The Hallmark Tarot
The famous deck, as it was meant to be seen.
Originally conceived as "The Friendly Tarot" in 1984, this deck has been through several publishers and versions on the way to its final form, now in 2016.
The deck first appeared in print as a punch out and color deck, printed cheaply in one color, with a plastic ring binding.
Later, a run of 1000 were printed by another publisher. This deck had black borders, an asymmetric back design, and no text on the fronts. The artist was particularly bothered by the black border, which changed the feel of the deck, and added an ominous note inconsistent with the "friendly" concept.
Now, after being out of print, with lone copies selling for high prices on eBay, the artist herself releases this "Director's Cut" of the Hallmark Tarot.
Faithful to the original design, with parchment colored borders, a symmetrical back design, and text on all cards, the Hallmark Tarot at last can show its true face.
This is meant to be a non-threatening deck that reads well for beginners, but still has depth to be interpreted by life long readers. It is specifically designed for personal readings, but can be used in other ways. Consider it to be a friend who gives you the advice you need.