Holiday cards to help you get past the election
December 19, 2016
No, those aren’t words to describe the annual holiday gathering with the extended family (or, at least, we hope not). They’re a description of what many felt following the contentious period known as the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The campaign season brought out negative emotions among people on both sides of the aisle. So New York ad agency DiMassimo Goldstein is looking to fix that this holiday season.
The agency has come up with a fun line of bipartisan holiday greeting cards, aimed at lightening the mood following a campaign and election day that saw many fighting with friends and family.
“Tis the season to come together – from the far left to the far right and all the way up to the North Pole,” a website for the cards reads.
Holiday cards prod both sides
The holiday cards all poke fun at the election, with a festive twist. One reads, “May all your fake news articles be filled with peace and love.” Another reads, “Here’s hoping Trump doesn’t keep Santa from crossing the border.”
The cards are equal opportunity in their savagery. Another reads, “Like Hillary’s emails, a friendship like ours should never be kept secret.”
“We asked ourselves, ‘What is the most helpful action we can take this holiday season?'” agency chief executive Mark DiMassimo said in a release. “We saw the breakdown of relationships over the recent election and decided to help bring reconciliation, in spite of disagreement.”
Proceeds help a good cause
The cards can be shared on Facebook or downloaded and printed. Visitors can also purchase the cards on the website, and the proceeds go to Morgridge Academy, a school for children with chronic illnesses.
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