CLEVELAND, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At sundown on Saturday, December 8 the celebration of Hanukkah begins, and continues through sundown on Sunday, December 16. It is a time to light the menorah and celebrate the festival season of lights and is an opportunity to connect and wish the best of life's gifts to friends and family. This season as families come together, the American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) offers a unique and distinctive collection of Hanukkah cards to send to loved ones near and far to celebrate this special holiday. This year's Hanukkah card collection is filled with heartfelt sentiments highlighting freedom, courage, hope, family and tradition. From classic artwork to contemporary designs depicting important symbols of the faith, each card tells the story of the holiday tied to Jewish tradition and is full of universal meaning. Cards can be found for family members, friends across the miles and even that special relative or friend with the unique sense humor. This year's collection truly has something for everyone. The observance of Hanukkah is one that takes place in millions of homes worldwide. The shared celebration is what makes it such a wonderful time as it is one of the ways those of the Jewish faith continue to pass down the prideful history that has shaped their heritage and their beliefs. The joys of the holiday are spread as families come together to enjoy the traditional meals and activities that have been maintained for generations and make new memories rooted in the spirit of peace and happiness and the best things in life. This season, the latest selection of American Greetings Hanukkah cards aims to bring joy and smiles to whomever they are sent. Consumers can find the latest Hanukkah greeting cards in addition to a great selection of fresh and inspiring cards from American Greetings, at participating drug chains, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as in American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores. A collection of online Hanukkah cards can also be found at www.americangreetings.com. For more information on American Greetings, please visit www.corporate.americangreetings.com. You can also follow American Greetings on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest. About American Greetings Corporation For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter and love. The Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at Cardstore.com and electronic greeting cards available at AmericanGreetings.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.7 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit http://corporate.americangreetings.com.