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  • Feeling Blue? Crayola Seeks Help Naming its New Crayon

    07/01/2017 4:10:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Crayola has the blues — five, to be exact. The iconic crayon maker left it to fans to come up with a name for a new blue crayon replacing the recently retired color dandelion. After receiving nearly 90,000 submissions, Crayola narrowed it down to five names for the crayon based on a pigment discovered in 2009.
  • Hallmark Is Now Selling Cards to Celebrate Transgender People Who Are Transitioning

    05/25/2017 12:43:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 91 replies
    Glamour ^ | May 19, 2017 | Suzannah Weiss
    There are greeting cards to celebrate and support people through all stages of life, from graduations to career changes to birthdays. But until recently, these sentimental notes haven't always included words of encouragement for transgender people or offered congratulations for a major event in their lives: transitioning. That, however, is now changing: Hallmark has started selling cards geared specifically toward the transgender community. [Snip] One in every 137 teens is transgender, according to a UCLA School of Law study published earlier this year. Due to societal stigma, trans people - and trans youth in particular - have a higher...
  • PETA Is Going After Hallmark for Its Chimpanzee Greetings Cards

    09/30/2016 4:33:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 30, 2016
    PETA is going after Hallmark for selling cards that it says are harmful to primates. The animal rights organization has sent a letter to the greeting card maker requesting that it stop selling cards that feature chimpanzees, especially those in which the animals are dressed up in costumes and wigs. PETA cited famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall in saying that the “smiles” you see coming from the chimpanzees on those cards are actually expressions of fear. “No chimpanzee should be forced into a costume and scared to death for a birthday card,” PETA primatologist Julia Gallucci stated in a press...
  • Macy's results reminiscent of financial crisis

    05/13/2016 4:25:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 May 2016 | Krystina Gustafson
    Macy's dismal first-quarter results are bringing back unwelcome memories of the financial crisis, as the retailer on Wednesday reported two metrics that harken back to that period of economic malaise. During the first quarter, the department store chain said its comparable sales fell 5.6 percent. That marks a deceleration from its fourth-quarter same-store sales decline of 4.3 percent, and represents its most severe decrease in this metric since the second quarter of 2009. During that quarter, Macy's comparable sales slid 9.5 percent. Meanwhile, the retailer reported a 36 percent year-over-year drop in operating income. That not only marks its seventh...
  • Hallmark Movie BRIDAL WAVE Helps Anxious Bride-to-Be Down the Aisle–Maybe! (Video)

    01/17/2015 6:50:04 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies
    TV Ruckus ^ | 01/17/2015 | Michelle R. Dillard
    Tonight Hallmark Movie fans are in for a romantic treat, when Golden Globe nominee Jaclyn Smith (“Charlie’s Angels”), Arielle Kebbel (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Andrew W. Walker (“A Bride for Christmas”), David Haydn-Jones (“White House Down”) star in BRIDAL WAVE, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere. With her wedding day rapidly approaching, an anxious bride-to-be has doubts about her pending marriage. At a romantic island resort, she encounters a handsome kindred spirit and must now decide if her “perfect” fiancé is really her true love. ARIELLE KEBBEL (Georgie): Arielle Kebbel made her mark in Hollywood when she was only...
  • Hallmark nixes ‘gay’ from Christmas carol lyric on ornament

    10/31/2013 11:46:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 10/31/13 |
    Hallmark, the Kansas City greeting card company, edited the lyrics of "Deck the Halls" on one of its 2013 ornaments to omit the word 'gay' and has received criticism on its Facebook page that puts the company in an unfamiliar position of defending a product. The original carol verse goes: "Don we now our gay apparel." But Hallmark's version, which appears on a Christmas ornament designed as an ugly Christmas sweater goes: "Don we now our FUN apparel."
  • Target sells gay ‘wedding’ cards

    07/19/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 7/18/2012 | Katie Craine
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, July 18, 2012 ( – Target is now selling greeting cards for gay ‘marriages,’ as of the middle of June, adding to their previous support for the homosexual agenda. The cards, produced by Carlton Cards, include phrases like “Mr. & Mr.” and “Two very special women, one very special love.” “Target is focused on diversity and inclusivity,” spokesperson for Target Molly Snyder said, adding that they offer “wedding cards relevant for everyone,” including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples. Target faced some backlash from homosexual political groups in 2010 after they gave $150,000 to MN Forward, a political...
  • Employees Fired for Being “Too Religious” Receive Settlement Payment

