When you think about it, you will realize that you, as a person, are like a brand image. People partly see you and judge you by looking at the way you dress, the things you use, the car you drive and so on. The same applies for your personal stationery as well. When you hand out a business card or send out a business letter to someone, the quality of the stationery will have a subtle effect on the reader’s mind.
Here are some personal stationery ideas that you could possibly use to spice up your drab desk and existing stationery items. By the way, if you are shopping for these items online, you will find many shopping sites mistakenly refer to personal stationery as personal stationary. Stationery is correctly spelled with an “e” and not an “a” although it has become fairly common to use the misspelling as well.
Coming back to the types of stationery items that you can personalize, here are some good ideas.
Stationery items that you can personalize
Business cards - This is probably something that you have already done. We all like to add a few nice personal touches to our business card, by selecting a certain color or a certain glossiness of the paper. If you haven’t done that, it might be a good idea to do it now. When you leave a business card with a prospective client, you don’t want to give them something that looks like one of the hundreds of other run of the mill business cards that they probably won’t even look at. Make it unique.
Note cards – If you are the type that sends out thank you notes or other kinds of notes to friends, family members or even business associates, you can add a dramatic personal touch by using a personalized note card. Depending on your personality and gender, you can choose notes that will have a flowery theme to even sports themed notes. Several online websites give you custom options where you can actually include your own idea into the note card, that you can then order.
Pens and notepads – You might be using notepads and pens for various purposes like taking notes at a classroom or to jot down details when you are doing some event planning for friends. Whatever may be the case, you can make mundane tasks like jotting down notes a little fun by using personal stationary, oops, we mean personal stationery.
Personalized pens and notepads can also be a great way of promoting your business or your cause. People usually love freebies like pens and will love it even more when you give them a pen that doesn’t look like a cheap $1 pen.
When you hand out pens with a personal theme to it, you also send across a strong message. As an example, let us say you are organizing a fund raising event for some cancer survivors. Wouldn’t it be just great if you handed out pens with a little pink ribbon printed on them. It will just create a lot more involvement and a connection with anyone who is using your personal stationery.
Learn how to make your own personalized stationery: