5 sentiments still best expressed on paper | MarketWatch Morningstar, December 23, 2014
The industry has responded to the digital age with apps like FeltApp.com that allows consumers to digitally write a message with their finger on an iPhone or iPad, says Natasha Rankin, executive director of the Greeting Card Association, an industry group.
Obama just one of the family in Finch clan's holiday card | Connecticut Post, December 18, 2014
That's the interesting part about greeting cards. There's the ability to make them a reflection of you, your family and interests.
Is There A Future For The Traditional Christmas Card? | WOSU NPR Radio Interview, December 19, 2014
Greeting cards and holiday cards have been part of our holiday tradition for over 150 years and we expect them to be a part of our tradition for the next 150 years and beyond.
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The most popular Seasonal greeting cards sent each year are Christmas cards according to the Greeting Card Association. It's reported 1.6 billion units are purchased and that includes boxed cards.
Millennials embrace sending Christmas cards | Courier-Post (N.J.), December 16, 2014
"Millennials are one of the most traditional generations since the Silent one — Baby Boomers’ parents — according to national Greeting Card Association Director Natasha Rankin. The generation embraces the 'authentic,' Rankin noted. 'They’re a generation that connects with tradition and still brings technology in,' she said, while acknowledging greeting card sales have slumped since 2009, when 1.9 billion Christmas cards were sent. But even with social media, email and texting as options, Rankin expects 1.4 billion to 1.6 billion “snail mail” cards to be delivered this year. 'In spite of the fact there’s technology and new ways of communicating with people, they’re interested in continuing the connection,' Rankin added."
Do you still send out holiday cards? | Detroit 4 News, December 15, 2014
Natasha Rankin, the executive director of the Greeting Card Association, says "'there's still nothing like getting a greeting card in the mail. It's not a bill. It's a greeting. It's an announcement. It's the sharing of the season. Most importantly, it's a connection.'"
Is Social Media Putting An End To Holiday Cards? | The Harford Courant (Conn.), December 15, 2014
“People who like to communicate and like to share look at any media as an opportunity to do so. People can share their sentiments on Facebook as well — but we're still a society and community that enjoys to share, and we look forward to those long tell-me-about-your-year letters.” - Natasha Rankin, GCA Executive Director
Holiday cards still popular | LimaOhio.com, December 12, 2014
Natasha Rankin, executive director of the Greeting Card Association expects "greeting cards to be very relevant and very much part of tradition for a long time” to come.
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Breaking down the 6.5 billion greeting cards Americans buy annually
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