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Share the Luck of the Irish with St. Patrick's Day Fun from American Greetings

CLEVELAND, March 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- St. Patrick's day is all about fun and celebrating Irish heritage. Whether you're Irish or not, about 133 million people celebrated the holiday last year, and it's especially popular among millennials, with about 77 percent planning to take part in festivities. If playing the bagpipes isn't your thing, American Greetings has plenty of other options for spreading the luck of the Irish to honor St. Paddy's Day this year. Collections of classic and humorous paper and digital cards complement delightful party goods and decorations to make this March 17th extra jig-worthy.

Irish blessings – and laughs – abound in a great selection of digital cards that celebrate the holiday. Americangreetings.com offers designs ranging from thoughtful wishes to cheeky humor all with the iconic St. Patrick's Day imagery that we know and love. Leprechauns, pots of gold and shamrocks decorate a wide variety of interactive cards that feature games, songs, and even allow you to personalize the greeting by adding a photo or the recipient's name. Another terrific option for sending personalized digital cards is the free justWink app or justWink.com. These sweet and sassy cards are perfect for sharing shenanigans and can be sent via text, email, Facebook and Twitter.

In addition to the assortment of Irish-inspired paper cards, the American Greetings card aisle has everything you need (minus the green beer) for a magical St. Patrick's Day celebration. Bright and cheerful shamrock-patterned party goods are a fun and festive way to share some traditional corned beef and cabbage with friends and family. Don't forget the playful decorations and stickers to invite everyone to go green and get into the spirit.

Consumers can find these St. Patrick's Day products, in addition to a great selection of 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. Those who enjoy sending e-cards can share American Greetings cards online from www.americangreetings.com. For more information on American Greetings, visit www.corporate.americangreetings.com. You can also follow American Greetings on Twitter, Facebook, American Greetings blog, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram.

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 Cardstore.com and electronic greeting cards available at AmericanGreetings.com. 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 $2 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit www.corporate.americangreetings.com.

CONTACT: Megan Baucco Assistant Marketing Communications Manager 216.252.7300 ext.2841 megan.baucco@amgreetings.comSource:American Greetings Corporation