Unforgettably unusual Mother's Day greetings and ads

A greeting card from the collection, era unknown
A greeting card from the collection, era unknown


Mother's Day is a very special holiday, the one day of the year we celebrate everything wonderful about that most wonderful of women who raised us and loved us no matter what.

Almost everyone respects this holiday, even advertisers, but every now and then we come across a gift or greeting idea that just doesn't seem exactly keeping in the spirit of the holiday, or at the very least somehow off. The following greeting cards and ads have been collected from various sources around the country and a few are a little dated. But they're all rather unusual to say the least and I thought you'd get a kick out of seeing them.


Mother's Day greeting cards

Ok, this card may look out of season, but hey the chic message lets Mom knows she's made the list.


Because you don't want to wait until after your execution date to tell Mom thanks.


This card is obviously from a sender with the power of X-ray vision.


Mother's Day ads

"...And when you come in ask about our weekend specials on Saturday Night Specials!"


I imagine this is a misprint, but I could be wrong.


I don't know..if I fill up on plastic there may not be room for cake.


"..grave digger shovels come with bright festive bows."


This is Jamaica? Wow, that really is magic!

But if the bitter cold doesn't agree with your Mom you can always send her somewhere more hospitable-


Flowers are always in style..

"..and comes with XXX-Strength weed spray just in case they resurrect."


So this is what they're calling it these days!


Because the family that plays together stays together?


Is it just me or is the Gay rights issue starting to blur even the lines of written texts? Hmm..


The gift that leaves a lasting impression...in attractive bright crimson splash marks.



This Hub ©May 11, 2012 by Beth Perry



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charmike4 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

Great hub Beth. I found all these hilarious and I'll definately will be sharing this with my mates! Cheers Michael


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee Author

Oh thank you Michael! And happy you enjoyed them :)


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Conservative Lady 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

Thank you for the laughs Beth!


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee Author

YW Conservative Lady and thank you for dropping by!


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Vampsdes 4 years ago from Missouri, US

I'm astounded that these advertisers thought these were good ideas for mother's day! How entertaining! This hub really made my bad day just a little better. There's nothing like bad advertising to lighten the mood a little haha! Thanks! Voted up!


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee Author

Vampsdes, as they say truth is often stranger than fiction! I'm glad you enjoyed and thanks much :)


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multifunctions 4 years ago from India

i could not stop laughing . but they all said deeply dipped emotions. quite interesting collection , i must say.

a great hub


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee Author

Multifunctions, thank you for reading and commenting!


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

Hilarious! Thanks for compiling these - what a hoot!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Hi Beth! I think you like laughter just as much as I do! Great Mother's Day hub!


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee Author

Marcy Goodfleish, I'm very happy to :) Thanks much!


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee Author

Dexter, you know me so well! Thank you much :)


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Mommie's alright and so is your hub Beth! What a hoot and if only they sold these at Wally World lol!


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee Author

LOL Alastar! Yeah, the line for the cheese log would be out the door, wouldn't it? ;)

Thanks for dropping in!


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Yeah Beth, it sure would! LOL!

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