CLEVELAND, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day is one of the most popular card-sending occasions of the year, but it isn't just for smitten sweethearts. After you've found the perfect card for your valentine, don't forget about all the other people in your life. Sending special Valentine's Day wishes isn't just reserved for your significant other, so let your dearest family members, favorite friends and everyone else you adore know how much you love them. What significant other wouldn't love an ecard complete with a serenade by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton? American Greetings has more ways to share the love than ever with everything from eye-catching paper and digital cards to gorgeous gift wrap and party goods.
How do you personalize a Valentine's Day card for your loved ones, and have it sound epic, awesome and amazing? Let Michael Bolton sing it to them. Following the recent launch of the Michael Bolton birthday ecard, now you can send your honey a personalized ballad from the master of love songs to make this Valentine's Day one they'll never forget.
Consumers visiting the American Greetings card aisle will be met with beautiful and bold displays of paper cards ranging from traditional and romantic to funny and innovative. Lovey-dovey and flirtatious options will create heartwarming connections, while the less-serious side of love rules in silly and clever cards that playfully poke at the humorous imperfections in every type of relationship. Our new Valentine's Day card invention, Wiggle It Wishes™, features quirky photo animals dressed in fabric underwear and grooving their musical booties to the beat. Some of our other tech favorites, including Hyper Pop-Ups™ and Yakety Yaks™, also make a special appearance to jazz up your holiday with lights, music and lots of fun.
In addition to the large selection of loveable paper cards, new cards on the free justWink app offer everything you could want in a digital Valentine's Day card – they're customizable, free to send, and last-minute shoppers can include a mobile gift card. The LIVE Greetings app entertains with interactive digital cards with tailor-made voice messages and charming characters. Personalizing Valentine's Day party invitations, comical cards, school valentines and every type of paper card in between with your own photos and messages is simple and convenient with Cardstore, the custom greeting card brand with beautifully designed cards we print and mail for you, and the Cardstore app. Encourage kids to share the love with the new Valentine's Day sticker packs available on the free Creatacard iPad app, the top-ranking app that brings your child's artwork to life as a professionally printed greeting card that can be shipped anywhere in the world.
Not only is Valentine's Day one of the leading card-sending holidays, it's also a popular gift-giving occasion. Make your gift extra special with beautiful gift packaging from American Greetings. Richly dramatic black gift bags with sparkling embellishments, rolls of specialty foil wrapping paper with classic Valentine's Day designs and coordinating patterned and solid tissue paper add the finishing touch to any gift. Gift cards remain among the top gifts purchased for Valentine's Day, but be sure to dress up your presentation with the perfectly-sized box with heart accents.
A Valentine's Day party is a great way to share your love with family, friends, coworkers or classmates. With candy being nearly half of all Valentine's Day purchases, new patterned treat bags are a cute way to wrap candy and small treats for everyone from your lovebird to your pet. Planning the party where everyone can enjoy their valentines and treats is easy with fun, festive party goods and coordinating accessories. Don't forget the wide variety of stickers featuring iconic imagery, fun new 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
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.
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