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New Wonderland Wishes(TM) Cards from American Greetings Add Festive Fun to Christmas

CLEVELAND, Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- How do you improve upon the already-magical holiday season? That's easy – just add delightful animals dressed in Christmas duds and some humor! According to the National Retail Federation, practical items, like clothing and gift cards, are the most popular holiday gifts, so a lighthearted Christmas greeting is the perfect playful counterpoint to that pair of socks. Send cheer and merriment this year with the brand-new Wonderland Wishes™ collection of Christmas cards from American Greetings.



Christmas in the card department just got a whole lot merrier with Wonderland Wishes, the newest holiday innovation from American Greetings. These fabulously festive cards feature adorable animals nestled in a soft felt stocking that lights up and plays a favorite seasonal song. Shoppers will love the joy that these cards bring and recipients will love the fun surprise! This loveable collection features Santa's favorite puppy, a perfectly decorated kitten and an extra-jolly hamster.

"We know that connecting with loved ones during the holiday season is most important, but why not add a bit of spirited silliness to your heartfelt Christmas wishes?" said Carol Miller, vice president of corporate innovation at American Greetings. "Wonderland Wishes is the perfect combination of warm messages, charming animals and Christmas cheer to make them smile long after the season is over."

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 Wonderland Wishes™ 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 ecards 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

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 Cardstore.com and ecards available at AmericanGreetings.com. 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 www.corporate.americangreetings.com.

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CONTACT: Megan Baucco Assistant Manager, Marketing Communications megan.baucco@amgreetings.com 216.252.7300 ext.2841

Source:American Greetings Corporation