A Holiday letter from Bonnie Marcus–and a giveaway!

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As a designer, business owner, and mommy of three, I live amongst the fabulous chaos that most of us call “everyday life.” From business meetings and work deadlines to school activities, playdates, volunteering, and sports activities, there is always too much to do and too little time to get it all done. This seems to be a common theme. With all of the amazing technological advances – cell phones, email, text messages, and social media, there is very little time to unplug and interact with family and friends in a more traditional way. I often find that instead of meeting a friend for coffee to catch up, we tend to text back and forth, losing a lot of the personal connection. Often our weekends are filled with sports activities and birthday parties, and our weekly visit to Grandma and Grandpa is sometimes replaced with a FaceTime “visit” instead.

This is why the holidays are my favorite time of the year! Work is closed, stores are closed, school is closed, and family and friends are able to truly enjoy time together. I love being able to spend the holidays with our extended family (parents, in-laws, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles). The food always tastes so much more delicious, because we don’t have anywhere else to run, and the company is always much sweeter, because we are enjoying quality time face to face. (We have a “no phone” rule at our holiday table, and everyone loves it!)

My parents beautifully decorate their home for the holiday, including a fabulous display around the fireplace of greeting cards from loved ones near and far. (My mom’s love of holiday cards spurred my passion to become a greeting card designer!) Now it’s wonderful to see my card designs displayed among all of the festive cards for everyone to enjoy.

We always try to incorporate a giving component to our holidays as well, and every year we choose a meaningful charity that we give a “gift” and make a collective donation (any amount is acceptable). The children love this part of the holiday, and they are involved in learning about and choosing the charity as well! I think it’s important to teach children at a young age to be grateful for everything they have, as well as the importance of helping others. Giving is just as fun as receiving in our family!

I hope you are able to pass down beautiful traditions to your loved ones, and that you will make wonderful new memories with family and friends this holiday season. Despite all of our technological advances, I am thankful that the holidays are still a time for families to get together, traditions still abound, and memories are made. It is during the holidays that we are blessed to find true peace amongst the chaos of the everyday.

From my home to yours, wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy, fun-filled 2016!

Love, Bonnie

p.s In the spirit of giving, we are thrilled to be able to give one reader a holiday gift basket worth over $200! The package includes assorted holiday cards, stationery, cook books, fashion books and gifts! Enjoy!

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Throwback Thursday: Vintage Halloween Cards

 Vintage Halloween Cards

What’s old is new again, especially when it comes to celebrating Halloween. As people deck out their houses with cobwebs, witches and pumpkins, you may notice some of the classic designs and ideas from days of yore resurfacing—and they couldn’t be cooler. There are entire websites dedicated to vintage decorations, and store shelves are lined with all kinds of items that look like they have many a tale to tell.

We wanted to get in on the action, too. So we dove into our archives and ‘resurrected’ some vintage Halloween cards from when American Greetings was just a tiny little gourd. No doubt your parents and grandparents have some of these gems stored away in boxes and hidden in attics.

They’re insanely cool, so we say let them out to play and let’s all go a-haunting. Enjoy!

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Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

 

 

 

 

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Adorable Pet Halloween Costumes

Adorable Pet Halloween Costumes

People go all-out on Halloween with awesomely creative costumes, and we’re not just talking about the costumes they create for themselves, but for their pets! If you have a fur baby at home (or a feather or scaly baby), then you probably align with the many thousands that like to get their pets in on the Halloween act, too.

If you’re trying to come up with that just-right costume for your pet, we’ve collected a few of our faves that will help you make your best buddy the hit of Halloween.

1. Chef Cat via HGTV

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Pet Halloween Costumes - Up Pup 3. Pup Latte via Coolest Homemade Costumes

Pet Halloween Costumes - Pup Latte4. Sven and Anna from Frozen from Frozen via Horse Crazy Girls

Pet Halloween Costumes - Anna and Sven from Frozen5. Bat Cat via HGTV.com

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  1. Harry Potter Pup via All Free Holiday Crafts

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  1. Guinea Pig Baked Potato via Buzzfeedenhanced-buzz-8098-1351113980-6 9. Flying Saucer Turtle via Neatorama

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Do you dress your beloved furbaby up for Halloween? If so, we’d love to see pics! Share in the comments or on our Facebook page!

