It's the publishers who make this week possible!
Without our talented and diverse publishers, Thinking of You Week would not have the same impact. It’s the creativity of our greeting card publishers that brings meaning to the occasion.
If you’re a publisher, then this page is for you. We’ll give you some pointers on how you can get involved with Thinking of You Week and together we can create a wave of love, caring and happiness.
Just keep scrolling…
Promotion at Trade Fairs
All the trade fairs are now promoting this event in the lead up and at the shows. So if you’re exhibiting at Harrogate Home and Gift (have you seen ToYW in the show preview?!), Autumn Fair or Top Drawer, how about dedicating a part of your stand to a ToYW display pulling together your best selling everyday occasions cards?
Sharon Little, GCA CEO, will be officially launching the week at Top Drawer’s PaperFest and there will be special Thinking of You Week displays of exhibitors’ cards at both Autumn Fair and Top Drawer.
Please also use your e-shots to retailers to help publicise the event and nearer the time get busy with the social media!
Send flyers with deliveries
Our lovely new retailer flyers have already been printed free of charge by our printer members and are ready to be sent in your card deliveries into retail throughout July, August and September. Our warehousing members are also packing these with every order too!
If you work with any of these printers, just contact them for your retailer flyers: Digital Colour Services, Hello Cards, Graphite Creative, Johnsons of Nantwich, Loxleys, The Imaging Centre, The Sherwood Press and Windles.
If you work with any of these warehousing companies, please confirm with them that you are happy for the retailer flyer to be put in all your deliveries into retail: 2WL, JBH, LB Warehousing, My Pack Company and Pack It In.
A huge thank to our dream team of brilliant printer and warehousing members for their help in this!
Create a display at your stand
Create a Thinking of You Week display on your trade fair stand at Harrogate Home and Gift, Autumn Fair or Top Drawer. The ToYW banner is free for you to use!
Collaborate with a retailer
Collaborate with a retailer on a special offer or Thinking of You Week card display.
Organise a card-sending event with a school, local home for the elderly, charity, hospital or community centre.
Practice what you preach
Give cards and an allocated time to your staff to write during the week.
Don't forget your website
Flag up Thinking of You Week on your website’s home page.
Tell the papers
Use the list of local press contacts we’ve provided to get the press involved to help spread the word.
Get Social! Sharing is caring!
Get social – post and tweet like crazy in the lead up to and during the week!
Our Thinking Of You Week Toolkit contains a beautiful new banner, flyer and event poster, new retailer and consumer handouts, as well as social media cover images and email sign offs. We’ve also updated our list of local press contacts, and will be adding a new template press release soon to help you publicise your Thinking of You Week initiative that we’re very keen for you to organise!