Hallmark, you’re killin’ me!

Ah, Father’s Day!  The day for Dads to hang out, get lots of hugs and eat bad food the kids cooked for them!  If they’re lucky, they’ll get to kick back and do nothing all day.

And if they’re really lucky, they’ll get to read an overpriced, doesn’t-apply-in-the-least, sappy card that mom paid way too much for.

Hallmark!  American Greetings!  All the other card companies!  You should be ashamed!

I mean, really ~ $5.99 for 1 card.  Are you freakin’ kidding me???

Let’s see, I have to get a card for my husband from me and one from The Tater.  I have to get a card for my dad from me and one from The Tater.  That’s 4 cards at least and at $6.00 each, that’s $24 and I haven’t even thought about a gift. AND that’s if I only get one card for my hubby…usually, being the good Trophy Wife, I get several.

Greedy Bastards.

And another thing:  These companies have no clue that America is a fractured family unit….I see one card for Step-Father.  None for “Step-grandfather”, none for “Grandfather Raising Me”, none for “Mama’s Current boyfriend I’m supposed to call Uncle” and none for “My Baby’s Daddy”.  Hello! Get a clue!  I might have gone slightly off on a rant right there, but hey, Don’t Judge!

And one more  thing ~ the cards are stupid.  There’s a picture of some guy lounging in a hammock, or on the golf course, or fishing.  How about a real picture of a real dad that’s doing regular stuff.

Like…oh I don’t know, maybe like……

  • Mowing the grass
  • Working in an office or not in an office
  • Sitting on the couch with the remote glued to his hand
  • Eating dinner
  • Fixing the toilet
  • Playing dress up with a Princess (ok, that might not work)
  • Putting together toys
  • Feeding the dogs
  • Fixing the fence

Geez, the list could go on and on.  It’s like the card companies think the only things men do are golf, fish or lay in a hammock.  Maybe they just can’t get pictures of a man doing some of the things listed above.

So, I consider it my duty to help the card companies AND YOU by getting you pictures of real men doing real things so you can print your own card, save TONS of Money and have the card be real…and not stupid.

Wow, the community service people would be proud.  You know, if I actually had to do community service or anything.  But I don’t. Really.

Here’s your pictures….please feel free to take the ones you want:

Love a man in a suit! Yeah for the working man!
Working Outside! Looking Good!
Now this is just sweet….and good…and really good.
Doing a little plumbin’
Taking care of his dog! Man!
Just hanging out, you know…resting after working….









Ok, I maybe I got off track when I was looking for these pictures.

You’re welcome.

Hell, just buy the damn card and look at your guy doing what he does best and remember the reason he’s hanging around in the 1st place!  Might be because ya’ll are meant to be together.  Might be because it’s too expensive to get a divorce.  Might be because he’s afraid of the restraining order you’ll slap on his ass if he ever thinks about leaving.  Whatever the reason, enjoy Sunday and lemme know what you got Your Man, cause I’m clueless…..and broke, already spent my money on cards!

One comment

  1. Sounds to me like you have the Hallmark industry by the “you know whats” LOL. I totally agree. I don’t even buy cards. I used to make them when I was younger, and they were only a dollar or two then. Now-a-days I make it a point to spend time with the fathers in my life and tell them what they mean to me. How many of them actually keep the cards anyway? None that I know! A great woman has opened my eyes to scrap booking and has my creative juices flowing, so this year I was able to make truly personal gifts for the fathers in my own life. That is what it is really about, personal and loving sentiments that they can remember! Good luck finding something good for the fathers in your life!


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