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    Posted: 02 May 2016 at 4:10pm
Hate these commercials.  If I want to get sentimental and cry, I will do it on my own time, thank you very much.

Many people have lost their mothers,
many have lost their children,
some are painfully estranged from their adult children. 
Why make those mothers feel like crap when they are relaxing in front of the TV, minding their own business.Broken Heart
I'm not suggesting that you not advertise your cards, but do it with a lighter hand.  Jeez, how about some humor or sweetness? Not everyone's life experience is a Hallmark commercial.  Recognize!!



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Ahhh, the greeting card industry.  Don't even get me started.  Spending $5 on something that a person will look at once and then throw away the next day.  IMO, that's sort of the definition of a waste of money.  If I could only get all of the money back that I've been forced to spend on greeting cards over the years... LOL
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Get 'em at The Dollar Tree.  Some cards there are only 50 cents.
 
As far as kids, don't even get them one.  Just give them the gift.  They don't care about the card, unless there's money in it.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Get 'em at The Dollar Tree.  Some cards there are only 50 cents.
 
As far as kids, don't even get them one.  Just give them the gift.  They don't care about the card, unless there's money in it.
 


When I was a kid, my parents were like "you don't save Christmas or birthday cards, right?" and I was like nope, not really. "Would you rather have an extra $2 cash?" "Definitely."
"I see the sadness in their eyes
Melancholy in their cries
Devoid of all the passion
The human spirit cannot die"
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Originally posted by DKS DKS wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Get 'em at The Dollar Tree.  Some cards there are only 50 cents.
 
As far as kids, don't even get them one.  Just give them the gift.  They don't care about the card, unless there's money in it.
 


When I was a kid, my parents were like "you don't save Christmas or birthday cards, right?" and I was like nope, not really. "Would you rather have an extra $2 cash?" "Definitely."


Yep! Agreed!  My partner and I do not exchange bd or holiday gifts anymore, just cards. We usually get them at the Dollar Tree.  For this past Valentines day, he paid $7 for a card and I almost killed him! LOL   I told him I would have rather had the $7 :p
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No more store-bought cards for me either!
 
I much prefer these instead:
 
 
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I like getting store bought cards! It is a thrill getting the right card with the exact words I want to express. Plus the reaction to the right words is priceless.
One good thing about TV-you could always turn it off
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Bad commercials matter!
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I saw one the other day that went something like...
 
"Getting old is like frying bacon in the nude.
You know it's going to hurt, you just don't know where!"
 
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"aww you spent $5 on a piece of card board, you truly love me"
I am part of the target audience....and I hate it.
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Couldn't make the whole 1:40 long video.Sleepy I used to visit Mom on Mother's Day. Nowadays life's easier, just text her or give her a Like on Facebook. 
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Fortunately, my family has never done cards.  I can't remember the last time I sent a card to anyone in my family, and I can't remember the last time I got one.

Now my wife's family...  The singlehandedly support the greeting card industry.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Get 'em at The Dollar Tree.  Some cards there are only 50 cents.
 
As far as kids, don't even get them one.  Just give them the gift.  They don't care about the card, unless there's money in it.
 
 
I give Mothers day cards to my ex (the Mother of the Fathers of my Grandkids) and cards to the Mothers of my Grandkids. This year I splurged on the Dollar Tree $1 cards.
EEEEts All so REEEdEEEculous
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