Hallmark Declares Winners in 'A Very Tacky Christmas' Greeting Card Contest

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"A Very Tacky Christmas" Greeting Card Contest Winner

Hallmark judges looked for cards with funny or unique photos and writing that worked well together and could be sent to anyone.

Hallmark today announces the winners in its recent card-creation contest, “A Very Tacky Christmas.” Greeting card design and writing hopefuls were invited to create funny holiday cards featuring photos of holiday tackiness – a kitschy homemade gift, holiday food disaster, gaudy decor, or over-the-top Christmas fashion. Entrants were encouraged to check out the Hallmark Contest Facebook page for tips on this contest.    

Contestants submitted their creations in March. The 13 winning designs will be sold on Hallmark.com beginning May 7. In-store winners will be announced in July and will be featured in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and Walmart stores for the 2012 holiday season. Winners each receive $250 and could win an additional $250 if their cards are chosen for in-store sales.

Hallmark judges looked for cards with funny or unique photos and writing that worked well together and could be sent to anyone. Participants could enter a total of three different cards.

This is Hallmark’s 32nd consumer-created card contest. The 13 winners are from 9 different states. Here are the winners in Hallmark’s “A Very Tacky Christmas” competition:

Patty Cimlov-Zahares    
San Jose, Calif.

Lynden    Cox    
Defuniak Springs, Fla.

Kathryn Dunlap    
Plainfield, Ill.

Stephanie Jamiolkowski
Allentown, Pa.

Tina Mazzeo    
West Chester, Ohio

Rebecca Meinders    
Pecatonica, Ill.

Corey Rabeau    
Haverhill, Mass.

Annette Robidoux    
Fruitport, Mich.

Summer Ruegger    
Boring, Ore.

Mar Sension    
Altoona, Pa.

Kate Stover    
Valencia, Pa.

Melinda Wind    
Indianapolis, Ind.

Jackie Wright    
New Haven, Mich.

Also today, Hallmark announces the opening of the latest competition – “Thanks, Mom.” Consumers are invited to write a sweet, sincere, or funny letter, short story, or poem with the theme “Thanks, Mom” to your mom or someone who’s been like a mom to you. Winning submissions will be compiled into a book. Submissions will be accepted through May 20.

For more information or to submit a card, visit http://hallmarkcontests.com.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what's in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.

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