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Editor Tracey Bearton

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Managing Director Mark Naish





Production Director Paul Naish Chairman Malcolm Naish

05 Leader

33 Retail Advice

06 News

38 On The Shop Front

14 Spotlight

40 It’s All About Sales

15 Ward’s Words

41 John Ryan

18 Talk Of The Town

42 On The Line


44 Step Back In Time greetingstodaymag

47 Meet The Newbies


It’s Christmas! What’s on your festive list? Rounding up the month’s happenings, with more online at A selection of this month’s latest releases. With Giftware Association CEO Sarah Ward. Ruby Red share their thoughts, and greetings retailers mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

32 Four Corners

East, south, north, west, this quartet of retailers know their business the best.


10 Anniversary Spotlight on Rosanna Rossi

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Rosanna Rossi team still love painting and designing.

16 Harrogate Christmas & Gift Pre-Preview Kick off the new year with a bang.

19 Services To The Greetings Industry

The behind-the-scenes folk are very necessary to make sure the stars can shine.

23 Company Profile...Simon Elvin The emponymous publishers are 40 years young.


Big occasions revolve around kids, says Henri Davis.

Circulation Manager Robert Thomas

Philip Downer thinks card stores are more robust than people fear. Building loyalty keeps ’em coming, says Ian Bradley. Work out your strategies to beat Scrooge.

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Chris Fox’s online insights for retailers. Chairman Malcolm Naish delves into the archives. Honovi Design and Insult Emporium are the new kids on the block.

24 Cover Story

The Art File have clocked up 21 years already and are pressing ahead with their plans for the future.

26 Children’s Cards & Wrap

Catching them young means the industry can build the next generation of card buyers.

30 GCA AGM Report

The card industry is growing strong.

34 Male & Father’s Day

Different designs abount but sports are still important in men’s cards.

39 Insights-X Review

Visitor numbers were up at the maturing German show.

Go to our website – – for all the up-to-date news and new product information plus our Facebook and Instagram pages carry more photos from shows and events. @greetingstoday


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