    04/05/2012 8:10:09 PM PDT · by sreastman · 10 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 4/5/2012 | Liberty Counsel
    Employees Fired for Being “Too Religious” Receive Settlement Payment Faith Issues/Liberty Counsel Hallmark Management Company has settled with Daniel and Sharon Dixon, after firing and evicting them from a property management position for having a piece of artwork hanging in their office that contained a Scripture reference. Liberty Counsel successfully represented the Dixons in the case of Dixon v. Hallmark Companies and will be awarded $76,250. Daniel and Sharon Dixon were the employees and tenants of a government-subsidized facility, Thornwood Terrace Apartments, in Lake City, Florida. In 2007, a regional manager for Hallmark asked Sharon if the words on the...
  • Hallmark introduces layoff greeting cards

    09/26/2011 9:34:46 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 46 replies
    Biz Journals ^ | 9-23-11 | Nashville Business Journal
    "They sent us letters. They phoned it in. They asked their retailers, you know, in their neighborhood, where do I find a card that says this?” Hallmark Creative Director Derek McCracken told NPR. “And again, loss of job, like any loss, is a grieving process. And so we have to acknowledge as soon as possible what had happened and then try to support them. So that's where we kind of offer more cards on the, you'll get through this, versus dwelling on the loss of the job itself.”
  • Racist Hallmark Card? Bull!

    06/11/2010 6:36:53 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 16 replies · 508+ views ^ | 06/11/2010 | Scott Factor
    The NAACP, void of any attention since the rest of the country is focused on our oil spill, our failing economy, and our worthless President, has decided that it must make up something to get attention. So, it sent its members on a nationwide hunt for the Don Imus-like comment to raise a stink about. What did they find? Well, nothing really. However, they have succeeded in making something up. Hoops and YoYo, a popular cartoon, can be found in many places, usually saying some strange things. One incarnation of this duo is the greeting card series that are sold...
  • Comedy gold: The “racist” Hallmark card

    The bad news? Rather than stand up to this idiocy, Hallmark looked at its bottom line and figured a PR war with the NAACP wasn’t worth it. The card’s been yanked from the market.
  • NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

    06/04/2010 7:31:23 AM PDT · by RogerWilko · 114 replies · 2,257+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2 Jun 2010 | Miriam Hernandez
    CULVER CITY, Calif. (KABC) -- A graduation card sold at local stores has been pulled from shelves after a civil rights group raised concerns about the content. The group claims the card's micro-speaker plays a greeting that's racist. It is a graduation greeting from Hallmark that says, "Hey world, we are officially putting you on notice." Members of the Los Angeles NAACP did take notice. As characters known as "Hoops" and "Yoyo" banter on, African American leaders hear offensive language. "And you black holes, you are so ominous. Watch your back," the card vocalizes. "That was very demeaning to African...
  • Hallmark Launches Webcam Greetings with Augmented Reality

    01/12/2010 10:43:53 AM PST · by brianhumeck · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Hallmark ^ | Jan 12, 2009 | The Up Blog
    Would love to know what everyone thinks about this. Please leave a comment. Is it cool? Is it too technological? Do you even own a webcam? I’m not sure what to think but I at least admire for Hallmark for trying to make their next 100 years successful. But as a writer of greeting card verses, I just like a very simple paper greeting.
  • Hallmark's 'Gay Wedding' Cards Bring Sharp Reactions in All 50 States

    10/24/2008 12:08:28 PM PDT · by TheAverageGuy · 53 replies · 3,387+ views
    Family Policy Network ^ | 10/24/08 | FPN
    [FPN] - - Many citizens throughout America have joined a boycott against Hallmark Incorporated in response to that company's introduction of so-called "same-sex couple" greeting cards. (See a sampling of petition-signers' comments from all 50 states below.) The boycott, which was announced in August by Family Policy Network (FPN), has attracted committed participants in cities and towns throughout the nation. FPN is hosting an online petition that explains the boycott and gathers endorsements from individuals and like-minded organizations at BoycottHallmark.COM. The text of the Boycott Hallmark petition reads as follows: To: Hallmark Cards CEO Donald J. Hall In Isaiah 5:20,...
  • Pennsylvania Group Joins Boycott vs. Hallmark Over "same-sex couple" Cards

