Thursday, July 24, 2014

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The Greeting Card Association is the U.S. trade association serving the greeting card and social expression industry. Founded in 1941, the GCA today represents nearly 200 American and international publishers from diverse businesses – ranging from young start-ups to established companies of all sizes, scopes and years in the industry – as well as suppliers that provide production services and product distribution at the wholesale level.

73rd Annual Convention

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Register Today!

September 17-20, 2014
St. Julien Hotel & Spa | Boulder, CO

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Mentorship Program

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Click here to learn more about the GCA Mentorship Program, become a mentor, or seek a mentor.

The GCA Mentorship Program is designed as an opportunity to elevate your professional capabilities and expand your industry network.

GCA and Industry News

Key Speakers On Industry Change, Relevancy, Growth, Insights, and More to be Featured at Upcoming Greeting Card Association Convention

July 10, 2014 — An impressive roster of key speakers is scheduled for the 73rd Annual Convention of the Greeting Card Association (GCA), taking place from Wednesday, Sept. 17, through Saturday, Sept. 20, at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, Colo. All in the industry – both GCA members and nonmembers – are invited to attend this year's Convention, themed "The Challenge of Change."

Jul 9 2014 12:00AM
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The Greeting Card Association’s 73rd Annual Convention Is September 17-20, in Boulder, Colorado

June 20, 2014 — The 73rd Annual Convention of the Greeting Card Association (GCA) will take place from Wednesday, September 17, through Saturday, September 20, at the scenic St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, Colo. All members of the industry – both GCA members and nonmembers – are invited to attend.

Jun 23 2014 12:00AM
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Greeting Card Association Announces Winner of 3rd Annual Consumer’s Choice LOUIE Award Facebook Contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 11, 2014: The Greeting Card Association (GCA) is pleased to announce that Marian Heath Greeting Cards has won this year’s Consumer’s Choice LOUIE Award. The award is given to the card that receives the most “Likes” on the LOUIE Awards Facebook page, following the posting of images of all winning cards from the GCA’s annual LOUIE Awards competition.

Jun 11 2014 12:00AM

Hallmark Helps Celebrate Dads on Father's Day
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With Father's Day fast approaching, it's time to find ways to show Dad the love. Give him the all-star treatment with thoughtful or funny cards and gifts that let him know he's in a league of his own.
Jun 3 2014 12:38PM

GCA Statement On Rumored "Pay-For" Postal Scheme

Washington, D.C., May 29, 2014 – The Greeting Card Association (GCA) issued the following statement in response to rumored efforts by House Republicans aimed at using the elimination of Saturday mail delivery as a “pay-for” to offset a bailout of the Highway Trust Fund: “Eliminating essential services like Saturday delivery in order to bail out the Highway Trust Fund is a misguided and infeasible tactic that should be dismissed out of hand,” said Rafe Morrissey, GCA Vice President of Postal Affairs. “The Postal Service is already in serious financial duress and any consideration of measures that would deprive consumers and small businesses of critical services, while further sacrificing revenue and ceding mail volume to competitors, is irresponsible and unacceptable."

May 29 2014 12:00AM
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Card Talk eNewsletter

JULY/AUGUST 2014 CARD TALK

 

From the GCA President Steve Doyal

 

GCA Events

Registration for the 73rd Annual GCA Convention Now Open
Hot Topic: What's Your Favorite Past Convention Memory
Save the Date for These Upcoming GCA Events

GCA News

Hello!Lucky and Sunrise Take "Card of the Year" Honors
Marian Heath Wins "Consumer's Choice" LOUIE Award
Postal Update: House Leadership Resorts to Budget Gimmicks to Push 5-day Delivery
Communications & P.R. Committee Launched

Member Updates

Mentorship Program Video Now on GCA Site
Members Spotlight
GCA Welcomes New Members
GCA Associates Happenings

Click here for this and past issues of Card Talk

26th Consumer's Choice LOUIE Award Winner

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Congratulations to Marian Heath Greeting Cards

To read more about the 26th Consumer's Choice LOUIE Award and all LOUIE Award winners, click here.

Press Release for the 26th Consumer's Choice LOUIE Award winner
Marian Heath Greeting Cards.

 

Congratulations to Kristina P. of Seattle, Wash. for winning a set of the non-personalized 26th LOUIE Awards winning cards!

"I'm so excited to win this great collection of greeting cards! I can't wait to see all the winners in person and send them out." - Kristina P.

73rd Annual Convention Sponsors

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26th Annual LOUIE Award Sponsors

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Category Champions

                                              

 

Welcome New Members


Appleton Coated LLC

B*Hands

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Braveheart Greetings

Bridgeman Art Library

Cartolina Cards

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Ciao Bella

Clearstory

Crain Card Company

Encouraging Wishes

For Arts Sake Pty. Ltd.

Fresh Frances Greetings & Gifts

Full Color Black

GIFT SHOP Magazine

Giggledoon LLC

Ginko Papers

Goldfield Arts Inc.

Green Banana Greetings

Green Ink, LLC

Grows on Trees

Hungry Dog Designs

Johnpoll & Burton, LLC

Keene Graphics Inc.

Leader Paper Products

MBS Communications, Inc.

Mi Bellamore Greetings

Michael Rhoda Studios

Minted.com

Mission Announcement

MK Designz

Mundo Images, LLC

Musee d'Art

MyPublisher

Paper Words

Play Strong Sports LLC

PruCheek LLC

Punch Street

Raspberries Greetings

Rose Filter Photography

Shaggy Dog Press

Sky of Blue Cards

Spreengs

Stayman Cards

Susan Lein Designs

Teazled LLC

toughasaturtle

Treat and Company

True Emotions

Turnowsky

Waterknot

Wise Cats

Words and Watercolors

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