Hail…The Henries 2024 Shortlisted Ranges

The waiting is over, the greeting card and giftwrappings ranges that have made it into the official shortlist for The Henries 2024 greeting card awards have been announced today (July 11).

A judging panel of 90 retail buyers from right across the spectrum – from Sainsbury’s, Waterstones, Oliver Bonas, Blue Diamond, Tesco, Postmark, Lark, Scribbler, Fortnum & Mason, Cardfactory, Longacres, House of Cards, Moonpig, Utility, Ryman, National Trust and many, many leading indies – certainly had their work cut out.

Over the last few weeks they have scrutinised the thousands of entries that were submitted from a record-breaking 313 different greeting card publishers to arrive at the shortlist.

As ever, The Henries were free to enter. For the third year in succession, there is a two-stage judging process for The Henries. The first (now completed) took place entirely online to arrive at the shortlist. There are around 15 shortlisted ranges in the vast majority of the product categories. A selection of cards and wrappings from the shortlisted ranges will then be put on show at a face to face judging event which takes place in a couple of weeks with a judging panel, again comprising entirely of retail buyers, considering the actual greeting cards and giftwrappings and casting their votes to arrive at the finalists and winners for The Henries 2024.

Publishers with ranges featuring in the shortlist are now being urged to send six different card designs (and a sample envelope) for each of their shortlisted ranges asap to Jakki Brown, The Henries, Max Publishing, United House, North Road, London N7 9DP.

They should arrive no later than Thursday 18 July.

“Fittingly, with the theme of this year’s Henries being Ancient Rome, this is a historic moment for the awards programme – and publisher engagement was a record breaker this year. There were submissions from 313 different companies, from one man bands through to the established leading brands, collectively showcasing our industry’s incredible creative prowess,” commented Jakki Brown, managing director of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Henries. “With such a strong and varied shortlist, from 123 different publishers, it’s now all systems go for the physical judging day to arrive at the finalists,” she added.

The Henries 2024 – The Shortlisted Ranges

Best Diversity & Inclusion Range 

Bobcut Boosts from Brilliantly Brave

Children’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Collection from Cardfactory

Connubial Bliss from Ionna Marie Designs

Embrace from Emotional Rescue

Lily Loves from Bexy Boo

Little Adventurer from Mifkins

Mental Health & Chronic Awareness Range from Mind Over Letter

Modern Life from Raspberry Blossom

Multicultural Squares from Kali Stileman Publishing

Nobody’s Perfect from Fluffmallow

Out! from Emotional Rescue

Peace & Blessings from The Art File

Places from Jolly Awesome

Queer Cards from Pickled Prints

RNIB from Hallmark Cards

Seasons from AfroTouch Design

You Go Girl! from Paper Rose


Best Humorous Range

Arklife from Pigment

Bottom Line from Paperlink

Eleonora Arosio from Stormy Knight

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

Heard They’re Absurd from Bewilderbeest

Holy Flaps from Redback Cards

Just Saying from Ohh Deer

Model Family from Emotional Rescue

Monkeyshines from Pigment

Motley from Poet And Painter

Multipun from Jelly Armchair

Natural Yoghurt from Woodmansterne Publications

Oh Fine! Art from East End Prints

Punderful Fun from Citrus Bunn

Quotish from Brainbox Candy

Words Of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Licensed Entertainment Or Character Card Range

Bluey from Danilo Promotions

Elmer from Tache

Harry Potter Vintage Railway Poster Collection from Cardology

Marvel Die Cuts from UK Greetings

Peter Rabbit from Hallmark Cards

Snoopy from Hype Associates

Squishmallows from Danilo Promotions

Star Wars POD from Hallmark Cards

The Illustrators – The Wind In The Willows By Chris Dunn from Museums & Galleries

The Original Stormtrooper Collection from Cardology

The World Of Eric Carle from Woodmansterne Publications

Wallace And Gromit from Hype Associates

World Of Walliams from Great British Card Company (GBCC)


