{$inpagemarkup}

Search News

Results: 1-10 of 698


Kate Bush named as Record Store Day ambassador.

4 Mar 2024

Pop star Kate Bush has been announced as an ambassador for this year's Record Store Day, on 20 April.
Read more…

Shortlist for Independent Bookshop of the Year 2024 revealed.

4 Mar 2024

The British Book Awards has announced its shortlist for Independent Bookshop of the Year. 
Read more…

Local Bike Shop Day 2024 confirmed for Saturday May 4th.

4 Mar 2024

The ACT is happy to confirm the date for Local Bike Shop Day 2024 as Saturday 4 May, the weekend of the early May Bank Holiday.
Read more…

New research reveals the best cities in the UK for independent retailers.

4 Mar 2024

Research by global fintech company SumUp has revealed the best cities in the UK for independent businesses.
Read more…

Rising costs continue to impact hair and beauty sector

21 Feb 2024

The latest quarterly State of the Industry survey from the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) shows that the recovery of the sector was slow and steady through 2023 and into January... Read more…

UK votes for its favourite pun-based shop name

21 Feb 2024

The UK has voted for its favourite pun-based shop name, and 'Sew It Seams' - a clothing alteration store in Belfast - has been awarded the top spot. 
Read more…

Town centre shops praise council for initiatives

21 Feb 2024

Businesses in the Devon town of Ottery St Mary have praised their local council for initiatives designed to help support them and boost trade.
Read more…

Three UK indie coffee shops named among the most popular in the world.

19 Feb 2024

A new ranking of the most popular independent coffee shops in the world has put three UK cafes in the top 10.
Read more…

Age-friendly businesses could revitalise Britain's high streets.

19 Feb 2024

Older people could be the financial shot in the arm needed for Britain’s high street, according to research commissioned by the University of Stirling. 
Read more…

Rural shops more important than ever, new report shows.

8 Feb 2024

The ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has celebrated the crucial role that rural shops play in thousands of communities across the UK in its 2024 Rural Shop Report.
Read more…

Back to news menu

Cardmitment campaign launched to remind people of the power of sending greetings cards

Posted on in Business News, Creative News

Cardmitment campaign launched to remind people of the power of sending greetings cards

Cardmitment campaign 2023The #Cardmitment campaign has already received quite a bit of media coverage across the country and the GCA is encouraging all greetings card retailers to take advantage of this campaign by using the #Cardmitment POS toolkit – available to download from this link: https://www.gca.cards/cardmitment-toolkit/.

The GCA says:

“Sending and receiving handwritten cards generates positive feelings and wellbeing, creating an emotional response. The fact that someone has spent the time to make or choose a card, write it, and send it makes the person receiving it feel far more special and cared for than receiving instant texts, emails or other social media messages. Receiving a card, with a loved one’s handwriting is a wonderful feeling. Finding a design and message that is just right for your friend or family member creates a lovely feeling of connection when you send the card.”

The #Cardmitment campaign is about reminding people about the simple pleasure of connecting with loved ones through cards.

The key messages of the campaign include:

Cards matter. Sending and exchanging cards promotes wellbeing and mental health, lighting up the life of recipients and senders alike.

That simple act nurtures local independent businesses on the high streets we all love, supports local charities and organisations in the communities we care for and helps protect the Royal Mail delivery service we all treasure.

And in support of all those brilliant benefits, that’s why we need positive commitments to sending cards – from consumers, from stakeholders such as MPs and politicians.

Back to news menu

Useful links

If you have any other queries please contact us.