Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy 60th!

On February 25, 1949 my dad's parents were married. Since this year will mark their 60th wedding anniversary, we decided this was quite a milestone and my parents are putting together a big celebration for them. Growing up I watched my parents play Pinochle with my Grandparents. They always seemed like they were having a blast but I was told you can't learn to play until you're married (I'm wondering now if this was just some way to get us to leave them alone).
Anyway I found out that through this site you can create a personalized deck of cards. And I only thought it fitting that I make them a pinochle deck.
This is what the back of every card will look like:

And here are the cards. I decided to include pictures from past and present. All of their kids plus grandkids and great grandkids.

I don't know if any of you know how to play pinochle but I tried to look up the rules and boy is it ever complicated. A pinochle deck only consists of 48 cards and I figured since we were paying for a 54 card deck, I'd add some cards that listed the point system (4 since there are only 4 playing at a time). And ofcourse a deck isn't complete without their Jokers!


  1. What a thoughtful idea! I can only imagine how much time went into finding pictures, scanning...a wonderful present.

  2. ha! Katie that is an AWESOME idea! I bet they will love it! :)

  3. You are so creative and thoughtful. I bet they love it! When I first saw the post title, I thought "No way! Harvey can't be 60 already!" ha ha!

  4. These turned out so darling! I'm sure they will absolutely love them!