Last-Minute Shopper? Check out and to Add the Perfect Personal Touch

Dec 20, 2010, 09:37 ET from American Greetings Corporation

CLEVELAND, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- We are officially in the home stretch of the holiday season and as last-minute shoppers hurry to cross off those final names on their list, they can still share a heartfelt message with anyone thanks to American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM.) One fun and convenient way to let friends and family know just how special they are is by visiting and and sending one of the great new e-cards that combine amazing innovation with just the right amount of old-fashioned charm to offer the perfect holiday greeting.

Inspiring creativity and elegance

Always at the forefront of creativity, both sites have a wide variety of detailed and elegant greetings that are sure to delight any recipient this holiday season.

One particular card from, titled, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," features intricate stop-motion animation of characters that were actually hand-sewn by the creative team at the e-card site. The months of preparation for this greeting paid off with a final product that reflects classics like "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" in look and feel, while also offering something fresh and fun. also has a wide collection of joyfully elegant greetings. One example includes characters that go beyond the typical e-card boundaries to make a wintry setting jump off the screen. Another, called "Magic of the Season," is highlighted by an animation that brings an intricate holiday scene to life right in front of your eyes.

Sharing smiles and laughter

Looking for something to tickle their funny bone while with warming their heart? Both sites have hilarious new offerings this holiday season. has a great selection of light hearted greetings that offer everything from bee-bopping penguins and a one-of-a-kind Christmas hoe-down to a special woodland concert and even an international take on how to truly enjoy the season. does its part to elicit laughter and smiles with a hysterical rendition of a classic Christmas favorite in "Doggy Carol of the Bells." The adorably furry celebrants adorn Santa hats and act playfully amused as they do their part to spread cheer.

Innovative ways to make their season bright

In addition to all of this fun content, both sites also offer tremendous innovation to make your e-card extra special.

Even as the holiday shopping season winds down, card enthusiasts can still reach out to those closest to them and share warm wishes with those they never thought they could with the new Holiday Pics & Wishes card from American Greetings.

The Holiday Pics & Wishes greetings bring consumers' holiday cards to life through a one-of-a-kind marriage of paper card elegance and the latest in e-card technologies. Senders can customize their online greeting with everything from favorite photos and home videos to a personal holiday letter that reflects the handcrafted charm and thoughtfulness of a paper card.  Best yet, the Holiday Pics & Wishes cards can be shared through email or posting to Facebook, so, no matter how you connect with that special person you can share this thoughtful greeting and make their holiday even brighter. features innovation and ultimate convenience with the ability to include an Gift Card with any greeting. Those looking for an added thoughtful touch can take advantage of the exclusive e-Card Gift Holders, which share the sure-to-be-appreciated Gift Card right in the animation of the e-card to ensure a memorable experience.  

Consumers can find even more ways to make anyone's holidays the happiest at and

About American Greetings Corporation

For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships. 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 the largest collection of electronic greetings on the Web, including cards available at through AG Interactive, Inc. (the Company's online division). AG Interactive also offers digital photo sharing and personal publishing at and and provides a one-stop source for online graphics and animations at In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.6 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit

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