November 19, 2020
GCA introduces Festive Friday to encourage people to send holiday cards early 

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) has added a special card-sending holiday to the calendar for 2020: Festive Friday. Occurring on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, the international holiday, which originated in the UK, encourages people to write and send holiday cards early.

“On the last Friday of November, let’s kick off the holiday card-sending season early with Festive Friday; a safe, at-home activity that activates card sending to create a wave of festive cheer across the country,” said Nora Weiser, executive director for GCA.

Deadlines for Sending Cards

Deadlines for sending holiday cards and gifts for Hanukkah (Dec. 10–18), Christmas (Dec. 25), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26–Jan. 1) or other holiday traditions come later in December and are available from the USPS.

Greeting card publishers, artists, writers, models, suppliers and retailers have a special role in celebrating Christmas, which is the number one card-sending holiday. GCA encourages people to create virtual card-writing parties and to share photos on social media using #FestiveFriday and #sendacarddeliverasmile

In addition, GCA encourages card publishers to donate Christmas cards to a good cause. Local schools, retirement homes, hospital wards for elderly people or children, community centers or church groups may be in a position to distribute free cards to those unable to shop retail during the pandemic.

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