American Greetings Brings Extraordinary Fun to Birthdays with New Remote Control Wishes(TM)

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CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - October 21, 2016) - Birthdays are synonymous with surprises, so it's the perfect excuse to connect with your loved ones in a creative new way. Whether it's a surprise party or a unique gift, celebrations are extra-fun with a bit of the unexpected. Send your family and friends original birthday wishes with the brand-new American Greetings invention called Remote Control Wishes™.

Where's the remote? Right here, on these awesome new greeting cards! Remote Control Wishes feature funny photos of furry friends who are ready to dance for you. Just pop the attached character off the card, set it down, press the button on the remote, and watch it shake shake shake as it sings along to a fun song. Bold and bright with light-hearted, funny messages, Remote Control Wishes are wired for fun. Designs in this innovative collection include a fiesta hamster, a ninja cat, a posh poodle and a kickin' kangaroo.

"This cool collection gives consumers the opportunity to surprise recipients with features they've never seen before in greeting cards," said Carol Miller, vice president, corporate innovation at American Greetings. "Remote Control Wishes is also a wonderful example of not using technology just for technology's sake -- the cards combine impressive mechanics with the genuine messages and great artwork that consumers have come to expect from all American Greetings products."

As an industry leader in greeting card inventions, American Greetings has introduced more than 150 new greeting card formats under the Inventions™ brand, offering the ultimate selection of exciting, new-to-the-world ways to celebrate birthdays and other happy occasions. Incorporating brand-new twists on technology in cards with carefully written copy and celebratory artwork, the combined effect is the perfect selection of greeting cards that are sure to surprise and delight any recipient. Continue the fun and spread the wow factor of our dynamic greeting card innovations by sharing your pictures, videos and messages on social platforms with the hashtag #BestCardEver.

Consumers can find Remote Control Wishes™ cards, 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 ecards can share American Greetings cards online from For more information on American Greetings, visit You can also follow American Greetings on Twitter, Facebook, American Greetings blog, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram.

About American Greetings Corporation

As a leader in meaningful connections, American Greetings Corporation is a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in making the world a more thoughtful and caring place. Founded in 1906, 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 and electronic greeting cards available at In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Entertainment group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.9 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit

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