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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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GCA’s Paper Guidance is Praised by WWF

GCA’s Paper Guidance is Praised by WWF

The GCA and greeting card industry as a whole received a positive thumbs up in the latest WWF Timber Scorecard Report – a biennial report that scores businesses on the visibility of their timber (paper in the case of cards) sourcing policies and the steps they’ve...

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Latest Christmas Research from Royal Mail

Latest Christmas Research from Royal Mail

The latest Christmas card research from Royal Mail shows that Christmas cards remain more popular than e-cards and texts. The research showed that an overwhelming 72 per cent of people who celebrate Christmas would prefer to receive cards this Christmas. Only six per...

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Launch of the GCA Market Report 2016

The latest GCA Market Report 2016 confirms that the UK greeting card sector has grown in value to £1.7 billion in the UK. The report, which covers sales January - December 2015, is the only research based on actual retail sales figures, with data confidentially...

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Cards For Ed Vaizey

The GCA is meeting with Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, on December 2nd. We have flagged up to him the importance of the UK greeting card industry as a world leading creative trade and the fact that such mass...

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Christmas Cards on the BBC The GCA gained some excellent television coverage for Christmas cards and the greeting card industry yesterday. Sharon Little, GCA CEO, took part in three live interviews with Stephanie McGovern, two on BBC Breakfast and one on the BBC News...

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The Henries Finalists 2014 have been announced!

Huge congratulations from the GCA to all the nominees! The Henries Finalists 2014 Most Promising Young Designer or Artist 2014 Rebecca Crouch from Raspberry BlossomDimitria Jordan from Love Faith and HopeYasmin Rahmatullah from YTR DesignsTamsin Seed from Studio...

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GCA Podcast for New Card Publishers

GCA Podcast for New Card Publishers

How do you go about getting involved in the greeting card industry? Find out by listening to this podcast with Sharon Little, GCA ceo, being interviewed by Ekta Bajaj of member publishing company, Karmic Creations. The 40 minute podcast covers lots of issues...

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National Stationery Week Partnership

The GCA is delighted to partner with Get Britain Writing and National Stationery Week to promote the benefits of handwriting for people of all ages.  The Greeting Card Association is delighted to support this important campaign to encourage more people to put pen...

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Book Now for the GCA AGM – 2nd October 2013

This popular event is your chance to socialise with other members, see an array of prestigious speakers, enjoy a delicious lunch and explore our historic livery hall venue, Ironmongers Hall, in the City of London. We have not one, not two but three exciting launches:...

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The GCA Opens Its Doors

The GCA will be opening its doors to a wider membership after members voted resoundingly in favour of introducing an Associate Membership category at its EGM last week. The members voted in favour of the resolution by 40 votes for to five against including votes by...

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The Henries Awards – Enter Now!

The Oscars of the greeting card industry! Organised by Max Publishing, the publishers of our official magazine Progressive Greetings, The Henries recognise and reward the wonderful creativity of our industry. The Henries Awards are free to enter and the form is very...

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