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August 9, 2013

The family that runs American Greetings card company is taking the company back to private, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — The family that runs American Greetings card company is taking the company back to private, according to published reports.

The New York Times reported today that American Greetings is no longer trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The family that has run the business for more than a century, along with several investors, is said to acquire the Cleveland-based company in April.

July 17, 2013

American Greetings introduced its newest line of greeting cards, Turbo Button, a collection that features lovable characters who dance to music.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings introduced its newest line of greeting cards, Turbo Button, a collection that features lovable characters who dance to music.

Turbo Button is a funny new line of music and motion cards showcasing dancing characters that the receiver controls. The movement or music starts when the receiver opens the card and can be sped up or slowed down by pressing the turbo button. Dancing characters include a kitty, monkey, wrestler and hamster.

April 1, 2013

American Greetings greeting card company has agreed to be taken private by a group led by some of its top executives for about $602 million, the company announced.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings greeting card company has agreed to be taken private by a group led by some of its top executives for about $602 million, the company announced today.

The executive group was formed by the Weiss family — including chairman Morry Weiss; CEO Zev Weiss; director, president and COO Jeffrey Weiss and others — and will buy the shares of the company they don't already own for $18.20 a piece in cash. This amounts to a 13% premium to American Greetings' closing price of $16.10 last Thursday.

February 5, 2013

"Romantic," "sweet" and "funny" are three of the words that might describe American Greetings Corp.'s line of Valentine's Day cards for this year.

CLEVELAND — "Romantic," "sweet" and "funny" are three of the words that might describe American Greetings' line of Valentine's Day cards for this year.

The company highlighted one card in its American Greetings Premier collection that says, "Will you make me the happiest person in the world … Will you marry me?" saying the entire collection was designed for people seeking a "sophisticated touch."

December 27, 2012

American Greetings Corporation has announced a new line of children’s birthday cards: The Lost Socks.

CLEVELAND  — American Greetings has announced a new line of children’s birthday cards: The Lost Socks. This new line of cards not only provides a beloved child with a thoughtful and funny greeting, but also gives them a cute and loveable sock puppet as an added birthday gift.

December 4, 2012

American Greetings has a new line of cards that include detachable, musical felt magnets in the shape of cartoon characters.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings has a new line of cards that include detachable, musical felt magnets in the shape of cartoon characters.

The company announced the launch of the Sweet Stuff cards, which include characters like Cup-Katie, Peacefully Polly, Tequila Terry and Wesley Whip.

November 29, 2012

The greeting card category is shifting. Category giants American Greetings and Hallmark face the threat of competition from e-cards and are challenged by increased segmentation of the card category.

The greeting card category is shifting. Category giants American Greetings and Hallmark face the threat of competition from e-cards and are challenged by increased segmentation of the card category. Hallmark estimates that over the past decade, the number of greeting cards sold in the United States has dropped from 6 billion to 5 billion annually.


The Greeting Card Association reports that while greeting card unit sales have fluctuated over the past several years, the industry continues to generate annual revenues of $7 billion to $8 billion.


October 22, 2012

Greeting card maker American Greetings announced last week that its board has formed a committee of independent directors to consider an offer to privatize the company, reported the Associated Press.

CLEVELAND – Greeting card maker American Greetings announced last week that its board has formed a committee of independent directors to consider an offer to privatize the company, reported the Associated Press.

According to AP, CEO Zev Weiss and his brother, president and COO Jeffrey Weiss, along with other investors and executives, submitted a proposal to the board on Sept. 25. The group wants to buy all of the company's common stock that it doesn't already own for $17.18 per share, valuing American Greetings at approximately $581 million.

January 30, 2012

Rite Aid is stocking up on items related to Valentine's Day to help customers celebrate the holiday, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is stocking up on items related to Valentine's Day to help customers celebrate the holiday, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

October 24, 2011

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board is partnering with American Greetings to promote Pharmacy Technician Day on Tuesday, the PTCB said.

WASHINGTON — The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board is partnering with American Greetings to promote Pharmacy Technician Day on Tuesday, the PTCB said.

The two developed an interactive e-card that people can send to pharmacy technicians to show their appreciation.

The PTCB also gave some ideas about how pharmacies can celebrate their technicians, including breakfast buffets, luncheons and dessert receptions; PTCB gear presented as tokens of appreciation; letters of appreciation; banners and others.

May 4, 2011

American Greetings is promoting Taylor Swift's Mother's Day card collection by teaming up with CoverGirl to ask fans to share "the best day" spent with their moms on the greeting card brand's Facebook page.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings is promoting Taylor Swift's Mother's Day card collection by teaming up with CoverGirl to ask fans to share "the best day" spent with their moms on the greeting card brand's Facebook page.

May 3, 2011

American Greetings is introducing digital slideshow cards for Mother's Day.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings is introducing digital slideshow cards for Mother's Day.

The cards, which are available in both preloaded and customizable versions, feature full-color LCD displays, high-quality audio and multi-image slideshows set to music.

April 25, 2011

American Greetings’ new Ready Set Blow greeting card line offers all the fun of blowing out the candles and making a wish.


The cards deliver a multisensory experience with the recipient prompted to blow on the card upon opening it. A special sensor is then activated, making the festive scene come to life with LED lights, as well as either a birthday song or sound.


