GCA’s Card Talk
Issue 51 October, 2019
The GCA had a busy Q3 with the both inaugural Workshop + Retreat and the second annual Thinking of You Week! Read about these exciting events, the latest member + industry updates & what’s on the horizon for 2020 in this edition of Card Talk.
Card Talk is a GCA member newsletter, published six times per year, providing members and others with information on the latest trends and issues that might 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 regarding the latest issue may be directed to our Communications Manager, Maggie Schultz.
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From the President
It was my great honor to become the new president of our Greeting Card Association during the fabulous Workshop & Retreat in Naples in September (thanks to Susan January for making it all happen). I have been active in the GCA for almost 15 years, and have chaired the Postal Committee, the 2016 annual convention in New Orleans, and the inaugural Noted (reinventing the trade show for our industry!) in Brooklyn this year.
A longtime lover of greeting cards and supporter of the GCA, we interviewed Sarah Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief of Stationery Trends Magazine. Find out why she believes handwritten cards are still important and what trends to look forward to in 2020.
In the News
Member Articles and more
The GCA’s Workshop + Retreat was covered by publications both stateside and across the pond! The second annual Thinking of You Week was another success and the 2020 LOUIE Awards opened up their call for entries! Read on for these stories & more member news!
Hear from the committee chairs of the successful Workshop + Retreat and Thinking of You Week campaigns. And join us in welcoming our newest GCA members. Finally, find out what’s new with the LOUIE Awards and Noted 2020.
GCA’s Annual Networking Event at AmericasMart
Mark your calendar for January 17, 2020 to kick off the show season with us! Details coming soon.
Noted: the Greeting Card Expo
Noted 2020 will take place May 1 – 3, 2020 at the Fort Mason Pavilion in San Francisco, CA.