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I created this one-of-a-kind card holder especially for the Ponytail Canasta card game so players can experience a whole new and fun way of holding all those cards! Ponytail Canasta is a variant of Hand & Foot which is in turn, a variant of Canasta.
I designed this one with a Ponytail gal on the front and my special "Hand & Foot" ribbon on the pocket in the back. I hope you like it. Now, picture this scenario:

You’re playing a nice friendly game of Ponytail Canasta. You and your partner already have some melds on the table in front of you. You just happen to draw the last card you need to create your 1st canasta, when you realize your “Pony hand” is right in the way, and about to get mixed up with your melds and the new canasta. What to do? Well, you’ve got a few options here:
a. You could slip it under your thigh. (not a real good idea.)
b. You could put it in your shirt pocket. (IF you had a shirt pocket! - but also not a good idea.)
c. You could put it in a special holder that hangs around your neck. (Guys won’t do that!)
d. If you were using this unique Ponytail Canasta playing card holder, you'd already have it in the convenient pocket on the back of the card holder! This handy pocket takes it completely off of the table and away from all the melds, red threes and canastas and keeps it held neatly in place. (What a great idea!)
Note: some versions of this fun game allow players to pick up their "Pony hand" after making their 1st book. This is great, as it gets it off the table much sooner. However, if you've got your "Pony hand" sitting on the table and are having a hard time coming up with the cards needed for that 1st book, your "Pony hand" may be getting in the way of your melds. That's where this unique playing card shines!

So let’s explore how this unique playing card holder works:
Your "Hand" is held between the two halves, and your "Pony Tail" is held in the convenient pocket on the back of the holder.
Holding your initial 14-15 cards can get a bit clumsy with some folks, but when you pick up the discard pile, you're looking at adding a bunch more! Sure, you can add some to the melds you've got on the table, but you're still looking at a whole fist full of cards!
Well folks, here's where this unique playing card holder shines. As stated above, it will not only hold your initial 14-15 "hand" cards, but I've designed it so it will hold a whole deck of cards! And with the unique “Pony Tail” pocket, you’ve got a unique playing card holder that actually holds it all in one neat package!

I understand that holding a handful of playing cards can lead to the hand starting to cramp. With my special Canasta playing card holders, this never happens because all you will be holding is the card holder itself; all those cards are in the holder, not your hand!

With The Gripper, you'll notice it has a nice padded feel to it. You will also notice that once the "Hand" is inserted into the holder, the cards will not fall out! (You will still be able to add, remove, or rearrange your cards.)

Made with only quality materials, your Gripper Ponytail Canasta card holder should last you for years to come.
The photos shown are for illustration; the fabric design is such that no two card holders will be the same. Ponytail embellishment may be a different color than shown.

The Gripper Ponytail Canasta card holder is the only Canasta card holder of its type. With a patent pending, it is my own design. (All my Gripper playing card holders are made in a pet free, smoke free, and most important, a VIRUS FREE environment.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. I normally try to answer my messages quickly.
Thank you for visiting my store.

Made with quality materials, I create my Grippers in a little shop located in my backyard. I do it all: buy all the materials needed, prepare everything to be made into one of my unique playing card holders, package and ship them, and do all the advertising needed. This is actually a hobby of mine as I'm retired, so I try to keep things down so as not to turn it into a job!

Hello, and thank you for stopping by! My name is Rob (posing with my beautiful wife Jeanne) and I'm excited that you've decided to drop by to learn a bit about me and why I make playing card holders!

Prior to becoming a crafter, I was a self-taught artist, dabbling in watercolors, oils, acrylics and pencil. When I retired the first of 2007, I tried my hand at producing paintings of landscapes, birds, flowers, and even portraits. However, it didn't take me long to find out that unless one is extremely talented the artwork pretty much goes unnoticed.

I'm having a good time in my retirement and this new chapter of my life, but I'm the type of person who needs to be busy. So when my wife retired a couple of years later, we decided to try the "Snow Bird" scene for a while. (It was fun, but all the driving to and fro plus the packing, etc. got way too tiring so that was the end of that.)

But while we were there I discovered that many retirees loved to play card games. However, I also learned that there were many who had problems holding the cards due to hand issues, way too many cards, etc. So I decided to set out to find a solution. After many trials and errors, I came up with a prototype which, after consulting with my wife (who has done quite a bit of sewing and quilting) I improved upon and set out to test my "invention" at craft fairs. They went over so well that I actually sold out at my first one! I quickly made more that evening and participated in another craft fair where I just about sold out again.

After arriving back home, I improved upon my design yet again and started making more for our next trip to the south. The next craft fair was a testament to word of mouth advertising, as many of my customers were referrals from the customers who bought from me the previous year. Thus, the Amazing Gripper Playing Card Holders were born! My unique card holders have continued to evolve to what you see here in my shop. Over the years, I've added many styles to the delight of many of my loyal customers.

So there you are - my story in a nutshell. I hope you enjoyed reading it; please continue to browse my shop and contact me if you've got any ideas or comments. Enjoy, and have fun at the card table!

Jeanne & me

SHIPPING U.S. Shipping: Most orders are shipped within 1-2 business days. On orders that may take longer, I will keep you, the customer, informed. I always offer free shipping on all orders; to keep my shipping costs low, I use USPS First Class Mail as much as possible. However, I do search other shipping methods and make my decision upon that. Whichever shipping method I use, I make sure to have a tracking number so both my customer and I can check the order's progress. Orders ship out from WA zip code 98311.

RETURNS and REFUNDS, Problems with an Order. If you have received a damaged item, your package is missing an item, or you’ve received an incorrect item, please contact me within 14 days of receipt of your order. You may expect to receive either a replacement or a refund for the incorrect/damaged item.

PRODUCT RETURNS I accept returns provided the items are returned to me in the same condition that you received it. To begin your return, please contact me within 14 days of receipt of your order. You will be responsible for the return shipping. Shipping costs are non-refundable. Your product refund will be processed for the product price only, since I provide free shipping to customers in the U.S.A. Customers outside of the Continental U.S. : you will be refunded the price of the product purchased only as shipping costs are non-refundable.

All returns must be completed within 30 days of your purchase. If more than 30 days has passed, unfortunately I cannot offer you an exchange or refund.

Non-returnable items are as follows: Sale items, custom orders, including playing card holders made with fabric sent to me from the customer.

Once your return is received and inspected, I will send you an email notification along with the status of your refund. Once approved, your refund will be processed, and a credit will be automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment.

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