GCA’s Card Talk

Issue 71
February, 2023

GCA is off to bright and exciting start to 2023. The Louie Awards reached 1000 submissions and *Noted exhibit space is very close to selling out. Read more about these events, catch up on the latest member news, find out some industry updates & more in this edition of Card Talk.

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About Card Talk

Card Talk is GCA’s member newsletter, published six times per year, providing members and others with information on the latest trends and issues that impact the industry and their businesses, as well as meaningful opportunities for information exchange and business development. Content for Card Talk comes from GCA leaders, volunteers, members, and staff. Questions? Want to contribute? Email us!

From the President

On our journey of educating, promoting, representing, and celebrating the greeting card industry, the GCA focuses on three areas: (1) Membership Strength & Engagement, (2 )Industry Vibrancy, and (3) Operational Excellence. 

Read more from Amy McAnarney, Hallmark, GCA President

From the Executive Director

The Space Between

I think we can all agree, and data confirms, that receiving a greeting card in person is more meaningful than receiving a text message, e-card, or wishes posted on social media. 

Read more from Nora Weiser, GCA Executive Director

Member Spotlight

Ecological Fibers is this months’ Member Spotlight. Learn more about this Associate Member, their products, how they can help you, and why they remain involved in GCA.

Read full article here.

Committee Updates

Read about some options to reduce your shipping costs and find out updates about the Louie Awards and *Noted, welcome our new members, and more.

Read the full article here.

In the News

News articles, industry updates, member articles, and more.

Read the latest news here.

GCA Birthday Club

The GCA Birthday Club was born to allow our community to celebrate each other in snail mail every trip around the sun. After all, most of us have already carefully crafted product to celebrate birthdays, why don’t we showcase these more within our community? As such, the GCA Birthday Club will also offer members a valuable opportunity to use, understand, and better experience our medium of choice. So let’s sharpen our card-sending game as we celebrate every member’s special day!

Check out our directory below of GCA Members, their birthdays, and their mailing addresses. Want your birthday listed? Fill out this form here.

View the Birthday Directory

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