 

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Remembering Uggie…

We recently shared the sad news that beloved Jack Russell Terrier and American Greetings ecard star, Uggie, passed away after being diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his prostate. This post comes to us from one of our associates, Jennifer Branch, who had the pleasure of working closely with Uggie and his owner, Omar. As she reflects on getting to know and love such a sweet dog, our hearts go out to Omar and all who loved Uggie…

I first met Uggie in 2009.  We were looking for a professionally trained dog to star in our Christmas video card. As soon as I saw that cute face and those deeply soulful eyes, I knew Uggie was the one!  The story centered around a dog decorating his dog house for Christmas and eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa. Uggie gave such a heartwarming performance, resulting in an absolutely magical card. Six years later, it still remains one of our most popular cards at Christmas time.

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Uggie not only connected to the hearts of our customers, but with everyone on set as well. Between shots, you would always find crew members getting a little love from Uggie! Both Uggie and his trainer, Omar von Muller, have been absolutely amazing to work with over the years.  When coming up with ideas for cards, we have always tried to think of “What could Uggie do?”- looking for any opportunity to work with the two of them! Uggie has starred as everything from an Italian gondolier to a singer popping out of a cake!

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We have worked with many dogs (the majority of them Omar’s) in our cards, but I have to say that there is just something unique about the ones with Uggie.  He had an incredibly special way of entertaining and connecting with people.  I cannot even begin to think of just how many smiles he has brought or how many hearts he has warmed.

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I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with Uggie. He was one extraordinary little soul and will be truly missed by everyone here at American Greetings.

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Free Downloadable Oscars Bingo Boards!

Oscars Bingo!

Hosting a red carpet-worthy soiree this evening? If you want to play along at home but aren’t a card-carrying member of The Academy, download and print these fun, free Oscars bingo boards that we created to help you enjoy every moment of the evening’s festivities–even if you haven’t seen every single nominated film!

Click here to download and print!

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A very Mary Engelbreit Christmas craft

Mary Engelbreit

This amazingly simple Christmas craft comes to us from our dear friend and content partner, Mary Engelbreit!

 

 

There’s still time to do a little crafting before Christmas, especially when it’s a simple project like this! It’s even simple enough to do with kids, believe it or not. They make great gift tags that then magically turn into ornaments. You could also use them as napkin rings/place cards. I’m telling you, it’s the all-purpose craft project!

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You’ll need tiny artist’s canvases, usually sold in packages of 6 at craft and art supply stores. Then drag out all your craft supplies that I know you have piled in a drawer somewhere—- ribbon, buttons, stickers, scrapbook paper, paint, markers, and glue.
Paint the canvases whatever colors you like, including the sides. I painted images on mine but you could just as easily use stickers, pretty buttons, or whatever you have on hand. If you’re using them as napkin rings/place cards, use paint markers to write names on the front.

Cut a backing of scrapbook paper and glue on the back. Cut a 6 inch or so piece of ribbon or trim and glue each end to each side of the canvas. Cover the end of the ribbon on each side with a button, a tiny Christmas trim, or a sticker.

You’re finished! A cute, personal gift, and you get a break from making cookies and wrapping gifts! Another family Christmas tradition is born!

Mary Engelbreit Christmas CraftMerry Christmas to all!

– Mary Engelbreit

PS – If you’d like to see Mary demonstrate this Christmas craft, check out her appearance on KPLR here!

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Christmas cards for Addie

Christmas cards for Addie

When we heard the story of little Addie, we couldn’t help but be touched by the difficulties her family is facing right now.  At the age of 6, Addie has experienced an unexplained atrophy of her brain that has left her losing muscular control as well as suffering from a quickly deteriorating mental state. Recently, her family was delivered the terrible news that this will likely be Addie’s last Christmas. As a result, her family is requesting that people fill Addie’s mailbox with a lifetime of Christmas cards this year–and we’d like to help!

Please join us in letting Addie’s family know that we’re thinking of them and wishing them the Christmas of a lifetime.

(Update) Thank you for helping us to make a family’s wish come true this holiday season! We were able to collect more than 220 signatures that we signed onto cards, packaged, and sent to Sweet Addie and her family. To stay updated on Addie’s story, please follow her Facebook page.

