For this stationery retailer, it's been a sympathy card kind of year

Mar 23, 2021
A Michigan stationery retailer saw a big sales trend last year: sympathy cards with a "We're in this together" message.
"Our 'Thinking of you' or sympathy cards just took off," Annie Lang Hartman said. "Ours are kind of more cheeky and funny, kind of like 'We're in this together.'"
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Millennials like greeting cards. But Hallmark? Not so much.

Feb 14, 2020
The paper greeting card giant is facing stiff competition from new entrants that cater to millennials.
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Ask a Manager: Should you let loose at the office holiday party?

Is it ever appropriate to give your boss a gift? We take your biggest holiday questions and ask a manager.
Should you let loose at the office holiday party?
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Not just for Mother's Day: Greeting cards rake in big profits

May 12, 2017
'Sending a note feels so much more meaningful than a text,' says card maker Rosanna Kvernmo.
The National Retail Federation estimates that 78 percent of Americans will buy greeting cards for Mother's Day.
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Does anyone send greeting cards anymore?

Jul 10, 2013
The greeting card company’s founding family is trying to take American Greetings private. It’s been hit by e-cards, like most paper products companies.