MOO Minicards Giveaway

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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.

My MOO flower Minicards

Here's a selection of the MOO Minicards I will be bringing to Asheville. I think close-ups of flowers work best with the small format. They have my url, Twitter, and Facebook info on the back, as well as my name, location, and hardiness zone.

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.
MOO MiniCard Frame

What a great way to showcase the MiniCards I've received from other garden bloggers.

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.

Giveaway Details

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.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Leslie May 5, 2012, 9:32 pm

Those are so very cute! How handy for so many things!

Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand May 5, 2012, 12:12 pm

Oh, how fun are these now I would love to win Moo Cards since I am in the Moo Poo Tea business for garden soil would fit right in

Jane of A Tranquil Nook May 4, 2012, 5:59 am

Nice! Great to see how you use the moo mini cards. I have used both the minis and the regular size business card. Highly recommend them for same reasons you note in the post.

Julie May 2, 2012, 10:15 pm

Why haven’t I seen these before? They are adorable! I love the idea of using them for plant tags, especially since I grow heirloom tomatoes–I could add a photo tag to the plant! I definitely need to check these out in more detail. Thanks so much for sharing!

Deborah Banks May 2, 2012, 9:30 pm

I’d love a set of MOO cards. You’re right, they’d make great plant tags for pass-along plants to friends and neighbors.

Megan's Cookin' May 2, 2012, 9:22 am

I love the Moo mini cards and could use a set. I’m going to the EVO conference this Summer in Utah and I would love to have some up to date cards!

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate May 2, 2012, 9:20 am

Moo Cards are so fun! I’d love to have a set that showed both my gardening adventures and some of my crafts to share with folks.

Flea May 2, 2012, 8:57 am

Oo! Oo! Can I do chicken closeups instead?? Pretty please?

Donalyn May 2, 2012, 8:37 am

I love MOO cards and now I am itching to get another set, along with that frame – any photographer would LOVE to get their hands on that frame! [think of slicing and dicing one photo into pieces that would fit in the frame when they are are reassembled!] I’m so glad to see you becoming an affiliate – will definitely order through you in the future.

brenda May 2, 2012, 6:40 am

They look like fun. But I had to go to your website to see them, for some reason none of your images show up in my email (hotmail) And when I click on the red x I get a “404 gnarly” error message. Any idea how I can fix this?

new to your blog, looks like fun!

andrea @grwhryrpltd May 2, 2012, 12:39 am

hi kathy! i too love the moo cards and think they’re a fun update on the typical business card. what better way to show off our love for garden photography than having lots of our favorite images to share with friends. see you in asheville 🙂

Teresa May 1, 2012, 11:21 pm

These are an awesome way to share your information. I really liked them when you gave me yours a while back. I love the framing too. I can see these working in so many different ways. I will go check it out on their site. Through you link, of course. Have a lot of fun at the fling!!!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter May 1, 2012, 6:03 pm

I just love those Moo Minicards. I need to order more cards right away because I forgot to put my Twitter & Facebook info on the last cards I had done.

Lynn May 1, 2012, 4:06 pm

I love the idea of having multiple images and could use them to help distinguish garden writing and photography. Kathy, yours were the first like this that I ever saw–such a great idea. Thanks for hosting a MOO giveaway!

Terri May 1, 2012, 3:16 pm

I would love to have miniMOO cards to exchange. Love the close-ups of the flowers!!

commonweeder May 1, 2012, 2:55 pm

Unfortunately I will not be at the Ashville Fling. I saw Moo cards for the first time at the Buffalo Fling – and I do love exchanging cards at Flings – and other gatherings.

Benjamin Vogt May 1, 2012, 11:15 am

I’ve been selling plants at some events this spring and struggled with showing people what they’d look like all grown up. What a great idea to turn them into plant tags! I love MOO cards, ordered them once before.

Flâneur Gardener May 1, 2012, 10:24 am

Sound like a great way to share you garden and promote your blog!

I could see myself “planting” them as bookmarks in gardening books at my local library and see if random strangers would stop by my blog; it could be a way to find local gardeners that share my climate and knows what works best here in Denmark. And maybe bring a smile to someone’s face!

Hannah Hawley May 1, 2012, 10:24 am

I love the minimoo cards! I have wanted to use them for my jewelry for a long time. I love to garden, but never seem to take pictures of what I am doing.

Layanee May 1, 2012, 9:32 am

I have had them in the past and they are art on a card. Love them and I am out of them. Yes, please. I would like to win! Oh, and I have one of yours with the Cimicifuga ‘Brunette’ on it. At least I think it is ‘Brunette’. It is lovely.

Cindy, MCOK May 1, 2012, 9:06 am

Kathy, I love YOUR cards! I’m looking forward to seeing you soon 🙂

Patricia May 1, 2012, 8:31 am

I’d love a set . I’m always taking photos of my garden and it would be lovely to be able to share them by sending notes to friends.

Les May 1, 2012, 7:31 am

I wish I could make it to the Fling, but in my line of work I am hard pressed to just get one day off, nevermind a long weekend. However, if I could go, I would certainly like to exchange Moo cards with you and anyone else who had them.