Saturday, December 20, 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.

Atlanta Gift Show Networking Reception


Join your fellow GCA members

for a few hours of

schmoozin’ and great networking on

January 9, 2015.

For more information, click here.

2015 GCA Winter Meeting


Save the Date for GCA’s Winter Meeting on March 18-19, 2015!

Registration is coming soon in early January!

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73rd Annual Convention Highlights


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

Click here to see highlights and photos from GCA's 73rd Annual Convention

Mentorship Program


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

Send Merry Wishes this Christmas from American Greetings Paper and Digital Cards, Gift Packaging, Ornaments and Party Goods Help Spread Holiday Cheer

CLEVELAND, Dec. 15, 2014 Christmas remains the #1 card-sending holiday, with consumers purchasing approximately 150 million cards each year. Sending merry wishes to friends and family during this special season lets them know how grateful you are to share another year with them. American Greetings offers consumers more reasons to celebrate the season with beautifully designed cards, gift packaging, ornaments and party goods that express the joy and sentiment of the holiday their way.

Dec 15 2014 12:00AM
New article
Tell Your Holiday Story with Beautiful Custom Greeting Cards from Cardstore

Connecting with loved ones during this joyful season is extra special when you can do it by sharing a personalized greeting card that expresses your own warm wishes. Many want to share photos of milestone events from the past year, others want to update family and friends with a newsletter-style card, some people want a distinctive greeting and still others want a traditional card that’s ready-to-go without any customization necessary. Cardstore, the popular custom greeting card website from American Greetings, allows you to easily and conveniently send the perfect card to spread holiday cheer in exactly your style.

Dec 5 2014 12:00AM
New article
Hallmark Helps Make Holiday Card-Sending Easy

'Tis the season for holiday greetings. According to Hallmark research, nearly three-fourths of people who send some of the 1.4 billion Christmas cards each year do so because they know how good it feels to receive a holiday greeting. To make the card-sending process even easier, the experts at Hallmark have pulled together some helpful ways to find the right card, some inspiration and ideas on what to write inside, and even etiquette tips on how to address the envelope.

Dec 3 2014 12:00AM
New article
New OMG! Funny™ Birthday Cards from American Greetings Deliver Unexpected Jokes

Get ready for American Greetings to turn the overly-sentimental greeting card cliche on its head! Warm, heartfelt messages are a beautiful thing and can really brighten the birthday of friends and family members – but there's also the tried-and-true option of hilarious, side-splitting birthday expressions. The new collection of OMG! Funny™ birthday cards take syrupy greetings to the next level and are guaranteed to bring big laughs.

Oct 16 2014 12:00AM
New article
GCA's 27th Annual LOUIE Awards Celebrate Artistic Elegance; Recognize Best of the Best in Greeting Cards, Social Stationery Worldwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 29, 2014 – The Greeting Card Association (GCA) is proud to announce the opening of the Call for Entries for its 27th Annual LOUIE Awards.

Sep 29 2014 12:00AM
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Card Talk eNewsletter

November/December 2014 CARD TALK


From the GCA President Steve Doyal


GCA Events

Upcoming 2015 GCA Events
27th Annual LOUIE Awards

GCA News

Postal Update: Racing the Clock on Postal Reform
Hot Topic: How to Launch, Build, and Maintain a Powerful Brand

Member Updates

Members Spotlight
GCA Associates Happenings
Member News

Click here for this and past issues of Card Talk


27th Annual LOUIE Awards


27th Annual LOUIE Awards

We are now accepting submissions.
Click here to submit your LOUIE entry online.

The deadline for submissions is December 22, 2014.

73rd Annual Convention Sponsors


Please join us in thanking our

73rd Annual Convention sponsors   




Welcome New Members

Blue Petal Paper Co.

Capri Luna

DoodleGirl Designs

Emily McDowell, Inc.


Goldilocks Designs, LLC

Hodgins Engraving Co.

Jill Haney-Neal's Wild (but tasteful) Women

Kalan LP

Lori Portka - Happiness Through Art

Ornament Letterpress

Paper Bandit Press

Paper Pop Cards, Inc


Proudly Yours 

Read Between the Lines

Shaboo Prints

Shun Fenghong Trading Co., Ltd.

Supply Side USA

UpWords, LLC

Whiting Paper Company

Wrendale Designs Ltd.





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