Founded in 1906, American Greetings is the world's largest publicly owned creator, manufacturer and distributor of social expression products. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings employs approximately 18,000 full-time equivalent associates around the world and is home to one of the world's largest creative studios.
At American Greetings, our goal is to create cards that truly capture the thoughts and feelings of a very diverse group of consumers, so that no matter who shops for our brand, they'll always find the perfect card. Living up to this promise requires the fresh ideas, insights, and talents of employees as diverse and varied as the people we're trying to reach.
Our major domestic greeting card brands are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, and Gibson. American Greetings services more than 70,000 retail stores in the United States and 125,000 retail stores worldwide.
American Greetings is a proud supplier to America's armed forces and provides greeting cards to the Army, Air Force and Navy Exchanges all over the world. Our company also employs many men and women who are in the Reserves and military services, and supports The Uniformed Services and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), to provide for military leaves of absence and reemployment of associates when they return from military leave.
A company rich in heritage, our most prestigious award, The Chairman's Award, recognizes individuals in the category of community service. This category is equally important as any of the other business oriented categories, as the company believes it's important for associates to be fulfilled in all areas of life. As the Chairman's Award program enters its second decade, its mission is just as important as when it was launched; to honor those associates who demonstrate extraordinary dedication, initiative and skills in the work they do at American Greetings and the world around them.
It is on this foundation that American Greetings is proud to be a sponsor of Sesame Workshop's Talk, Learn, Connect II: Deployment, Homecoming and Changes.