Who We Are
The Greeting Card Association is the U.S. trade association serving the greeting card and social expression industry. Founded in 1941, the GCA today represents nearly 200 American and international publishers from diverse businesses – ranging from young start-ups to established companies of all sizes, scopes and years in the industry –
as well as suppliers that provide production services and product distribution at the wholesale level.
The GCA is committed to: Celebrating, promoting, and preserving the tradition of sending greeting cards.
- Providing meaningful opportunities for information exchange and business development.
- Keeping members informed of trends and issues that might impact the industry.
- Representing the industry before government/regulatory agencies.
- Serving as the industry voice to the consumer and trade media.
Our Commonsense Solution
We agree with Congress and other stakeholders that the Postal Service must be fixed to continue to service millions of Americans, but we believe in strengthening the agency so that it continues to provide key services so many Americans depend on without raising prices on consumers.
The GCA’s exhaustive review of existing recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) shows that there are over 100 alternative savings options available to put the Postal Service on a sustainable path to financial solvency without cutting service or raising rates. Out of over 100 cost-saving options, the Postal service has 54 that can be implemented now without any Congressional approval or collective bargaining, and none of these cut critical services or raise rates.
The GCA has released this report because we would like to start the conversation with Congress, the Postal Service, and the general public to determine a way to put the Postal Service on a stronger path for years to come.
We believe that the only way to properly serve the American people is for the Postal Service to maintain so many important, universal services that it has provided since its inception.