Hallmark Gets Political in New Greeting Card Line

Posted on February 4, 2008

This year everything is about Super Tuesday even greeting cards. Hallmark has announced a new selection of cards poking lighthearted fun at the American political process and its cast of characters, including Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, President George W. Bush and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

One card depicts Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in a heated debate over who wishes you a happier birthday. Another card (pictured on the right) features President Bush saying, "The celebrification of a person's bornfulness is a rightitude we hold dear in this nation."

Hallmark editorial director Steve King says in a statement, "Political parodies have a close following, although the typical venue is through the news media or late night talk shows. By putting the humor in greeting cards, consumers can share a laugh over lighthearted political satire. It's a way Hallmark is helping people connect through humor that is both timely and relevant."

Hallmark will have new political cards available in stores throughout the election season. Some of these cards include sound and motion according to a statement released by the card publisher.

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