Send a card. Deliver a smile.
The Greeting Card Association has been supporting publishers, retailers and suppliers to the industry since 1919.
The British are a nation of card senders, we send more cards per person than any other nation. We lead the world in design and innovation, exporting our designs and messages for people of all nationalities across the globe.
Greeting cards build relationships; sending and receiving a greeting card creates a strong connection. Our industry facilitates and celebrates positive communication between people of all backgrounds.
What we do
The Greeting Card Association is the voice of the British greeting card industry.
We promote the healthy growth of the industry by sharing the joy of sending and receiving cards, and providing advice and support to our members as they build their businesses.
That people from all communities use greeting cards to connect with friends and family at special occasions and just to say ‘thinking of you’.
We're owned by our members
The Greeting Card Association is an independent trade organisation, wholly owned by its members.
Latest Blog Posts
Christmas card media coverage has continued with many journalists contacting the GCA to ask if Christmas cards are more important than ever this...
The Royal Mail is undergoing huge change as it adapts its business to ensure that is survives in the 21st century. As discussed at our Conference,...
The GCA blog is packed with news, insights and resources for everyone with an interest in Greeting Cards. And for members of the GCA, the blog morphs into the GCA Library where members can find even more tools and information to help them run their businesses.
Spring Season Toolkits
Downloadable posters and POS for retailers, ready to print and use online to promote the 2021 Spring Seasons.
2021 Valentine's Day Toolkit
2021 Mother's Day Toolkit
2021 Easter Toolkit
2021 Father's Day Toolkit
Jobs in the Industry
Looking to work in the Greeting Card industry? Are you an artist or writer keen to see your work on greeting cards? Our members regularly post job vacancies on this site. Take a look at what roles are currently available on the Jobs board.
Lucy Maggie Designs (www.lucymaggiedesigns.co.uk) is currently looking for experienced agents covering territories within the UK. We are already stocked in many bricks and mortar and online stores both in the UK and overseas, but as a small business we are looking to...
Hi, we’re looking for Freelance Illustrators and Designers with an eye for creative greeting card ideas, who can convert it to up to date on trend commercial designs, which can immediately capture the attention of target audience. We are looking to work on a Pay per...
Distributors wanted for vacant areas within the UK and overseas.We do not charge a franchise fee, we would rather you invest in your own business or develop your existing business further.
Why Join the GCA?
The GCA Library
Attend GCA members’ events designed to support business growth.
Advice & Support
Marketing and PR Support
Tailored Membership Plans
Have a Voice
Our members include…
The Greeting Card Association represents business from across the industry including publishers, manufacturers, retailers, agents and more. If you are looking for a particular service or product you can search in our Members Directory.
Supporting & promoting Greeting Cards across multiple channels
How can we help you?
Our blog is packed with articles related to the Greeting Card industry, from the latest news to historical facts and figures. For members, the GCA Library provides a portal of resources to help run a sucessful business. If you have specific questions or need further information, please get in touch.