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Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....
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As second place winner of the 2010 Gopher Forum Best Truck & Trailer contest, I received a vehicle business card holder, and some credit toward any additional purchase from our own Artie at Marketingholders.com.

I thought Artie may enjoy seeing this, so here are my items in use.


Outdoor Business Card Holder with Window Hook...





These holders are very nice. You can get them with or without the window hook, and can be had with several different colored lids. (the yellow REALLY "pops" - see below)




I was thinking of ways to draw more attention to them when parked, and I remembered that we have about a dozen of those "blinky lights" used for walking the dog in the evening, so I clipped one onto the window hook, and it works great for getting noticed! We did some shopping tonight, and you could see that light blinking all the way across the lot.




It took me about ten shots to get one when the light was on and it ended up being out of focus. Ugh!





Below is the Vehicle Window 4X10 Brochure Holder




It is well made, and even though Artie has the dimensions clearly marked on his website, it is much "deeper" than I anticipated - you can fit a LOT of brochures in there. I don't have a brochure yet, but I designed the flyers shown as a "3-up" template on an 8.5x11 sheet so I could photocopy, then cut three from each sheet. They fit nicely in this display.










I also had an idea for a removable card holder that didn't need a window hook. I wanted a way to mount a card holder on the BACK of my truck so it could be seen by people walking by, but I didn't want it to be there all the time.
In place of the double sided tape, I used self adhesive Velcro hook and loop fastener. I placed the "grabby" part on the truck glass, just above the handle...




and the "fuzzy" part on the back of the card holder...




Ta-da!!!






The only downside is that there is nothing there to say "Take a Card!", but I'm sure I can figure something out.




Finally, you may be able to use the window hooks to mount the card holders in other locations. I discovered that with care, I can slip them over the edge of my glass on my truck cap windows. I may cut a bit more off of the "hook" on one of them to allow it to slip on easier.








I have one of the Magnetic Outdoor Vehicle Business Card Holders, but forgot to slap it on while I was taking the photos.
It makes REALLY it easy and fast to place it where you want it for maximum effectiveness. If I'm parked near a "cart return" in a lot, I just slap that sucker onto the body panel closest to where the people returning carts will see it.
I'd like to see a slightly stronger magnet used for this product as it could lift a bit when opening the card holder, but it doesn't do so to the point where it just falls off.



Check out Artie's site for all sorts of interesting marketing holders. He's great to deal with and he ships orders wickedly fast!
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Hey you beat me to it. I was going to do the same thing, but your pictures look great, also artie at marketingholders.com has some great product.
I received mine and very happy with it.
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That is great! Where online can you get those blinky lights? Also, how should you affix them? Can you maybe hot glue them?

Have you been noticing a lot more business cards being taken while you are parked?
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That is great! Where online can you get those blinky lights? Also, how should you affix them? Can you maybe hot glue them?

Have you been noticing a lot more business cards being taken while you are parked?
Most hardware stores carry them, or ones like them. We got most of ours at pet stores, and as handouts at pet-related events.

Most have a clip on the back to slip the light onto your belt/pet's leash, so I just used the clip to attach it to the window hook. (not while driving) The on/off button is located on the back, so it would be tough to glue it on permanently unless you could position it so the switch were accessible.

I can't really comment on the effectiveness of the card holders with or without the light, as I haven't really been out and about much lately for anyone to even see them.



This evening my wife wanted to stop in a craft store, so while she did her thing, I wandered around looking for items that I could utilize in some way for business promotion. I found more "blinky lights".
These were in the St Patty's Day section and they are green, plastic shamrocks that have a little flashing LED light inside. They are actually earrings, so I can either use the hook to attach to a card display, or remove the hook and tie it on somehow. I figured they were "green", so that ties in with lawn care, and they were only $1.24/pair, so it's not like I'm out a bunch of money or anything.
I also picked up a set of cool multi-color LED gadgets that allow you to choose what color of light is emitted, including a random changing setting. Not sure if I'll use them for this purpose or not though.


Also, while in the grocery store, I noticed these magnetic photo sleeves marketed for placing photos on your refrigerator. They were on clearance for $1, so I picked up two of them thinking I may be able to print a small sign to slip into them that could be placed on the truck.
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Do you think there might be any way to make a wearable business card dispenser with a blinking light? Would it be worthwhile to try something like that when you are out shopping or something like that?
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Here are the blinking shamrock earrings I mentioned above.
I took video to show how noticeable they are in the daytime, but for some reason Photobucket won't let me upload it.


This is the "magnetic mount" that Artie sells. Since I forgot to post pics before, I used it for these shots.










If you want to see them "blink", scroll up and down REAL fast.



The funny part is that the hooks for the earring work perfectly. The card holders come with three tiny holes across the bottom (drainage?) and the earrings can slip right in. I just saw an ad for them at a "dollar store", so I may pick up a few more as spares.
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Those are great picture, do you mind if I use them on my sites?
The Blinking light is so sweet I need to buy and sell them with the holders. LOL

Thanks so much everyone!
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Those are great picture, do you mind if I use them on my sites?
The Blinking light is so sweet I need to buy and sell them with the holders. LOL

Thanks so much everyone!

I did the best I could considering the lighting and the house reflections I was getting.
I figured I'd take better photos when we get a stretch of warm weather again, but sure, you may use them.

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Hello all, Iam having trouble finding pics of everyone equip-any help would be awesome
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I was out at the craft store this evening looking for a paper cutter (for flyers/cards/etc) and while I was there someone did take a business card from the back of the car. I had my wife's Cavalier (seen above) and had placed a window hook holder on each side window and that magnetic card holder with the green blinking light was placed on the back. It was dark out and that little light really catches your attention.

I then stopped by the dollar store and picked up five more pair of blinking shamrock ear rings.
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