Did you know that December 28th is Card Playing Day? I didn’t, until I checked my email and saw a message about this Lens of the Day on Squidoo.
It never ceases to amaze me that there is a day set aside for almost everything!
It is said that Card Playing Day was invented to give people a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and give them a time to relax. It is thought that card playing is an ideal and fun way to do just that. So right between Christmas and New Years, December 28th was set aside as Card Playing Day.
When I saw the Lens of the Day and that this date has been set aside for card playing, it reminded me of our most recent day of “playing cards”. It was a couple of days before Christmas.
After having Sunday dinner with guests and after enjoying some outdoor winter activities in our yard (snowboarding, sledding, and walking in the woods), our guests taught us how to play Farkle. Nothing special is needed for the game of Farkle except 6 dice, and a pencil and paper for scoring. Also, a calculator comes in handy for adding up players scores. The game of Farkle was entertaining and we played a round until someone reached 50,000 points.
After Farkle, we moved on to cards. We played the game of Black Jack, also known as “21”. We had a super time especially when we started playing for chips. Players got serious about winning as they saw the rise and fall of their stacked chips. I also enjoyed bluffing a couple of times, which I might add, I did with pleasure and success.
The card game lasted a couple of hours and a good time was had by all. It was great holiday fun and brought back many childhood memories of my grandmother’s house when Rummy Roulette was a favorite get-together-pass-time for the adults. We cousins loved the fact that the game went on and on into the night leaving us with more time to play instead of having to go home.
Here we are in between holidays and you may be looking for something to do. Grab a deck of cards and gather the family around for a good old-fashioned game of Old Maid, Rummy, Canasta, Go Fish, or other favorite card game of your choice.
After all, it is Card Playing Day!
Everywhere you look, life is an adventure!