People generally think of Photo ID cards as a very serious business. And, in general, they are correct. After all, identification is all about securing access to restricted locations, making sure the right people can get in and that the wrong people are kept out. No one considers yucking it up when they hand their passport to the customs agent, or their drivers license to the officer that just pulled them over.
But here at InstantCard, we’ve been in the ID card business for long enough to know that there is also a lighter side to photo identification. We’ve had orders for ID cards from organizers of a Star Trek party. We’ve produced ID cards for the Fire Station Dalmation, and for pets of all sorts. We’ve seen corporate ID cards produced for special events with wacky, outlandish photographs. At InstantCard, over the past 15 years we’ve seen all kinds of creativity applied to the relatively mundane business of photo identification.
Photo ID Cards for Fun and Informal Situations
Photo ID cards don’t have to be limited to serious or formal situations. With a little creativity, they can be a fun and informal way to add some personality and humor to any event or activity. The purpose of this blog is to provide you with a few ideas so that you, too, can think about your next ID card order with InstantCard in a cool and entertaining way.
Humorous Employee or Student ID Cards
Imagine, for fun, at a school or office you create “employee” or “student” ID cards for everyone with their photo and a silly title, like “Chief of Sarcasm” or “Master of Puns.” It would be a great way to inject some humor into the daily routine and build camaraderie among coworkers or classmates.
Custom ID Cards for Costume Parties
You and your friends could host a costume party or a fancy dress competition. You could create custom ID cards for each person with their photo and a fun title or nickname, like “Duchess of Disco” or “Captain Kooky.” It would be a fun and informal way to add some personality to the event and make everyone feel like VIPs.
Prank ID Cards
Or how about using your ID to play a prank on your friends? Take a photo of yourself with a ridiculous hat or wig and use that as your ID picture. Then, when your friends ask to see your ID, you can whip it out and watch their reactions as they try to keep a straight face.
Fun Passport Photos
And let’s not forget the joy of getting a good passport photo. Who hasn’t taken a few extra minutes to pose and pout in the photo booth, hoping to get the perfect shot for their passport? It may not be the most glamorous photo shoot, but it sure can be a fun one!
So while photo IDs may be serious business, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun with them too. With InstantCard, you can explore the creative and entertaining side of ID cards. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll all be able to customize our ID photos with silly stickers and filters. Until then, let’s embrace the humor in the mundane and have a good laugh every now and then.
Whether it’s for a themed party, a team-building activity, or just for some good old-fashioned fun, custom ID cards from InstantCard offer endless possibilities to inject personality, humor, and creativity into various aspects of our lives. So, the next time you’re considering ordering ID cards, think beyond the traditional uses and explore the lighter side of photo identification. You might just find that it adds a touch of excitement and joy to everyday situations, making life a little bit more enjoyable for everyone involved.
David Finkelstein is the founder and CEO of InstantCard. David has deep experience with smartcard technologies and NFC, as well as other auto-identification technologies. He has extensive international sales, marketing and Business Development experience.