American Greetings Halloween Card, retail $4.74
Manufactured by American Greetings (
Last updated 07-09-11

The American Greetings Halloween Card is...well...a Halloween card!!!

Instead of just paper like a regular card presents you when you open it, this one has "ghosts" that light up, fade, and flash white thanks to four SMD white LEDs, a circuit, and built-in coin cells (or "batteries" if you prefer).

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To make this card light up, just open it at the lower front portion (the "gravestone" and the "ground" underneath it). The ghosts on it will glow & fade with a white color, then turn off by itself a number of seconds later.

To turn the lights off before the cycle is complete, just close the card.

This product appears to be disposable, so I don't have to tell you which part to remove, chuck into a graveyard, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

This is a Halloween-theme greeting card, not a flashlight designed to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toliet bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of an outdoor patio, use a small ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island {In the episode "Les Saves the Day...Again", Paulie Preztail says "Hey, ever wonder why this park's called 'Mount Erupto' anyway?", then Franklin Fizzlybear says "I think its an old native term. Means 'very safe.'"}), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them.

So this section of the American Greetings Halloween Card's evaluation will appear SIGNIFICANTLY more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, the photograph, spectrographic analysis, and video clip shown directly below may be just about it.

Photograph showing the "ghosts" lit up.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this card.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this card; newer spectrometer software & settings used.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product fading in & out.
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Product was sent to me by a website fan (this person has sent items before!), and was received on the morning of 10-20-08.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: American Greetings
    PRODUCT TYPE: Greeting card w/lights
    LAMP TYPE: SMD white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 5
    SWITCH TYPE: Open/close front of card on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Mainly paper
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: Unknown type/number of coin cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: For Pete sakes, NO!!!
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries, envelope
    WARRANTY: Not stated


    Star Rating

American Greetings Halloween Card *

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