Hallmark Cards was founded in 1910 by Joyce C. Hall in Kansas City and is now the largest manufacturer and distributor of greeting cards in the United States . In 1958 the company expanded to Canada and the United Kingdom . In 1966 Joyce C. Hall passed the management of the company to his son Donald. His son, Donald J. Hall, took over the management in 2002.
Hallmark makes about half of all greeting cards mailed in the United States. The company had 2006 sales of $ 4.1 billion and employs 16,000 people.
The stationery and toy company Crayola has been part of Hallmark since 1984 . In 1994 Hallmark took over the film studio RHI Entertainment, which from then on operated as Hallmark Entertainment until 2006 . In 2001, the company's own television station Hallmark Channel went on air. The German head office is in Aachen . Hallmark Cards Deutschland is part of Hallmark Cards Continental Europe. In addition to Germany and the USA, the company has branches in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands.
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