Edison, NJ—Designer Greetings Inc. announced today that it has acquired Seattle-based publisher Madison Park Greetings.
This marks the eighth acquisition for the greeting card company since 2006. Others include: Card$mart®, Glitterwrap™, Red Farm Studio, Royal Greetings, enGreet, Treasure Greetings and Mike’s Distributing.
Founded in 1977, Madison Park Greetings created high-end specialty products, cards and journals, which featured work by a broad range of talented artists.
Steven Gimbelman, President and CEO of Designer Greetings, explained why Madison Park was a great fit for his company. “Designer Greetings has always had a tradition of finding the best contemporary artists and blending their artistic vision with editorial that connects with the end consumer. Madison Park had an identical vision. We plan on introducing many new artists to our collection, adding and keeping to our high standard of using superior treatments, embellishments, and fine paper stock,” he said.
Edison, NJ— Designer Greetings Inc. has acquired Northern Exposure Greeting Cards from owners Bruce Henson and Jack Freed, who recently announced their plans to retire.
Northern Exposure was founded in 1993 when Henson and Freed, both professional photographers, launched a line of photo-imaged everyday and seasonal greeting cards.
Steven Gimbelman, President and CEO of Designer Greetings, said that Northern Exposure is an exciting acquisition for the company and their designs are a wonderful complement to Designer Greetings’ current collections. “Bruce and Jack have done an incredible job,” he said. “They had the vision to take their photographic greeting card line from inception to one of the world’s leading humor card lines. Their diligence and passion for success are evident in their product—the clever dynamic of pairing vibrant photographs with clever editorial has made this a line that truly stands out. We look forward to expanding upon the successful brand that Bruce and Jack built.”
Last month Designer Greetings acquired The Madison Park Group. With Northern Exposure, this marks the 9th acquisition for the greeting card company since 2006. Others include: Card$mart®, Glitterwrap™, Red Farm Studio©, Royal Greetings, enGreet, Treasure Greetings and Mike’s Distributing.