About GCA Membership

Our Association has a proud history. And we are especially pleased when new companies and young, innovative entrepreneurs join our ranks.

The GCA represents nearly 200 diverse businesses from the United States and around the world – ranging from young start-ups to established companies of all sizes, including suppliers that provide materials, services and product distribution at the wholesale level.

New companies need to do their homework, think long-term, and perhaps have a little luck, to achieve success. At the same time, established businesses need to reassess their offerings and explore new revenue-generating models to remain fresh and achieve success over time. GCA membership can be an important step in achieving that success. We help members explore a wide variety of topics, and keep up on the latest trends, in a friendly, creative environment.

Through member communications, exhibit opportunities, industry data, information exchanges, educational conferences and mentoring, the GCA supports the companies, business owners and “makers” who write, design, publish and distribute greeting cards. To find out more about the benefits of membership, click here. To view the different member types and to apply, click here. To learn more, contact the GCA at gca@greetingcard.org or call 303.848.2522.

When you join, register, attend, or participate in any GCA activity, you agree to abide by GCA’s Code of Conduct.

Dues paid to the Greeting Card Association GCA) are not deductible as a charitable contribution because GCA is a 501(c)6 organization. Additionally, dues paid to GCA are not fully deductible as a business expense due to its lobbying efforts. For the 2024 calendar, 10% of your annual dues paid are not deductible as a business expense.   

There are nice people in the group with an extensive amount of experience and knowledge. They are very helpful!

Annette Stewart

Co-Owner, Patent Press Greetings

Every step along the way, I (have) felt the camaraderie and support of fellow GCA makers and associates. Joining the GCA was one of the wisest early investments I made in my business!

Kerstin Rao

Owner, Vivid Cottage