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 490 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

    We provide specialist help, information, advice and support to publishers as well as a host of benefits designed to save you money. Membership fees are based on turnover and are very reasonable.

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  • Associates

    Join us as an associate member if you are a retailer, printer, envelope, board, warehousing or any other type of trade supplier or business operating in the greeting card industry, such as an agent.

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  • Festive Friday - Friday 28 November 2014

    Join us for the 2nd annual Festive Friday! This is the special day for everyone in the greeting card industry to dedicate an hour (or two) to writing and sending their personal Christmas cards and get the Christmas sending season started with a bang!

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Resources

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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.

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  • The GCA Members’ Directory

    The contact hub for the greeting card industry. Publisher and Associate member directories encompassing many types of businesses with interests in the greeting card industry. Whether you are a retailer looking for cards or a publisher looking for specialist suppliers, you should find what you need here!

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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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