We are so pleased that we’ve been able to collect signatures from people around the world. Here are all of the places we’ve heard from:

 
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What to Write in a Father’s Day Card

What to write in a Father's Day card

Whether you’ll be celebrating one wonderful dad or several special guys on Father’s Day, finding a great card or ecard is usually pretty easy to do. Figuring out what to say in a Father’s Day card, however, can sometimes leave you staring at a blank page. Here are some idea-starters:

Tickle His Funny Bone

— If sentimental isn’t your style—or his—then even Father’s Day isn’t the time to get sappy. Keep your note simple with some of these humorous spins:

  • Thanks for all your great advice, Dad! Can you please repeat it now that I’m paying attention?
  • Fatherhood isn’t for the faint of heart…or the scared of bugs. Thanks for being my big brave Dad!
  • You’ll always be someone I look up to Dad—even when I’m taller than you.

Speak from the Heart —

If you do want to say something sincere, Father’s Day is the perfect time to show the appreciation that Dad so deserves to hear:

  • Even when I’m not saying it, I’m always thinking it…I’m glad you’re my dad.
  • Thanks, Dad, for helping me believe in heroes.
  • I can only hope to be the kind of parent you’ve always been: The Best.

Compliment Your Spouse —

Father’s Day isn’t just about parenthood, it’s also about partnership, marriage…and maybe a little bit of romance, too.

  • There’s no one I’d rather share the crazy, wild, wonderful ride of parenthood with than you.
  • I’m so thankful for the husband you are—and proud of the dad you’ve become.
  • Thank you for giving me the family I always dreamed of.

Share a Famous Quote —

Combining a famous quote with a personal note is a wonderful way to show a little extra effort while giving you a starting point for your own idea. Here are some examples:

  • “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~Jim Valvano That’s exactly how I feel about you, Dad. Thanks!
  • Someone once said, “Children close their ears to advice but open their eyes to example.” Thanks for setting a great example, Dad!
  • “Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.” ~Author Unknown Thanks for always being there.

Make it Personal —

Whether you come up with something sweet, witty or wise, only you know what makes the dad in your life so special to you—and that’s what he really wants to hear. If you want to make your own personalized Father’s Day card at home, check out our selection of printable Father’s Day cards!

Did this article help inspire you with what to write in a Father’s Day card? Feel free to comment with your ideas or tweet us @amgreetings!

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February Birthday Fun Facts

February Birthday Fun Facts

Happy February Birthday!

Happy birthday, all you February babies! You’re so lucky to be sharing the shortest month of the year with one of the sweetest holidays of all—Valentine’s Day! As either a witty, intelligent, and strong-willed Aquarius (Feb 1-18) or a compassionate, insightful, and creative Pisces (Feb 19-29), you’ve got some of the best qualities around.

Here are some fun facts you might find especially interesting about your special month:

  • Some would say your birth flower is the iris, which represents faith, hope, and wisdom. Others say it’s the violet, which represents faithfulness, modesty, and virtue. Which one’s your favorite?
  • According to tradition, the Roman emperor Augustus took one day off February and added it to August, the month named after him.
  • There are a few dozen national monthly observances during February, including Black History Month, Bird Feeding Month, Embroidery Month, Grapefruit Month, Haiku Writing Month, and Umbrella Month. There are just as many national weekly observances during February, including Friendship Week (week 1), Flirting Week (week 2), Secondhand Wardrobe Week (week 3), and Pancake Week (week 4).
  • A person born on February 29 during a leap year (which occurs only every four years) is called a “leapling” and will usually celebrate their birthday on either February 28 or March 1 in all non-leap years. The odds of being born on February 29 are 1 in 1,461 (or 0.068%) according to the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies.
  • An impressive roster of famous people were born in February! These iconic household names include: Jennifer Aniston (2/11), Drew Barrymore (2/22), Sheryl Crow (2/11), James Dean (2/8), Charles Dickens (2/7), Michael Bolton (2/26), Thomas Edison (2/11), Michael Jordan (2/17), Norman Rockwell (2/3), Babe Ruth (2/6), John Steinbeck (2/27), and John Travolta (2/18).
  • If you’re a history buff, you probably also know that the following four presidents shared February birthdays: William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and George Washington.

We hope you have an extra wonderful birthday and enjoy all the joy it has to offer!

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Made to Amuse: Paws Approved! Official Rules

 

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AMERICAN GREETINGS LIVE GREETINGS ‘MADE TO AMUSE: PAWS APPROVED’ FACEBOOK CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN

Void where prohibited by law.

