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Photoshopped Seasonal Gloom

 - Dec 16, 2008   Updated: Jun 23 2011
References: crestock
The recipients of these apocalyptic Christmas cards are sure to have their hopes of a cheery Christmas dashed. These depressing designs are the result of a Photoshop contest conducted by Crestock.

The theme of the contest was doom and gloom and toom--at least, in so many words. The post-apocalyptic images feature gas masks galore and downtrodden elves, Santa Claus and reindeer.

Way to kill the Christmas spirit, Crestock...

Implications - There are certain events and occasions that instruct consumers on the ways in which they are supposed to behave and feel. Often these portrayals are not accurate and consumers are without any sources of relief. Businesses that provide comical or ironic alternatives will appeal to a large number of consumers.