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This was the love note I just added to the inside of a Hallmark "Thank You" card that Hallmark is printing and mailing for me to Hallmark's Head Person:


Dear Hallmark,

Yay!! Though you walk through through the valley of the shadow of right-wing yammering, you fear no bigotry.

For we are with you!
Our vocal support and our buying power thank you!

We support a progressive and equality-minded consumer environment in the sight of those who would boycott you.

We annoint you with queer and queer-friendly dollars and your profits exceed market expectations.

Thank you for choosing to do the right thing.  You didn't have to and now you've won the loyalty of millions.
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LGBT Marrige
Hallmark Cards, that epitome of middle-American normalcy is now offering Same Sex Marriage Cards, and the right wing is pissed!

They are rallying all their bigots and haters to make phone calls and send nasty letters telling Hallmark that from now on all the right wing nuts will be using their competitors products, because American Greeting Cards, does not offer cards for the LGBT Community, (Yet!!!).

Let's All Thank Hallmark
This is not the time to debate the sometimes questionable artistic and linguistic merit of many of the company's offerings. The LGBT Community & Allies really needs to rally to Hallmark's defense here and let them know that we really do care enough to support a company exhibiting the very best in fair play and equality for all Americans.
Thank You Hallmark Cards - we care and you are the very best
Send the Chairman of Hallmark Cards Mr. Donald Hall your own note thanking him for being fair-minded enough as well as having the business savvy to make products that include all different sorts of people, milestones and occasions (they also sell Coming Out Cards!). Hey, send him your note of appreciation on a regular Hallmark Card or Ecard.

Donald J. Hall, Chairman
Hallmark Cards
2501 McGee Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-274-5111 or: 800-425-5627
E-Mail: sgronb3 (at) hallmark (dot) com

Let's Tell American Greetings that bigotry is un-American as well as unprofitable
Send your DISAPPROVAL to American Greetings and their subsidiary Carlton Cards for refusing to sell LGBT orientated cards. In fact send your sentiments to them on a regular Hallmark Card or Ecard to get the point across.

American Greetings Corporation
One American Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44144-2398
Phone: 216.252.7300 Fax: 216.252.6778
Frank.Cirillo@amgreetings.com
carla.rose@carltoncards.ca
investor.relations@amgreetings.com
help@americangreetings.com
consumer.relations@amgreetings.com

Kudos to our good allies at GLBTadvocates.org for passing along the need for action, getting the data together and suggesting this wicked cool strategy of using Hallmark's products thank them for their inclusion while clearly showing American Greetings that they are backing the losing horse. [This post stolen from [profile] bialogue]

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