The line of six designs began shipping to all channels of distribution in mid-March and retails for $6.99.

April 19, 2011

American Greetings is boosting its Mother's Day portfolio with a new collection of cards by Kathy Davis.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings is boosting its Mother's Day portfolio with a new collection of cards by Kathy Davis.

The Kathy Davis collection of Mother's Day cards celebrates moms everywhere with a collection of heartfelt, beautifully rendered cards, the company said. Each card is adorned with inspirations from nature and Kathy Davis' signature watercolors.

April 12, 2011

American Greetings is applauding moms for their unconditional love and endless support and advice with a new greeting card line this Mother's Day.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings is applauding moms for their unconditional love and endless support and advice with a new greeting card line this Mother's Day.

New Standing Ovations are 3-D pop-up cards that include audio and intricate paper engineering, the company said.

March 29, 2011

American Greetings said it is revolutionizing the tradition of blowing out birthday candles into a multisensory experience.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings said it is revolutionizing the tradition of blowing out birthday candles into a multisensory experience.

With its new Ready, Set, Blow line of greeting cards, the recipient is prompted to blow on the card upon opening it. A special sensor is then activated, making the festive scene come to life with LED lights, as well as either an exciting birthday song or sound. In each card, a breath of air extinguishes birthday candles, activates horns and lights or recreates a childhood wish on a dandelion, American Greetings said.

March 25, 2011

American Greetings is making kids' birthday cards extra special with its Surprise Inside line.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings is making kids' birthday cards extra special with its Surprise Inside line.

Each Surprise Inside card features a surprise gift pouch that the child can open to reveal a small toy that coordinates with the card's theme, the company said. A sticker reveals to the sender what the secret gift will be.

March 22, 2011

A greeting card company and a singer-songwriter are celebrating the first anniversary of their partnership with a new line that commemorates spring birthdays, friendship and love.

CLEVELAND — A greeting card company and a singer-songwriter are celebrating the first anniversary of their partnership with a new line that commemorates spring birthdays, friendship and love.

American Greetings said it is extending its partnership with Taylor Swift with the new Taylor Swift spring collection, which includes 28 designs and features a "handmade" format. In addition to these personal touches, there also are six new music cards featuring several of Taylor's hit songs, including "Love Story," and "You Belong With Me."

March 15, 2011

In an effort to reach consumers that celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, American Greetings has introduced a new collection of greeting cards.

CLEVELAND — In an effort to reach consumers that celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, American Greetings has introduced a new collection of greeting cards.

This year's L'Chayim to Life! collection includes depictions of traditional symbols of the holiday, as well as more humorous takes on the practices that occur over the eight-day celebration, which will take place from sunset on April 18 through April 26.

March 7, 2011

American Greetings won't be moving its headquarters from northeast Ohio, the company's CEO said Monday.

BROOKLYN, Ohio — American Greetings won't be moving its headquarters from northeast Ohio, the company's CEO said Monday.

The greeting cards maker said it would continue to review sites in northeast Ohio, including its current headquarters in Brooklyn, according to CEO Zev Weiss.

Last year, American Greetings began reviewing site options for its 2,000-employee corporate headquarters. Last November, the company narrowed its scope and began considering locations in northeast Ohio and greater Chicago.

February 24, 2011

Greeting card enthusiasts that want to know what's new in the card aisles before hitting the stores now can see the latest innovations online, thanks to a new page on American Greetings' website.

CLEVELAND — Greeting card enthusiasts that want to know what's new in the card aisles before hitting the stores now can see the latest innovations online, thanks to a new page on American Greetings' website.

AmericanGreetings.com's new page now features the latest product introductions, a special downloadable coupon and a store locator so consumers instantly can find retailers in their area.

January 31, 2011

Highlighting lovable pairs this Valentine's Day, American Greetings has introduced Opening Acts.

CLEVELAND — Highlighting lovable pairs this Valentine's Day, American Greetings has introduced Opening Acts.

Opening Acts is a collection that pairs cards with specially designed envelopes that play a song or sound when opened, offering consumers a fun and unexpected way to show the ones they love how much they care.

American Greetings' Opening Acts line is available at stores nationwide.

January 20, 2011

Looking to delight Strawberry Shortcake fans this Easter, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing the beloved character to DVD in a new musical.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Looking to delight Strawberry Shortcake fans this Easter, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing the beloved character to DVD in a new musical.

In its partnership with American Greetings, "Strawberry Shortcake: Puttin’ on The Glitz," tells a story of heart-to-heart makeover magic and features Strawberry Shortcake and her friends.

The DVD arrives March 22 for a suggested retail price of $14.98.

December 20, 2010

American Greetings has teamed up with BigDates Solutions to further enhance the birthday calendar application on Facebook.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings has teamed up with BigDates Solutions to further enhance the birthday calendar application on Facebook.

December 9, 2010

American Greetings is decking card aisles with its LCD-enhanced cards, preloaded with Christmas images or ready to be customized with favorite photos.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings is decking card aisles with its LCD-enhanced cards, preloaded with Christmas images or ready to be customized with favorite photos. The four designs feature full-color LCD displays and high-quality audio.

American Greetings was the first to bring LCD technology to greeting cards last year. The patented innovation allows consumers to upload photos into a digital slideshow card. This year, the company has expanded its card selection.