November 16, 2011 11:56 ET Proclaims National Gratitude Week

Urges Consumers to Take Back Thanksgiving and Thank the Ones They Love

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - Thankster, the first online thank you store, today announced that the company is seeking to establish the week of Thanksgiving as National Gratitude Week. Thankster executives are starting a petition, and the company is offering incentives (such as free cards for the week) and discounts that make it easy for everyone to thank the ones they love via its namesake service.

"Thanksgiving has become known more for shopping bargains than for giving thanks," said Paul Geller, Thankster CEO. "Indeed, a whole lexicon has emerged -- Black Friday, Black Midnight, Cyber Monday, door busters, and so on to describe merchant and shopper frenzy. Look, we recognize the importance of consumer spending to the economy. Just the same, we want to encourage people to take back Thanksgiving and interpret the name of the holiday very literally, as it was originally intended, and support them in their efforts to do so. We think that gratitude and thanking the ones you love are so important that an entire week should be set aside to remember and practice this -- and that is why we are supporting a drive to make the week of Thanksgiving National Gratitude Week, this year and every year."

Thankster gives people and businesses a simple and friendly way to send classic thank-you notes and personalized greetings to friends, clients, and wedding guests - or anyone else. The service uses proprietary technology to produce handwriting that is indistinguishable from the real thing, unlike the simulated writing fonts seen on direct mail pieces.

As part of their Take Back Thanksgiving drive, company executives have started a petition on (or go directly to The company is announcing that soon, anyone will be able to send one card for free -- making it easier for the economically disadvantaged to participate. In addition, Thankster is offering the following specials during Thanksgiving week:

  • Up to five free cards (including postage and mailing) for new users, for orders with cards expressing gratitude for any reason
  • Free shipping
  • Unlimited free eCards or eInvitations

Please visit and join the company in its Take Back Thanksgiving campaign.

About Thankster
Headquartered in New York City, Thankster combines the electronic world with an offline, personal touch -- the service helps people expand what is possible. With Thankster, consumers or businesses can quickly create personalized, printed thank-you notes with authentic looking handwriting. Users can choose from a selection of fonts, styles, copy and even use their own handwriting, which is a breakthrough for an online service. Through the website, you can send out thank-you notes, holiday greetings, holiday thank-you notes, and other personalized cards. It's a service that anyone can use: from the digitally savvy to retirees who may expect a handwritten note.

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