Last updated 4th May 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...
Have you first enquiry from overseas? Wanting to learn about exporting greeting cards? This Starting Up blog has lots of useful tips and links
GCA specialist panel responding to members questions on trading internationally post-Brexit in April 2021
Exchanging greetings at the festive of Eid is a tradition that goes back generations. Islam is the second largest religion in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is estimated that there are over 3 million Muslim's in the UK, over 5% of the...
David Falkner, owner of Cardology, shares his experience and insight into the opportunities of the growing market for Eid greeting cards.
Latest details on the 2021 GCA annual Conference and AGM, to be held in Manchester on 14th October 2021
How to join the greeting card industry. Insight into a GCA team’s talk about working in the card industry to illustration students at Uni of Herts
This blog looks at the benefits for artists of using an agent to represent them, with top tips and links to more information
Tips, best practices and myth busting for greeting card publishers in the minefield that is copyright law.
Details of trade fairs held throughout the year with significant sections dedicated to greeting cards.
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
Why should you join the Greeting Card Association?
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...
Part 8 of 8: Helpful advice on how to select a Print Partner, and what to expect during the production process.
Part 7 of 8: Our handy check list ensures you’ve thought through all the aspects of preparing a press-ready PDF.
Part 6 of 8: Foil, glitter and emboss adds bling to greeting cards. But they can be hard to visualise in the design stages, and need to be communicated to the Printer. We’ll explain how.
Part 5 of 8: Bleed ensures your artwork prints to the edge of the card. We’ll also cover what you need to know about the fold down the centre of the card.
Part 4 of 8: This article on Colour Modes explains everything you need to know about RGB, CMYK, Pantone and how to choose what to use.
Part 3 of 8: Our article on Colour Modes explains everything you need to know about RGB, CMYK, Pantone and how to choose what to use.