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American Greetings Unique Christmas Card Collection Features Joyous Messages, Heartfelt Emotion, Laughter and Even Christmas Sweaters

CLEVELAND, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Christmas is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. As the weather becomes colder, the connections and messages to family and friends become warmer. Christmas is a time when consumers seek out special, and personal, gifts and greeting cards that express feelings of love and gratitude. This year, the Christmas card collection from American Greetings Corporation features a variety of printed, and online, sentiments, artistry and personality to ensure every Christmas greeting delivered is extraordinary.

The Christmas card is a heartfelt tradition. Selecting and sending an individual Christmas card to a friend or loved one is the perfect way to tell them they make a difference in your life. This year's collections have been designed with a feeling of comfort and coziness and consumers can select from a wide variety of conversational sentiments that include the very words they would use to make the gesture even more meaningful.

For those visiting the card aisle to pick their perfect greeting, shoppers will find festive, eye-catching cards with plenty of sparkle and shine and an assortment of Christmas greetings from content partner favorites, including Kathy Davis and Mary Engelbreit. Kathy Davis applies her signature watercolor art and heartwarming messages to beautiful new Christmas cards that are sure to delight her longtime fans and everyone entering the greeting card aisle.  The authentic messages and timeless imagery of Mary Engelbreit's new Christmas collection will bring joy to shoppers this season. Her unique greeting cards have been delighting consumers for more than 30 years! And for those especially close relationships, the American Greetings Premier Christmas collection brings beautifully designed and intricately finished elegant cards that incorporate warm messages to celebrate the season.

Consumers will love the latest innovation from American Greetings, Sparkle Knits™, which celebrates the Christmas sweater. Sparkle Knits is a new take on Christmas cards featuring warm, light-hearted copy and mini-fleece sweaters decorated with layers of ornamental accents. With just a gentle tug on the hanger, a favorite Christmas song plays and the sweaters light up and twinkle in harmony with the music. Sparkle Knits are available in three designs—a reindeer, teddy bear and tree.

If you are looking to create a personalized holiday card that's worthy of that hallowed place above the fireplace that says you really made a huge impact on someone, Cardstore is showcasing tips and advice for designing greeting cards worthy of the "Top of the Mantel".  With 7,000 designs available, Cardstore offers consumers convenience, unmatched variety, as well as the opportunity to personalize their selections through an assortment of interactive options. Users can add personal photos, include unique, heartfelt messages and even upload a signature for the perfect final touch. In addition to these great options, In addition to these great options, Cardstore can even stamp and send your cards so you can spend more time celebrating the holidays!

For those who like the convenience of electronic greetings, or like to send both a paper and Christmas ecard, makes the process a whole lot simpler. From funny online Christmas cards to sentimental and sweet, American Greetings offers something for everyone. Sending animated Christmas cards is a great idea for children and adults alike, especially when you can add a personalized message to each recipient letting them know how much you care.

It's all about making messages personal and meaningful during Christmas. American Greetings also offers senders the unique opportunity to send a personalized Christmas video ecard to loved ones. In addition to the "Rockin' Toboggan" video ecard designed for Christmas and holiday wishes, American Greetings video ecards let consumers customize the song lyrics to create a personalized greeting card. Consumers can enter a name and up to three other unique customizations about the recipients. Video ecards can then be shared via Facebook, email and more.

Consumers can find the Christmas collections, in addition to a great selection of fresh and inspiring cards from American Greetings, at participating drug chains, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as in American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores. For more information on American Greetings, please visit You can also follow American Greetings on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

About American Greetings Corporation
For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter and love.  The Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards.  American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at and electronic greeting cards available at  In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the AG Properties group.  Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.9 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide.  For more information on the Company, visit  

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