PLEASE REVIEW THE AMERICAN GREETINGS PRIVACY POLICY AT http://www.americangreetings.com/warrants.pd, THE TERMS OF WHICH WILL APPLY TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES. INTERNET ACCESS AND A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT IS REQUIRED.

EACH WINNER MAY BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRIZE FULFILLMENT PROCESS AND SIGN DOCUMENTATION, SUCH AS A RELEASE AND LICENSING AGREEMENT, WITHIN THE TIME FRAME SPECIFIED BY SPONSOR, AS MORE FULLY DETAILED BELOW.

THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK. ANY REFERENCES TO AMERICAN GREETINGS AND ITS PRODUCTS AND SERVCIES CONTAINED IN THE OFFICIAL RULES DO NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY FACEBOOK’S OR SPRINKLR’S ENDORSEMENT, SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION THEREOF.

YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO AMERICAN GREETINGS AND ITS AGENTS AND NOT TO FACEBOOK. THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL ONLY BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENTER THIS CONTEST, AND IF SPECIFIED, FOR RECEIVING NEWS AND INFORMATION ABOUT AMERICAN GREETINGS PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND PROMOTIONS.

1. PROMOTION TIMING: Entry for the Contest begins at 08:01 am Eastern Standard Time on Monday, January 13, 2014, and ends at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on Monday January 27, 2014 (“Contest Period”). You are entering to win one of twenty-five (25) prizes that will be given out at the end of the Contest Period.

2. HOW TO ENTER: To enter into the Contest, go to www.facebook.com/americangreetings and complete the following:

• You must “Like” American Greetings on Facebook (if you don’t already)

• Fill out the entry form on the ‘Made to Amuse: Paws Approved” Facebook tab and click submit.

Limit one (1) entry per person/authorized Facebook account holder. Entries received from any person or email account holder in excess of the stated limitation will be void and Sponsor will disqualify such entries. Only one (1) prize will be allowed per Facebook user for the duration of the contest. All entries must be received by the Sponsor by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 27, 2014, to be eligible. Use of computer programs and other automatic means to enter the Contest is prohibited. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service may apply. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for late, lost, ineligible, incomplete, stolen, or misdirected entries. The Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Contest. For purposes of this Contest, an entry, regardless of the method of entry, is “received” when Sponsor’s database servers record the entry information. Proof of sending (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied automated receipt confirming entry) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry for purposes of this Contest. Entries that are forged, altered, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, illegitimate, garbled, postage-due, illegible, or generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. As a condition of entering the Contest, each entrant gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver his or her name, address and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Contest and complying with applicable laws, regulations and rules. Conduct or activities in violation of these Official Rules, or any other content, display, materials and/or images that are or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, are subject to disqualification. All federal, provincial, state, municipal, and local laws and regulations apply. By entering, you consent to the Sponsor or its designated representatives storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with your entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy.

3. SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: Twenty-five (25) winners (each may be referred to as “Winner” or collectively as “Winners”) will be evaluated and judged from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

This is a contest based on judging criteria and is not a game of chance. Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of entries received. A judging panel of 5 American Greetings Social Media and Product Management Team Associates shall evaluate Contest entries based on the following judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”):

  1. 50% creativity shown by the entrant on the application;
  2. 25% use of a photo;
  3. 25% strength of the applicant’s social network.

In the event of ties in votes, an additional, separate judging panel of 3 American Greetings Associates appointed by Sponsor will review the tied entries and choose as the potential winner(s), the application(s) that best reflect the Judging Criteria as a whole.

SPONSOR’S DECISIONS SHALL BE FINAL IN ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THIS CONTEST.

Twenty-five (25) winners will take home 1 (one) Live Greetings sample pack of cards and one (1) six (6) month subscription to the Live Greetings mobile application. The Sponsor or its designated representatives will make two (2) attempts to contact each of the selected Winners through the email address provided on the entry form within one (1) business week of selection. If the selected Winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) calendar days after the first attempt to contact him/her or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then the selected Winner will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to his/her respective Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to select an alternate eligible Winner from among the remaining eligible entries (in which case the forgoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new selected Winner). If any Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, does not comply with these Official Rules, fails to claim a Prize, or if the prize notification or Prize is returned as undeliverable, an alternate eligible Winner may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be selected. Sponsor will not be obligated to pursue more than three (3) alternate winners for each prize for any reason, in which case the prize may go unawarded. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of any alternate potential winner, if any.

