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These Events Are Happening At This Year’s Spring Fair

These Events Are Happening At This Year’s Spring Fair

Catch these Spring Fair 2018 Events Before They Sell Out As well as all the thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of products to check out at Spring Fair 2018, there's something else going on at this year's show. The 'Events Timetable' boasts a priceless array...

Spotlight on 6 New Trends for 2018

Spotlight on 6 New Trends for 2018

Get a sneak peek at 6 new trends that will be huge in the world of shopping in 2018. See them before they hit the shops with examples from top designers and makers.

New Online Marketplace Showcases the Best UK Tattoo Artists

New Online Marketplace Showcases the Best UK Tattoo Artists

Tattoo Art Brand Stag & Raven Launch Online Marketplace Stag & Raven has recently unveiled a unique online marketplace that brings the unique and vibrant world of tattoo design to the gift market. The online marketplace unites together a talented group of...

Launchpad London Seeks New Stationery Designers

Launchpad London Seeks New Stationery Designers

Do you have fresh ideas for the stationery industry? Then LaunchPad London is looking for you. Enter this competition for a chance to win a stand at the London Stationery Show in April.

See How Lola Design Make Everything Just Beautiful

See How Lola Design Make Everything Just Beautiful

Lola Design Launch “Just Beautiful” Campaign To celebrate the launch of their stunning 'Wildlife Botanical' range of accessories and art, one of my favourite new card & gift companies, Lola Design, has recently launched an online campaign entitled “Just...

Help an Indie Thrive with Small Business Saturday 2017

Help an Indie Thrive with Small Business Saturday 2017

Small Business Saturday 2017 Hits the UK on December 1st Following swiftly on the heals of Festive Friday 2017 this Saturday sees the UK indie shopping scene celebrating Small Business Saturday 2017. Created by American Express to help support the independent shopping...

Introducing the Colourful New Indie Friday Campaign

Introducing the Colourful New Indie Friday Campaign

The Just a Card Team Turn their Attention to Indie Friday The retail behemoth that is Black Friday is almost upon us but as that's probably getting enough attention all on it's own I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about an alternative, the Indie Friday campaign....

Thirty Under 30 Reveals New Stationery Talent

Thirty Under 30 Reveals New Stationery Talent

Stationery Matters Announce their Thirty Under 30 Stationery Superstars Organisers of the Manchester Stationery Show have recently set forth on a brand-new awards initiative to find the upcoming stationery stars of tomorrow. Believing the key to the stationery...

See the Winners or the Henries Awards 2017

See the Winners or the Henries Awards 2017

See The Henries Award Winners 2017 Following on from our look at the finalists of this year's Henries Awards, I'm delighted to be able to share the final winners in each category. Including some very glam images from the Winners Instagram feeds! The awards were held...

Did You Miss the A/W PaperAwards 2017 Winners?

Did You Miss the A/W PaperAwards 2017 Winners?

Celebrating the A/W PaperAwards 2017 Winners I'm hoping the phrase "better late than never" rings true here. Things have been so chaotic here at Card & Gift Network HQ with our mini makeover and prepping for a new Christmas Gift Guide, not to mention the beta...

Thinking of You Week 2017 Sends a Smile for All

Thinking of You Week 2017 Sends a Smile for All

Thinking of You Week 2017 Launches Today This week, 25th September to 1st October, sees the launch of Thinking of You Week 2017. The annual event, now in its fourth year aims to inspire a wave of "love, caring and happiness" via the sending of greetings cards. Science...

12 Must-See Gift Exhibitors to Check Out at Autumn Fair

12 Must-See Gift Exhibitors to Check Out at Autumn Fair

Gift Exhibitors You Will Not Want to Miss at Autumn Fair 2017 Autumn Fair 2017 runs from Sunday 3rd September to Wednesday 6th September. Before the doors open, and while exhibitors put the finishing touches to their stands I wanted to share with you a few of my...

11 Business Boosting Talks to Check Out at Autumn Fair

11 Business Boosting Talks to Check Out at Autumn Fair

Get Your Marketing & Selling in Order with these Business Boosting Talks The greetings card and giftware industries are constantly evolving; giving business owners a lot to learn to stay at the forefront of those changes. Luckily for the savvy business owners,...

