The GCA is the trade association for the greeting card industry. The voice of the card trade, our mission is to represent, protect and promote our wonderfully innovative sector. The GCA has been working for 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, retailers and specialist suppliers to the greeting card trade, such as printers.
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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.
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.
Thinking of You Week (25 Sept – 1 Oct 2017) inspires people to create a wave of love and happiness by sending cards to different people during the week. Science has shown that receiving a handwritten card creates a lovely warm positive boost and makes people feel far more special than receiving texts, emails or Facebook messages.
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.