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Steam Snow Globe Trading Cards
By Jimo
I will give you information about how to obtain and craft the 2013 Snow Globe trading cards.

This guide has been archived and no further major edits will be made.
This guide will give you information about how to obtain and craft the 2013 Snow Globe trading cards. Snow Globe trading cards will be removed from Steam on January 3rd at 11am PST.

Obtaining Snow Globe Trading Cards
Snow Globe trading cards can be obtained several ways. If you have crafted a game badge since December 10th you will have received a numbered Snow Globe card for an uncraftable deck. These cards can now be used used towards the Snow Globe badge.

Additional Snow Globe cards can be obtained the following ways:

  • Purchasing Games and Apps
    For every $10 USD you spend on the Steam Holiday Sale you'll receive a Snow Globe trading card. Please note this excludes pre-purchases and in-game purchases.

  • Community Choice Vote
    Every eight hours a brand new community choice vote will appear on the front page of the Steam Store. This allows community members to vote on the game they would like to see go on sale next. For every three votes you make in the community choice vote you'll receive a Snow Globe trading card.

    You'll only earn trading cards from the community vote if you're Steam level 5 or higher. If you reach Steam level 5 during the sale you'll be given all of the cards you've missed.

    You're also able to participate in the community choice vote from your mobile device's web browser or by using the Steam Mobile app.

  • Crafting Other Badges
    Steam has a number games that have trading card decks associated with them. During the Steam Holiday Sale crafting any badge for any game will give you a Snow Globe trading card.

    For information on the drop system and how to craft badges from regular Steam Trading Cards read the official FAQ or view my guide.

  • Trading
    If you're missing cards from your deck you can trade for them through Steam. Any items you receive from crafting a deck is also tradeable. If you're unfamiliar with how to trade on Steam you can read my Beginner's Guide to Trading or you can visit the Official Steam Trading FAQ.

  • Steam Community Market
    Cards and rewards can be sold and purchased on the Steam Community Market. If you're unfamiliar with how to use the Steam Community Market you can read my guide or you can visit the official Steam Market FAQ.
Crafting the Badge
Once you've collected every card in the Snow Globe deck, you can then craft them into a badge to display on your Steam Profile. Crafting the Snow Globe badge will also earn you an exclusive emoticon, background and a random in-game item only available from the Snow Globe cards. It will also earn you additional experience towards your Steam level.

To access the Steam Snow Globe badge page, click here.

This page will display your progress towards the badge. Cards which are greyed out are ones you need, and the ones which are lit up you currently own.

If you've been making purchases during the Holiday Sale you can view your status towards your next card by clicking on the How Do I Earn More Card Drops? link at the top of the page. This will bring up a progress bar letting you know how much more you need to spend on the Steam Store before you'll receive another Snow Globe trading card.

Near the bottom of the page you can view who on your friends list has completed at least one level of the badge.

You can also see who on your friends list owns the cards you're missing. Selecting the buttons next to their names will allow you to send them a chat message or a trade offer. It will also provide you a link to the Steam Community Market page for the card.

Once you've collected every card in the deck the Craft Badge button will light up near the top of the page. Crafting the badge will consume the cards you collected.

Once the crafting is complete it will display the results of your craft. The items you've earned will be placed into your inventory.

Unlike other badges you're able to craft the Snow Globe badge as many times as you'd like. Certain milestone levels will give your badge a different look. You'll receive additional rewards and experience each time you craft it regardless of the level.

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 10

Level 20
Level 30
Level 40
Level 75
Level 100
Level 150
Level 400

Level 500
Level 1000
Level 1250
Level 1500
Level 1750
Level 2000
Foil Badge
Everytime you recieve a Snow Globe trading card you have a chance of getting a rare foil card instead. By collecting all ten foil cards you're able to craft the special foil badge. Unlike regular foil cards you can craft the foil badge as many times as you like. The foil badge is completely separate from the standard variant.

If you're in possession of a foil card the deck will appear on your badge progress page.

Crafting a foil badge will reward you with five random exclusive in-game items per craft instead of one. The appearence of the badge will also change based on how many times you've crafted it.

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 10

Level 20
Level 30
Level 40
Level 75
Level 100
List of Rewards
Below you'll find a list of rewards you can receive whenever you craft a Snowglobe badge. You'll receive one random limited edition background and emoticon for every level of the badge you achieve.

You'll also earn an exclusive in-game item with every craft. If you're crafting a foil badge you'll earn five. For a full list of the in-game items click here. The item you get is randomly selected from a random game on the list, there is not a way to specify a preference.

Steam Profile Backgrounds

Steam Chat Emoticons

Using the Rewards
To use a profile background visit your Steam Profile and click on the Edit Profile button.

From the edit page click on the Select Background button to make your selection.

When you're done choosing your background click on the Save Changes button located at the bottom of the page. When it's done saving your new background will be displayed on your Steam Profile.

When you craft a Snow Globe badge you'll also get a chat emoticon. These are small, themed images which can be inserted in Steam chat, discussions and more. You don't have to do anything to equip emoticons, they will instantly be added to the emoticon list. Click on the smiley face icon located on Steam chat windows and discussions to make use of them.

Closing Notes
If you have any questions or comments regarding this guide please feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with me on Steam or through my website[].

You can also check out all of my other Steam Guides here.
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vap0r Jan 18, 2014 @ 2:58am 
So there is no chance to even trade the last cards?`!?
Prawn Kid Jan 9, 2014 @ 3:28am 
i was only level 2 when i voted in the community's choice, when i reach level 5 will i still have the cards????
I voted for 27 times
SoulSoldier64 Jan 3, 2014 @ 7:37pm 
ok thanks
WRobN Jan 3, 2014 @ 6:41pm 
Why cant i buy the last ones???
I mean you can finish them like holiday sale right?
Bec i hate if they let me stuck with this unfinished badge...
Market doesnt work and they dont show up in my inventory
Jimo  [author] Jan 3, 2014 @ 4:45pm 
The cards have expired and the promotion is now over.
SoulSoldier64 Jan 3, 2014 @ 3:59pm 
I cant buy my last card cause it give me an error when i try to load the page but it works fine for the other cards.
Is it expired?
I couldn't do it sooner because my inventory glitch is still happening and because if it I can buy stuff from the steam store.
FlightAspire Jan 3, 2014 @ 10:56am 
rhysdog Jan 3, 2014 @ 4:13am 
h: any cards in my inv except the summer sale ones and any christmas cards i only have one of.
w: 1 2 3 7
UZIKURWAMASZIN Jan 2, 2014 @ 12:06pm 
need 2,4,6,7
have 5
Kolacats Jan 2, 2014 @ 11:44am 
H: 7, 8
W: 1, 10