Have you ever ever thought that the exchange of business cards or calling cards  is a rite and it has “hidden secrets” ? What importance do you give to the business cards you get? And to whom you give? What do you do with them afterwards?

Business cards, sometimes also called “visiting” (Calling Cards) were a key element in any relationship between people. They were much more than a mere piece of paper with contact details of applicant they were his/her image, his/her essence, his/her character, his/her vision … his/her mission.

When I decided to write about them, I sought supporting information to know its origin: thus, part of the information that I show you here it was obtained from different pages (The History of the Calling Card, A Brief History of Business Cards).

Business cards are not something that have appeared recently but arose in the 15th century in China and used to request a meeting with another person. Here I show you an example that I found at:

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