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 or "FTEs" around the world and is home to one of the world's largest creative studios.
American Greetings's major domestic greeting card brands are Carlton Cards, American Greetings and Gibson. American Greetings' other domestic products include DesignWare party goods, Plus Mark gift wrap and boxed cards, DateWorks calendars and AGI In-Store display fixtures. Their Internet and wireless business unit, AG Interactive, is a leading provider of electronic greetings, ringtones for cellular telephones and other content for the digital marketplace. Their Carlton Retail division is the largest owned and operated chain of card and gift shops in North America with approximately 400 stores in the United States and Canada.
American Greetings also manufactures and sells greeting cards, gift wrap, party goods, stationery and giftware throughout the world, primarily in Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.