Cards Then
By the nineteenth century, “calling cards” were essential to those of the middle class as well. In the house of every individual was a silver tray with a pencil and a pad of paper in which the visiting party would write down information about them and when a reciprocal call was to be made.
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the social card etiquette became famous wherein, when visiting a lady, the gentlemen would write on a card his name and purpose upon reaching the door of the lady’s home, which would then be brought up to the lady herself. Once approved by the lady, a face-to-face interaction with the gentleman would only then take place.
Business Cards Now
Today, business cards come in different sizes and shapes and would serve other purposes than strictly business. With different designs and font styles, these cards are best to express the owner and the brand the owner is marketing. And what better way for you, the owner, to design your very own business card than with these templates we offer.
Here are some of the design templates we included in this list:
- Horizontal Business Card. You don’t see them quite as often as this unique ensemble. Its subtlety offers a distinction different from more common business cards.
- Babysitting Business Card. For those who make a living from babysitting, this adorable, fun-looking card will surely convey the tender and sweet caring parents look for in babysitters.
- Black Business Card. This minimalist and monochromatic design embraces the modern age with a clean black background and white font to spell out all your information needed.
- Bakery Business Card. Having a lot of guests and costumers in your bakery would be a great thing, so enthuse people’s sweet tooths with this colorful and edible-looking card
For more professional-looking business cards, check out this selection of corporate Business Cards from our website.
Printable Clean Business Card
Colored Printable Business Card
Printable Simple Business Card Template
Printable Folded Business Card
Printable Holiday Business Greeting Card
The Many Applications of These Designs
These templates may be of various designs for professional Business Cards, but you could go all the way. With colorful designs, you can use them in any other way:
- Invitations. Not all people give out business cards as invitations to parties such as weddings and anniversaries. Surprise your guests by giving them business cards instead of regular invitations to your grand day.
- Postcards. Not only is it unique, but giving your loved ones business cards as postcards will surely convey your resourcefulness and creativity.
- Thank-you cards. This is a great way of showing gratitude to the people you with whom you owe your success.
Why Use Our Templates?
- Creative. These artistic designs will simply wow fellow businessmen, stakeholders, and even potential clients.
- Accessible. These templates can be downloaded anytime on to your various devices.
- Effecient. No need to brainstorm for design ideas because these are custom made to suit whichever preference you have.
- Value for money. Though most of our templates do not need upfront fees to download, some may require you to license them for a modest royalty fee for you to fully experience their features.
So go now and have fun designing with our printable business cards.