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Brandwise Update – June 2021

Brandwise Update – June 2021

By Kelly Bristol, Vice President, Associate & Buyer Engagement, Brandwise Hello Friends! I’m excited to be working with the Greeting Card Association on its new GCA Marketplace. I had been a member of the GCA for more than 20 years through the National Stationery...

In the News – June 2021

GCA Members in the News & Industry Updates Note@*Noted winners announced on 5/19 recognizing the best of the newest greeting cards of 2021 in 10 trend-forward categories. Read the full article here. Those who attended our 2020 Workshop & Retreat had a chance...

From the President – June 2021

From the President – June 2021

June 2021 This year’s *Noted experience served as a perfect primer on all the good things happening in the Greeting Card Association and for its members right now. The momentum behind the whole *Noted concept continues to grow, as more members of the greeting card...

Louie Awards – June 2021

Louie Awards – June 2021

Virtual Louie Awards Ceremony - July 8th Hello GCA! Well, summer is my favorite season of the year. I feel more creative and inspired by nature, summer activities and time with family and friends. It also seems to be the fastest season, as there is so much to do! I’m...

Committee Updates – June 2021

Committee Updates – June 2021

Workshop & Retreat Committee The 2021 Workshop & Retreat will be held virtually this year on September 9th & 10th. This year’s theme is “See What Unfolds” After the many challenges wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are emerging to new realities,...

Member Spotlight – June 2021

Member Spotlight – June 2021

Member Spotlight with Shannon Cohen, Founder/CEO of Shannon Cohen, Inc. and Tough Skin, Soft Heart   A Card Talk Member InterviewTell us about your company and/or your products. Shannon Cohen, Inc. was founded to curate products, spaces, and experiences that nourish...

USPS Announces Proposed Postage Rate Increases

May 28, 2021 (Denver, CO) On May 28, 2021, the USPS announced postage increases.  The price of a Forever Stamp will increase to 58 cents. This represents an increase of 5.45% and is less than the average increase for many other postage rates.  The price of an extra...