The Henries 2017 Finalists Have Been Announced

The Henries 2017 Finalists Have Been Announced

The Henries 2017 Finalists have been Decided The Henries awards are fondly known in the industry as the Oscars of the greetings card world; and today the Henries 2017 finalists have been unveiled. Every year the awards gather together a heap of new greetings cards to...

LaunchPad Seeks the Best New Stationery Designers

LaunchPad Seeks the Best New Stationery Designers

Launchpad Competition Seeks the Best New Stationery Designers Following its introduction at the London Stationery Show earlier this year, new sister show Manchester Stationery Show is running its own LaunchPad competition. The competition focuses on finding fledgling...

The PG Live 2017 Preview: 15 Exhibitors You’ll Love

The PG Live 2017 Preview: 15 Exhibitors You’ll Love

PG Live 2017 is Coming & You Won't Want to Miss these Stands With PG Live 2017 just days away the excitement for this year's show is building. More than 280 of the world's best designers, publishers and suppliers will be uniting in London to showcase their latest...

The Stationery Awards 2017: See All the Winners Here

The Stationery Awards 2017: See All the Winners Here

The Winners & Commended Designers from the Stationery Awards 2017 Before this year’s London Stationery Show closed its doors, organisers had the important task of choosing the winners of the Stationery Awards 2017. In the show's biggest awards yet, a panel of five...

The New 2017 Design Trends You Can See & Love at Pulse

The New 2017 Design Trends You Can See & Love at Pulse

2017 Design Trends on Show at This Year's Pulse In today's post we're taking a look at four new 2017 design trends that will be showcased at this year's Pulse trade show. Working with trend agency Unique Style Platform, the Pulse team are predicting these new trends...

Shining a Spotlight on National Stationery Week 2017

Shining a Spotlight on National Stationery Week 2017

National Stationery Week 2017 is Coming! Are You Ready? Next week sees the arrival of National Stationery Week 2017, the perfect event for every stationery addict! Now in its 6th year, the annual event celebrates all things stationery and writing. Understanding that...

Best New Exhibitors Heading to London Stationery Show

Best New Exhibitors Heading to London Stationery Show

London Stationery Show 2017 Unveils Exciting New Exhibitors Next week the capital's Business Design Centre will play host to the London Stationery Show 2017. A popular trade show focusing on the wonderful world of stationery. For those of you heading to the show (or...

Get a Sneak Peek at the New Designers at Pulse 2017

Get a Sneak Peek at the New Designers at Pulse 2017

The New Designers at Pulse 2017 You'll Want to See Like trade shows? Love new things? Then you'll love the new designers at Pulse 2017! Every May London's Olympia plays host to Pulse; a boutique trade show offering inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion...

Spotlight on this Year’s ShopTalk at Pulse

Spotlight on this Year’s ShopTalk at Pulse

Visiting this year’s Pulse trade show? Don’t miss our preview of this year’s ShopTalk schedule at Pulse 2017. A quick run down of the must-see seminars for progressive retailers.

A Look At The Gift Of The Year 2017

A Look At The Gift Of The Year 2017

Meet the Gift of the Year 2017 Highly Commended Following on from our look at the winners from this year's Gift of the Year Awards today we’ve got a round-up of the Gift of the year 2017 highly commended giftware ideas in each category. For each of the 22...

The Gift of the Year 2017 Winners Are Here

The Gift of the Year 2017 Winners Are Here

Spotlight on the Gift of the Year 2017 Winners The Gift of the Year 2017 winners have been announced at this year’s Spring Fair trade show. As in previous years, the awards are organised by the Giftware Association and aim to recognise unique ‘new-to-market’ gift...

The Spring Fair Speakers to See at this Year’s Show

The Spring Fair Speakers to See at this Year’s Show

The Spring Fair Speakers Delivering Industry Wisdom Following on from our first look at Spring Fair 2017, today we're talking a look at the Spring Fair speakers. Once again show organisers have put together a packed programme of seminars and speakers that cover...

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