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Humour themes of funny Father's Day cards

23 May, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Let's take a look at the topics and themes that are used by greeting card publishers when thinking about the humorous aspects of dad on father's day

Father's Day is one of our favourite of all the so called 'Spring Seasons' - in the greeting card world this encompasses Valentine's, Easter, Mother's day and, of course, Father's day. This is because, at the Comedy Card Company, we specialise in humorous cards and it seems that poor old dad comes in for lots of cheeky, mickey-taking fun on Father's Day.

This means lots of hilarious cards for us to choose from to create our funny Father's Day card range. Humorous subjects abound for dad. Whereas the humour in Mother's Day cards can often be more respectful or reserved, the greeting card publishers let rip on dad! Of course he can take it with his great sense of humour can't he?

Dad's Lazyness

Is this true? Surely not. However, it would appear that dad's amount of sofa lounging and lack of help with household chores has not gone unnoticed. Lots of cards pick up on this.

Dad's Flatulence

An amazing number of cards poke fun at the amount of gas emanating from father's bottom! 

Dad's Jokes

Did you hear the one about . . . ? Many cards point out that father's jokes are getting old and the humour is wearing thin.

Dad's Wisdom and Knowledge

With a lifetime of experience, a father can pass so much knowledge onto his children which of course is gratefully received.

Dad's DIY skills

Another popular subject revolves around father's attempt at DIY. Why pay an over-priced tradesman when you can do it yourself? 

Take a look at this hilarious videos of some DIY disasters . . .

Dad's Obsession with Sport

Some dads live for their sport whether that is playing it or watching it endlessly on TV, shouting and cheering through the game. We have lots of card focussing either on a father's time spent watching sport or having a stab at playing it. We have lots of hilarious cards about golf in particular.

Dad's Parenting Skills

No one can compare to mum in child rearing skills but dad did change that nappy every now and again, didn't he? I'm sure he never dropped the baby more than a couple of times . . .

Dad Dancing

Why do dads even bother going onto the dance floor when it seems that there is a multitude of people just waiting to smirk at his groovy dance moves. If only they had seen him back in the day, in his prime . . .

Have a laugh at this informative video demonstrating the evolution of dad dancing . . .

We can have a right old laugh with dad but we also love him for this very reason. Don't forget to tell your dad just how much you love him this Father's Day on Sunday 18th June. 

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New cards by the ever popular newspaper cartoonist MATT

17 April, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Newly released cards featuring the talents of Telegraph newspaper cartoonist Matthew Pritchett, better known simply as MATT

Matthew Pritchett has won the UK Press Award for 'Cartoonist of the Year' no less than five times and he was awarded an MBE in 2002. He has graced the pages of the Daily Telegraph since 1988, where he signs his cartoons simply as 'Matt'. He has been amusing us for many years. His greeting cards are published by Woodmansterne and I am glad to report that they have released some new designs:

One of our favourites of the new designs is this one about employing someone to do your 'alcohol free days' on your behalf.

We also love this topical one about the Brexit vote, comparing the decision of the UK to leave the EU to letting the cat out!

Another classic cartoon features a family using a drone to do their school run for them - now there's an idea.

Here is a video with Matt discussing his typical day and how he creates his famous cartoons:

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One our favourite funny card ranges released this year

11 April, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

We introduce a wonderful new range of funny greeting cards that have been launched this Spring.

'They Can Talk' is a range of cards featuring funny cartoons involving animals. Simple, contemporary design matched with a great sense of humour, these greeting cards have broad appeal. 

Many publishers release new designs / ranges in early Spring and this range really caught our eye when we visited the trade fairs at the start of the year. Featuring the greeting cards of many of the UK's best card publishers - both large and small - these trade fairs are a showcase to the talents of card designers and publishers. Its always great to find a new range that is truly funny. We hope you like these as much as we do.

'They Can Talk' features the humour of cartoonist Jimmy Craig. The range is published by Woodmansterne.

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Here is a video featuring Jimmy (he plays the cat) which demonstrates the difference between dogs and cats - hilarious!

