Love it -- and it is not only 2 dads -- it can be interpreted as a bi-racial couple! This is great.
Posted by: Alex Parrish | Jun 12, 2014 12:04:04 PM
Perfectly lovely. The more corporations come out in support of LGBT, the more their products reflect diversity in today's society, the more it becomes natural and more than acceptable: Just an all-inclusive way of life!
Posted by: Philie | Jun 12, 2014 12:32:42 PM
Glad that they FINALLY have a modern Fathers Day card!
They show a large rainbow PRIDE flag on their website too, but there is no card as of yet.
On the brighter side there is a "Love is... a Camping Trip" card with two guys right out a cartoon version of "Brokeback Mountain", ( THE FILM WAS ALMOST TEN YEARS AGO GUYS.), complete with guitar, tent and moon on a camping trip that says "Love is whenever I am with you".
There is also a "Wherever You Go" card with two females on a motor bike that declares "When you've found that special person, love is whenever you're with them..."
The good part of this is that while they retain the religious cards, Thomas Kinkade, etc. they seem to at LEAST WANT to expand to this century. Good!
Hallmark has been a conservative company. Maybe they should change. If they survive now depends ENTIRELY on how much they are willing to adapt. Hopefully it will be a LOT!
It might be wise for them to look at other companies.
Honey Maid Graham Crackers celebrated gays with their advertising featuring gay wholesome families and they have never made more money. A few other companies are following suit with the same results. At the same time remember Barilla Pasta and what happened to them after chairman Guido Barillia made anti-gay remarks. Locally you can still find some Barillia pasta but you REALLY have to look for it. I would imagine that you would have to check more than one store.
Posted by: Mike | Jun 12, 2014 12:54:08 PM
WONDERFUL. i got a Christmas card in the mail a few years ago, "to my brother and his wonderful boyfriend" - a real card, made by a real company, made for straight people who have gay brothers in gay relationships. it made my Christmas - knowing that progress has been made so that relationships like mine are thought about around the holidays by these companies.
no doubt the same kinds of feelings step-parents felt when card companies started "legitimizing" them with cards, as well.