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New OMG! Funny™ Birthday Cards from American Greetings Deliver Unexpected Jokes
Get Big Birthday Laughs with Over-the-Top Sentiments and Pop-Up Characters

Cleveland (October 15, 2014) – Get ready for American Greetings to turn the overly-sentimental greeting card cliché on its head! Warm, heartfelt messages are a beautiful thing and can really brighten the birthday of friends and family members – but there’s also the tried-and-true option of hilarious, side-splitting birthday expressions. The new collection of OMG! Funny™ birthday cards take syrupy greetings to the next level and are guaranteed to bring big laughs.

You can’t help but laugh when an OMG! Funny card is opened. This collection of humor cards pokes fun at sappy, over-the-top sentiments and even highlights them in cheesy gold frames. The silliness is taken to the next level when the card is opened. Quirky characters pop out and address the recipient, delivering the joke in an all-new hilarious way. With cards featuring a hamster fiesta, a squirrel picnic, a prairie dog party and wishes from big foot – OMG, you’ll have to open them all!       

“Consumers are always looking for amusing new ways to share birthday wishes, and OMG! Funny delivers the perfect combination of sentimental and hilarious punchlines to celebrate your favorite people,” said Carol Miller, vice president of corporate innovation at American Greetings. “Humorous cards are always incredibly popular, especially for birthdays, and these surprising and entertaining cards will certainly get a laugh-out-loud reaction.”

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 OMG! Funny™, 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

For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter and love.  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 electronic greeting cards available at AmericanGreetings.com.  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 www.corporate.americangreetings.com

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