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Layoff Sympathy Cards

Layoff Sympathy Cards: Thoughtful or Tacky?

Leave it to Hallmark to interpret the state of the economy into an opportunity for producing a new line of greeting cards. They've recently introduced a range of sympathy cards intended for those affected by job loss. If someone lets you know they've lost their job you should be ready with kind words of encouragement — would you consider letting a greeting card do the work for you?


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lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Yuck, I don't know. Never had it happen to me or a close one...I would say if it happened to me, save the card and send me 5 bucks instead.
radmama27 radmama27 8 years
Not appropriate for something like that
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I think a simple "I'm sorry to hear that." is quite sufficient in this circumstance.
codewhiz codewhiz 8 years
I think they sound really caring! I wouldn't mind getting one. If anyone wants to send me one please do!
tee0206 tee0206 8 years
Wow, interesting. Not surprising, though, considering I used to work at a Hallmark, and we had sympathy cards for women going through menopause. I don't think I'd personally buy one of those cards. I prefer buying blank cards and writing my own notes.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
If it's a good friend, I would express some words of sympathy and encouragement. I would probably tell them, though, not write words.
sundrops sundrops 8 years
If it came with a volley of contact information for people they could network with to get a new job MAYBE.
hex913 hex913 8 years
I would be annoyed with anyone if they sent me a sympathy card after a lay off. It would seem almost like gloating.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
i be P*
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
i be P*
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Wayyy tacky.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Wayyy tacky.
looseseal looseseal 8 years
I'd send a few words of my own if I really care. A Hallmark card would probably come off feeling like mockery.
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
Depending on the situation I might send a note of sympathy, but they would be my own words. Pre-printed sentiments always ring hollow.
darkangel2305 darkangel2305 8 years
How embarrasing.
darkangel2305 darkangel2305 8 years
How embarrasing.
foxie foxie 8 years
Yikes no!
foxie foxie 8 years
Yikes no!
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 8 years
Tacky. It's good to empathize with people's job loss but expressing it in a card is way too tacky.
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