And no, - - it is not a plastic debit looking card with pre-paid funds to pay for phone services.
If there is such a thing as "living past lives," I've often thought I must have lived in the Victorian-era. I love the ornate, the old Victorian and formal decor - from delicate tea cups to heavily decorated armoires, it's a look that attracts me. However, the state of dress does not appeal to me. Okay, so the bustle and the hoop skirts might hide the thighs, but wearing the rib cage-cinching corset makes me wince in pain just looking at it.
During the era of the Victorians, etiquette required that anyone paying a social call provided a calling card. The calling card, or "visitor's card," was exactly like the business card, but without the business. Typically it would be used upon arriving at the home of a friend or an acquaintance. The caller would hand their card to the "servant" answering the door. The card would then be placed on a silver tray and brought to the master or mistress of the house, so the visitor could be received. If they were not home, the card would be left for their reference. Calling cards can be as simple as a monogram, or as elaborate with a border of flowers, - - or nothing other than your name and contact information.
|From Seaborn Press|
|From Victorian Trading Company|
Personalizing a calling card is a way to be remembered.