Wednesday, April 23, 2014


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.

Mentorship Program


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

2014 Winter Meeting


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from the 2014 Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Industry News

Bridgeman Studio Award 2014 Competition Now Open
New York, NY — To coincide with the launch of Bridgeman Studio – Bridgeman Art Library's new online platform representing contemporary artists – Bridgeman has launched the Bridgeman Studio Award 2014 in partnership with Creative Review.
Apr 10 2014 12:20PM

GCA and NRLCA Joint Statement on Postal Reform

Washington, D.C., April 8, 2014 – The Greeting Card Association and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association issued a joint statement in advance of the House Committee On Oversight & Government Reform hearing, calling for meaningful reforms to strengthen the Postal Service, and condemning proposals that would cut essential services, such as six-day delivery.

Apr 8 2014 12:00AM

Hallmark Launches the 100 First-Time Moms Sweepstakes To Honor the 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In honor of the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day in 2014, Hallmark launches 100 First-Time Moms – a sweepstakes that allows people to nominate a recent or soon-to-be first-time mom to win a $100 Mother's Day care package from Hallmark.
Apr 2 2014 12:00AM

26th Annual LOUIE Awards Finalists Announced

The Greeting Card Association has announced the finalists of its 26th Annual International Greeting Card Awards Competition, better known as the “LOUIE Awards.” Three finalists were selected for each of the 29 categories in this year's competition, which drew more than 900 entries from 220 companies worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, Israel, and the U.K. All entries were marketed and sold in the U.S. during the 2013 calendar year, and each of these outstanding finalists represents the best of the thousands of cards and invitations published each year.

Mar 21 2014 12:00AM
New article
GCA Response to President Obama's USPS Budget Proposal
"The GCA continues to support commonsense postal reform that puts the Postal Service back on a path toward fiscal strength, but that cannot be achieved through the plans presented by the President, House, or Senate," said Rafe Morrissey, GCA Vice President of Postal Affairs. "The President's budget, like proposals in the House and Senate, continues to assume dramatically exaggerated savings from cutting essential services, and if adopted, would lead to a weaker Postal Service."
Mar 5 2014 12:00AM

26th LOUIE Awards


Purchase Your Gala Tickets Today
LOUIE Award Gala on Sunday, May 18, 2014
New York City

Tickets must be purchased by May 2, 2014.

 Contact the GCA at or 202.216.9267
with any questions.

 Click here to see this year's LOUIE Awards finalists.

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient - Marjolein Bastin

LOUIE Awards for Lifetime Achievement: Marjolein Bastin

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient - Mary Engelbreit

LOUIE Awards for Lifetime Achievement: Mary Engelbreit

25th Anniversary LOUIE Awards

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from the 25th Anniversary LOUIE Awards.

Welcome New Members

Appleton Coated LLC



Braveheart Greetings

Bridgeman Art Library

Cartolina Cards

Cat Create anew thing

Ciao Bella


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

Mission Announcement

MK Designz

Mundo Images, LLC

Musee d'Art


Paper Words

Play Strong Sports LLC

PruCheek LLC

Punch Street

Raspberries Greetings

Rose Filter Photography

Shaggy Dog Press

Sky of Blue Cards


Stayman Cards

Teazled LLC


Treat and Company

True Emotions



Wise Cats

Words and Watercolors

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