Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Highly Collectible

It's the 400th post on Bookie Woogie!  And in sticking with tradition, today I'm sharing just a few cards from our full-to-bursting Packs of Family Trading Cards.

"Family Trading Cards? What are those?" you might ask.  Years ago -- 7 or 8 years perhaps -- our family started making our own Trading Cards and swapping them amongst ourselves.  And we still do it to this day.

Here's how it works:  every so often, Dad cuts up paper into uniform rectangles and hands out 5 or 6 blank cards to each member of the family.  The cards can then be filled with anything.  Absolutely anything.  No rules.  All the completed cards get returned to Dad who shuffles them and randomly passes them back out.  And the trading begins!  It's fun and furious as everyone scrambles to wheel and deal for the day's favorites.  It gets quite competitive.

Everyone has their own pack of cards they've collected over the years, all of which by now contain hundreds upon hundreds of cards.  They are highly treasured.  And it's always fun to shuffle through the collections to see how everyone's drawing skills have developed over the years. 

Here is a sampling of recent cards we've created:

 by Elijah

 by Lily

 by Gracie

by Isaac

by Mom

by Dad

This is the 6th time I've shared a peek into our Trading Card packs.  If you'd like to see all the Trading Card posts, just click: HERE


  1. What a fun idea! You're family is full of talented artists.

  2. What a creative way to get the family having fun together!

  3. This is such an great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow! Besides being a neat idea, you and your family are great artists! :) Thanks for linking up with us on our Hip Homeschool Hop! I hope to see you again. :)

  5. fabulous! thanks for sharing!

  6. How fun! And wonderful that it's a family tradition!

  7. what a great artistic idea! Something that you will all treasure forever! {:-Deb

  8. This is such a positive way to spark your entire family's imaginations...

    Pretty cool tradition you have going here...