Playing cards are believed to have originated in China and then spread to India and Persia. They arrived in Europe in the early 14th century, and were finally introduced to America through explorers and soldiers. Small in size and simple in design, playing cards have gone through centuries of artistic change to evolve into one of the most popular gifts for any gender or age.
There are countless numbers of games that can be played using the same deck of playing cards, so nearly everyone has a favorite game. Old Maid and Go Fish for the younger set; Bridge and Poker for the adults; Solitaire for those looking for down-time that doesn’t involve turning on the TV. No wonder so many companies are using this cost-effective giveaway to get their brand message in the hands of their audience!
Custom playing cards can be designed with corporate logos on the front; custom images or messages on the face; and packaging that ranges from the simple tuck box to the more executive appeal of solid wood. The cards themselves can be created in custom shapes (round, square, heart, etc) or can be produced with slits to allow for building card “towers”.
No need to worry about the age, gender or size of the recipient – using branded playing cards as gifts, event announcements or a giveaway at the next company outing is a sure-fire way to appeal to everyone in the group!