Details of trade fairs held throughout the year with significant sections dedicated to greeting cards.
Last updated 1st March 2021: As part of our support to GCA members we are working to help you navigate the Brexit maze by picking out salient links and points relevant to the greeting card industry. Please find below the top-line information on trading internationally...
Latest requirements for any greeting cards that include batteries
A look at the history of the Christmas card with up to date facts and figures.
Legend has it that the so-called Easter bunny was originally a bird, who upset the goddess Eostre and she changed it into a fluffy, flightless creature! Nevertheless, it was still able to build a nest and lay eggs in clever places around the garden as many a...
A look at the origins of Father’s Day, with up to date facts and figures.
A look at the origins of Mother’s Day, with facts and figures.
We look at the origins of Valentines Day, along with some fun facts
Membership of the Greeting Card Association means that you are part of the UK independent, not for profit, greeting card trade association, and have a voice within the industry representing the UK greeting card market. The GCA provides help, advice and support,...
Christmas card media coverage has continued with many journalists contacting the GCA to ask if Christmas cards are more important than ever this year as they seek to find some good news stories: Early press interest in Christmas cards promoted by GCA PR releases The...
The GCA’s 8-part series on preparing files ready for printing. A must-read for beginners in the greeting card industry.
The 2021 Mother’s Day Toolkit contains downloadable resources and POS to help with online and offline marketing.
The 2021 Father’s Day Toolkit contains downloadable resources and POS to help with online and offline marketing.
The 2021 Easter Toolkit contains downloadable resources and POS to help with online and offline marketing.
The 2021 Valentine’s Day Toolit contains downloadable resources and POS to help with online and offline marketing.
How do you make your products look good online and in print? A short tutorial by Richard Jackson of Forever Creative Photography is here to help.
This guide produced by the GCA will help any budding artist to understand what’s involved with designing for the industry.
Do you have a way with words? Maybe you should write for greeting cards. This guide will help you get started.
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 is working closely with the Royal Mail and also reaching out to the industry to ensure that our voice is heard....
A roundup of the media coverage received for 2020 Festive Friday
GCA ceo Amanda Fergusson met with Paul Scully MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets and also Minister for London, along with leaders of other key trade associations in the IRC. The meeting was to discuss...
GCA Member Emma Bryan donated cards to a local care home to help spread some festive cheer on Festive Friday.
The GCA is campaigning to support specialist retail shops.
An insiders guide to making the most of your first greeting card tradeshow.