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Contents

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Within This Issue:

FOCUS ON MALE CARDS

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News

Up Close And Personal

Jeremy’s Journal

Wright Handed

Blind Spot

Steve Wright, managing director of Hallmark UK, marks his retirement after 22 years with a few parting words.

Jeremy Corner of publisher Blue Eyed Sun talks about glimpsing his business blind spot.

36-37

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Focus On Male Cards - Retro Trend

Face To Face

Rewind & Repeat

All Tea’d Up

Why the 1970s and 80s revival is ‘flaring’ up on male card designs.

Lee Keeper, Woodmansterne’s creative director, ‘pours’ the news about the publisher’s new Emma Bridgewater greeting card collection.

21-23 Viewpoints

Accentuate The Positives Raising a smile, a local hero and bonus business decisions, retailers share some positive news as an antidote to all the negativity.

24-25 Over The Counter

Telling Tales

39-41

David Robertson, co-owner of JP Pozzi in Scotland, discusses clichés surrounding the current retail climate.

New Male Card Launches New male card ranges tailored for men.

Art Source

26-27

42-43

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Cardsharp

In Conversation With… Charles Hanson

What’s Hot?

Swimmers Needed Urgently Cardsharp muses over topical events happening in the industry.

29-33

Innovations

49-51

Suits You Sir!

The Dating Game Auctioneer Charles Hanson reveals his discovery of the world’s oldest Valentine’s card, bought recently by PG’s Jakki Brown.

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Classified Above: A male Panache design from Real & Exciting Designs (Mint).

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