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Christmas Controversy

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It wouldn't be the holiday season without a little festive tension.

The tree farms are barely in business but Hallmark is already apologizing for a Christmas tree ornament it recently released. It is a miniature Christmas sweater with the words “don we now our fun apparel.” Problem is the correct lyrics are “don we now our gay apparel” from the popular Christmas song “Deck the Halls.”

On Twitter Hallmark is apologizing for the change saying they have received a lot of angry comments from people. It says it never intended to offend or make political statements and in hindsight should never have made the switch.  read more »

Unemployed Greeting Cards

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Unsure of what to say to your unemployed friend; why not put it in writing.

In response to the nation’s 9% unemployment rate Hallmark has rolled out some new greeting cards. The country’s biggest card manufacturer says it has eight designs meant to cheer up the jobless.

One card reads “it’s hard to know what to say at a time like this. How about, I’m buying!” Another says “don’t think of it as losing your job. Think of it as a time out between stupid bosses.” Some take an optimistic tone and read “one day you’ll look back on all this with the wisdom that distance bestows and you’ll say, wow that sucked.”  read more »