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Merry Recession Christmas Cards: Would You Send Them to Friends?

If I had a quarter for every time I was exposed to the word recession this year, I'd have a pretty little fund built up for holiday gifts. The economy has been the cause of so much stress and heartache, and it's hard to want a reminder of those feelings during a time that's supposed to be joyful.

There's a line of Merry Recession Christmas cards that is banking on the recession having a place in this holiday season. The company thinks its cheeky cards will make your friends smile and proclaims, "Your own personal bailout has arrived."

The greeting cards come with messages like, "Everyone's getting jipped this holiday season . . . Enjoy the card." You can buy the whole set of 10 cards for $25.

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clearskies clearskies 7 years
Wow I thought those were awesome, did any of you go thru the rest of them? I liked the Mrs. Clause one, now that's a stimulus package....they are cute cards. Of course, I would probably avoid sending them to people who are barely surviving but for those who had to "downgrade" to a smaller suv or something, I think the cards would be fun.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
i would rather get a bah humbug card
Zigggy Zigggy 7 years
Depends on the friend, but probably not. Especially for Christmas. The funniest card I ever sent was to my brother for his birthday- the outside said "Brother- on your birthday, sometimes a card just isn't enough." So he got excited to open it, expecting a cheque or cash or something... then inside it said "And sometimes it is! Happy Birthday!" Oh how I laughed. ;)
earlgrey earlgrey 7 years
Except for the inside text. Sorry, I forgot about that.
earlgrey earlgrey 7 years
Oh I do like the Rudolph one though... cute. But I probably wouldn't send it, except to my closest friend. But we have a running history of bad jokes.
earlgrey earlgrey 7 years
If they were clever... maybe.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Depressing, yes. (Plus, boo on cards that dis the Roma.) The holidays are supposed to be a happy, celebratory time. I don't think I'd want to be like, "Oh, let me remind you that you're broke. Ha ha, ho ho ho."
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I agree, they're depressing! (And expensive, which is odd.)
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
Everyone already knows we're in a recession and some of my friends have been hit harder than I have. These cards are depressing and not in the holiday spirit at all.
mek123 mek123 7 years
These are too depressing to send out; holiday cards should be happier.
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
If the messages were a little more humorous it could be a good idea, but judging from the one on that card, it's just plain depressing.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i get why there are cards like this but i think that people want to be uplifted during the holidays and this is just a reminder of what's going wrong even if it's in good humor
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