New! Lots of hilariously rude cards by Brainbox Candy

27 March, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

We have lots of great new designs in the cheeky Brainbox Candy range

Brainbox Candy is one of our most popular ranges, known for being a bit different, fresh, original and quite edgy. This Spring, they have published lots of new designs packed full of their cheeky sense of humour.

There is a new range entitled The Type Society, featuring funny, sometimes rude, statements presented in a colourful card. This is one of our favourites . . .

We also have some new designs in the ever popular Board Silly range. Featuring messages for the recipient spelled out in a canteen style notice board, this bold range is one of our best selling ranges. Here is a favourite amongst the new designs.

Another brand new range is called Hand Shandy, featuring hand gestures with accompanying text - both of which are often on the rude side!

An enduring range with Brainbox Candy is their Warning range - colourful cards in the style of a warning sign. We love this design featuring a little birthday ditty in Jazzy format!

In the style of a vintage metal sign, the Grin and Tonic range is beautifully printed and features the same wonderfully cheeky humour.

Finally we have a couple of new designs in the Rotten Rhymes range, aptly named as they feature rude variations to classic nursery rhymes. The one about Old Mother Hubbard being furious about Brexit is a favourite . . .

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We welcome a new card range - say hello to Paper Rose

21 March, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

We have added a new range of funny greeting cards by publisher Paper Rose, featuring NAF, Grintastic, Andrew Wright cartoons and cheeky Plastic Pam.

It is with pleasure that the Comedy Card Company announces the arrival of a new range of humorous cards. Paper Rose produce several funny card ranges, including NAF - a previous winner of a Henries Award for Best Humour Range. Also wonderful, colourful cartoons by Andrew Wright, Grintastic illustrations and a cheeky range called Plastic Pam which involves captions to photographs of Barbie type dolls in compromising positions!

NAF is an enduring range by award winning cartoonist Andy McKay who has a truly fine sense of humour. This cartoon is one of our favourites - a woman gives a young girl some advice about the claims of potential husbands - if he says he owns a castle, make sure you see it first as it might be a bouncy castle!

Grintastic is a range of cards with colourful illustrations. One of our favourites has to be the 'drinking can cause memory loss' card. Did you know that drinking can cause memory loss? One of our favourite cards is the one about drinking causing memory loss . . . !

Colourful cartoons by Andrew Wright are also part of the Paper Rose stable. We love the one about the dog that isn't fully house trained - or is it the husband?

Finally what can we say about the Plastic Pam range. Hilarious captions to photographs of Barbie type dolls in all manner of dubious settings. You may never look at a Barbie doll in the same light again! Great, cheeky humour by Kirsty Hotson. 

 

See our full range of Paper Rose Cards

 

 

 

We launch this year's funny cards for Mother's Day

01 March, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

We present this year's range of humorous cards for Mother's Day - why not make Mum laugh this year?

We all love our Mum and what better way to say so than to make her smile this Mother's Day. We have a great line up of humorous cards to do just that; we have a wide range of humour on offer so you should be able to match up a card appropriate to your mum's sense of humour. How about this one by Drama Queen, showing a man struggling to cope with the thought of doing the children's breakfasts all by himself!

 

Mother's Day is on Sunday 26th March this year, which is also the same day that British Summer Time starts. While we can all celebrate the start of lighter evenings, poor mum will lose an hour's sleep - so all the more reason to allow mum to have a lie in this year, as well as some extra spoiling through the day!

One of our favourite cards this year is by Rosie Made a Thing, showing a mum revelling in the luxury of quietness and the ability to go to the toilet unaccompanied by her children!

 

Another favourite this year is a card by Brainbox Candy, (jokingly) informing mum that her offspring is moving back home! Shock horror.

 

There are also various cards that focus on the idea that mum should be allowed a glass (or six) of wine this Mother's day!

 

 

We have lots more to view - take a look! View our Mother's Day card range

 

 

 

 

Funny new additions to the Cath Tate card range

21 February, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

We welcome lots of new funny greeting cards to the Cath Tate range

Cath Tate publishes a wide range of humorous cards from classic cartoons, contemporary illustrations to funny captions of old photographs. 

