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
GCA’s Sustainability in the Card Industry blogs share good practice happening in our industry to inform and inspire others. Read about what Windles Group are doing to are doing to reduce their environmental impact.
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 2022 Spring Seasons.
2022 Valentine's Day Toolkit
2022 Mother's Day Toolkit
2022 Easter Toolkit
2022 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.
Exciting Sales Opportunity in Greetings CardsNational Sales Manager. U.K. independent sales.Abacus Cards Ltd incorporating Clare Maddicott Publications are looking to instruct a National Sales Manager to lead our U.K. sales team of employed Area Managers, Sales Agents...
Abacus Cards Ltd. is looking for an enthusiastic individual with a can do attitude to join their Newmarket Greeting card studio team.You'll need to be;-Organised and methodical and have a good eye for detail-Excellent communication and negotiation skills-Good IT...
Delighty Designs is looking for enthusiastic, creative and talented illustrators and designers to work on expanding its greeting card range. This is a freelance position.Our style is bright, bold, loving and we are especially looking to work with designers who can tap...
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.