Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

What are some small things people can to do make a difference in the world today?

Good Friday

Good Friday

On this Good Friday, we pause to reflect on the true meaning of the Easter holiday.

Happy Birthday, Strawberry Shortcake!

Happy Birthday, Strawberry Shortcake!

Happy birthday to everyone’s berry best friend, Strawberry Shortcake!

April Fool’s!

April Fool's!

April Fool’s Day is just around the corner… do you have any office shenanigans planned?

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy first day of Spring, everyone!!

Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama! (1.17.14)

January 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama!

Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama!

Happy fab 50 our FLOTUS with the mostess!!

Made to Amuse: Paws Approved! Official Rules

January 13, 2014

‘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 http://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.

It’s New Year’s Eve! (12.31.13)

December 31, 2013

It’s New Year’s Eve!

It's New Year's Eve!

How are you celebrating tonight? We hope that you’re surrounded by friends, family and good cheer!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy November Birthday!

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We’re sending out our biggest, happiest wishes to all of you celebrating your birthday this month! If you’re lucky enough to be born in November, it means you’re dynamic, brave, and generous—and we’re not surprised one bit!

Here are some other fun facts about your glorious month:

• The magnetic Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22), and one of the luckiest signs, Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 22) are the dynamo duo that rule this month.
• The two gems for November are the Topaz and Citrine.
• Your flower is the Chrysanthemum which, according to Feng Shui, brings laughter and happiness to the home.
• Love fall football? On November 6, 1869, the first intercollegiate football game was played in the U.S. between Rutgers and Princeton.
• Not only is Thanksgiving celebrated this month, but it’s also Peanut Butter Lovers Month and National Pepper Month!
• What stars are celebrating with you this month?—Jenny McCarthy (11/1), David Schwimmer (11/2), Matthew McConaughey (11/4), Ethan Hawke (11/6), Leonardo DiCaprio (11/11), Anne Hathaway (11/12), Martin Scorsese (11/17), Jodi Foster (11/19), Tina Turner (11/26), Jon Stewart (11/28), and Billy Idol (11/30).

We hope you have a glorious birthday and that it’s just the start to an amazing, happiness-filled year!

Lift someone up today! Inspirational Quote (10.3.13)

October 3, 2013

Lift someone up today with this Inspirational Quote!

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