Customizing Your Own Playing Cards Customization is simply one of the many good things that have come about, thanks to technology having grown to what it is nowadays. Customized gadgets and tools are now pretty much a common sight everywhere you turn. And by "everything", even those seemingly trivial and insignificant items - like your most treasured playing cards - an also be customized. After all, judging from the way the playing cards have evolved through the centuries, from the first deck in China in the ninth century, a lot of changes have been made, particularly on the design. The development of many tools and innovations has actually made this even more possible. One deck of cards would generally have 52 pieces of cards in them. Of course, the number is not fixed, because there are some games that require a number of cards other than 52. If you have become bored with the usual design in your playing cards, you should definitely consider taking matters into your own hands and have your own deck of custom playing cards instead. But how does one obtain his or her own deck of custom playing cards? Of course, the first place you probably go to would be the internet. You can find many websites who specialize in selling unique playing cards with custom designs on them. Buying a deck of cards from them will not even be complicated because all you have to do is go through their selections and make your choice. Other sites also provide templates of the designs and allow their customers to choose which template to be used. The design template of your choice will be what they will use in finally creating your own deck of custom playing cards. Made-to-order cards can also be obtained from some websites who offer this type of specialized service. As per your personal instructions and personal design preferences even a design you made yourself they will print the cards for you. It is not strange to see people giving their own drawings, personal photographs, or pictures they have taken themselves to these made-to-order card makers. It will also be up to you what type of material will be used for the cards. You could either choose cardboard, a special paper, or maybe even plastic. Of course it is going to be expected that you would probably have to pay more for certain materials to be used. Or you could simply go right ahead and design and create your own cards. If you have a good printer and some cardboard, you can opt to print your own deck of cards, using the design of your choice. Aside from having more freedom, you would be saved from spending money on shipping and handling because you will be doing it yourself. Think of all the fun you can have if you start a card game - alone or with family and friends - with your very own deck of custom playing cards. Do some cost-benefit analysis, taking into account factors such as convenience and speed when you are trying to choose which option would be most ideal for you.