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Christmas Cards

So this is Christmas?

 You may get a lump of coal in your stocking if you buy the Christmas cards being sold by Typo, which feature the slogans "Merry F---ing Christmas" and "Happy Christmas D---head".

 

The Geelong Advertiser, along with news.com.au are reporting that the national clothing chain is selling the cards as part of the franchise's Typo stationery range, with a 10-pack selling for $5.

 

As expected (and probably hoped by the brand), there has been some controversy and outrage that the cards are offensive, and don’t represent the "true" meaning of Christmas.

 

The reality is that the cards were probably sold to fill a gap in the market and are more of a reflection on today's consumer driven society, rather than some inexorable slide into hellfire and damnation (or community standards).

 

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