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Brighten Their Spring with the Perfect Card from American Greetings

Cleveland (March 21, 2016) – Flowers are in bloom, rain showers are frequent, and Easter’s early arrival is helping usher in the spring season. Joyful messages that uplift and inspire are the perfect way to celebrate the spiritual significance of Easter and the religious rites of passage that customarily take place during springtime, First Communions and Confirmations. These occasions are associated with happiness, renewal and acknowledging close relationships, and American Greetings has a selection of cards that is sure to bring bright and beautiful wishes to this blessed time of year.

Consumers visiting the American Greetings card aisle can enhance Easter for kids, relatives, friends or that special someone with a card collection that speaks to both the holy nature and fun traditions of the holiday. Cute and casual interpretations of time-honored subject matter, such as bunnies, chicks and eggs, paired with light comedy reflect today’s trends in humor. Exciting, unexpected design elements paired with traditional Easter and spring iconography bring freshness to cheerful cards with messages that strengthen the connection between the sender and recipient.

In addition to celebrating Easter on Sunday, March 27, spring is the season for First Communions and Confirmations. Cards featuring inspirational and authentic themes help express your heartfelt congratulations to loved ones as they experience this important milestone in their spiritual life. The variety of classic cards is complemented by a number of whimsical and juvenile designs that are perfect for younger recipients taking part in these ceremonies. For those who are also giving gifts to commemorate the occasion, the wonderful money/gift card holder options help present your thoughtful gift.

Consumers can find these spring 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 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

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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