GCA Members in the News & Industry Updates

Note@*Noted winners announced on 5/19 recognizing the best of the newest greeting cards of 2021 in 10 trend-forward categories. Read the full article here.

Those who attended our 2020 Workshop & Retreat had a chance to visit with Mary Liz Curtin at her amazing store, Leon & Lulu in Detroit. This piece shares how the store has fared during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Bob Hickey of Patent Press Greeting Cards received an unexpected and devastating diagnosis of pancreatic cancer earlier this year. He is using the precious, limited time left to him to do something unique and focus on others rather than himself, leaving an enduring legacy to the world of greeting cards. Read the full article here.

Hallmark is investing in more than a card line with its new collection, “Uplifted + Empowered” dedicated to Black Americans. Read the full article here.

Aya Paper Co.’s SaVonne Anderson is featured for applying a sustainable approach to the card and stationery industry. Read the full article here.

Barbara Hall Marshall, 97, Daughter of Hallmark founder J.C.Hall leaves a legacy of support for the arts in Kansas City. Read the full article here.

Banksy’s own words came back to haunt him when E.U. ruled against him in his trademark fight with a greeting card company. They cited his own statement that “Copyright is for losers.” Read the full article here.