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Open an Unforgettable Birthday with New Wishes Uncorked™ Cards from American Greetings

Cleveland (Sept. 5, 2017) – Is a card really a card if it doesn’t look like one? Of course, the answer is “Yes!” – and that clarification will be helpful for those lucky enough to experience the latest new-to-the-world birthday card invention in the American Greetings card aisle. Sending a message in a bottle may not sound like cutting-edge innovation, but don’t be fooled by the see-through, corked “bottles” of fun because they are actually the marvelously unique Wishes Uncorked™ collection of birthday cards!

Uncork the joy of lights, sound and scenic views! Featuring upbeat music and a warm glow of delicate lights, Wishes Uncorked captures whimsical illustrated moments layered with paper for a charming handmade look in displayable bottles. Shoppers will find the perfect card to charm any recipient, as the special message in a bottle is uncorked with delight. Designs in this imaginative collection include a fabulous fiesta, a blooming garden of wishes, an inviting beach and a lively city skyline.

“The Wishes Uncorked collection gives a whole new meaning to sending a message in a bottle,” said Carol Miller, vice president of corporate innovation at American Greetings. “There is undoubtedly a fun anticipation when opening a birthday card or a message in a bottle, so merging the two – and adding music and lights – is certainly an unforgettable way to send exceptional birthday wishes.”

As an industry leader in greeting card inventions, American Greetings has introduced more than 150 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 Wishes Uncorked™ 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 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

As a leader in meaningful connections, American Greetings 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 electronic greeting cards available at In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Entertainment group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.8 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit