It’s time to dust off your posh frock or DJ, or at the very least your best PJs as there is now just under a month to go until the greeting card industry’s ‘big night’ – The Henries 2020. It’s free to attend and everyone is invited!
Taking place this year as a virtual event – on Thursday 10 December – The Henries greeting card awards will be a fabulous opportunity for the whole industry to get together, ‘chat’ to each other, as well as celebrate the wonderful finalists and winners who are up for the awards this year.
“We’re on course to make this the biggest Henries ever, as everyone from all the world will be able to attend, from the smallest independent retailer to the largest publisher, from distributors in all corners of the world to specialist trade suppliers. It has been a tough year, so let’s make The Henries, a massive industry Christmas party!” enthuses Warren Lomax, joint managing director of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Henries. “The theme for The Henries this year, California Dreamin’ lends itself to an uplifting vibe and we will be encouraging everyone to don their gladrags or dress up in keeping with the theme, whatever takes your fancy!” he added.
The Henries 2020 is to be hosted on Hopin, an interactive platform which has been developed specifically for events such as this.
While The Henries are completely free to attend, everyone wanting to be there will need to register. Registration has gone live today. Just click here!
(If you haven’t previously created a Hopin account, The Henries’ registration process will prompt you to do so. This is free and very easy to do as it only takes a minute.)
While this year is very much an ‘open invitation’ to attend The Henries, in keeping with the tradition of the event, a beautiful physical invitation has also been produced.
Exquisitely designed by The Art File’s Lucie Whitehead and superbly produced by Windles, on board that was kindly donated by Fedrigoni, the lavishly foiled invitation is being inserted in every single copy of the November edition of Progressive Greetings (which is due out shortly).
“Huge thanks to The Art File, Windles and Fedrigoni for enabling us to provide this special keepsake for The Henries this year and to all of our sponsors for their support. We are so looking forward to seeing everyone at what we are working hard to make, a night to remember!” said Jakki Brown, joint managing director of Max Publishing.
The Henries event will start at 6.15pm on Thursday 10 December and will go on until late!
Everyone coming to The Henries will be able to move in and out of areas just like you would do at a physical event. The Henries Hopin Awards platform will include:
- A main stage area (where the pre-awards speeches and awards ceremony will be hosted)
- A live text-based ‘Chat’ function where all attendees can share messages.
- Session Rooms (hosted by sponsors as well as those booked by other companies and individuals) which accommodate up to 15 individual attendees/individual screens at any one time.
All the finalists of The Henries 2020 are featured in Progressive Greetings’ October edition.
The sponsors of The Henries 2020 include Alpha, Aspin, EBB, Fedrigoni, Foilco, GCA, GF Smith, Gould, Herbert Walkers, The Imaging Centre, Loxleys Digital, Loxleys, LB Warehousing, Paperchase, PG Live, Skylight Media, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, The Sherwood Group, UK Envelope Centre and Windles.
Top: A portion of the lovely Henries open invitation.