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.
2023 GCA Conference and AGM, Thursday 28th September 2023
Regularly updated blog containing all the information you need on the 2023 Conference in Leeds, plus links to book.
Thinking of You Week 2023!
Thinking of You Week is the week that sees people across the world send cards to friends, loved ones, work colleagues, neighbours to say hello, thinking of you, share a joke or just to reach out and connect. This year Thinking of You Week takes place 18th-24th...
Dragons Speed Dating 2023!
2023 Dragons Speed Dating will be held on 2nd March in London. Final few publishers places available!
Father’s Day – celebrating the UK’s Dads!
A look at the origins of Father’s Day, with up to date facts and figures.
Why do we have bunnies on our Easter cards?
A look at the origins of Easter cards and the Easter bunny.
The Origins of Mother’s Day
A look at the origins of Mother’s Day, with facts and figures.
Licensing and Copyright – UK Laws governing ownership and rights to material
Tips, best practices and myth busting for greeting card publishers in the minefield that is copyright law.
Meet the member – Propack Direct Mail Ltd
In this edition of Meet The Member we speak to Nicola Cummins of Propack Direct Mail Ltd, a GCA Supplier member.
Why are Valentine’s Day cards so popular?
We look at the origins of Valentines Day, along with some fun facts
Starting Up – Export
Have you first enquiry from overseas? Wanting to learn about exporting greeting cards? This Starting Up blog has lots of useful tips and links
Retailer Sarah Laker shares her top tips for selling into indies
Award willing indie, Sarah Laker, shares the key things she’s looking from all her suppliers, and her top tips for building your business with independent retailers.
Diversity and Inclusion in the greeting card industry
This blog charts the progress of highlighting and encouraging diversity in the UK greeting card industry. A vibrant and diverse industry with an eclectic mix of cards celebrating nearly every possible occasion.
GCA attend Trade Associations meeting at Stationers’ Hall
GCA CEO Amanda Fergusson attended the annual Trade Association Winter Event at Stationers' Hall. This Stationers' Company event brings together trade associations linked to the communications, printing and media industries. Held at Stationers Hall, the trade...
Sustainability in the Card Industry – Little Green Paper Shop
GCA’s Sustainability in the Card Industry blogs share good practice happening in our industry to inform and inspire others. Read about what Little Green Paper Shop are doing to are doing to reduce their environmental impact.
A new generation of Royal Mail Stamps coming to an envelope near you
Royal Mail will be adding barcodes to stamps this year as part of a new innovation.
Spring & Autumn Fair 2023
Latest information on the February 2023 Spring Fair. Money saving tips on decorating your stand and additional GCA marketing opportunities.
2023 Fathers Day Toolkit
The 2023 Father’s Day Toolkit contains downloadable resources and POS to help with online and offline marketing.
2023 Easter Toolkit
The 2023 Easter Toolkit contains downloadable resources and POS to help with online and offline marketing.
2023 Mother’s Day Toolkit
The 2023 Mother’s Day Toolkit contains downloadable resources and POS to help with online and offline marketing.
2023 Valentine’s Day Toolkit
The 2023 Valentine’s Day Toolkit contains downloadable resources and POS to help with online and offline marketing.