SAVE OUR SPRINGBOKS! (SOS!) sign now

We the undersigned appeal to Hallmark Cards, Inc. to continue producing and distributing the Springbok line of jigsaw puzzles, which are exclusive to Hallmark. We appeal to Hallmark Cards, Inc. to REVERSE their decision to stop production of the Springbok line of jigsaw puzzles.

Hallmark has produced this superior line of puzzles since they acquired Springbok Editions in the late 1960's. The Springbok line has set itself apart due to the wide variety of themes and subjects of their puzzle pictures; the "unusual" shapes of the puzzle pieces; the variety of puzzle sizes ranging from mini puzzles with fewer than 60 pieces, to giant puzzles of 2000 pieces; and last but not least - the extraordinary quality of the puzzles. The pieces are tight-fitting and thick-cut. One can easily pick up a complete 2000-pieces puzzle by the top edge and lift it vertically without any pieces falling out.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of collectors of Springbok puzzles (warmly referred to as " 'bokkers ")across the U.S. and beyond. They range from new collectors who recently discovered this puzzle line, to those who have over 500 puzzles in their collections dating back to the late 1960's to early 1970's. People may wonder why someone would pay upwards of $20 or more for a jigsaw puzzle. But once they've experienced a Springbok puzzle, that question no longer exists. The answer is obvious - Springbok is the best.

In late 2001 it was discovered by this petition's author that Hallmark planned to discontinue production of the Springbok line of puzzles after the New Year. Hallmark stores around the country are being depleted of puzzles, with no new puzzles to replace them. Strangely, this decision was NOT made public - many stores were not aware of this decision until it was too late. Even some Customer Service representatives AT Hallmark were not aware of this decision. When asked about it last fall, they replied "No, there's no plans to discontinue the puzzles." And many of the collectors and fans of the puzzles were not aware of it, either. But it has now been confirmed, both by Hallmark Cards, Inc. and by various Hallmark store managers as they become aware of it. They have been discontinued.

We 'bokkers would simply like it if Hallmark Cards, Inc. would listen to and respect the voice of their paying customers - those of us who spend our hard-earned money on their products, INCLUDING Springbok puzzles. Numerous emails and phone calls to the company don't seem to have had any affect; therefore, this petition was created. Hopefully, a petition in one place containing the signatures of many, many supporters of Springboks will make a difference and change Hallmark's mind.

Please - if you would like to Save Our Springboks - sign this online petition and send it on. Thank you.

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Latest Signatures

  • 30 January 20161000. Lizzy B
    You just lost a customer. This and your ornimants are the only reason that I shop. Sometimes I get a cart but I can do that at any stationary store. So why should I shop here now.
  • 30 January 2016999. Barbara G
    I support this petition
  • 15 January 2016998. Nancy M
    I have been a Springbok Puzzle collector since the mid 70's giving one each year to each of my children's families for Christmas..I am very disappointed to hear the news of them being discontinued.
  • 14 January 2016997. Cami S
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016996. Thomas Ey
    Please don't stop
  • 31 December 2015995. Rod K
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015994. Rosa Mg
    Please save the Springbok puzzles, they are my favorite. They are the only ones I collect.
  • 19 December 2015993. Mary F
    These puzzles have no equal. I know a lot of people who enjoy them.
  • 12 December 2015992. Lauren H
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015991. Carrie V
    I've been searching all over at various Hallmark stores for a great Springbok puzzle for a Christmas gift. Finding a very small and disappointing selection, I searched the web and found this petition. I had no idea Hallmark was discontinuing this product.
  • 01 December 2015990. Carrie C
    please continue, these are the only brand of puzzles i enjoy doing.
  • 21 November 2015989. Debra F
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 2015988. Kevin K
    Doing Springbok Jigsaw Puzzles during the Christmas Season has been a traditon in my families households for as long as I can remember. My mother and father would purchase several Springbok puzzles before Christmas and the whole family would look forward
  • 18 November 2015987. Gloria Ae
    These puzzles represent fond memories. We continue to purchase them, as well!
  • 09 November 2015986. John Ph
    I currently have 90+ 500 piece puzzles, many will have "sequel" puzzles I do not want to miss.
  • 01 November 2015985. Jill Vano
    Springboks are the best quality available and the onlly ones I work. Pease don't stop!
  • 25 October 2015984. Priscilla S
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2015983. Linda Ah
    I have over 300 puzzles and I am very sick that there is a chance the production may stop. Thank You
  • 15 October 2015982. Eileen Ry
    Please keep producing Springboks! Please!!
  • 08 October 2015981. Shirley Haney
    PLEASE let the tradition of beautiful puzzles continue.
  • 08 October 2015980. Jim K
    I support this petition
  • 03 October 2015979. Ann M
    These puzzles have provided so much family fun for my parents, for me and for my son. Springbok puzzles have a common appeal for a family with ages ranging from 23 to 85. We have been enjoying them as a team for almost 20 years. Please do not discontinue
  • 27 September 2015978. Hilda D
    I NEED Sprinkbok puzzles!!!!
  • 15 September 2015977. Jan P
    mistake
  • 12 September 2015976. Julie G
    My family and I adore these puzzles with the funnest topics my children love them and they make great gifts please reconsider.
  • 06 September 2015975. Shannon G
    I support this petition
  • 06 September 2015974. Charles Wh
    SAVE SPRINGBOK!!!!!

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