Looking for just the right sentiment to hand a recently sacked executive assistant this Used-To-Be-My-Secretary's Day? Perhaps Hallmark's new line of unemployment sympathy cards will fit the bill. As Derek McCracken, creative director with the Hallmark Greeting Card Company, told NPR, "A job, like any loss, is a grieving process. We offer more ['you'll get through this' cards], versus dwelling on the loss of the job itself."
Hey, it ain't a paycheck, but it's also a hell of lot more than the, "Really? That suuuuucks..." that we typically offer pink-slipped loved ones. (Alternate idea: A co-worker once sent me a techno remix of Whitney Houston's "It's Not Right but It's Okay" on iTunes after I'd been unceremoniously sacked from a job, and I promptly held a one-person dance party to it in my cubicle. It was cathartic, and I'll never forget them for it. You know who you are.) [abcnews, images via Hallmark]