Newly released, is a range of vintage cartoons by Donald McGill. McGill was one of the most successful cartoonists in the heyday of cheeky seaside postcards, which peaked between the mid 1930s and mid 1950s - a British coastal tradition at the time. He was described as 'The king of the saucy postcard', some of his designs featuring rude double entendre. In the early 1950s, the newly elected government saw an apparent deterioration in Britain's morals and ordered a crack down on saucy seaside postcards. In 1954 Donald McGill (in his eighties) was found guilty of breaking the Obscene Publications Act. The saucy postcard industry was dealt a heavy blow - many postcards were destroyed and retailers cancelled orders. In the height of his fame, Donald only received three guineas per design, though nowadays his original artwork can fetch thousands of pounds. It is a testament to his comic genius that Donald McGill's cartoons can still make us chuckle today, when we consider that he was born in 1875.

 

We also have a few new cartoons by Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek, our favourite being about a new superhero - say hello to Apostrophe Man!

 

Photocaptions is one of Cath Tate's most enduring ranges. Featuring captions to old photographs, one of our favourite of the new designs shows a photograph of a half demolished house with the caption 'Gone for materials. Back in a couple of weeks.' which will resonate with people who have had building work done!

 

Michael Leunig is one of our personal favourite cartoonists, wonderfully quirky and truly funny. Leunig lives in Melbourne and in 1999 he was declared an Australian Living Treasure. Here is one of our new cards featuring a Leunig cartoon . .

 

We also have several humorous cards from the Cats & Chickens range. These cards tend to feature either cats or chickens - the clue is in the name! One of our favourites is one where a cat has returned home very late after an eventful night and is not in the mood to explain . .

 

Life is Rosie is another caption range, colourful cards with a great sense of humour. One of our favourite new ones shows a woman who has looked at her BMI score and come to the conclusion that she is clearly too short!

 

We also welcome some designs by The Surreal McCoy - wonderfully silly humour. Our favourite is the supermarket self checkout cartoon . .

 

Take a look at our entire Cath Tate card range.

We launch our funny Valentine's Day cards for 2017!

30 January, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Romance is in the air as February the 14th approaches - take a look at our funny Valentines cards for 2017

At the Comedy Card Company, we only sell funny cards (as the name suggests!) so come Valentine's Day we bypass all the nauseating, lovey-dovey cards and go straight for humour! Anything humorous, whether its gentle, heart warming stuff to slightly cheeky to the downright rude, can make it onto our Valentines collection as long as it's funny.

What better gift to give on Valentine's Day than a smile? ( . . . well I guess an engagement ring, a massive bouquet of flowers, nice holiday, a wad of cash . . . oh get real).

We can't wait to show you some of this year's favourites . . .

We love this caption from the Drama Queen range, with a man gloriously mis-reading the situation!

 

Wonderful, contemporary design and quirky humour from Rosie Made a Thing, showing a man in full 'wooing' mode. Rosie Made a Thing was the 2016 winner of the Best Humour range in the Henries - the greeting card awards.

 

Typically sarcastic, dry humour from Modern Toss, with a woman knocking on doors and offering a pole dance.

 

Buddy Fernandez produce simple, boldly designed cards with fantastically honest messages for the recipient. This is a classic from their Valentines range.

 

Lovely design with an hilarious and sexy message for the recipient. Great humour from Brainbox Candy, one of our best selling ranges.

These are just a few of our favourite Valentine's day cards - view the full range.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top 10 funny cards of 2016

23 January, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Let's have a laugh at the top 10 best selling funniest cards of 2016

As we say goodbye to 2016, it is always fun to look back at what funny cards have been the most popular through the year. At the Comedy Card Company, we always stock a wide range of humour and we can see this in the variety of humorous cards on this list. We have excluded Christmas cards and we have created this top ten using sales volumes of each card sold. Without further delay, here are the top ten funniest cards in reverse order . . .

At Number 10 . . .

Classic cartoon by Tim Whyatt from his ever popular Traces of Nuts range. Featuring a butterfly that has been stopped by the police, having to explain why the photo on his driving licence (caterpillar) looks different to his new appearance!

 

At Number 9 . . .

Our best selling card by Modern Toss is 'Ideas Meeting'. Modern Toss is noted for its dry, sarcastic humour often focussing on the mundane sides of life, especially work situations. Rather rude but also rather hilarious.

 

At Number 8 . . .

