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Greeting Card Company Releases “Financial Crisis Christmas Cards”

Iowa City, IA, October 22, 2008 --( It’s no secret that we live in depressing financial times, but one greeting card company is hoping that consumers still have their funny bones intact. Greeting card publisher Order of St. Nick has released its first set of “financial crisis Christmas cards” for the 2008 holiday season.

“Humor is essential to making it through tough times,” owner and creative designer Andrew Shaffer says. “The current global financial crisis is no different. People need to laugh now more than ever, and that’s where our Depressing Times line of holiday greeting cards comes in.”

Topics that the cards make light of include the subprime mortgage crisis, high gas prices, unemployment, vanishing 401k, and health insurance woes. The paper greeting cards feature vintage photos from the Great Depression, enhanced with humorous verse such as “Have a Great Depression and a Subprime New Year” and “Obama’s new health care plan rocks! I only wish I still had that kidney I sold to pay my heating bill”.

Eight different designs are available exclusively online at Consumers can buy the cards individually for $3.99 or in boxed sets of 10 for $18.99.

About Order of St. Nick

Order of St. Nick is a greeting card publisher specializing in funny and alternative holiday greeting cards ( All online orders are fulfilled by Order of St. Nick is a privately-owned small businesses headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa.

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