American Greetings Corporation is an American publicly traded company that is primarily involved in the manufacturing, distribution, and retailing of greeting cards, gift packaging, party goods, and stationery products. The company was founded in 1906 by Jacob Sapirstein and has its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. American Greetings Corporation operates through three segments: North American Consumer Products, American Greetings, and Other. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and other countries. American Greetings Corporation has approximately 19,000 employees.