Progressive Greetings’ April 2022 issue is out now

The physical and digital editions are all ready to read

 

 

Missing that Easter sunshine? Never fear, Progressive Greetings’ April edition is here and fully melatonin-charged.

The physical issues of Progressive Greetings’ April edition the magazine landed last week, and now the digital version is also available to read online. So what are you waiting for? Get stuck in!

PG’s News pages are crammed full of industry happenings from all aspects of our sector.

With a lot riding on Mother’s Day, as the most lucrative Spring Season event of the year, it seems that for many indies, motherly love was out in force. (Click to pages 8-9)

Above: Royal Mail’s research showed 14% of adults send a Mother’s Day card to those who aren’t their mums
Above: Royal Mail’s research showed 14% of adults send a Mother’s Day card to those who aren’t their mums

Sadly, the world needs more than love right now. The ongoing war in Ukraine weighs heavy on our hearts and minds so The Hands Of Friendship (Click to p30-31) features a whole array of publishers, retailers and trade suppliers who have been coming up with ways of helping to show support to those in the war-torn country as the devastation continues.

Above: Austin & Co in Malvern raised money for Ukraine by selling Putin dog toys
Above: Austin & Co in Malvern raised money for Ukraine by selling Putin dog toys

The industry’s hands of friendship were also very much in evidence at the recent GCA Dragons Speed-Dating event with the retailing dragons only too keen to share their golden nuggets of advice with the publishers they brought into the den. (Click to p26-27)

Above: Publishers waiting to be selected and taken into the dragons’ den at the recent GCA event
Above: Publishers waiting to be selected and taken into the dragons’ den at the recent GCA event

In something of a rare treat, PG visited the long-established greeting card publishing family of Noel Tatt to discover the origins of this third-generation business as well as its plans for the future. (Click to p46-47)

Above: Three generations…Noel, Jarle and Andreas Tatt
Above: Three generations…Andreas, Jarle and Noel Tatt

The sad loss of Forever Friends creator Deborah Jones, one of the most successful greeting card concepts of all time, prompts Cardsharp to mark her contribution to the industry (Click to p24-25) while Andrew Brownsword also shares a personal tribute to his friend and colleague. (Click to p16-17)

Above: Andrew Brownsword and Deborah Jones
Above: Andrew Brownsword and Deborah Jones

PG’s ever candid retailer columnist David Robertson provides his monthly dose of food for thought, encouraging a deep long look in the honesty mirror and facing up to difficult conversations really is the best policy. (Click to p22-23)

Above: Don’t be a naughty monkey, take a look in the honesty mirror urges David Robertson
Above: Don’t be a naughty monkey, take a look in the honesty mirror urges David Robertson

The ever popular What’s Hot section sees a quad of retailers share what are the best-selling ranges in their stores (Click to 54-55) while the Innovations pages are full of newness that will be competing for rack space. (Click to p32-33)

Above: Some of the You The Man designs from The Art File
Above: Some of the You The Man designs from The Art File

Continuing on the product fest, an extended Focus On Male Cards delves into what designs and themes are chiming for the men in our lives. (Click to p38-39)

Above: The home office is a far cry from The Office!
Above: The home office is a far cry from The Office!

Meanwhile, in the run up to the Stationery Show next month, PG considers how the working from home trend has further enhanced our relationships with all things stationery. (Click to p48-49)

Above: Charlotte Pepper with one of her loves
Above: Charlotte Pepper with one of her loves

And to end on some extra seasoning, Art Source this month reveals the life and loves of artist Charlotte Pepper (Click to p52-53).

All this and more in the pages of a lovely magazine. Wouldn’t you like to hold it in your hands so you can flick through and read it wherever it takes your fancy?

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