These cards are very sweet - good for a gift idea for anyone interested in tarot. I recently got into tarot again after many years, and was unsure about buying a full-size, full-price deck. I wanted to get started with a little, relatively cheaper deck so I could get a feel for working with them again. You do get the knack for shuffling them eventually - it's a skill you learn!! As one of my favourite decks, I am very pleased with them - even though they are small, they still retain their luminosity and vibrant colouring. I would recommend them for anyone starting out with tarot, and for collectors too.