GCA Members in the News

The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® was a success filled with energy and an optimistic outlook on 2019…

The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® Official Press Release

While many industries have gone digital, trends show that people still prefer sending Christmas cards the traditional way…

Kenosha News – Digital Dominance Doesn’t Extend to Christmas Cards

As Refinery29 points out, Valentine’s Day cards aren’t just for your significant other – your friends & family deserve some love too!  Featuring GCA members Hallmark (#12), NobleWorks (#14), Lovepop (#15), Papyrus (#16), and American Greetings (#19)

Refinery 29 – The Funny-Sexy-Cute Valentine’s Day Cards For Any Love In Your Life

The GCA is excited to collaborate with Reed Expositions, producer of BookExpo™, to offer its popular “GCA Village” all-in exhibit option to new exhibitors at UnBound, “a show within a show” at BookExpo. Read the full press release below.

GCA To Collaborate with BookExpo™ at UnBound this May

Calypso Cards has already unveiled 3 new products this year, & it’s only February! Check out the 3 links below for more details.

Independent Retailer – New Product Debuts at NY Now 2019

Calypso Cards Launches Colleen Attara Collection

Calypso Cards Launches New Kristen Ley Collection

Coral is *the* color of the year according to Pantone & two of GCA’s own (Wild Ink Press & Ink Meets Paper) are already ahead of the game!

Stationery Trends – Meet Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019

Hallmark introduced a new way to say “I Love You” when they expanded their collection of Vinyl Record Cards just in time for Valentine’s Day:

PR Newswire – Hallmark Introduces New Vinyl Record Greeting Cards This Valentine’s Day

News You Can Use

How can you use brain science to help improve your leadership skills? Check out some tips from one of the experts in the field:  

The Art & Science of Leadership: What Brain Science Teaches Us About Leadership

Brick & mortar isn’t dying – it’s evolving! Learn how you can grow & adapt just like your customers:

Card Talk – News You Can Use

Think you know everything about Valentine’s Day? Learn about the history & recent trends of the year’s most romantic holiday

National Geographic – Saint Valentine’s Day

iNews – Valentine’s Day 2019: Strangers Sending Cards Project

Hastings Tribune – Fewer Consumers Celebrating Valentine’s Day but Those Who Do Are Spending More

Gift Shop Mag – Three Ways Consumers Attitudes Towards Valentine’s Day Are Changing

And finally – Want to be more successful? Slow down to succeed faster:

Inc. – 4 Reasons Why Slowing Down Will Actually Make You More Successful