GCA Members in the News

Save the date – National Stationery Week returns for the 8th year, April 29 – May 5! Learn more:
https://stationerytrends.com/news/national-stationery-week-2019/

Happy belated birthday to our GCA friends across the pond!
http://www.greetingstoday.co.uk/news/2019/january_2019/gcas_big_birthday.aspx?dm_i=EHD,65BG9,P1QPOI,O6B77,1

The hype continues to grow for Noted: The Greeting Card Expo. Read more:
http://partypaper.com/index.php/news/release/64570

Check out the 18 British designs that were selected as finalists in the 2019 LOUIE Awards competition:
http://www.greetingstoday.co.uk/news/2019/january_2019/18_brits_on_louies_final_list.aspx?dm_i=EHD,65GGF,P1QPOI,O6YF4,1

Congratulations to Elizabeth Silver, whose design was selected as this year’s “Thinking of You Week” winner!  https://stationerytrends.com/news/thinking-of-you-week-2019-contest-winner-announced/

Graduation season is around the corner. And this fab grad/teacher gift guide from Gift Shop Mag includes GCA members Sky of Blue Cards and Up With Paper:
https://giftshopmag.com/products/grad-teacher/ (Sky of Blue Cards, Up With Paper)

Stationery Trends released their list of “10 Designers to Watch in 2019”. The list includes several of the GCA’s own! More: https://stationerytrends.com/article/ten-designers-to-watch-in-2019/ (Chez Gagne, Ramona + Ruth, etc.)

165 LOUIE finalists were announced earlier this year. And you can view all them here (see them in person in Brooklyn next month!):
https://www.greetingcard.org/greeting-card-association-announces-louie-award-finalists/

The GCA is evolving & pleased to announce its new Workshop + Retreat: Oceans of Opportunity! Read more here: https://stationerytrends.com/news/gca-presents-oceans-of-opportunity-retreat/

Watch out – Handwritten letters are making a comeback, according to Yes Magazine!
https://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/look-out-email-handwriting-letters-making-a-comeback-20190312

Exhibitors announced for UnBound at Book Expo – the  “show within a show”:
https://stationerytrends.com/news/bookexpo-unveils-a-selection-of-exhibitors-for-unbound/

GCA member Lovepop cards opened its first brick & mortar location at the sleek new Hudson Yards development in NYC:
https://www.lovepopcards.com/blogs/pop-up-cards/lovepop-hudson-yards

News You Can Use

It’s an old-time tradition, but writing a thank you card is still an effective tool to advance your career:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-money-jobs-thankyounotes-idUSKCN1Q81FH

Did you know? – Shoppers spend 13% of their time looking at in-store displays. Learn how eye-catching displays can help increase sales:
https://www.greetingcard.org/quality-fixtures-promote-quality-product/

Exhibiting at a trade show for the first time? This checklist will help newbies (& veterans!):
https://www.freeman.com/insights/get-trade-show-ready-a-first-time-exhibitor-checklist-aex

Dinosaurs, Sesame Street characters, & ghosts – oh my! Check out the 2019 specialty stamps unveiled by the USPS this year:
https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2019/0312-usps-reveals-additional-stamps-for-2019.htm

Looking to gain more Instagram followers? Here are 21 helpful tips:
https://blog.wishpond.com/post/115675437793/instagram-followers

And finally, here are some informative articles from GCA’s very own Noble Works Cards:
https://www.nobleworkscards.com/informative-articles.html