Calling All Artists!

The Greeting Card Association is inviting all artists to submit designs for 2019

Design challenge:

• Create a logo and website banner to apply (square and rectangular formats)
• Winning artwork will need to be formatted as posters, banners and flyers


The winning design will receive a cash prize plus enjoy nationwide exposure:
• Featured on social media and
• LOUIE Awards display at Noted: The Greeting Card ExpoSM (May, 2019)
• Featured on promotional postcards shared within the greeting card industry
• 100 free greeting cards from multiple members of the GCA (approximately $300 value)
• $250 Blick Art Materials gift card!

Enter by January 31, 2019

Email your entry to
All entries will be judged by the GCA’s LOUIE Award judges!

Last year’s art was designed by Stefanie Corfee:StationeryTOY_Logo


The Library Friends’ Shop get involved with Thinking of You Week!

The Library Friends’ Shop have everything you need to participate in Thinking of You Week including stamps and pens!

Visit their Thinking-of-You station, enter their special drawing (with greeting card purchase) for a $25 Friends’ Shop gift certificate, they’ll even drop your card at the post office for you!

Click here for more information!


Hamann’s Gallery & Gift

Hamann’s Gallery & Gift located in Bellingham, WA will be running a Thinking of You Week promotion offering double store points when you buy a thinking of you card!

Check out their website here!


Paper Moon – Iowa run Thinking of You Promotion!

Paper Moon, the one of a kind book and gift store, located at 206 A Street, McGregor, Iowa 52157 will be running a Thinking of You Week promotion of buy 3 cards get one free!

Perfect for those who are stocking up to write their card a day for the week 24th – 30th September!

Check out their website, Instagram and Facebook!

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Thinking of You Week Jackpot Giveaway!

If you have been following us on Instagram you will know that we have been collaborating to run giveaways for the past few weeks.

Now we are launching our final giveaway, with a huge jackpot prize of over 150 greeting cards, greeting card organizer, journals and inspirational artwork, all donated by an amazing group of organizations who are helping us spread the word about Thinking of You Week.

Be sure to visit our Instagram page before Monday 17th September 2018 and follow us to enter the giveaway! All of the terms and conditions can be found on our post.

Good luck!

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King’s Scribe run Thinking of You Week Contest!

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Our friends at Kings Scribe are running an awesome contest during Thinking of You Week!

1. Stop in anytime between September 24-30 and pick up a Thinking of You Card.

2. Jot a quick note and slip it into their shiny red mailbox!

3. They will provide the stamp and mail your message for you–couldn’t be any easier!
Each card you drop in the box is an entry into their raffle for a gorgeous set of 50 personalized note cards and lined envelopes from Haute Papier–a $190 value.  The winner will be announced on September 30!

Stop by to see them at:

King’s Scribe, 1 King Street, Chappaqua, NY 10514

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Thinking of You Week explanation cards!

Have trouble explaining what Thinking of You Week is?

We’ve designed this little card with artwork from Stephanie Corfee to slip inside cards you send during Thinking of You Week to explain our mission!

Simply download, print and pop inside a card you are sending!


The Open Door Bookstore Schenectady, NY TOYW promos!


The amazing people at The Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady, NY are getting involved in Thinking of You Week!

They will have a display with thinking of you cards and books related to thinking of you theme.

Eligibility for a store gift certificate with purchase of display items or any Thinking of you or blank card.

They will also mail cards purchased and addressed in the store, providing the postage and delivery to the mail box!

Check out their website and social media:



Papier in Sewickley PA will have Thinking of You Week displays in their store and windows. Don’t forget to share with us if you are joining in with Thinking of You Week!


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USPS announces Thinking of You Week postmark!

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We are beyond excited to announce that the USPS have endorsed Thinking of You Week with a postmark that will print on all first class stamped mail during the month of September! We are so excited to partner with them on this project, delivering the Send a Smile message to literally millions of households across the USA!

Rubber Stamp Tapestry & Thinking of You Week

Rubber Stamp Tapestry are helping spread the word about Thinking of You Week! They’re planning a video release each day before the official week and will be showing how to create a simple, yet lovely card with their handmade stamps. They’ve created a Thinking of You Page page on their website and will be posting on their social media pages!

Their website:


Image courtesy of Rubber Stamp Tapestry

Art of the Table joins Thinking of You Week!

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Luxury goods retailer Art of the Table located in Grand Rapids MI will be offering a special promotion for Thinking of You Week USA by offering buy 3 get one free on greeting cards for TOYW!

Check them out at their website and on social media:

Instagram:  artofthetablegr