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Make Christmas Personal with New Celebrity Video Ecards from American Greetings
Brand-New Steve Martin Addition Features Hilarious Song “The Strangest Christmas Yet”

Cleveland, OH (December 14, 2017) – Nothing is more universal these days than being busy, especially around the holidays. While Christmastime can feel like chaos, connecting with loved ones is what truly gives meaning to the season – so why not do it in a way that’s super-simple for you and extra-epic for them? Make family and friends feel special in an instant with American Greetings Christmas selection of celebrity video ecards featuring Steve Martin, Smokey Robinson or William Shatner!

When you believe that your Christmas message is best delivered by one of America’s funniest comedians, beloved actors and Grammy-award winning banjo players, you’ll want to call on Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers to do the job. The newest addition to American Greetings collection of digital greetings features the soon-to-be-perennial favorite song “The Strangest Christmas Yet” from Martin’s latest bluegrass album with the Steep Canyon Rangers called "The Long-Awaited Album."

If Motown classics are your jam, nothing beats a personalized Christmas greeting with the legendary smooth sounds of Smokey Robinson’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted voice. Launched in October, Robinson’s collection of Hollywood SmashUps™ video ecards includes two beloved favorites – “Get Ready” and “My Girl” – and fans will love customizing the “Get Ready” option for Christmas by choosing their recipient’s name to be sung by Smokey himself.

For those who love a big dose of humor with their Christmas cheer, William Shatner will help you send a personalized Christmas shout-out. The award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist and horseman added “greeting card personality” to his long list of impressive professional accomplishments with last year’s release of his Hollywood SmashUps video ecard. Set to the classic song “Shout,” Shatner brings his incomparable and hilarious style of spoken-word singing – complete with backup singers and flashing lights – to this unforgettable way to connect with all your favorite people.

Consumers can find these Christmas video ecards, additional Hollywood SmashUps ecards and more digital options for staying connected at www.americangreetings.com. A great selection of inspiring cards from American Greetings is also available at participating drug chains, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as in American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores. 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

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 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 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 www.corporate.americangreetings.com.

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