I don’t’ know about you, but our house always seems to have cards floating around. You know, playing cards. We regularly have family game night at our house. It gets us all away from the screens that suck us in and gets us to interact with one another with laughing and conversations…and if I am honest, a little too much competitiveness (that’s from the DeMaris side of course – lol!).
I have been getting so sick of cards everywhere and never having a full deck because boxes are ripped or they just aren’t put away properly. I figured out a way to store our cards and make it look good too! You know it has to look good, right!
I took our phase 10 cards, a regular favorite for me and my husband, and found a solution that I think may just save you from pulling your hair out the next time you find a deck that looks like it may have been vomited out of the box.
It takes us two decks to play this with our large family and friends. The boxes are always in bad shape and tearing so easily. It’s really frustrating to get them all back in the boxes once they start to shred too. I went to the thrift store and found these two index card holders. They are in great shape, made from a heavy duty plastic, and the snaps are still in great working condition. They didn’t have two the same color so I had to settle for these two. The best part is that they only cost me a quarter each. Great score!
Then I placed the cards inside the new holder and there was this nifty little clear pocket right inside. I put in the directions for the game in this spot. Not all index card holders have this, but I got lucky! An entire deck fits in this holder with a little room for your fingers to grab cards better. Awesome – right!!!!
AND…just so I know what is in each index card holder, I cut the already ruined card box and took the label. I stapled it to the front of the holder. I don’t like to fumble through the card decks to find the right one and let’s just face it – my kids are too lazy to actually close a box up so the cards won’t fall out. The easier to find, the better in our house!
So, now I have two boxes of Phase 10 cards all nice and neat in their home. It is easy to see and find. It’s organized and I just love it. Cherry on the top is my husband loving the idea as well. All my decks are in these now and there are no more floating cards around the house.
Try a family game night. Laugh and live well with those you love. If your kids are grown and gone, host a game night for friends. It’s so much fun. Our family loves to do this as well. AND if you don’t have any games, check out your local thrift store. You can usually find some great buys (just make sure all the pieces are there) and often we find brand new games that have never been opened for a fraction of the cost from the big box stores.
We were never meant to do this life alone. God created so many of us so we can have each other to lean on and fellowship with. Be blessed my friends!