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Make Every Heart Happy this Valentine’s Day with Festive New Products from American Greetings

Cleveland (Feb. 10, 2016) – As the second most-popular card-sending holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day is all about spreading the love – but it isn’t just reserved for lovers. Once you’ve chosen the perfect card for your sweetheart, make every heart happy this year by celebrating all the different relationships in your life. Favorite gal pals will enjoy a “Galentine’s Day” greeting, family members will be tickled by your thoughtfulness, and coworkers will appreciate the nice wishes. American Greetings has everything you need to make meaningful connections with stylish paper and digital cards, beautiful gift wrap and fun party goods.

The American Greetings card aisle boasts beautifully designed and highly embellished cards in a wide range of styles. Love’s lighter moments are highlighted with charming cards that feature contemporary designs and sentiments from silly to risqué. The perfect card for every recipient is easy to find with a new collection designed specifically for men and a new collection of cute and festive cards especially for kids. Don’t forget to check out our latest greeting card invention, Blow Me a Kiss™. This innovative and original line of cards pairs blow sensor technology with photo animals in kissing booths to create a one-of-a-kind wish.

If you’re more of the last-minute type, romance can still rock with justWink. Since its debut in 2010, justWink has charmed Gen Y with its smart, sassy and sophisticated style.  Brand-new paper and digital Valentine’s Day cards with trend-forward designs and clever, playful messages put an unexpected twist on love’s biggest day – and there’s even a selection of anti-Valentine’s Day and LGBTQ cards. Don’t worry if you’re down to the wire without a gift; the free justWink app lets you send a card and attach a digital gift card from a large variety of popular retailers!

A box of chocolate – or any special Valentine’s Day gift – will be that much more delectable when it’s concealed in a beautifully wrapped package. According to American Greetings research, younger consumers purchase the most Valentine’s Day-themed gift packaging, and the new collection of elegant yet budget-friendly gift wrap allows them to lavish their loved ones with something special. Coordinated bags, roll wrap, tissue and bows add a dramatic finish to any gift that celebrates the strong connection between hearts.

A Valentine’s Day party is a wonderful way to share your love with family, friends, coworkers or classmates. With candy accounting for nearly half of all Valentine’s Day purchases, patterned treat bags are a cute way to wrap candy and small treats for everyone from your honey to your pet. Planning a party where everyone can savor their treats is easy with festive party goods and coordinating accessories. Don’t forget the assortment of stickers featuring iconic imagery, delightful designs and favorite characters that also make great party favors!

Consumers can find these Valentine’s Day 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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