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How to Store and Care for Your Cards

Updated: Jun 14, 2019

Some people feel obligated to put their cards in special boxes or pouches, but there are no set rules to this. Just like there are no set rules for Tarot. Here are some way to store and care for your cards for many years of use.

Spread Cloth:

Using a cloth on which you do your readings is the best way to reduce a lot of wear and tear on your deck. Surfaces of tables and mats are often rough on the cards. Especially when you use those surfaces for giving your cards a good mix. I personally love using my tarot cloth that I purchased from I also think that large scarves are great as spread cloths. I have seen some beautiful scarves at Marshals, TJ Maxx and Walmart.

Tarot Bags:

There are a number of tarot bags available in the market today. I personally use drawstring pouches and some of them have such amazing designs on them. They are made out of a variety of materials and they are available in different sizes. You can also use an organza bag for your cards.

Tarot Card Boxes:

Just like the bags, there are a number of boxes out there in which you can store you Tarot cards and they are made out of a variety of materials like wood and metal. They may be plain or have a lot of interesting designs on them as well. I always find my boxes at

Tarot Deck’s Original Packaging:

You can always use the original packaging that your tarot deck came. This method is good for those who like to collect tarot decks. You can also wrap your cards in a handkerchief and place them in the original packaging. I’ve done this with many of my tarot decks.

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