Attorney Terrye L. Cheathem (really?) noticed that a niche that Hallmark isn't serving, and decided to do something about it.
"With more than 2.5 million people incarcerated in the Unites States today, I saw that there was a tremendous need," she said.
Some express simple good wishes: "We are all praying for you while you do your time."
But most show a tougher sort of love. A Christmas greeting partly reads: "You had the choice to be 'naughty or nice.' And you chose ... Oh well, now you have to do your time."
Cheathem said she came up with the cards when her brother-in-law served 11 months in prison. She said she went searching for the appropriate greeting card, but couldn't find what she was looking for.
"There weren't any cards on the shelf that said anything like,
'Hey, you must make better choices,'" she said.
Her company, Three Squares Greetings, has the tagline of "Greeting Cards for Those Who Can't Come Home" ...