Celebrate Communion and Confirmation Blessings with the Perfect Card from American Greetings

CLEVELAND, April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As April showers give way to May flowers, many people are also rejoicing in the hopefulness of religious rites of passage that customarily take place during springtime. Celebrating the First Holy Communion or Confirmation of a loved one is a meaningful event and an important milestone in their spiritual life. Giving the perfect card to express your wishes for a beautiful experience adds to their blessed day, and American Greetings has a great assortment of paper and digital cards to share your love and happiness.

The American Greetings card aisle features a variety of Communion and Confirmation cards with heartfelt sentiments to convey joyful congratulations. This selection of traditional cards is complemented by a number of whimsical and juvenile designs that are perfect for younger recipients taking part in these ceremonies. For those that are also giving gifts to commemorate the occasion, the wonderful money/gift card holder options help present your thoughtful gift.

If you're hosting the celebration, don't forget to visit Cardstore, the popular custom greeting card website from American Greetings, to make a special moment mean even more with personalized invitations and thank you cards that you can customize with photos and text. We'll even address the envelopes and mail the cards for you! Just looking to congratulate the recipient? Cardstore also has a large collection of beautiful religious and general templates for you to customize a unique congratulations card.

Consumers can find these Communion and Confirmation cards, 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. 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 Manager, Marketing Communications megan.baucco@amgreetings.com 216.252.7300 ext. 2841Source:American Greetings Corporation