Hallmark Launches Unemployment Sympathy Cards

Cartoon creatures tell jobless to cheer up
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 27, 2011 3:55 PM CDT
A job-loss card. Inside, it says, "How about, 'I'm buying!'"   (Hallmark.com)
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(Newser) – If unemployment figures don’t depress you enough, try this news: Hallmark now has a line of sympathy cards specifically directed at those who’ve lost their jobs, Mediaite reports. One features a dog suggesting that the recipient not “think of it as losing your job.” Instead, “think of it as a time out between stupid bosses.” Another features sad, jobless cartoon animals queued up at the unemployment office.

The cards are reportedly flying off shelves—"because there’s nothing unemployed people like more than knowing their friends still have enough money to spend $5.99 on a piece of paper,” writes Jon Bershad. But an unemployment adviser disagrees. "At least someone's caring enough to you know, get a card and say, 'I'm thinking of you'," she tells WLBZ.

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