Send a card. Deliver a smile.
The Greeting Card Association embraces publishers, retailers, agents, distributors and recommended suppliers of materials/services to the industry.
We are an independent not for profit trade organisation operating for the benefit of our members. We have been the voice of the greeting card industry and provided support to our members 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, representing our industry to stakeholders such as postal service providers, government, colleges and schools.
We provide advice and support to our members and run networking events, bringing our industry together to promote business growth and the health of our industry.
Our vision is for everyone to feel connected by the sending and receiving of greeting cards.
Latest Blog Posts
GCA Royal Mail update
GCA Members’ update on recent discussions with the Royal Mail. Under review are changes to mail delivery and stamp cost.
GCA Local – time to meetup!
GCA Local events bring together our members in small meet ups. They are informal and organised by local members in each area.
The GCA Webinars are a live series of online presentations on key topics relevant to our industry
Sponsor the GCA Conference & AGM 2023
SUPPLIER MEMBERS ONLY. Sponsor the GCA Conference & AGM and promote your business to GCA members.
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.
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.
Hello, I’m Emily and I’m on the look out for experienced and friendly sales agents! Since launching my small business in 2019, my greeting cards are now stocked in a wide range of international stores including Selfridges, Barnes & Noble and the RHS. I would love...
Sales Agents wanted – Nationwide
Hi,We are a husband and wife team looking to expand our clientele base throughout the UK, and are looking to work closely with experienced Agents with a good customer base to scale up our UK distribution. Our beautiful, eco-friendly, sustainable seaweed print range...
Looking for your first role or a step up? Are you a creative, motivated individual who enjoys a variety of different responsibilities? Then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.We are looking for a creative who is passionate about design and eager to...
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
For Schools & Colleges
We have lots of dedicated resources for students at art college and school teachers planning lessons. You may also be interested in our Design and Production articles.
Our latest press releases will keep you up to date on greeting card occasions and card sending in the UK, and there’s lots of background information in our news and history articles. Contact our press office for more information.
Thinking Of You Week
Thinking of You Week is a special week in September, pioneered by the GCA, that harnesses the emotional power of greeting cards to create a wave of love, caring and happiness.
The GCA Market Report
The Greeting Card Association commission an annual report providing reliable figures for the greeting card industry based on member sales.
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.