Order of St. Nick has re-launched its entire line of gothic Christmas cards with a new Website, the insanely catchy and demonic-sounding EvilXmas.com.
The "evil" Christmas cards look at the dark side of the holiday season. The cards feature vampires, zombies, bats, undead pirates, and severed body parts galore, making them the perfect greeting cards for the hard-to-shop-for horror fans on everyone's Christmas list.
"Mixing dark imagery with the holiday season isn't new: Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, the first modern Christmas tale, was a gothic ghost story," Order of St. Nick's owner and creative director Andrew Shaffer says. "And right now, interest in the supernatural is at an all-time high," he says. He cites the recent #1 movie at the box office, Twilight, as an example of the mainstream appeal of the macabre in the United States.
20 different designs in all are available online at www.EvilXmas.com. Customers can buy the cards individually for $3.99 or in boxed sets of 10 for $18.99. Eight cards were introduced as part of Order of St. Nick's initial gothic Christmas card line in 2007, and they proved to be so popular that they've been expanded for 2008.