Hallmark Humor

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Facts

  • Shoebox is the nation's number one brand of humor cards and the home of funny at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and other Hallmark retailers since 1986.
  • In a 2012 EquiTrend study, Shoebox had the second-highest greetings brand equity behind Hallmark, as rated on familiarity, quality, and purchase intent — above all others in the industry.
  • Saturdays cards, found at Walmart stores and in Expressions from Hallmark retailers, share the same creative point of view as Shoebox, and the same team of Hallmark's funniest writers and artists.
  • Shoebox and Saturdays cards are quick, unexpected, casual, conversational, and sometimes edgy. Intended for peer-to-peer, adult sending, these funny cards provide a range of humor styles, from laugh-out-loud to smart to soft for a variety of relationships. They feature relevant, on-trend content, distinctive illustrations, and eye-catching photography.
  • Hallmark’s traditional humor cards, as distinguished from Shoebox, tend to be more slapstick, family-friendly, silly, safe and timelessly funny. The humor is inclusive, easy-to-understand, and positive.

 Product News

  • Hallmark recently signed an agreement with A&E to create "Duck Dynasty®" humor cards based on the popular TV show. These cards began appearing in select Walmart stores during Father's Day 2013. Duck Dynasty cards for birthdays and other everyday occasions, plus Thanksgiving and Christmas, will be available in participating Hallmark Gold Crown® stores, Walmart stores, and other select retailers by fall 2013.
  • Hallmark regularly refreshes its humor lines with new designs and content.
  • The focus for Shoebox and Saturdays humor cards is on providing continually fresh and funny content for humor fans. No matter how often consumers visit the display, they will find something new, whether it's a collection that showcases the latest design trends, topical references, or unique takes on getting older, friendships, and celebrating.
  • Hallmark's traditional humor cards focus on safer, sweeter, sillier humor with broad appeal, making the cards appropriate for cross-generational sending.
  • Innovation continues to be an emphasis for Hallmark’s traditional humor, including a variety of Cards With Sound and Motion. Traditional humor features a variety of formats, sizes, and prices, which allows for fun and interesting applications of licensed properties, attachments and paper mechanics.
  • The Shoebox line consists of more than 500 cards for birthdays, anniversaries, friendship, congratulations, and many other occasions and holidays.

Product Features 

  • Funny Zone — Larger Walmart stores offer a full range of funny cards, including feature collections that are constantly refreshed with timely humor cards, as well as proven favorites. The Funny Zone also features traditional humor with a focus on innovative Cards With Sound and Motion and the hottest licensed properties.
  • Duck Dynasty® — In 2013, Hallmark began creating humor cards featuring images, quotes and sound clips from A&E’s most-watched TV series, "Duck Dynasty."
  • Your Greeting Card CompetitionHallmarkcontests.com provides opportunities for consumers to submit their funny card ideas to Hallmark. Recent contests, including All About Teens, Fuzzy Frisky & Funny, and A Very Tacky Christmas, have been big successes. Winning cards are available in stores and online.
  • Maxine — The Queen of Crabby is still going strong since Hallmark introduced the character in 1986. She has nearly half a million Facebook fans, who continue to seek out her irreverent quips about aging, the workplace, retirement, politics and current events. Maxine cards can be found in the traditional humor line.
  • hoops&yoyo™ — These Hallmark characters – a pink kitty and green bunny – are an international hit. hoops&yoyo are silly, high-energy, and loved by kids and adults. The collection focuses on innovative formats, including Cards With Sound and Motion and "dueling-speakers" cards that let the irrepressible characters talk (or sing!) back-and-forth to each other.  

In Stores & Online

Shoebox cards are available online at Hallmark.com, in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores, and wherever Hallmark products are sold. Saturdays cards are found in Walmart stores and in retailers that carry the Expressions from Hallmark brand. Use the store locator on Hallmark.com to find the nearest Hallmark Gold Crown store.

 

Fun Fact

Keepsake Ornaments debuted in 1973. Since then, Hallmark has introduced more than 8,000 Keepsake Ornaments to adorn Christmas trees and delight fans.