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2021 Valentine's Day Toolkit for card retailers

Posted on in Business News

GCA-2021-Valentines-Day-ToolkitThe Greeting Card Association (GCA) have created a 2021 Valentines Day Toolkit, with the aim of helping retailers promote Valentine's Day in their stores and online.

The GCA are a member of the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), a well-established organisation representing c.100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK. 


What's Included

Use the link here to download print and web ready files for Point Of Sale and online promotion of Valentine's Day 2021.

The downloads include:

  • jpg versions of a portrait and landscape poster for use on your website and Social Media.
  • PDF versions of the artwork, both landscape and portrait that can be printed out in-house. Alternatively you can get them printed at a local high street printer, or approach one of our Printer supplier members. These files are ready to be printed up to A3 size, and can be downscaled to print at A4 if you prefer.
  • An email signature image to attach to your current Email signature.
If you require the artwork in any other format, please contact the GCA.

The GCA have also said a special thank you to Belly Button Designs for creating this year's artwork.

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