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2017 Trends at National Stationery Show

From the classic, age-old trend of gold-foil lettering to the new fad of cosmic cards, these top trends are the designs that stuck out the most to GDA editors. Click through the gallery to see more.

The lower level of the Javits Convention Center in New York was painted with a hot-pink carpet and hundreds of stationery booths for the National Stationery Show May 21-24, 2017.

There were roughly 10,000 exhibitors and buyers in attendance, making for a robust show with an upbeat atmosphere. GDA editor in chief Lenise Willis was in attendance, seeking out the hottest trends in the category for 2017. The below photo gallery elaborates on the most noticeable trends, including personalized products, items for him, butterflies and birds, gold lettering, mini cards, pineapples, cacti, unicorns and cosmic celebrations.




Lenise WillisLenise Willis | Editor-in-Chief

Lenise Willis is a graduate of the Journalism School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has experience in education reporting, feature writing and content marketing. She enjoys painting, reviewing plays and creating videos and other multimedia. She brings both print and digital skillsets to GDA and is excited to be a part of the gift industry.

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See the July 2017 issue of Gifts & Dec.  In this issue... Fashion forward, Repurpose That, Sumer Inventory for Fall Trends.  Plus: The importance of local fare and fair trade, Are customer still coloring and Tea (Towels) for two: The latest in gourmet gifts. Get details!