GCA’s Card Talk

Issue 69
October, 2022

GCA remains busy as ever as we move towards the end of 2022. Submissions for the Louies have had a record breaking start, *Noted is over 50% sold out, and membership renewals are in full swing. 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

As we enter the beginning of the Holiday season (with four key holidays being celebrated during this time frame – (Christmas, Hanukkah, Three Kings Day and Kwanzaa), there are many commerce opportunities for our industry.  And, I wanted to share some interesting tidbits I came across in the past several weeks.

More from GCA President, Amy McAnarney

From the Executive Director

The Power of Regret

At this year’s annual Workshop & Retreat, Many Voices-One Community, we once again hosted a morning book club to kick off our second day. 

Read more from Nora Weiser, GCA Executive Director

Member Spotlight

Michele Byrne from paper&stuff is this months’ Member Spotlight. Learn more about her company, her products, and why she got involved in GCA.

Read full article here.

Committee Updates

Read updates about the Louie Awards, a recap on Thinking of You Week, hear the latest from the Public Affairs committee, 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.

Anti-ageist Birthday Card Project

Calling all greeting card designers! People want more age-positive cards. We challenge you to meet the unfulfilled need for birthday cards that celebrate older adults. Let’s celebrate the fact that we get to age, and the new adventures that we have to look forward to.

Read more here.

OpEd from PETA

Read full article here.

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