Three Halloween e-cards are now available. Click on the "Halloween" link under "e-Cards" to the right of this post to view all three. You can send them to friends, family, and random strangers via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter!
Twelve different Depressing Times birthday card designs will be available soon at finer gift stores everywhere. They are also available directly from Order of St. Nick at our Cafepress shop.
The birthday cards are the newest addition to the Depressing Times line of humorous greeting cards and postcards. Depressing Times greeting cards feature public domain photos from the Great Depression paired with irreverent takes on unemployment and health insurance woes.
The CBS Early Show featured Depressing Times cards as one of the most prominent examples of a growing "Depression chic" trend. "Sales of just about anything related the Great Depression have been surging since Christmas," Brandweek's Robert Klara wrote in a February article.
The new Depressing Times birthday cards "are poised to draw attention and sales," according to GIFT SHOP magazine publisher Patricia Norins. "These days everyone can use a laugh."
Order of St. Nick has confirmed its participation in the National Stationery Show, running May 17-20, 2009. The irreverent greeting card company will debut its new line of Depressing Times “Great Depression”-themed birthday cards at booth 1856 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
This will be Order of St. Nick’s first time at the National Stationery Show. “The NSS is the perfect place to debut new product and meet buyers,” Shaffer says. “After two years of selling cards exclusively online, it will be exciting to introduce our cards to retail buyers face-to-face.”
The “Great Depression”-themed birthday cards follow in the footsteps of the successful Depressing Times Christmas card line, which was cited as a “trend for 2009” by The Toronto Star.