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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...

Are You the Next Big Star in the Stationery Industry?

Are You the Next Big Star in the Stationery Industry?

LaunchPad Stationery Competition Seeks EntriesOrganisers of the LaunchPad stationery competition have recently announced that this year's contest is now open for entries.  Now in its 4th year, LaunchPad aims to find and support individuals and companies in their...

Discover the Winners of the 2019 S/S PaperAwards

Discover the Winners of the 2019 S/S PaperAwards

New Year - New PaperAwards WinnersTop Drawer organisers have recently announced the winners of this year's popular PaperAwards.  Back for its 6th edition, SS19 PaperAwards is sponsored by G.F Smith. The PaperAwards aim to celebrate and recognise design, creativity and...

Retailers Have You Got Your Spring Season Toolkits Yet?

Retailers Have You Got Your Spring Season Toolkits Yet?

GCA Toolkits Aim to Help Retailers Promote 2019 Spring SeasonsDo you need a little help promoting the Spring Seasons? It may still be cold and wintery but the Spring seasons are fast approaching and before you know it Valentine's Day will be with us. There's lots of...

Top Drawer Will Launch New MR. Sector at Next Show

Top Drawer Will Launch New MR. Sector at Next Show

Top Drawer Announces the Launch of New MR. Sector The organisers of January's Top Drawer have recently announced the launch of  MR. A new show sector dedicated to the men's market. The new area will be presented as a concept store, showcasing an exclusive edit of the...

Top Drawer Launch Out of the Ordinary Campaign

Top Drawer Launch Out of the Ordinary Campaign

Top Drawer Spring 2019 Will Be "Out of the Ordinary" With the Spring trade shows just around the corner, it's time to take a first look at what's in store. Starting with Top Drawer Spring 2019. Known as one of our best trade shows for design-led, lifestyle content it...

Giftware Association Launches New Awards for Consumers

Giftware Association Launches New Awards for Consumers

The Giftware Association Teams Up With The Insights People for New Award The Giftware Association (GA) has recently announced a new competition for the industry. Partnering with the award-winning tech company, The Insights People, the GA have launched 'Kids Gift of...

Are You Ready for Festive Friday 2018 ?

Are You Ready for Festive Friday 2018 ?

Greeting Card Association Unveils Toolkit for Festive Friday 2018 The UK's Greeting Card Association (GCA) annual Christmas event, Festive Friday 2018 is just around the corner. Are you ready to take part? This year's event takes place on Friday, 30th November and...

‘Make Your Pet Famous’ Goes Live in London

‘Make Your Pet Famous’ Goes Live in London

Card & Gift Company Takes Collection to the People (& their Pets). Tomorrow night designer Rose Hill is undertaking her 2nd 'Make Your Pet Famous' live event of the year. Building on her hugely popular range of 'Make Your Pet Famous' personalised art, the live...

The Quick & Easy Way for Retailers to Master the High Street

The Quick & Easy Way for Retailers to Master the High Street

Head to Autumn Fair this September & Learn How to Conquer the High Street It's that time of year once again when Autumn Fair is on the horizon and this year's show promises to be bigger and better than ever. Over 24,000 visitors are expected to travel to...

Are You Ready for Thinking of You Week 2018?

Are You Ready for Thinking of You Week 2018?

Thinking of You Week 2018 is Coming! Now in its fifth year, Thinking of You Week 2018 is on the horizon. This year the event will run from Monday 24th - Sunday 30th September. Organised by the UK's Greeting Card Association, Thinking of You Week 2018 is a week-long...

World Calligraphy Day Returns for 2018

World Calligraphy Day Returns for 2018

Get Ready for World Calligraphy Day 2018 Following the success of last year's inaugural event, World Calligraphy Day is back for the 2nd year. Hosted by the Pen Museum and Manuscript Pen Company, World Calligraphy Day 2018 celebrates the art of calligraphy and hand...

Gift Of The Year 2019 Is Open For Entries Now

Gift Of The Year 2019 Is Open For Entries Now

Do You Have a Winning Product for Gift of the Year 2019? It's that time of year once again, The Gift of the Year 2019 competition is open to new entries. Held annually, The Gift of the Year Awards is the gift industry's largest and most prestigious product-focused...

Are You the Next Big Thing in Stationery?

Are You the Next Big Thing in Stationery?

Who Should be Included in the Next 'Thirty Under 30'? Following on from the success of last year's 'Thirty Under 30', Stationery Matters Magazine is once again on the lookout for a new group of dynamic stationery designers. Thirty Under 30 helps to recognise and...

Spotlight on the New Cards & Stationery Coming to Pulse 2018

Spotlight on the New Cards & Stationery Coming to Pulse 2018

Perfect Paper Goods to Discover at This Year's Pulse London There are just 2 days to go before Pulse 2018 and it's time for our final preview of the new products that will be launching at the show. Today we're looking at paper goods and stationery; new greetings...

BambooCup Comes to the UK

BambooCup Comes to the UK

Meet BambooCup, the stylish and reusable alternative to throwaway plastic cups, which is coming to the UK with a little help from Blue Eyed Sun…

The First Look at Pulse 2018 is Here

The First Look at Pulse 2018 is Here

Pulse 2018 is fast approaching so we’re taking a first look at the highly anticipated show. See the highlights of this year’s show here first and get a head start on planning your visit.

See What’s On at Spring Fair 2018

See What’s On at Spring Fair 2018

Visiting Spring Fair 2018? Ahead of your visit, save yourself some time with this sneak peek at the show’s highlights. Plan your visit here so you don’t miss out on a thing!

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