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American Greetings

American Greetings
Company nameAmerican Greetings Corporation, Inc.
Company typePublic (Nyse - AM)
Slogan...says it best
IndustryGreeting card publisher
Founder(s)Jacob Sapirstein (1885-1987)
HeadquartersBrooklyn, Ohio, U.S. (Cleveland, Ohio post office)
Key peopleMorry Weiss - Chairman; Zev Weiss - CEO & Director; Jeffrey M. Weiss - President, COO & Director Shmushy K. - Director;
ProductsGreeting cards, gift wrap, party goods, giftware, stationery, electronic greetings, calendars & educational products
Revenue(+)US$1.64 Billion (FY 2010)
Operating income(+)US$140 Million (FY 2010)
Net income(+)US$81.6 Million (FY 2010)
Total assets(+)US$1.53 Billion (FY 2010)
Total equity(+)US$636 Million (FY 2010)

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American Greetings Corporation, Inc. is the world's largest publicly-traded greeting card company. It is based in Brooklyn, Ohio and sells paper greeting cards, electronic greeting cards, party products (such as wrapping papers and decorations), and electronic expressive content (e.g., ringtones and images for cellphones). In addition to the American Greetings brand, the company owns the Carlton Cards, Tender Thoughts and Gibson brands of greeting cards.

American Greetings is also famous for their toy design and licensing division, Those Characters From Cleveland (now American Greetings Properties). The most-popular copyrighted properties owned by this division include Strawberry Shortcake, the Care Bears, The Get-Along Gang, Popples and Holly Hobbie. American Greetings also holds an exclusive license for Nickelodeon characters.

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