HAPPY new year to one and all! It’s the start of 2017 and what better way to get yourself back into the swing of things than by reading the January issue of Greetings Today? We may have just got over the festive season but folk in the world of greetings are already considering Christmas 2017 (page 46) with columnist Henri Davis (p44) also looking at the best time to buy. And, of course, January means it’s straight into show season with the Top Drawer Spring Preview (p22) and Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring Preview (p63). There’s a look at cover star Lucy Truman (p16) and how she’s expanding from illustration to greetings cards, plus The Imaging Centre reveal the success of their IC Simplicity system (p20). We have an international flavour this month with renowned US distributors Notes & Queries (p40) plus Dean Watson’s view from Down Under (56). Meanwhile, It’s All About Sales (p60) has Ian Bradley evolving while new columnist Rachel Williams ponders on buying times. You can peek at the Window On The World retailers’ spread (p74), and learn from the informative On The Line internet and social media column (p12) by Wishes Of Cudworth’s Chris Fox and Cherry Orchard’s Helen Pallen. And there’s plenty more to read from our other great columnists – Philip Downer (p19), John Ryan (p18) – plus retailers, product info and the news round-up.