I'm sure all of us stationery heads are always on the look out for the latest, prettiest bits of stationery on the market... but what about more practical ones? I must admit I often go for looks rather than function, but I've recently come across a product I thought was a game-changer.
These are called Usem cards; simply put, they are note cards the size of a credit card. Their maker thought there was a gap in the market for a product of that size. What if you just need to jot down a short message for someone and don’t have time to go out and buy a full size card? I mean, you could use a napkin, but as romantic as it is, it’s not the most practical solution, is it?
This is where Usem comes to the rescue as thanks to their size, they fit perfectly in your wallet, business card holder, and they’re just easy to carry in general. I don’t know about you but I love this idea.
I have the bad habit of tearing pieces of paper from my agenda when I need to hand someone a note - which leads to having a pretty ugly looking bunch of pages with missing corners throughout my diary and journals.
I also think that as much as we rely so much on our phone and apps, sometimes jotting something down on a piece of paper is much better - regardless if it's a reminder for yourself or a note to someone else.
I'm already using my cards for a couple of things: I've put one in my card holder, purse and wallet with an "if lost" message with my contact information (which were previously scribbled on the back of an old receipt, ha!) and I also carry some in bag in case of necessity.
Have you ever been blown away by something so simple yet genius? I think Usem cards did it for me, but I'd love to hear about your discoveries, too. ☺️