Hallmark Encourages Sharing Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Postage-Paid Greetings make sending easy

Nov 08, 2011, 11:00 ET from Hallmark Cards, Inc.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving can be a perfect time to reconnect with friends and loved ones. With nearly 240 Thanksgiving cards available this season, Hallmark is encouraging people to pause and give thanks to their loved ones. According to Hallmark Research, more than 70 percent of Thanksgiving cards are mailed, the highest percentage for any season.  

"Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and reflecting on our blessings," said Kristi Stanley, Hallmark Editorial Director.

For ease and convenience, there are Postage-Paid Greetings available this Thanksgiving in many different designs and messages. Just sign, seal and send.  The postage is treated like a Forever stamp, and its value will always be equal to the price of a standard First-Class stamp, regardless of when it's mailed.

"Our postage paid cards give consumers an easy way to reconnect with friends and family from across the miles," said Stanley. "Even if they can't be together at Thanksgiving, a card is a wonderful way for them to tell someone how much they're loved and appreciated."

Design styles for Thanksgiving range from photos to illustrations to licensed properties such as The Peanuts™ Gang and Nature's Sketchbook by Marjolein Bastin©.  

Like the idea of sharing gratitude in Thanksgiving cards, but not sure what to say?  Use these thought starters for a truly personal Thanksgiving greeting:
It's friends like you that ...
The only thing better than turkey and pumpkin pie is ...
The guys have football, but we have ...
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without ...

Thanksgiving Cards, including Postage-Paid Greetings, are available at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and participating Hallmark retailers nationwide. Use the store locator on Hallmark.com to find the nearest Hallmark Gold Crown store.  Postage-paid card prices begin at $2.50.

Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com/newsroom for more information. You can also follow Hallmark on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Hallmark and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hallmarkpr.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what's in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 40,000 retail outlets in the U.S., including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.

SOURCE Hallmark Cards, Inc.