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Card & Gift Industry

Since 2009 the Card & Gift Network blog has been showcasing a world of greeting cards and gifts. Here on the blog, you’ll find new & notable finds from the industry; new products, new publishers and lots more.

New & Notable ~ w/c 23/09/19

New & Notable ~ w/c 23/09/19

In the first of a new series, I'm taking a look at notable new products from the greetings & giftware industries.
The Opportunity List: September 2019 Edition

The Opportunity List: September 2019 Edition

Discover the Latest Opportunities for Your Card & Gift BusinessDo you wish you had more opportunities for your business? Perhaps you want to win competitions or awards to boost your profile. Maybe you dream of seeing your products featured in the press? ...

Are You Ready for Thinking of You Week 2019?

Are You Ready for Thinking of You Week 2019?

Thinking of You Week 2019 is Just Around the Corner Thinking of You Week 2019 is returning for another special week of sending and receiving greeting cards. The aim is simple, to create a wave of happiness around the world! This year’s event will be the 6th Thinking...

2019 Finalists for Prestigious PaperAwards AW19 Announced

2019 Finalists for Prestigious PaperAwards AW19 Announced

Finalists for this Season's PaperAwards  Unveiled by TopDrawer OrganisersTop Drawer have recently announced the finalists for this Autumn’s PaperAwards AW19. Held twice a year at the Top Drawer’s Spring and Autumn shows, the awards celebrate design, creativity and...

16 Must-See Publishers for 2020 Calendars You’ll Love

16 Must-See Publishers for 2020 Calendars You’ll Love

Find Your 2020 Calendars from these Top Publishers Have you stocked up on 2020 calendars?With the Autumn shows just a few weeks away you might not even want to think about the new year, but, scary as it might seem, it might be worth thinking about calendars very soon....

The Opportunity List: August 2019 Edition

The Opportunity List: August 2019 Edition

Discover the Latest Opportunities for Your Card & Gift BusinessDo you ever feel like you miss out on opportunities? You hear about an Awards scheme or a key piece of industry news a little too late? Well, that's where The Opportunity List comes in. As we find...

Best Service to the Independent Retailer Revealed

Best Service to the Independent Retailer Revealed

Henries Awards 2019 Unveils Finalists in the Best Service CategoryHenries Awards organisers have announced the 10 publishers who will be competing for the 'Best Service to the Independent Retailer' award. Hot on the heels of the finalists in the product categories,...

Finalists for the Henries Awards 2019 Have Been Announced

Finalists for the Henries Awards 2019 Have Been Announced

50 Retail Buyers Choose the 2019 Henries FinalistsIt's that time of year again! The Henries Finalists for 2019 have been announced. The Henries Awards is an annual ceremony organised by industry magazine Progressive Greetings to highlight the year's best new card...

House of Cards – A Perfect Intro to the Greeting Card Industry

House of Cards – A Perfect Intro to the Greeting Card Industry

If You Want to Be a Greeting Card Designer Sarah Hamilton's 'House of Cards' is a Great Place to Start.  Today we're talking 'House of Cards', a wonderful book all about greeting cards by the super talented, and super hard working Sarah Hamilton. Not just an artist, a...

Happy Birthday to Us… The Network Turns 9!

Happy Birthday to Us… The Network Turns 9!

Card & Gift Network Turns 9 Years OldFirst, apologies, this birthday post usually comes on the site's actual birthday (Dec 1st) but other work has kept me away from the site much more than I'd like over the last year and a bit. I'm sorry. Going forward this...

The Gift of the Year 2019 Finalists Are Here!

The Gift of the Year 2019 Finalists Are Here!

Gift of the Year 2019 Finalists AnnouncedIt’s that time of year again... Spring Fair is just around the corner and with the show comes the Gift of the Year 2019. Gift of the Year is an annual competition to find the best new giftware products. With the winners...

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