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Carlton Cards Limited is a Canadian greeting card company. Their lines of cards include Carlton, Gibson and Tender Thoughts. They also distribute the American Greetings line of cards in Canada. This is not to be confused with Carlton Cards Retail, Inc.
The company was originally founded by Harry Harshman in Toronto, Ontario in 1920. It was immediately successful and by 1933, became incorporated. In 1956, Carlton Cards was purchased by American Greetings.
In 2010 May, Carlton Cards was bought out by Schurman Retail Group.