Dinner used to be my favorite part of the day as a family. But spending dinner time as the only grown up made it super easy for me to cook whatever; order in whatever; and let my kids eat whenever. What used to be a time of family-gathering and conversation: sharing our gratitude and thoughts turned into an isolated time for me. I knew I had to bring back family dinners and I knew I needed a ritual to get me there. I created this deck: Connection, One Question at a Time. Connecting Beyond "How Was Your Day?". There are almost 50 cards. We keep them in a bag and draw one or two at dinner time. It's brought us back together. The kids love drawing a card. I love seeing my own artwork - flaws and all - on vibrant backgrounds. I love hearing them engage in questions and curiosities with one another.
The whole deck will be $50 (which is a lot but I think totally worth it). If I could print them in a HUGE quantity I could likely print them a little less expensively but for a first run this is the cost. The paper will be about 18pt and super soft to the touch. Fronts and backs will have questions so there will be a total of about 90 questions.
I brought them out to a restaurant for dinner and it was beautiful to be able to bring this ritual with us even on a dinner date. I am SO EXCITED to share these with you! I can envision using them in a classroom for short breaks and open-ended discussion or as writing prompts.
The first run is due to ship at the beginning of August.