Best Licensed Heritage, Lifestyle, Art Or Design Card Range

BBC Gardeners’ World from Abacus Cards

Cath Kidston from Ohh Deer

Emma Bridgewater from Woodmansterne Publications

Frida Kahlo from Origamo

House of Turnowsky from Paper Rose

National Trust for Scotland Christmas from Hole in My Pocket

National Trust Harmony from Woodmansterne Publications

Renaissance Vandalism from Bewilderbeest

RHS Classic from UK Greetings

Royal Academy from ArtPress Publishing

Sanderson from Woodmansterne Publications

Sara Miller London from The Art File

The Wildlife Trusts from The Eco-friendly Card Company


Best Christmas Counter Range

Bijou Christmas from Louise Mulgrew

Cosy Christmas from Ricicle Cards

Cranberry Squares from Cinnamon Aitch

Feline Festive from Fawn & Thistle

Festive Fun Pun from Citrus Bunn

Heritage Christmas from Stephanie Davies

Merry + Bright from Stormy Knight

Merry Little Christmas from Megan Claire

Message In A Bottle Pop-up Christmas from Alljoy Design

Mon Ami from Ling Design

Pixie from Hotchpotch

Quicksilver from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Shimmer & Snow from Cardfactory

Snowdrops from Rush Design

Stephanie Dyment from Woodmansterne Publications

Storybook Christmas from The Art File

Super Fab Christmas from Earlybird Designs

Wild Winter’s Song from Roger La Borde


Best Christmas Box Or Pack

Charity Box Collection from Woodmansterne Publications

Christmas Boxes That Plant A Tree from Ohh Deer

Christmas Stack Packs from Emily Nash Illustration

Christmas Tri-Fold Card Boxes from Roger la Borde

Elf Movie Christmas Box from Danilo Promotions

Fa La La Packs from Stop the Clock Design

Luxury Boxed Collection from Great British Card Company (GBCC)

Luxury Christmas Boxes from The Art File

Luxury Square Cards Collection from Abacus Cards

Minnows from James Ellis

Royal Academy Christmas Wallets from ArtPress Publishing

Superior Boxes from Ling Design

Tiddly Christmas Boxes from Kali Stileman Publishing

Woodland Christmas Boxes from Nigel Quiney Publications


Best Cute Range

A Daily Cloud from Brainbox Candy

Absolute Barking from Paper Shed

Animalia from Great British Card Company (GBCC)

Bear Essentials from Sooshi Products

Boofle – Happy Days from UK Greetings

Cheerful Chapters from Brilliantly Brave

Everyday Collection from Feather & Hare

Flutter on the Breeze from Molly Mae

Hello Mellow from Ginger Betty

Marylou from Stormy Knight

Primrose Hill from Cinnamon Aitch

Rouge from Little Roglets

Smudges from Lucilla Lavender

Tipp Top from Rosie Made A Thing

Woodland from Ohh Deer


Best Contemporary Words & Sentiments Range

About Words from Emotional Rescue

Adult Tiddly Widdlies from Kali Stileman Publishing

Fun Thoughts from Ohh Deer

Happy Jackson from Pigment

Happy Lucky from Scribbler Studio

Illustrated by Weezy from East End Prints

Just Because from Eleanor Bowmer

Lucy Loves Literature from Cath Tate Cards

Nikki Miles from Jolly Awesome

One Step At A Time from Fox Under The Moon

Painting with Words from Nicole Elders

Tipp Top from Rosie Made A Thing

Words Of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Traditional Words & Sentiments Range

Hello Mellow from Ginger Betty

Lasting Impressions from Noel Tatt

Lucy Cromwell from Hallmark Cards

Most Especially For You from International Cards & Gifts (IC&G)

Scene It from Emotional Rescue

Skylight from International Cards & Gifts (IC&G)

