Greetings Today magazine, giving you the bigger picture

January 2012 edition


07 Leader
Going the extra mile for your customers in 2012.

08 News
The evolution of independent retailers unveiled in Cardgains annual survey, Quitting Hollywood launch risqué humour card company, end of tax relief for Moonpig and
Clintons steps up its marketing efforts.

16 Licensing News
Martial arts supreme Bruce Lee is back in the frame, alongside new licenses from The Hive and Carte Blanche.

18 Supplier News
A new online print-on-demand service is site to revolutionise opportunities for greeting card publishers.

22 In Store Environment
John Ryan checks out Hallmark’s new concept store in Leeds.

24 Exhibition News
There’s so much in store for the year ahead.

32 Company Profile
Rachel Ellen Designs – from ballet dancing beginnings to hot-footed greeting cards.

42 Spotlight
Two pages of new releases from Caroline Gardner to Nigel Quiney and everyone in-between.

44 Design Community
Gill Davies gives her final column for Greetings Today.


20 Supplier Focus
James Stewart Printers - the company with a man’s name that is going from strength to strength on girl power thanks to its female management board.

26 Top Drawer Spring Preview
GT profiles the hottest design-led show of the New Year, with profiles of the key greeting card exhibitors to be found there.

34 Christmas cards and wrap
GT looks at the sparkling array of new releases for Christmas future 2012.

38 Paperworld Preview
Europe’s keenest international trade show for paper, stationery, crafts and Christmas gives visitor’s three outstanding shows for the price of one.

40 Customer Service

Tony Roberts at UK Greetings spills the beans on award winning customer service.

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