4. PRIZES, APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES: There are twenty-five (25) Prizes (each may be referred to as “Prize”): Each winner will receive either a prize package containing three (3) Live Greetings cards (assorted styles) and a six-month subscription to the Live Greetings mobile application (total approximate retail value of each prize is “ARV”: $34.96). Limit one (1) Prize Package per household. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to any Winner or eligible Winner who is unable to accept Prize as described herein. Prize is neither transferable nor substitutable and may not be redeemed for cash. All federal, provincial, state, and local taxes incurred by any Winner as a result of receiving any Prize herein shall be the sole responsibility of such Winner.

TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES TO BE AWARDED DURING THE CONTEST PERIOD IS $854.00.

5. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter and win a prize in the American Greetings Facebook Live Greetings ‘Made to Amuse: Paws Approved” Contest, entrant must be an individual 18 years of age, the legal age of majority, or older in his or her state of residence and must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia as of the date of entry. This Contest is void in all United States territories (including Puerto Rico), possessions and overseas military installations and where prohibited by law. Employees of American Greetings (or “Sponsor”),  and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, subsidiaries, service agencies, independent contractors, and all of the officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, promotional partners, sales representatives, and Contest and other vendor agencies involved in this Contest (collectively “Released Parties”) and the immediate family (defined for the purposes of this Contest as parents, spouses, siblings, children) and household members of all such employees, are NOT eligible to participate in the Contest and/or win a prize. Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject any entry for any reason. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible under the eligibility requirements provided in these Official Rules for all purposes.

6. GENERAL RULES: By participating in this Contest promotion, entrant agrees to be bound by and comply with these Official Rules. By accepting any Prize, the Winner agrees that the Sponsor and those acting under the Sponsor’s authority may use Winner’s name, picture/portrait likeness and/or voice, for advertising and promotional purposes without further consideration, unless prohibited by law.

The Winners will be asked to follow the instructions within the prize package that requests that they A) Fill out a survey to provide the Company feedback on the mobile application and product samples B) take at least one (1) video of their pet’s reaction to the paper cards C) upload the digital video file per the instructions within the prize package and D) upload the video to at least one (1) of the winner’s own social networks within 14 days of receiving the prize package.

The Winners also grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, sublicensable, royalty-free license to Sponsor or its agents to use, assign, re-license, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display any photos or videos submitted in this Contest in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for Contest or marketing purposes, without providing any additional compensation, consideration, or notification to me.  All photos and videos may be posted on the Internet for public viewing.

8.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; INDEMNIFICATION: Entrant agrees that Sponsor will have no liability whatsoever for, and will indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its respective parent, subsidiaries, and affiliate companies, and their respective, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, the ”Contest Indemnities”) from, any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Contest Indemnities due to or arising out of the entrant’s submission in this Contest, or the entrant’s conduct during and in connection with this Contest, including but not limited to trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, right of publicity, right of privacy, or defamation. By accepting a Prize, Winner agrees that Sponsor will have no liability whatsoever for, and will indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Indemnities from, any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize or any Prize related activity. No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor and its respective parent, subsidiaries, and affiliate companies, and their respective, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees, resulting from any entrant’s participation in or attempt to participate in the Contest or ability or inability to upload, or download any information in connection with participating in the Contest. No responsibility or liability is assumed by Sponsor for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the Contest: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted e-mail transmissions; inaccessibility of the Sponsor web site (“Web Site”) in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the internet or the Web Site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the Contest.

Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Web Site. Use of Web Site is at user’s own risk. Sponsor is not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer or photographic equipment resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the Web Site or the download of any information from the Web Site.

Sponsor: American Greetings Corporation, One American Road, Cleveland, OH, 44144.

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Cyber Monday Photo Cards Deal!

Cardstore Cyber Monday Photo Cards deal!

It’s a great time to beat the mad holiday rush and save a bundle on all holiday flat cards and invitations–just 49¢ each! Offer Valid 12/2 ONLY! Use Code: CCP3122

Are you still looking for a great deal on your holiday photo cards? Today is the day, friends! Our sister site, Cardstore, is offering 49 cent flat holiday cards on their easy-to-create cards. Enjoy simple, stress-free shopping. What could be better? Today only, all holiday flat cards are 49¢!

Note: Includes all flat Season’s Greetings, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s cards. Cyber Monday ONE DAY ONLY, 12/2 with code: CCP3122

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