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Graves Playing Cards

Mackenzie Graves and I designed a deck of cards for my father for Christmas. We wanted the cards to not only look nice but to be unique to him. The idea we came up with was to create the face cards to look like our immediate family. we quickly realized I had too many siblings to keep the cards the traditional one face per card. So we combined the cards, paring couples for the kings and queens and keeping nieces and nephews as jacks. My dad loved the gift and was sad when we all wanted to actually play with them (he’s a collector). But the best part was when everyone had managed to find themselves with out my help. Major score!

Unfortunately you don’t know what my individual family menders look like which is a major part of these cards.