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Learn the history of business cards, then reconsider your own

Did you know business cards are not a modern phenomena or that they have evolved over time? Check out this quick history lesson, then reconsider your own business card!

Did you know business cards are not a modern phenomena or that they have evolved over time? Check out this quick history lesson, then reconsider your own business card!

Business cards aren’t new

Did you know we can thank China for the business card? Did you know that in the 1600s, upper class families (presumably in Western culture), business cards were kept on a silver platter for guests?

We have talked about business card etiquette across the world and presented dozens of business card ideas, so let’s learn about the origins and history of business cards. Once you read this, consider not only the style but the tradition of your own cards- are they up to par for such a rich business tradition?

History of business cards

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