17 January 2019

A Uruguayan firm spread seasonal cheer in December by sending out huge Christmas cards showing its staff attending a funeral. 

The cover of Guyer & Regules' yuletide greeting featured a wreath and a joyous, festive reminder that everything dies: 

Cover
'Tis the season to have existential dread

 

Unfolding the card reveals a giant photo of the firm's staff attending a mocked-up (surely mocked up?) funeral:

Wide shot

Mourning in front of a gravestone with the inscription "RIP Christmas Card" is senior partner Nicolas Herrera, channelling a mafia don, or possibly the man from Del Monte:

Gravestone

Not everyone got the memo about funeral attire. This pair came as the Blues Brothers:

Blue

These two thought it was a frat party:

Funeral not wedding

This guy thought about bringing Backstreet back:

Backstreet

While this gentleman has been bringing Backstreet back for several decades:

Back

One mourner mixed up 'sad' with 'GQ cover shoot':

GQ

Then again, there's nothing like a funeral to really give you the horn:

Horn

In an old-fashioned take on the sexes, only one man was snapped holding a handkerchief, compared to 24 weeping women:

Cry

As for the top suspect in the death of the deceased, you're not fooling anyone, Uruguayan Chigurh:

murderer

On the reverse side of the funeral extravaganza, staff were pictured in front of the same church, but now celebrating, having bulldozed the gravestone:

Church b

The man from Del Monte, he say yes:

Boss

The office joker/dictator:

Cooper

Quick snort in the loos and that funeral's a distant memory:

snort

Perhaps mistaking its card for a work of art, the firm provided behind-the scenes footage: 

Alas, Guyer & Regules was not the only firm spouting a bizarre Christmas message. In a brave attempt at humour, Arnold & Porter proclaimed that it was demonstrating "innovation" by sending a greeting ecard 12 months early:

Ho ho ho

"Surely the shit-est legal marketing message ever sent (costs draftsman excluded)", said a recipient, who kindly passed the pisspoor effort to ROF. It certainly gives the firm that made Santa weep a run for its money.

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