The New Yorker magazine is famous for its satirical sense of humour and wonderful cartoons. The 'Woodpeckers were a mistake' cartoon is a classic favourite and shows the disastrous result of taking a pair of woodpeckers onto the Noah's Ark!

 

At Number 7 . . .

Simon Drew is noted for his beautiful illustrations and his fine sense of wit, especially his clever wordplay. This design, centred around the famous line from Dad's Army, has proved very popular.

 

At Number 6. . .

A perennial favourite from Dean Morris, this caption is just perfect, combining the love of technology and your boss and telling them both to shove it!!

 

At Number 5 . . .

A cheeky message for the recipient in this card by Brainbox Candy, spelled out on a canteen style notice board.

 

At Number 4 . . .

A favourite birthday card by Dean Morris, with a funny, cheeky caption poking fun at the recipient's advancing age, suggesting that their contemporaries are now starting to wet themselves!

 

At Number 3 . . .

Taking bronze in the 2016 best selling funny card stakes is another card by Brainbox Candy. From a list of superlative words, complimenting the recipient, comes a cheeky acronym bumping them back down to earth!

 

At Number 2 . . .

In second place, a hugely popular birthday card by Rainbow Cards. Featuring a cartoon by Peter Nesbit showing a cyclist in all the latest gear, making an unfortunate shadow against the wall.

 

Drum roll please . . .

At Number 1 . . .

Taking the gold for funniest / best selling card of 2016 is Watership Downer - an hilarious cartoon by Al Murphy showing a rabbit reading Watership Down in absolute horror. This card has been top of our funny card charts for several years now.

Is your favourite here?

We are always adding new cards to our line up, who knows what will be the best sellers for next year . . . 

Funny Christmas card themes

05 December, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

There are various different aspects of Christmas that greeting card publishers poke fun at to create their humorous Christmas cards. Lets have a laugh and walk through some of the favourite themes for funny Christmas cards.

 

Santa

First on the list is poor old Santa. Father Christmas comes in for a fair amount of stick; his dress sense, his massive workload and of course all these ‘Dear Santa’ letters he has to contend with.

In the classic Santa & Co range by cartoonist Jamie Charteris, Santa and Rudolph become a true comedy double act!

 

The Seasonal Goodwill

There are many designs that revolt against the seasonal goodwill and merriness that is (supposed!) to abound this time of year. The satirical humour of Modern Toss is the perfect antidote to all that festive cheer . . .

 

 

or the cheeky humour of Brainbox Candy . . .

 

Snowmen

Christmas brings snow (or it did prior to global warming) and that produces snowmen. The humble, innocent snowman is not immune to the cartoonist at this time of year . . .

 

Three Wise Men

When it comes to the Nativity story, the Three Wise Men come in for the most attention. Firstly, some people are incredulous that they could ever actually find three wise men. Then there is the task of finding Bethlehem and the bringing of gifts. There is some suggestion that if three wise women had appeared, rather than three wise men, things could have been a lot better!

 

Family Christmas

Of course Christmas would not be Christmas without spending all that quality time with one’s family. A lot of greeting card cartoonists capitalise on the reality of spending so much time with family members and the resultant joy!

Alcohol

Speaking about spending so much time with the family, the accustomed remedy and saviour is the alcoholic tipple . . .

The Christmas Dinner

The high expectations of the Christmas dinner and the resultant stress that ensues makes for some great humour. There is so much pressure to create the 'perfect Christmas'. The following cards provide some light relief to the stress of trying to create a wonderful dinner by following a celebrity chef's recipe!

Turkey

And of course, don’t forget the poor turkey . ..

 

Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping and the joy it gives some and the more typical dread it gives others, leads to some hilarious cards.

 

Men at Christmas

Man gets a fair amount of abuse about his stereotypical behaviour of not helping enough, drinking too much, lounging about . . .

 

Dogs

Dogs feature heavily in funny cards all year round and I guess Christmas is no exception!

 

These are just some of the popular humour categories for Christmas cards. At the Comedy Card Company, we have a huge selection of funny Christmas cards. We also a separate page featuring some downright RUDE Christmas cards - hilarious, but not for the easily offended.

Merry Christmas to all!

View our Christmas card range

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