A few days ago I thought I somehow stepped through a time warp as I opened my mailbox and found a piece of non-corporate snail mail. At first I eyed this envelope suspiciously as it was not my birthday nor could I conjure any other reason for the snail mail. As my paranoia subsided, my fingers ripped open the envelope to find a card inside, with a hand-written note from a Ms. Sophie Grossman.
At this point my mind was blown, not only had I just received snail mail it was also hand-written! Crazy!
As my eyes read the note this article about a local teen in Somerville collecting business cards in an attempt to set a Guinness record came soaring back into my conscious. After reading the article I sent Sophie not one but two business cards (part of a set of ten that I received for free from flickr).
As of this note, she’s received nearly 800 business cards so far. That’s 800 in addition to her already existing collection of over 2,200 business cards! She plans on submitting an entry to the good folks at Guinness Book of World Records once her collections hits 5,000 cards. If you’ve got a business card and want to help Sophie in her record breaking quest you can send them to her attention at:
20-40 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
If you do send one, let me know! If you include links to your business (non spammy) I might do a shout-out post to those who help Sophie out…
17 responses to “Got a Business Card? Help Set a World Record!”
This is pretty cool. I don’t have any, but I can get some. Will let you know when I do. 🙂
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Adam what a great idea! It was almost as shocking for me to lick a stamp as it was for you to receive snail mail, I’m sure! But my business cards are on their way to her so she’s 2 closer to her goal.
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Well Dereck, the cards don’t need to necessarily be yours so if you get some from someone else they’re just as good!
HAHA @ the stamp licking Suzanne, btw,they make self-adhesive stamps now. Thanks for helping out Sophia, she will be pumped! Thanks!
Never thought collecting business cards would be such a fun thing. Also, what is the current record held and by whom? A crazy thought. Does Sophie share with you the best card collected; in other words that of a high ranking official and such? Just thought might be interesting to know. Thank you.
I have a handfull you can have! Great idea.
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I believe there is no world record currently Raj, though Sophie might already hold it with over 2,000 cards!
I’ll have to ask here what her most impressive card is…she did mention that mine was one of the coolest she’d seen but I’m sure she says that to all the card senders!
Sweet carla! Thanks!
Wow, thanks for this! I’m honestly kind of surprised that people were so impressed by my thank-you notes, you’re not the first person to tell me that apparently nobody writes them anymore.
In response to everybody else, Guinness is currently being reluctant to add new entries of collections, they’re now just looking for non-collecting feats (which I think is lame). However, this is definitely not stopping me from continuing to collect cards, partly because I want to change their mind and mostly just because I think it’s really really fun.
And Adam, yours really really is one of the best I have. Creative and intriguing!
Thanks to everybody who read this is and is sending me cards (yes, you’ll get a note 🙂 ) and thanks again to Adam for this shoutout!
I make it a habit of writing notes and mailing them, and I have for several years now. I do this for exactly the obvious reason…no one else does!
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That is super-lame of Guinness to no longer look at collection records. Perhaps we’ll have to get a petition going to send off to Guinness Sophie? I’d imagine that with so many cards you should be able to change their mind. In either case keep doing what you enjoy Sophie!
Hmm…good point Clem, that’s certainly one great way of making yourself stick out from the crowd.
i collect buisness cards 2! i have 428 so far but i just started over the summer
Cool idea, I have been collecting biz cards for a long time but I never thought to go after the record.
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Very interested reasons you have regarding the business cards. Never thought collecting business cards would be such a fun thing. Also, what is the current record held and by whom? A crazy thought.
I like the idea of Sophie still using the snail mail. I wish someone would send me a snail mail these days. Reminds me of the days of scented cards and handwritten hellos. It is becoming a quaint custom and part of me is saddened that we are seeing the end of this culture. A snail mail would eventually get into the list of ancient collectibles, I guess.
Well, if you send me a card or two, I can guarantee you a piece of mail! 🙂
And to Suzanne, did you get my note?
I’m all for the petition. Id sign it, if she took the time to collect all those cards and it does take considerable effort to get 5k, I think we should pitch in and help her.
If not we can create the AdamPieniazek Book of World Records and put her on the cover!
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