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Hallmark Announces Winners in “Love is a Funny Thing” Greeting Card Contest


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hallmark today announces the winners in its recent card-creation contest, “Love is a Funny Thing.” Consumers were invited to find their romantic side, and create a funny Valentine’s Day card for someone’s sweetheart. Hallmark judges looked for cards with funny photos and writing that worked well together and could be sent to many different people. All cards feature a funny photo or design on the cover.

Contestants submitted their creations in late May and early June. The 20 winning designs will be sold on beginning August 1, and several will be chosen to be featured in Hallmark Gold Crown and WalMart stores across the country. Winners each receive $250 and could win an additional $250 if their cards are chosen for in-store sales.

This is Hallmark’s 25th consumer-created card contest. The winners are from 13 U.S. states and two providences of Canada. In this contest, three entrants created three winning cards each and two entrants turned in two winning cards each.

Here are the winners in Hallmark’s “Love is a Funny Thing” competition:

Amanda Conrad
Pewaukee, Wis.

Laurie Muller
Sunbury, Ohio

Mary Ann DiGiovanni
Mississauga, Ontario

Kimberly Murray
Livonia, Mich.

Jill Eisnaugle
Texas City, Texas

Juli Nguyen
Lorton, Va.

Melissa Ek
Austin, Texas

Christine Pincombe-DeCaen
Calgary, Alberta

Debbie Elstad
Denver, Colo.

Diane Reyerson-Warren
Canton, Ga.

Ryan Fosnow
Tega Cay, S.C.

Summer Ruegger
Boring, Ore.

Darren Frauenheim
Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Marian Sension
Altoona, Pa.

Holly Hildreth
Warrensburg, Mo.

Leanora Swist
Melbourne, Fla.

Sheree Knighton
Newton, N.C.

Also today, Hallmark announces the opening of the latest card competition. Consumers are invited to create a sweet or funny Mother’s Day card for a special Pet-mom from the heart of a furry “kid.” Submissions will be accepted through Aug. 21. For more information or to submit a card, visit

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 40,000 retail outlets in the U.S., including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at 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 for more details.


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