Make Autumn Amazing with Perfect Ways to Connect for Thanksgiving from American Greetings

CLEVELAND, Nov. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- How can we make expressing love and gratitude as commonplace as turkey and cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving? By taking the opportunity to share your thankful thoughts with friends, family and everyone else you're grateful for during this special time of year. The simple act of sending a card lets them know you took time out of your chaotic holiday schedule to think about more than how many hours the turkey needs to cook. Whether you're reaching out to an out-of-town family member, thanking a coworker for being great or hosting a "Friendsgiving," American Greetings has everything you need to connect with the important people in your life as you celebrate Thanksgiving.

Make autumn awesome with a visit to the American Greetings card aisle where consumers will find eye-catching pops of color, fresh fall looks and updated Thanksgiving classics with iconic imagery. This year's collection of Thanksgiving wishes has an expanded variety of fall-focused messages that even includes more "Friendsgiving" options. In addition to new cards that reflect modern language and relationships, consumers can find greetings ranging from romantic thoughts for your significant other or jokes about turkey cooking skills to religious designs with gracious blessings and even cards from the cat or dog.

If Turkey Day sneaks up on you, you can still send the perfect card with the large selection of digital options from American Greetings. Creatacard, the tablet app that turns your child's artwork into a real paper greeting card that we'll ship anywhere in the world, lets you send extra helpings of smiles across the miles. Visit to choose from hilarious, heartfelt, singing and customizable cards – just to name a few! Cardstore, the popular custom greeting card website from American Greetings, has a large collection of Thanksgiving greeting card and invitation designs that can be customized with your own images and messages (and we even stamp and mail them for you). Bold and sassy digital cards featuring unexpected fun, like vodka-spiked mashed potatoes and a magical "unicornucopia," from the justWink website or mobile app can be sent via text, email, Facebook and Twitter.

Don't forget to dress up your table – and host/hostess gifts, if you're not the one hosting – with party goods and gift wrap from American Greetings. Traditional imagery adorns everything you need to serve a fabulous feast (or everyone's favorite: Thanksgiving leftovers!) on festive plates, napkins, cups and table covers. The finishing touch for amazing autumnal entertaining is cheerful decorations in rich color palettes to make sure all your guests feel the warmest welcome.

Consumers can find these Thanksgiving 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 ecards 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 ecards available at In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the AG Entertainment 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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