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National Playing Card Collection Day celebrates the collection of one of the oldest forms of portable art (circa 1200s). Playing cards are literal galleries of art and inspiration, showing and communicating the intentions of an artist to the public while also archiving the cultural values of their time. Collecting these art pieces allow us to be curators of our own galleries to display representing different check points in time. These collections can be seen as extensions of the collector and this day is a time to celebrate and share their collections to the public.

How to Celebrate National Playing Card Collection Day

There are tons of ways to celebrate National Playing Card Collection Day. Show your love for cards by sharing photos of your collections online through Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Be sure to post and see other collections using #CardCollectionDay. If you’re new to collecting, this day is a great day to start! Find a deck that best suits you through databases like or the founder’s site

Support playing card artists by checking out the newest independent projects on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or even brush up on your playing card knowledge by visiting web archives like World of Playing Cards and you’ll be sure to walk away a smarter collector. But most of all, just have fun collecting cards and recognizing this small item as more than a toy, but as an established art form for all to enjoy.

Card collecting is a very big hobby and is very important to collectors because of the time and effort put in. But because these decks are always on display at home they get limited opportunities to share their passions to the world. By creating a day it gives an opportunity for collectors around the world to share their collections online through social media.

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