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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Awkward Moments

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Do you find it difficult to buy that perfect greeting card when you feel slightly disconnected with a loved one, or an in- law? A few of my friends have admitted spending hours on the hunt for the card that won't offend, but isn't too mushy!

Like the few years before divorce, when the hubby isn't exactly your love bug anymore! Or that mother in law who criticizes everything you do with her scrunched up face of disdain. Not wanting to disappoint her son you succumb to the mushy card, feeling like a total fake. Of course everyone knows of at least one crass father who regularly farts loudly making a spectacle of himself in a posh restaurant. Somehow that same dad would be devastated if he wasn't acknowledged during special occasions.

Finding a card for a dad who's been a large void in your life can be horrid.As a loving person you don't have the heart to hurt him, because there's always that sprinkle of hope for a mended relationship. You can't exactly refer to him as helpful, loving, or thoughtful, because he isn't! A stepmother who resents you and has always put her kids before you is another hard one to buy for. But your dad gets mad because you avoid her birthday so you don't have to find a card. Sometimes you resort to funny cards! Still you have to be very careful..... there are many more situations similar to this. So I have done a few cards trying to capture those moments, this is just one I came up with! I thought it could be taken many ways and applicable to many situations without being offensive. Please tell me what you think, all input from every perspective is appreciated?

9 comments:

gary rith said...

Hey Giggles! Nice to meet you! I shall look around. Whose house is that down there, purple with yellow/green trim? My house is that exact color scheme!
Gotta favorite you.
:^)

paisley said...

i think the greatest innovation in greeting card is that they are actually producing ones that say the quippy semi rude things we want to say ,, but cant... now getting people to actually use them,, i guess that is something else all together...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Okay, I would love to see the cards. Where are they? Why are you buying cards for people that will never change? Just asking honey. I write those folks off my mailing lists. The step mother I wouldn't give the time of day. Just wouldn't. Mean people deserve to be ignored. Big hug. :)

Lucy said...

ohBOY did you hit on something SO true for me Sherrie!! I unfortunately have TOO many cards to buy for TOO many people that I just can't display appreciation to.
how sad is this?? CArds making it easier for these situations would be BIG sellers!! LOVE the card and her smirk, doesn't SAY it, but i think it's implied ... 'Not really!' hahaha Please tell me more about your cards! when can I buy them?? xo

Tammy said...

So you've met my dad and stepmom? lol I just stopped giving both of them cards. I'll call dad to say HB and how's the weather.

Clever girl! XXOO

Queen-Size funny bone said...

You are so right. Like at fathers day I want to acknowledge my dad but everything is so lovey dovey.
so instead i have to buy something humorous to cover up that I don't feel so mushy over him. good idea..

Gemma said...

You make me smile is always good!
Because it's true ( Really most people do make you smile from time to time even the crass ones)....and
it's not overly mushy.
I like it!

forgetfulone said...

You are just the designer/artist to start a new line of cards for just these types of occasions. I'm serious! You could design the cards and write the "sentiments" and someone else, if not yourself, could make the cards, and I bet you'd sell tons of them!

tinker said...

I think probably every family has at least one, if not a few, of those 'hard to buy for' members. Very cool, Sherrie!

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