The Backyard Blessings: 40 Inspiration Cards by Lynn Araujo & Wendy Cipolla Boccuzzi is a mini-deck, but it has a lot of wisdom and common sense to share with the world. The inspirational messages delivered by forty different insects and animals you can easily spot in your own backyard are beautifully and colorfully rendered. The artwork is vibrant and aesthetically very pleasing, the messages up-lifting and encouraging. With a combination like this, the Backyard Blessings could be a perfect deck for a younger audience who needs to practice mindfulness as well as anyone who needs to find spiritual grounding and practical advice in a lighthearted and approachable way. I was drawn to work with this deck not only to receive daily inspirational messages, but also as a clarifying insight of larger tarot cards spread. It worked really well for me as a stand-alone as well as paired with an animal based tarot deck that complements it energetically and aesthetically. The energy conveyed by the Backyard Blessings was always positive and grounding, great for inspirational messages as well as practical guidance and divination. Highly recommended.
—Mina, Tarot Reviewer on YouTube: Mina's Bookshelf
This charming deck of blessings has to be one of the most original ideas I’ve ever seen. Bright, articulate and wise I can see how this deck would brighten up anyone’s day. I could see school counselors using this deck to help children having issues. So many wonderful possibilities await for positive banter to help inspire and encourage. What a treasure!
—Doreen Vituske Blumberg, U.S. Games Systems customer
I'm really impressed by these cards! The animals included range from mundane to majestic. Each one with an original message and beautiful artwork. Perfect for an uplifting daily message or to add to card readings. The cards remind us to observe our environment and be grateful for the little every day wonders. The box is super sturdy with a magnetic closure-- I was not expecting that. Great value for the price!
—Ariel Celeste, Amazon customer