The holidays are a time to share warm feelings, happy thoughts, and goodwill with those around you. But when you can’t be close to those you love, what better way to show you care than by sending a thoughtful holiday card?  Unfortunately, even that beautiful and pure tradition is sometimes not so thoughtful, turning the cheer and joy of the season into offensive, creepy, awkward, politically incorrect, or otherwise unsavory greetings.

When possible we've listed the designer—often, gasp, a politician or political party agency—and year of release. Other times, we simply let the inappropriateness of the seasonal greeting speak for itself. In all cases, we just can't believe people thought these cards were a good idea. 

Check out The 50 Most Inappropriate Holiday Cards.

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