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I had about five decks of very generic cards that I bought when I got back into Tarot. I bought them for the pictures, I'm a visually stimulated guy. Anyway, I kept everything, especially  the boxes. I recently had a fire sale in my life and was surprised to find people buying these cards. Some where never used, never shuffled, but available anywhere. So I would recommend keeping everything because you never know. 

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I always keep them in their boxes with LWB and everything. It is so much easier to store them like that! I have a few decks that I have bags for and my oldest RWS deck had a box that fell apart and lives in a bag now. I hate it when I buy a self published deck which does not have a box for it, that is rare now, most of them do come with boxes.

 

I find it much easier to pack it all away in it's original box :thumbsup:

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AuroraLara

I always use a good quality box to keep safe these tarot cards. and also put them in well designed attractive bags. so they always safe. 

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queenofwans

I do not throw out boxes, but I also don't use them, especially if they are the bigger boxes. I hide those boxes away inside an ottoman. 

 

I now keep all of my decks in TheBeeandtheSnake tarot pouches, which are amazing in quality and very affordable, or in their boxes if they are smaller, sturdy boxes, and store everything in vintage card catalogs. 

 

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27 minutes ago, Emilija said:

Those are some lovely bags! Is that an Etsy shop, where you get your bags?

Yes, they are from Betsy at TheBeeandtheSnake. I buy the small bags at $12 a pop.

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I let the decks in good boxes stay in them - the Babas, the Vamp, the Rana George Lenormand, Ciro's Kipper, Il Meneghello, Berti, Yves... If I bag those, I bag box and all.
Tuckboxes disintegrate, so I tend not to use them. I keep the older ones, but the new ones get tossed.
I'm not a fan of big boxes, but I haven't tossed any. Yet.

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I hate the tuckboxes, and unless I really like them I get rid of them. I've been putting my cards in this box from Amazon (is it okay to link to it? It's not an affiliate link or anything): https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MJ1EOK/ The average decks all fit in there nicely. In theory, I'm going to paint and decorate them all and make them pretty some day.

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those bags are beautiful @queenofwans :heart:  I checked out her Etsy, and she has some beautiful wrap/reading cloths, too.  Uh oh to my wallet! LOL 😄 

 

I keep all of my boxes - I just can't get rid of them.  I like to keep everything together.  If I'm working with a deck though, I'll take it out and put it in a bag, and some of them go back into their boxes in a bag too (like in those ill fitting cheap tuck boxes that LLewellyn used to use in the main box) just so the cards don't flop all over the place.  The really oversize boxes, (I"m looking at you DruidCraft and New Mythic!) were the only ones that really made me even consider ditching the boxes, just because they are so tall 🙂  But, nahhh, I can't...I gotta keep them all 😄  

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I generally keep decks in the box in which they came.  But I'm about halfway done turning those big useless Llewellyn set boxes that contain the even more useless plain white box into deck-specific boxes. I can post pics if anyone is interested. I've made boxes for decks I received whose boxes weren't going to last. If I've received a deck that didn't come with a box, I've either made a box for it or put it in a drawstring bag.

 

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I had the same dillemma!  It's like.. the boxes have barcodes and I don't like that, they are also just... big and clunky so not great for travel, but they are also beautiful and I want to use them too, but at the same time I really love a good tarot satchel/bag!!  So how do I give the box use or not waste it's beauty, while using a satchel or bag also?  lol 

 

My leaning lately has been to consider the box the "at home destination" and to consider the bags for travel purposes.  

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5 hours ago, jupiter said:

I sew my own bags for the decks in frequent use, and keep the boxes on bookshelves (behind the books, so not visible).

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Those look great!

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