CLEVELAND, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Remember a time before instant gratification when the anticipation of Christmas truly added enjoyable excitement to the season? Capture that magic again with the brand-new Countdown to Christmas desktop app from American Greetings. This digital countdown is a fun and creative way to experience the spirit of joy and hope that surrounds the holidays. Spend quality time with your family interacting with and personalizing the Countdown to Christmas winter wonderland, and watch with wonder as the clock on the mantel counts down the days, hours and even seconds to Christmas!
The app opens to reveal a warm, inviting living room with a beautiful ornament that appears on the festive tree. Every ornament brings new surprises, and completing each activity adds more Christmas decorations and embellishments to the room before unlocking the next ornament. Gather around the computer with your loved ones to decorate a unique holiday sweater or share a smile as you watch a cute and comical video. Whether you're selecting a favorite pet to keep you warm by the fire, playing a game or just trimming the tree, there's always something magical happening!
"Personalizing the holiday scene in the Countdown to Christmas digital experience is the perfect way to involve the entire family in the anticipation of Christmas Day," said Eliza Wing, director of digital brands at American Greetings. "Giving the gift of family time and a shared experience by sending this desktop app to friends and family is a great alternative to material gifts."
Don't forget to check out your yuletide scene on Christmas Day for an extra special celebration! Americangreetings.com members can enjoy this magical experience for only $1.99 per download (cost for non-members is $2.99).
Consumers can find American Greetings holiday products, in addition to a great selection of inspiring cards, 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.
SOURCE American Greetings Corporation