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Coronavirus and the power of greeting cards

Please let’s all send cards to loved ones and neighbours who are self-isolating and alone Receiving a greeting card creates a powerful connection between people. At times like this, particularly for those who are at home on their own, the connection of receiving a...

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Scam Email Warning

Scam Email Warning

Scam emails have been sent out to some members, and others in the industry, pretending to be from the GCA and requesting payment. Please ignore this if you receive it. Many thanks to those of you who have brought this to my attention, allowing us to immediately notify...

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Greeting Card press coverage Christmas 2019

Greeting Card press coverage Christmas 2019

Greeting cards have had a fantastic amount of press coverage in the run up to Christmas 2019; GCA activity and news stories about card sending potentially being in decline (which of course it's not!), has led to 51 media interviews since the middle of October. We have...

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GCA 100th Anniversary Isle of Man Stamps

GCA 100th Anniversary Isle of Man Stamps

To celebrate the Greeting Card Association Centenary the Isle of Man Post Office have produced these wonderful Christmas stamps, using greeting card artwork from GCA members GCA Members were invited to submit designs to the IoM PO who selected these ten greeting cards...

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Festive Friday 2019 – New Toolkit!

Festive Friday 2019 – New Toolkit!

Festive Friday, 29th November 2019, is the special day for everyone in the card industry (and all lovers of cards) to send their personal Christmas cards. This is to create a great first wave of beautiful cards arriving in early December to get the nation in the...

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100 years of the GCA – The Exhibition

100 years of the GCA – The Exhibition

In our 100th year we want to collect together a digital card archive to celebrate our vibrant innovative industry. As part of this archive, we’re planning an exhibition display to show the range of designs on the market today, look at the trends and changes over the...

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Supporting Independent Retailers

94% of greeting cards are bought in a bricks and mortar store so it is important that the GCA raises the profile of cards with those working to support retailers and High St communities. The GCA recently attended a meeting of the Independent Retailers Confederation....

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BBC Breakfast discuss Christmas Card sending

BBC Breakfast discuss Christmas Card sending

Over 1.5 million people started their morning today being reminded to write and send their Christmas cards as Amanda Fergusson, the new ceo of the GCA appeared on the BBC Breakfast twice during the programme, as well as on the BBC News 24 channel. Filmed on location...

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Publishers – The Market – Facts and Figures 2017

Latest Figures from the GCA Market Report 2018 The latest GCA Market Report shows that in 2017 the UK public spent £1.7 billion on greeting cards. The report, which covers sales January - December 2017, is the only research based on actual retail sales figures, with...

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GCA Launches Thinking of You Week 2018!

GCA Launches Thinking of You Week 2018!

The latest Thinking of You Week 2018 branding and toolkit are now live! “Huge thanks go to Miki Rose of the Great British Card Company for designing the new ToYW branding and toolkit and also to Raj Arora at Davora who has built the website for us,” said Sharon...

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