Asheville Fling, the annual garden bloggers meet-up, is coming up in a few weeks, and I’ve been thinking about MOO cards. I discovered MOO’s MiniCards in time to take some to the first garden bloggers’ fling in Austin, and I’ve been bringing them to every fling I’ve attended.To me, they are a great way to share a virtual piece of your garden with other gardeners–a small souvenir, if you will. And now that they have frames to showcase the minicards, it will be even easier to keep the cards that I receive on display, a remembrance of all the new friends I’ve made.
Out of the Blue, Contacted by MOO
I was pretty excited to get an unsolicited email from someone at MOO just as I was thinking about my minicards, asking if I would be interested in doing a giveaway. The cards feel very substantial–almost like plastic, although they are actually coated paper. The pictures come out beautifully, and you can have a different picture on every card. I usually pick twenty-five images and have four cards with each image, as I usually don’t have time to make one hundred choices from all my photos.
Other Ways to Use MiniCards in Gardening
It is easy to punch a hole in the cards and this lends them to many other uses. Nancy France used them as gift tags at the first fling in Austin. If there is a type of plant that you regularly give from your garden, such as daylilies, you could print out a bunch of cards with pictures of daylilies on the front, and cultural info on the back. I doubt you’d know in advance the exact cultivars you’d be giving away, but you could write the name on the back in pencil. (Ink smears; at least Uniball Vision Elite ink smears–I tried.)
I’ve seen a lot of cool ideas for MOO minicards and their other products. They have an inspiration gallery on their own website, and several Flickr groups where folks show off their ideas. They are on Pinterest as well. Besides the minicards, they also make regular size business cards, which are great for displaying more detailed images. Many people use them to show off crafts they sell, or any product or service where visual impact plays a big part. They also sell postcards, greeting cards, and stickers.
MOO is giving away one set of 100 Classic MOO MiniCards, including shipping anywhere in the world, to one commenter chosen at random. I’d like to hear how you’ve used MOO MiniCards in your own gardening activities, or how you’ve seen them used, or how you’d like to use them if you won, but any comment with a valid email address is fine. One comment per person unless you share a link to this post on your favorite social media platform. If you do, come back and post another comment linking to your share.
The giveaway ends on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at 9pm Eastern time and the winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email on Monday morning–just in time for the Asheville Fling (though you don’t have to be going to enter).
I am receiving a set of MOO Business cards as thank you for doing this giveaway. I also decided to become a MOO affiliate, so if you click on the link to MOO above and purchase something from them, I get a small commission. I hope you enjoy MOO cards as much as I do.