Make Their Christmas Magical with Festive Holiday Products from American Greetings

CLEVELAND, Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Candy canes, jingle bells and mistletoe signal the season for family traditions, joyful gatherings with friends, and connecting with loved ones near and far. According to the Greeting Card Association, Christmas remains the most popular card-sending holiday, with approximately 1.6 billion units purchased each year. Sending merry wishes to the important people in your life during this special time lets them know how grateful you are to share another year with them. American Greetings makes the season merry with an amazing array of holiday cards, gift packaging, ornaments and party goods.

Shoppers visiting the American Greetings card aisle will love the wonderful selection of heartfelt and stylish cards perfect for connecting with family and friends across the miles. Wonderland Wishes ™ is the charming new Christmas card invention that features adorable animals nestled in a soft felt stocking that lights up and plays a favorite seasonal song. From light and quirky to just slightly on the edge, justWink has great cards for Gen Y and everyone who likes a little hip with their holiday. For those giving money or gift cards this season, don't miss the beautifully designed money and gift card holders featuring classic Christmas imagery and sentiments that touch consumers' hearts.

Deck the halls with creative and festive ornaments from the American Greetings 2015 collection of Heirloom™ ornaments. This year's collection includes beloved holiday characters, keepsake ornaments for commemorating life's special occasions, classic collectibles and modern children's favorites. Spruce up your tree – the centerpiece of Christmas decorating – with festive new trimmings, or share holiday spirit with loved ones by giving these ornaments as a personal gift.

The right wrapping makes any gift more special, and American Greetings offers a full collection of roll wrap, tissue, bags, bows and trim. The coordinated designs and festive themes will make gift giving even merrier, and the variety of sizes – including quick and convenient jumbo gift bags for those items that are extra-large and extra-difficult to wrap – make gorgeous gift presentation a cinch. In addition to the assortment of Christmas and winter designs, everything from roll wrap to stickers features an expanded offering of popular licensed characters. Don't forget to pick up your party goods and accessories to give the season's many holiday celebrations that extra bit of cheer.

Consumers can find these Christmas 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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