    10/10/2008 4:37:50 AM PDT · by TheAverageGuy · 19 replies · 1,864+ views
    Family Policy Network ^ | 10-10-08 | Family Policy Network
    A Pennsylvania pro-family group has joined a nationwide boycott of a major greeting card company as a result of its promotion of the homosexual lifestyle. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania has joined forces with several other pro-family groups around the country to boycott Hallmark over the company's new line of "same-sex couple" cards. AFA-Pennsylvania's President Diane Gramley said, "More Hallmark customers believe homosexuality is wrong and believe in one man one woman marriage than believe in same-sex marriage. To claim ‘public demand’ was the reason behind the same-sex commitment cards is a cop-out . . . Hallmark has chosen...
  • Michigan Group Joins Boycott vs. Hallmark Over "same-sex couple" Cards

    10/07/2008 11:52:51 AM PDT · by TheAverageGuy · 82 replies · 2,074+ views
    Family Policy Network ^ | 10/7/08 | Family Policy Network
    A Michigan pro-family group has joined a nationwide boycott of a major greeting card company as a result of its promotion of the homosexual lifestyle. The American Family Association of Michigan has joined forces with several other pro-family groups around the country to boycott Hallmark over the company's new line of "same-sex couple" cards. AFA-Michigan's President Gay Glenn said, “Hallmark’s corporate position helps culturally legitimize and promote so-called homosexual ‘marriage,’ using its customers’ money to do so.” He added, “Each of us should ensure as a matter of conscience that Hallmark isn’t able to use any of our families’ money.”...
  • Read What Californians Are Saying to Hallmark About Their "same-sex couple" Cards

    10/07/2008 4:41:00 AM PDT · by TheAverageGuy · 40 replies · 2,164+ views
    Family Policy Network ^ | 10/7/08 | Family Policy Network
    [FPN - 10/7/08] - Many citizens throughout California (see their comments below) have joined a nationwide boycott against Hallmark Incorporated, in response to that company's introduction of so-called "same-sex couple" greeting cards. The boycott, which was announced in August by Family Policy Network, has begun to attract supporters in cities and towns throughout the nation. The text of the Boycott Hallmark petition reads as follows: To: Hallmark Cards CEO Donald J. Hall In Isaiah 5:20, God warns against exchanging good for evil by saying, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and...
  • Join the BOYCOTT Against Hallmark for its ‘Gay Wedding’ Cards

    09/23/2008 4:42:50 AM PDT · by TheAverageGuy · 37 replies · 395+ views
    Family Policy Network ^ | 9/23/08 | Family Policy Network
    Join the BOYCOTT Against Hallmark for its ‘Gay Wedding’ Cards  Family Policy Network (FPN) is calling for a nation-wide boycott against America’s largest greeting card company for aligning itself with liberal activists who want to redefine morality and the institution of marriage. FPN announced the boycott against Hallmark Cards, Inc. after the company introduced new greeting cards aimed at “congratulating” homosexuals who enter into so-called “gay marriage” contracts and “civil unions.” According to an 8/21/08 news story from the Associated Press, Hallmark spokeswoman Sarah Kolell said the company introduced the pro-homosexual cards in an attempt to be “relevant” to as...
  • FPN to Launch BOYCOTTHALLMARK.COM Over Gay “Wedding” Cards

    08/23/2008 3:23:32 AM PDT · by TheAverageGuy · 56 replies · 2,123+ views
    Family Policy Network ^ | 8-23-08 | FPN
    A full-scale boycott against the world’s largest greeting card company will begin next week, prompted by the introduction of new products intended to congratulate recipients of so-called “gay wedding” and “civil union” contracts in states that recently began granting them to homosexual couples. The pro-family campaign against Hallmark Cards, Inc. is being orchestrated by the nationally-organized Family Policy Network (FPN), which is based in Forest, Virginia. Several state-based pro-family groups are participating in the boycott, and their names will be featured on the boycott website when it is launched next week. FPN Policy Analyst Alex Mason stated Friday that whenever...
  • Obamapalooza: Choosing a President? Or a Hallmark Card?

    07/28/2008 5:30:19 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 2 replies · 69+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | July 28, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    We have strong indications that America is about to pick its president in the same way it picks out Hallmark cards. “Oh, this one just makes me feel good. I just like it. This will give her a warm feeling.” What is a President? Clean and serene He connects to my pain Fresh yet alive His words far from plain The hope of our land He seeks to renew I feel such a thrill O what will I do? Barack Obama is young, fresh and eloquent. His body language and his inflection exude empathy, intellectual depth and a deep, emotional...