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Greeting Card Association

Greeting Card Association The Greeting Card Association (GCA) is the U.S.-based trade organization representing greeting card and stationery publishers, and allied members of the industry.

The Greeting Card Association consists of several hundred national and international publishers and suppliers, accounting for approximately 95 percent of all greeting cards sold in the United States.

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The finalists for this year’s Noted @ *Noted Awards have been announced! We had nearly 150 entries across the 5 categori...
03/26/2022

The finalists for this year’s Noted @ *Noted Awards have been announced! We had nearly 150 entries across the 5 categories, and so many incredible cards. Head over to @ms_sarah_schwartz and The Paper Nerd for a full list of the finalists.
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Congratulations to: @2021_co @redbackcards @asmythco @paperbaristas @shopseedlings @darling_lemon @twentysome.design @umlaut_brooklyn @lakeeriedesignco @niqueadboutique @girlwknife @417press @heavenlydebbie @mirthos_paper @kellerdesignco @lykkefundpaper and @agefriendlyvibes! 🎉
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We can’t wait to find out the winners at @noted_expo next month! #NotedExpo #Noted2022 #GreetingCards #GreetingCard #PaperPeople #StationeryLover

Oh happy day! Congrats to all finalists!
03/25/2022

Oh happy day! Congrats to all finalists!

The day is finally here — time to meet the [email protected]*Noted finalists! As fabulous as they are, they're just a tiny taste of the artistry to be found at *Noted, the can't-miss Greeting Card Association event in San Francisco April 28 and 29 — and as such, I can’t flipping wait! But first, let’s review our 30 fantastic, phenomenal finalists, shall we? https://thepapernerd.com/meet-the-notednoted-finalists/

Quick little peek at the venue for @noted_expo and @sanfran_now coming up next month!See you at Fort Mason in San Franci...
03/24/2022

Quick little peek at the venue for @noted_expo and @sanfran_now coming up next month!

See you at Fort Mason in San Francisco, April 28th and 29th! Qualified buyers and reps attend for FREE. Link in bio for more info!

#NotedExpo #Noted2022 #SanFran #SFNOW #NYNOW

Have you signed up to attend @noted_expo, co-located with @sanfran_now yet?? Registration is open and is free to attend ...
02/21/2022

Have you signed up to attend @noted_expo, co-located with @sanfran_now yet?? Registration is open and is free to attend for qualified Buyers and Retailers!

Register now at the link in our bio!

#NotedExpo #Noted2022 #NYNOW #HandmadeBusiness #Stationery #GreetingCards

Did you know that we host a second Awards competition each year, in conjunction with @noted_expo and in partnership with...
02/11/2022

Did you know that we host a second Awards competition each year, in conjunction with @noted_expo and in partnership with @ms_sarah_schwartz? The [email protected]*Noted Awards Competition focuses on cards that are brand new (released after January 1, 2022), and winners are announced at *Noted!

Those who can submit for these awards are limited to *Noted exhibitors, and our members who participate in the GCA Marketplace. Submissions are open now and close March 11th! Read more at the link in our bio.

#Noted2022 #NotedExpo #GreetingCards #GreetingCardAwards #ThePaperNerd #EnterNow #GreetingCard

Save the Date for the 33rd Louie Awards Ceremony IN-PERSON!Wednesday, April 27th at Gallery 308 at Fort Mason in San Fra...
01/27/2022

Save the Date for the 33rd Louie Awards Ceremony IN-PERSON!
Wednesday, April 27th at Gallery 308 at Fort Mason in San Francisco 🎉

Tickets will cost $125/person and will go on sale in the next 2 weeks. Keep an eye out!

#33rdLouieAwards #GreetingCards #GreetingCardAwards

Take Note! Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual Noted@*Noted Product Awards! This competition is held...
01/14/2022

Take Note! Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual [email protected]*Noted Product Awards! This competition is held in conjunction with *Noted: The Greeting Card Expo, and is meant to highlight new products. To keep everything fresh, all entries needed to be introduced on or after January 1, 2022 and only *Noted exhibitors and GCA Marketplace suppliers are eligible to enter.

