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Self-Nurturing Solitaire

Self-Nurturing Solitaire is a deck of cards designed to improve Self-Esteem.

Self-Nurturing Solitaire…

Artwork by Idelle Jones
Written by Jean Zartner

"For singles and anyone else learning to be more loving to self and others."

Self-Nurturing Solitaire is a deck of cards designed to improve Self-Esteem. It started out as a small edition between friends, and by building on earlier experiences it has now emerged in a new edition of almost 200 decks, collated and shrink wrapped by CTS Printers in 1996. It is illustrated by Idelle Jones with the text written by Jean Zartner.

"The deck is probably very different from other decks you review, because they weren't primarily meant to be used as playing cards. Their primary use is for the self-nurturing tips on the backs."

Jean Zartner Author of "Self-Nurturing Solitaire" Editor of "The Upside of Being Single" newsletter Teacher Speaker Author Catalyst

Each card has a positive idea printed on the back, designed to help you improve your inner life and become a better person. Idelle's water-colour paintings are bright and youthful, sometimes dreamy, adding a mystical and self-nurturing feel to the pack. The club suit-sign is a four-leafed clover, and the heart symbol is a self-hugging heart. The indices are in a typeface reminiscent of hand lettering which works very well. Nice cards! Very gentle and perfectly balanced - ideal for their purpose.

King of Clubs
Queen of Clubs Jack of Diamonds Queen of Hearts
Jack of Spades

King of Hearts

Title Card Queen of Spades

Joker

"Speaking of manufacturing faults (compounded by author error), the first run had a typo in the title, and no one caught it until the printer started the second run two months later. It said "Self-Nuturing." Blush! After we caught it, we made a lot of jokes about "self neutering."

"I had more title cards printed, and sent them - with an apology letter - to all the original customers. My business coach said that's all part of starting a business. Sigh."

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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