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Cool Graduation Gift Idea – Double Major Business Card Cases

Posted by Kyle Design on May 29, 2008

Double Major Nursing and Art Business Card Case in SilverMy cousin’s daughter just graduated from Humboldt State University with degrees in nursing and in fine arts, so I made her a very special business card holder that represents both professions. She’s excited about starting her nursing career but is also a very talented artist who has created stunning jewelry. I hope she can find a way to incorporate both loves into her professional life.

It is especially important to me as a professional artist who has “made it”, to encourage new artists starting out. Certainly, art is not a career that affords any guarantees, not like a career in nursing where one can get a job as a nurse anywhere because of the demand.

Becoming an artist requires a tenacity and a calling that most likely will be tested time and again, so it is important to let young artists know that it is possible to find your own way and that the rewards are worth the effort. I personally cannot imagine doing anything else – being creative, thinking outside the box, running my own business, taking on challenges and being proud of what I do are so ingrained in me, so a part of who I am. It fits my personality and interests, and that is a very important concept for anyone to really get their mind around when deciding what to do with one’s life. If you can, pick a career that really suits who you are and what your style is.

Business Card Case for Accountant and PhotographerSpecial Interests Business Card Cases: Now, these cases also work for those who have specialized in a particular field, such as Sports Medicine, as reflected here in the business card wallet that depicts a Medical Caduceus and a Tennis design.

Sports Medicine Business Card Wallet fpr Credit Cards, Cash I’m sure there are many recent graduates with a range of interests who might have fun with a business card case that reflects both loves, whether it be two careers or a combination of work and play, such as this business card case that reflects accounting and photography. Or maybe they were intending it as the business of photography.

That is the fun thing about these card holders – it’s a bit like playing charades as we try to interpret what our customer had in mind. We’ve have many unusual cases ordered that I will feature in another post – I’ll put the question out to all my readers to help me figure it the meaning of each.

If you know a recent graduate who has two special interests or who double majored in two fields, then check out my Custom Double Interest Business Card Cases and my Metal Wallets for Two Careers.

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Here Kitty, Kitty! Oscar The Death Cat? Um, Never Mind

Posted by Kyle Design on July 28, 2007

Oscar, a very special cat in Providence, RI, cuddles up with nursing home patientsCat in Window Business Card Holder who are about to die. This talented cat seems to have the ability to predict death within a four hour window.

An article in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine reports that Oscar has now correctly predicted the deaths of 25 patients at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Parkinson's Awareness Ribbon OrnamentCenter, a facility that cares for patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and other dementia illnesses. Most patients that this kitty version of the Grim Reaper identifies are too ill to be aware of the significance of Oscar’s attentions. He jumps up on their bed and cuddles next to the patient while purring loudly.Alzheimer's Purple Ribbon Case for Pills

Oscar is so accurate that the facility staff call in family members to say their last goodbyes to loved ones. Exactly how Oscar does it is still a mystery. Scientists are not sure if the cat is sensing more urgency on the the part of nurses and doctors, whether the cat smells changes in the body that humans can’t or if it is something else. But it definitely is something worth exploring more.

Award Winner Statuette FlasksIf nothing else, maybe Oscar deserves a special award or statuette for the services he provides. Maybe some cat nip, or maybe just a nip of something from this attractive flask as a reward for another safe delivery across the River Styx.

Gray is the Awareness Ribbon color for Parkinson’s and for MS as shown in the Gray Ribbon Memorial Ornament above. Purple is the Awareness Ribbon color for Alzheimer’s disease as shown in the large .

If you’re looking for other unique gift for doctors, nurses or other health care professionals who work with Alzheimer’s patients or those with Parkinson’s disease, visit Awareness Ribbon Gifts and Decor. For a handy color guide, visit Meanings and Colors of Awareness Ribbons.

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