More information here: https://www.greetingcard.org/2022-noted-at-noted-awards/
#Noted2022 #NotedExpo #GreetingCards

This is your LAST CHANCE! Submit to the Louie Awards by this Friday, January 7th if you want to:✉️expand your company's ...
01/05/2022

This is your LAST CHANCE! Submit to the Louie Awards by this Friday, January 7th if you want to:

✉️expand your company's reach
✉️gain bragging rights among your friends and peers
✉️go down in greeting card history as a Louie Award Winner
✉️get valuable feedback from expert judges in the industry
✉️celebrate your success at the IN-PERSON Louie Awards Ceremony in San Francisco, April 2022

Check out the link in our bio for more information! #LouieAwards #GreetingCards #GreetingCardAwards

Don’t forget – submit your cards to the Louie Awards before January 1st and save up to $25 per entry!  Still on the fenc...
12/27/2021

Don’t forget – submit your cards to the Louie Awards before January 1st and save up to $25 per entry! Still on the fence? Here’s why you should submit your cards to the #33rdLouieAwards

• Get your cards in front of expert judges in the industry, including Shannon Kang from Barnes & Noble
• Get valuable feedback from those judges
• Expand your company's reach
• Gain bragging rights among your friends and peers
• Go down in greeting card history as a Louie Award Winner
• Celebrate your success at the IN-PERSON Louie Awards Ceremony in San Francisco, on April 27, 2022

Read more and enter here: https://www.greetingcard.org/louie-awards/

12/13/2021

New on @ms_sarah_schwartz #ThePaperFoldPodcast today is an interview with Kate Murray of @quickbrownfoxlp, also this year’s Louie Award committee chair! Here is a little sneak peak that includes a tip for when you submit your cards to the Louie Awards. Kate’s right – don’t forget about some of the smaller categories! Watch the full episode over at ThePaperFold.com.
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Submit before January 1st to save up to $15 per entry. The deadline to get your cards in is January 7th!
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#LouieAwards #33rdLouieAwards #SendACard #greetingcards

12/10/2021
"Holiday cards are having a moment"

"Holiday cards are having a moment, thanks to their popularity with millennials. This generation is carrying on the quaint custom of sending and receiving season's greetings, with messages that range from sentimental to snarky."

Check out the full Washington Post piece here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/millennials-holiday-card-tradition/2021/12/07/1a116458-464d-11ec-95dc-5f2a96e00fa3_story.html

And check out this quick video from the local news in Cleveland, OH!

The deadline to enter the Louie Awards is January 7th! That means there is less than ONE MONTH left to enter your cards....
12/08/2021

The deadline to enter the Louie Awards is January 7th! That means there is less than ONE MONTH left to enter your cards. Don’t wait! Plus, the price goes up on January 1st, so get those submissions in now.
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Seriously. Hardcore deadline this year! #LouieAwards #33rdLouieAwards

Exciting news! If you were too numbed by tryptophan to get your Louie Awards entries in by Thanksgiving, you can still e...
11/26/2021

Exciting news! If you were too numbed by tryptophan to get your Louie Awards entries in by Thanksgiving, you can still enter through this weekend and receive the discounted Early Bird rate! Now through Sunday, November 29th, you can save up to $20 per entry when you submit your cards for the Louie Awards. Just use code GIVETHANKS when checking out! This is your last chance to save!
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Link in bio to enter. #33rdLouieAwards #LouieAwards #GCA #GreetingCards

We are over 50% sold out of exhibit space for *Noted co-located with SF NOW! Don’t wait to reserve your space! We are ex...
11/23/2021

We are over 50% sold out of exhibit space for *Noted co-located with SF NOW! Don’t wait to reserve your space!

We are excited to get back to in-person events this April 28-29 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. See you there! https://www.greetingcard.org/noted/

#Noted2022 #SFNOW #NotedExpo #GreetingCards #PaperPeople

Gobble Gobble…Last chance to save up to $20 on each Louie Award submission! Louie Early Bird Pricing on Entries ends on ...
11/22/2021

Gobble Gobble…Last chance to save up to $20 on each Louie Award submission!

Louie Early Bird Pricing on Entries ends on Thanksgiving. Do you make THE BEST greeting cards? The Louie Awards are your chance to prove it. Submit your cards today! More info here: https://www.greetingcard.org/louie-awards/

#33rdLouieAwards #LouieAwards #GreetingCardAwards #GreetingCards #StationeryLife

Do you make THE BEST greeting cards? The Louie Awards are your chance to prove it. There are only TWO WEEKS left of Earl...
11/11/2021

Do you make THE BEST greeting cards? The Louie Awards are your chance to prove it. There are only TWO WEEKS left of Early Bird Pricing! Save Up to $20 by submitting your cards before Thanksgiving. The Early Turkey gets the Louie 😊

