Customize Your Emergency Card

Emergency Card to personalize

You might think an emergency card is outdated because most of us have all our data on our cell phones. Why use paper? Let me share with you why paper is a great backup plan to your electronic device.

Many times in an emergency like a car accident, a cell phone can be thrown from the car or damaged and cannot be turned on. If all your emergency contact info is on that phone, the emergency personnel will have a harder time contacting your family if you are unconscious.  Just think if you had this card visible in your wallet along with your driver’s license. They will have all the info in one place to contact the people you have designated.

Another issue with having your contact info only on your electronic device is that many have a locking password capability that know one else can access and it will not help at all if you are not conscious.

On the front of the card, you see a very simple card, there are no images or graphics to interfere with the contact data.  On the top is the title in light red tone “My Emergency Contacts:” and on the bottom it reads “Special Instructions On The Back*.

There are 4 lines of black text read “Type Contact Name And Number Here”. All the lines of text on this card can be customized with  your personal information.
Now lets take a look at the back of the card.

On the back are some examples of the special instructions that you may want to include on your card but these can be changed to whatever you want. Notice that pets are mentioned. If you have a pet and it is alone at home, you are going to want someone to feed and care for the pet if you are going to be in the hospital unable to make arrangements for it. Some people like a separate card for the pet info, but I heard a nurse say, once they find a contact card with people’s names, they don’t look any further for a separate pet card.