The holiday season is a special time for connecting with loved ones, spreading joy, and expressing love, and there’s no better way to convey these sentiments than by sending holiday greetings. According to research conducted by American Greetings, nearly 90% of Americans derive joy from receiving holiday greetings! So, what ingredients make up the perfect holiday greeting? American Greetings posed this question in a recent survey and discovered that Americans’ preferred elements for holiday greetings include personal messages (71%), photos (60%), and “Year in Review” newsletters (23%). The latest digital greetings line from American Greetings provides the ideal solution, combining all three.
Introducing Pics & Wishes™, a collection of multimedia greetings accessible through the American Greetings iOS mobile app, designed to simplify the creation and sending of heartfelt, personalized, and budget-friendly greetings.
With Pics & Wishes™, individuals of all ages and skill levels can unleash their creativity using American Greetings’ user-friendly card-building technology.
Here’s how it works:
1. Choose a card: Select from a variety of pre-designed templates.
2. Personalize it: Easily upload up to 20 of your favorite photos and/or a video directly from your device – no need to transfer image or video files to your PC.
3. Add your message: Craft thoughtful messages, ranging from simple holiday greetings to “year-in-review” stories, or anything in between.
4. Send it: Instantly send your creation via email, text, social media post, or your preferred messaging app.
“Holidays are a time for connecting with loved ones and reflecting on the year, and Pics & Wishes™ combines all the favorite features of a greeting card into an easy, affordable, and eco-friendly solution so that you can share the joy of the season with all of your friends and family,” said Rob Matousek, Executive Director-Direct to Consumer Business at American Greetings. “Whether it’s grandparents looking forward to seeing photos of the kids, an extended relative who wants to read about your year, or your close friends who want to watch cute videos of the pets, there are plenty of ways to share the love and brighten the holiday season for everyone on your list.”
Pics & Wishes™ is also perfect for recognizing other seasonal holidays and occasions, such as Graduation, New Baby, and Engagement/Wedding.
Furthermore, to maximize value, a membership to AmericanGreetings.com provides unlimited sends for Pics & Wishes™, as well as access to Creatacard™, SmashUps™, and all other American Greetings ecards. Subscribers can even schedule virtual greeting cards up to one year in advance when sending by email. Memberships are available at $6.99 per month, $29.99 per year, or $39.99 for two years.
ABOUT AMERICAN GREETINGS:
American Greetings is a global leader in the Celebrations marketplace, helping people celebrate holidays, each other, and life’s special moments, both in-person and online. Their mission is to “make the world a more thoughtful and caring place every single day.” American Greetings offers a wide range of products available online, in stores, or through curbside pickup. Celebrations occur throughout the year, encompassing traditional holidays, significant life events like weddings, baby showers, and graduations, as well as everyday occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. The company’s portfolio includes well-known brands like American Greetings, Papyrus, Recycled Paper Greetings, Paper Rebel, Carlton Cards, Today and Always, DesignWare party goods, and Plus Mark gift wrap and boxed cards. AG Interactive, their digital business unit, is a leader in digital greetings and premium celebrations content through proprietary technology platforms and apps. Popular digital brands under AG Interactive include American Greetings, Blue Mountain, SmashUps™, justWink™, Creatacard™, and Pics & Wishes™.