For more information and to enter: https://www.greetingcard.org/louie-awards/

#GreetingCards #GCA #LouieAwards #GCALouieAwards

We are excited to announce that the 33rd Annual Louie Awards are now open for entries! The Louie Awards have been honori...
11/04/2021

We are excited to announce that the 33rd Annual Louie Awards are now open for entries! The Louie Awards have been honoring the best cards in the industry for over 30 years. Be an Early Bird – enter by Thanksgiving for the discounted member rate of $55, our lowest rate of the year. Gobble Gobble!!
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The deadline to enter is January 7, 2022. More information here: https://www.greetingcard.org/louie-awards/
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#LouieAwards #33rdAnnualLouies #GreetingCards #SendACard

With supply chain issues impacting raw materials and stamp prices on the rise, consumers are nonetheless seeking out uni...
11/02/2021
It's time to mail your holiday cards — if you can find any

With supply chain issues impacting raw materials and stamp prices on the rise, consumers are nonetheless seeking out unique greeting cards as a meaningful way to connect with friends and family over the holidays and over the miles. GCA members Hallmark and Quick Brown Fox Letterpress are featured.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/time-mail-holiday-cards-can-find-rcna4262

The Halloween decorations are still up, but Debe Caruana-Friedman has already mailed 200 Christmas cards. “I sent them out already because I heard the Post Offi

We are excited to announce that at last night’s annual American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Power of A Summ...
10/01/2021
Summit Awards 2021_GCA_No Captions

We are excited to announce that at last night’s annual American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Power of A Summit Awards dinner, the GCA was honored with the highest recognition, the Summit Award for Diversity & Inclusion for its Black Makers Pitch Program. The Summit Awards dinner is the premier event in the association industry which honors six award-winning programs that have made a significant impact in their community. Andrea Williams of Paisley Paper Co. accepted the award on behalf of GCA at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

https://vimeo.com/620056248

This is "Summit Awards 2021_GCA_No Captions" by Civica Management on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

09/20/2021

Happy first day of @thinkingofyouweek! Join our international movement it celebrate the joy of sending and receiving hand-written notes and greeting cards 💌💕
This week, September 20-26, help us create a wave of happiness across the globe by letting people know you’re thinking of them… #SendACard #DeliverASmile 🥳

We’re kicking off the GCA Workshop & Retreat TOMORROW 🎉bThere’s still time to register before 2 days jam-packed with con...
09/08/2021

We’re kicking off the GCA Workshop & Retreat TOMORROW 🎉bThere’s still time to register before 2 days jam-packed with content, networking, and fun!
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Link in bio to register! Join nearly 100 industry colleagues as we explore, engage, and envision. We can’t wait to SEE WHAT UNFOLDS!

While the GCA Workshop & Retreat is jam packed with educational sessions, we also have some activities to get you thinki...
08/23/2021

While the GCA Workshop & Retreat is jam packed with educational sessions, we also have some activities to get you thinking in new ways, having fun, and connecting with friends and colleagues!

Check out our website on our Crafternoon, Brand Thinking by Debbie Millman Book Club, and Connections Happy Hour. #GCAWorkshop2021
https://www.greetingcard.org/workshop-and-retreat-2021/

And finally, we're celebrating the 2021 Louie Award Card of the Year (Above $5): Inklings Paperie! Congratulations, Lind...
08/18/2021

And finally, we're celebrating the 2021 Louie Award Card of the Year (Above $5): Inklings Paperie! Congratulations, Lindsay, on an incredible card. 🎉 🏆
#LouieAwards #SendACard #LouieAwards2021 #GreetingCardAssociation #PaperGoods

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The Greeting Card Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, is the U.S. trade association of the greeting card industry. Established in 1941, the GCA represents greeting card and stationery publishers, as well as suppliers to the industry. The GCA is managed by Bostrom, a leading professional services firm celebrating 80 years in business. Posts made to and about this page are deemed acceptable when they follow Facebook's Community Guidelines, which may be found here: https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards Questions regarding the images or content posted on this site may be address to the GCA at (202) 216-9627.

