Hallmark Launches Unemployment Sympathy Cards

Cartoon creatures tell jobless to cheer up
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2011 3:55 PM CDT
Hallmark Launches Unemployment Sympathy Cards
A job-loss card. Inside, it says, "How about, 'I'm buying!'"   (Hallmark.com)

(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.

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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. (Read more Hallmark stories.)

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