The collection consists of sixteen printed cards, each illustrating a virtue: Reverence, Good Resolution, Perseverance, Helpfulness, Courage, Unselfishness, Cheerfulness, Truthfulness, Love of Father, Good-will, Obedience, Ambition, Influence, Honesty, Purity, Mutual Aid. Each desired quality is illustrated with a poem and a photograph. Each card has either a red, green or brown border with the same printed design on each side of the poems. The cards were published by the Life Portrayal Series, Toronto, Ont. Someone has numbered the series by hand: 1-8, 11-16, 18, 21-22, which would indicate that some of the cards are missing from the set. Some of the cards are stained.