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The finalists for this year’s Noted @ *Noted Awards have been announced! We had nearly 150 entries across the 5 categories, and so many incredible cards. Head over to @ms_sarah_schwartz and The Paper Nerd for a full list of the finalists. 🥳🍾 Congratulations to: @2021_co @redbackcards @asmythco @paperbaristas @shopseedlings @darling_lemon @twentysome.design @umlaut_brooklyn @lakeeriedesignco @niqueadboutique @girlwknife @417press @heavenlydebbie @mirthos_paper @kellerdesignco @lykkefundpaper and @agefriendlyvibes! 🎉 🎊 We can’t wait to find out the winners at @noted_expo next month! #NotedExpo #Noted2022 #GreetingCards #GreetingCard #PaperPeople #StationeryLover
Oh happy day! Congrats to all finalists!
Quick little peek at the venue for @noted_expo and @sanfran_now coming up next month! See you at Fort Mason in San Francisco, April 28th and 29th! Qualified buyers and reps attend for FREE. Link in bio for more info! #NotedExpo #Noted2022 #SanFran #SFNOW #NYNOW
Have you signed up to attend @noted_expo, co-located with @sanfran_now yet?? Registration is open and is free to attend for qualified Buyers and Retailers! Register now at the link in our bio! #NotedExpo #Noted2022 #NYNOW #HandmadeBusiness #Stationery #GreetingCards
Did you know that we host a second Awards competition each year, in conjunction with @noted_expo and in partnership with @ms_sarah_schwartz? The [email protected]*Noted Awards Competition focuses on cards that are brand new (released after January 1, 2022), and winners are announced at *Noted! Those who can submit for these awards are limited to *Noted exhibitors, and our members who participate in the GCA Marketplace. Submissions are open now and close March 11th! Read more at the link in our bio. #Noted2022 #NotedExpo #GreetingCards #GreetingCardAwards #ThePaperNerd #EnterNow #GreetingCard
Save the Date for the 33rd Louie Awards Ceremony IN-PERSON! Wednesday, April 27th at Gallery 308 at Fort Mason in San Francisco 🎉 Tickets will cost $125/person and will go on sale in the next 2 weeks. Keep an eye out! #33rdLouieAwards #GreetingCards #GreetingCardAwards
Take Note! Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual [email protected]*Noted Product Awards! This competition is held in conjunction with *Noted: The Greeting Card Expo, and is meant to highlight new products. To keep everything fresh, all entries needed to be introduced on or after January 1, 2022 and only *Noted exhibitors and GCA Marketplace suppliers are eligible to enter. More information here: https://www.greetingcard.org/2022-noted-at-noted-awards/ #Noted2022 #NotedExpo #GreetingCards
Today is your LAST DAY to complete your Louie Award submissions! You have until 11:59pm ET to get those entries in! https://www.greetingcard.org/louie-awards/ #33rdLouieAwards #LouieAwards
This is your LAST CHANCE! Submit to the Louie Awards by this Friday, January 7th if you want to: ✉️expand your company's reach ✉️gain bragging rights among your friends and peers ✉️go down in greeting card history as a Louie Award Winner ✉️get valuable feedback from expert judges in the industry ✉️celebrate your success at the IN-PERSON Louie Awards Ceremony in San Francisco, April 2022 Check out the link in our bio for more information! #LouieAwards #GreetingCards #GreetingCardAwards
Don’t forget – submit your cards to the Louie Awards before January 1st and save up to $25 per entry! Still on the fence? Here’s why you should submit your cards to the #33rdLouieAwards • Get your cards in front of expert judges in the industry, including Shannon Kang from Barnes & Noble • Get valuable feedback from those judges • Expand your company's reach • Gain bragging rights among your friends and peers • Go down in greeting card history as a Louie Award Winner • Celebrate your success at the IN-PERSON Louie Awards Ceremony in San Francisco, on April 27, 2022 Read more and enter here: https://www.greetingcard.org/louie-awards/
New on @ms_sarah_schwartz #ThePaperFoldPodcast today is an interview with Kate Murray of @quickbrownfoxlp, also this year’s Louie Award committee chair! Here is a little sneak peak that includes a tip for when you submit your cards to the Louie Awards. Kate’s right – don’t forget about some of the smaller categories! Watch the full episode over at ThePaperFold.com. ✉️ Submit before January 1st to save up to $15 per entry. The deadline to get your cards in is January 7th! ✉️ #LouieAwards #33rdLouieAwards #SendACard #greetingcards
"Holiday cards are having a moment, thanks to their popularity with millennials. This generation is carrying on the quaint custom of sending and receiving season's greetings, with messages that range from sentimental to snarky." Check out the full Washington Post piece here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/millennials-holiday-card-tradition/2021/12/07/1a116458-464d-11ec-95dc-5f2a96e00fa3_story.html And check out this quick video from the local news in Cleveland, OH!