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August 2021

GCA Meet Up @ NY Now

08/08/2021 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm EDT
Death Ave., 315 10th Avenue
New York, 10001
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GCA members are excited to be returning to in-person trade shows this summer, with many exhibiting on their own or as part of the GCA Village @ NY Now in August. After the first day on the show floor, join your friends and colleagues for a GCA Meet Up! Sunday, August 8 6:15 - 7:15 pm Death Ave. 315 10th Avenue NY, NY 10001 (10 minute walk from Javits) RSVP HERE Introduce yourself to GCA Executive Director Nora Weiser or GCA President…

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September 2021

2021 Workshop & Retreat

09/09/2021 - 09/10/2021
Virtual Event

Join us virtually for our Workshop and Retreat September 9 & 10, 2021 This year’s theme is “See What Unfolds” After the many challenges wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are emerging to new realities, new business practices, and new models of how we connect, communicate, work, and live. What does that mean for the stationery and greeting card industry? Our sessions will focus on: 1. Sustainability 2. Post-pandemic business and trends 3. Diversity, equity, and inclusion 4. Brand building…

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Thinking of You Week 2021

09/20/2021 - 09/26/2021

Send a Card, Deliver a Smile With the events of 2020, many people have discovered, or rediscovered, the pleasure and comfort that greeting cards and hand-written notes can bring as a way of keeping in touch with friends and family. Scientists have studied people’s brains as they open a piece of hand-written personal mail and observed how the pleasure waves just light up! Thinking of You Week is an international movement to celebrate the joy of sending and receiving hand-written…

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December 2021

*Noted and SF NOW: Exhibitor Webinar

12/09/2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Virtual Event

  If you're still on the fence about signing up to exhibit at *Noted: The Greeting Card Expo, co-located with SF NOW, we held a webinar to answer all your questions! The recording of the webinar can be found here and a copy of the slide deck can be found here. Below are some topics that we covered: The who, what, and why of both shows Exhibitors at a glance Retailer/buyer information Floorplan Booth renderings Housing options Tips and suggestions…

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January 2022

GCA Member Reception at Atlanta Market

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Given the recent surge in Covid cases and the Omicron variant, and in the interest of member health and safety, this event has been cancelled. GCA plans to reschedule the reception to be held at the Atlanta Market this summer. If you will be in Atlanta next week, please note that the City of Atlanta has imposed a mask mandate in all public buildings. IMC will require that all Buyers, Exhibitors and Guests wear a mask in all of the…

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February 2022

GCA Village at NY NOW – February 2022

February 6 - February 9

NY NOW, today’s wholesale market for tomorrow’s retail world rolled out the welcome mat for buyers, designers, makers, and artisans, this Summer at the first major event at the Javits Convention Center since the pandemic. The response was off the charts! Business was brisk and enthusiasm was high as we savored the luxury of an in-person market once again. NY NOW and GCA are excited to continue this successful partnership , connecting makers with with NY NOW’s qualified retailers, and…

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GCA Breakfast at the NY NOW Winter Market 2022

February 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EST

Use this form to register for the members-only GCA breakfast hosted by NY NOW at the Winter Market. Schedule: February 6 at 8:30 am on level 4.  

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GCA Member Meet Up at NY NOW – February 2022

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Death Ave., 315 10th Avenue
New York, 10001
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GCA members are excited to be returning to in-person trade shows, with many exhibiting on their own or as part of the GCA Village at NY NOW. After the first day on the show floor, join your friends and colleagues for a GCA Meet Up! Sunday, February 6th 6:00 – 7:30 pm Death Ave. 315 10th Avenue NY, NY 10001 (10 minute walk from Javits) RSVP HERE Introduce yourself to GCA Executive Director Nora Weiser or GCA Immediate Past President George White…

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April 2022

33rd Louie Awards Ceremony

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
$125

The annual Louie Awards program has been honoring the best cards in the industry for over 30 years. Brought to you by the Greeting Card Association, the Louie Awards recognize, reward, and celebrate that moment when art, editorial, and design perfectly coalesce to bring these emotions to life and memorialize the numerous milestones in our lives. We are excited to announce that the Louie Awards Ceremony will take place in person in 2022. Date:: Wednesday, April 27th Time: 6:30pm -…

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*Noted: The Greeting Card Expo 2022 co-located with SF NOW

April 28 - April 29
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco

GCA is excited to announce that the 2022 *Noted Expo will be co-located with SF NOW. This offers a new, design-forward market extending both *Noted and NY NOW to the West Coast. *Noted co-located with SF NOW will take place at the unique and vibrant Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, located on the water between Aquatic Park and Marine Green, in San Francisco CA. The event will take place on April 28 and 29, 2022. Space is limited,…

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