The bright and sunny weather that we experienced earlier took a quick nose dive south, it’s now overcast and raining. Time to listen to my Amelie soundtrack. Somewhat ticked that I didn’t get to enjoy one single ray of sunlight while it lasted (I try to get outside for afternoon walks), I decided to spend time organizing my projects for next week. Suddenly, in pops email from Timothy in Ann Arbor, MI telling me all about his collection of Sappy Cards. There’s nothing more pain-in-the-butt than reading flowery greeting card messages when you’re in a bad mood, but I figured, what the heck and clicked on his link anyway to check out his cards. As soon as I started reading his very un-hallmark messages, I burst out laughing. Mostly sappy, some brutally honest and others downright mean, his cards actually cheered me up with tears of laughter because there are times in life when you really feel like sending someone a message to expose what you’re really feeling. It made me smile to know that Timothy took the time to produce cards that aren’t the typical over-the-top rainbows of joy greetings that you find in your local card aisle, rather sappy cards that mix bitter with sweet. If the recipient really ‘gets’ your humor, sappy cards make them burst out laughing, too.
Some of my favorites:
A white card that is totally blank and boring. The text on the front reads, “Something about this card made me think of you.”
front: When love can be measured by greeting cards
inside: remind me to kill myself.
front: Not to sound like you?re going to die soon or anything, but I?m really glad I?ve had the chance to get to know you.
inside: And if you are going to die soon, I?m really sorry.
and still another…
front: I love you. And it bothers me
inside: And the fact that it bothers me bothers me also.
and finally, one more…
front: After all we?ve been through,
inside: I?ve finally gotten used to you.
Thanks Tim for sharing these with decor8 readers! Sappy Cards are available online at Copacetique.
psst: While visiting Copacetique, don’t forget to surf all their cutie apartment accessories, too.