Win Over Dad and Grandpa this Father's Day with New Yakety Plaques(TM) from American Greetings

CLEVELAND, June 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the Greeting Card Association, approximately 90 million Father's Day cards are purchased each year. Make sure your card stands out from the pack by giving dad a surprising and original Father's Day card that will keep the laughs coming. Dads and grandpas deserve to be celebrated every day, and Father's Day is the perfect opportunity to let them know how grateful you are for them and everything they do. Make their day with a hilarious and heartfelt card from the brand-new Yakety Plaques™ collection!

Awesome dads deserve an awesome award! Each Yakety Plaque features a shiny trophy with a prize-winning personality that comes to life and sings at the push of a button. With warm, funny sentiments to make dad smile, he'll want to display his Yakety Plaque for Father's Day and beyond! Designs in this inventive collection include a golden throne for the "King of the Castle," a silver trophy declaring him the "Best. Dad. Ever.," and a gold award for the "World's Greatest Grandpa."

"Yakety Plaques are the perfect way to celebrate the special dads and grandpas in your life," said Carol Miller, Vice President of Corporate Innovation at American Greetings. "Many dads love new technology, and consumers will love sharing these innovative cards. This Father's Day, give them a fun and funny card that's sure to bring a smile to their face all year long."

As an industry leader in greeting card inventions, American Greetings has introduced more than 100 new greeting card formats under the Inventions™ brand, offering the ultimate selection of exciting, new-to-the-world ways to celebrate birthdays and other happy occasions. Incorporating brand-new twists on technology in cards with carefully written copy and celebratory artwork, the combined effect is the perfect selection of greeting cards that are sure to surprise and delight any recipient. Continue the fun and spread the wow factor of our dynamic greeting card innovations by sharing your pictures, videos and messages on social platforms with the hashtag #BestCardEver.

Consumers can find Yakety Plaques™ cards, 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 For more information on American Greetings, visit You can also follow American Greetings on Twitter, Facebook, American Greetings blog, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram.

About American Greetings Corporation

As a leader in meaningful connections, American Greetings Corporation is a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in making the world a more thoughtful and caring place. Founded in 1906, 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 $2 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit

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