The GCA is the trade association for the greeting card industry. Our aims are to represent, promote and celebrate this wonderfully innovative sector. The GCA has been the voice of the greeting card industry since 1919 and today comprises over 450 member companies, large and small.

This website is the hub for information and contacts for the greeting card industry in the UK. Our free Resources are packed with information for new publishers, artists, writers, teachers and students. Our Members' Directory is the place to find publishers and specialist suppliers to the greeting card trade, such as printers.

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  • Publishers

    Hear what Nick Adsett of The Great British Card company and Hannah Dale of Wrendale Designs have to say about the GCA, what membership means to them and why joining is a great idea.

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    Join as a Publisher

  • Associates

    It's well worth joining as an associate member if you are a retailer, printer, envelope, board supplier, warehousing company, or sales agent. Fred Haines of Fedrigoni paper company talks about why he is a GCA member.

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  • Festive Friday 2015

    Festive Friday 27 November 2015 is the special day for everyone in the card industry (and all lovers of cards) to send their personal Christmas cards! Help to create a sparky snowstorm of beautiful cards arriving in the first week of December and getting everyone in the festive card-sending mood! See our extra festive toolkit.

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Resources is our free information centre. Whether you are a fledgling publisher, an artist or writer, a teacher, student or journalist we have sections here to inform or to help you get involved. These are the most popular sections - but there is much more to discover! Click on any of the sections below to enter Resources.

Newest Members

We're delighted to welcome the following companies to the GCA:

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  • GCA Internship Programme

    This opportunity is ideal for graduates looking for specialist knowledge of the greeting card industry, working directly with the chief executive of the GCA in the offices of Progressive Greetings magazine, at the very heart of the UK greeting card industry.

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  • Attention Primary School Teachers!

    The Greeting Card Activity pack is live online and comprises fun lesson plans covering art and design, literacy, poetry writing, exploring multi-cultural festivals and maths.

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