Monday, September 26, 2011

Markets in Everything: Hallmark Layoff Cards

In the new American of hope and change, Hallmark, the company with a card for every occasion, has produced a new line of cards to give messages of encourage to those who have been laid off recently. With unemployment rates stuck at 9%, and the underemployment rate stuck at 17%, these card will probably be an astounding success. Hallmark is in the emotion business, and what is more emotional and painful than losing a job? One Hallmark card with a photo of a cat reads: "Is there anywhere I could hack up a hairball, like say, on a former employer's head?" Another card says: "Losing a job is just plain painful. So I want you to remember I'm in your cheering section ..." When I was laid off, I know I would not have appreciated getting one of these cards. I probably would have been hurt and insulted.... but that is just me.


  1. Really and truly? If it was April 1st, I'd think you were pulling my leg.

    I'd rather invite someone to dinner than send them a sorry you got laid off card but I never was much of a greeting card person myself.

  2. I wish I was just playing a joke on you with this one. I'd rather go out to dinner and tie a good one on than get a card like these.

  3. What a great idea! I've done this for gift cards, but never thought of invitation cards! By the way hallmark is my favorite brand i like its all products.

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