Sugared Almonds from Hallmark Cards

Sunshiny from Words ’N’ Wishes

Traditional Words & Sentiments from Ling Design

Whimsical Wishes from Carte Blanche Greetings

Willow Bouquet from Hallmark Cards

Wishing Well Female Collection from Carte Blanche Greetings

With Feeling (Love From) from Emotional Rescue

Word Portraits from UK Greetings


Best Art Range

The Adam James Severn Collection from The Eco-friendly Card Company

All Dogs, Great & Small from Lil Wabbit

Birth Flora from Bird & Co Studio

Bouquet Boots from Claire Louise

Conversations With My Dog from Jo Scott Art

Essoldo Design from Woodmansterne Publications

Frame It from Ohh Deer

Honey from Earlybird Designs

Nature Trail by Kate Heiss from The Art File

Oak Press from Woodmansterne Publications

Offshore from James Ellis

Scene from Not At All Jack

Silence is Golden from Paper Salad

Sun & Light from Sharon King-Chai

Swim Wild & Free from Lydia. London

Toast Art from Objectables


Best Photographic Range

A Daily Cloud from Brainbox Candy

Alternative Image from Holy Mackerel

BBC Countryfile from Abacus Cards

BBC Gardeners’ World from Abacus Cards

BBC Wild Isles from Abacus Cards

Beautiful from Ling Design

The Bigger Picture from The Art File

Camden Wildlife from UK Greetings

Coola Coola from Icon

It’s Bin Ages from Objectables

Jesuso Ortiz from Woodmansterne Publications

London Cards from Eliot Siegel Photography

The Photographic Collection from Tracks Publishing

Pretty As A Picture from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year – Natural History Museum from Museums & Galleries

Wish You Were Here from Great British Card Company (GBCC)

Woolly Wisdom from Brilliantly Brave


Best Children’s Range

Acorns from James Ellis

Birthday Blocks from Cath Tate Cards

Children’s Collection from Eleanor Boomer

Cosmo from Klara Hawkins

Doodle from Hotchpotch

Funfair from Kingfisher Cards

Hullabaloo from Ling Design

ImPressed Mini Milestones from Heyyy Cards

Kids Tiny Sparkles from Louise Tiler Designs

Multi Sticker & Colouring Collection from Little Green Vibes

Nevada from Sister Paper Co

Playtime from Mifkins

Punderful Kids Fun from Citrus Bunn

Shine from Redback Cards

Split Pin Puppets from Emily Nash Illustration

Sunshine from Paper Salad

Wobbly Head Pop-ups from Alljoy Design


Best Contemporary Trend Range

Colour Hub from Paper Salad

Dolce Vita from Woodmansterne Publications

Everyone Is Lovely from Pigment

Gratitude Galore from Brilliantly Brave

Hunky Dory from Paper Salad

Iconic from Stephanie Davies

Icons from Ohh Deer

Little Joys from Raspberry Blossom

Lost Plots from Cath Tate Cards

Lucky Dip from Hotchpotch

Min-Neons from Earlybird Designs

Paper Raven from Ricicle Cards

Positive Posies from Brilliantly Brave

Quicksilver from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Rock On from The Art File

Shiny Things from Stormy Knight

Wonder World from Lola Design


Best 3D, Handmade Or Hand-finished Range

Boxed Silver Jewellery Greeting Cards from Crumble & Core

Celebrations Collection from Robert James Hull

Cranberry Squares from Cinnamon Aitch

Cut Out Heart Reusable Greeting Cards from Oh Squirrel

Diamond – Pink & Teal from White Cotton Cards

The Fluff Collection from Tracks Publishing

Form from The Art File

Frida Kahlo Collection from Origamo

Keepsake Collection from Paper Mirchi

Lily Loves from Bexy Boo

Message In A Bottle from Alljoy Design

The Mughal Collection from Paper Mirchi

Original Stormtrooper 3D Collection from Cardology

Primrose Hill from Cinnamon Aitch

Split Pin Puppets from Emily Nash Illustration

Up With Paper Luxe from Ohh Deer

Zigzag from Noel Tatt


Best Male Range (non-humour)

Beastie Besties from Brilliantly Brave

Colour Hub from Paper Salad

Graphico fromWords ’N’ Wishes

Great Outdoors from Stormy Knight

Happy Days from Stop The Clock Design

Honcho from Laura Darrington Design

Hot Foils from Cath Tate Cards

Luxury Wildlife Cards from Wild Lines

One Lump Or Two from Holy Mackerel

Phoenix from Meraki

Pocket Square from Hotchpotch

Quicksilver from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Retro Rad from Sharon King-Chai

Stylo from Great British Card Company (GBCC)

Super Fab from Earlybird Designs

Taking Shape from Heyyy Cards


Best Relations &/Or Occasions Range

Apple Tree Lane from Happy Street

Celebration from Gabrielle Solly Illustration

Dew Drops from Megan Claire

Farrago from Woodmansterne Publications

Fleurescent from Paper Salad

Florere from Rush Design

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

Hartland Brooklyn from Ohh Deer

Holly Maguire from Stormy Knight

Honey from Earlybird Designs

ImPressed from Heyyy Cards

Lots Of… from White Cotton Cards

Primrose Hill from Cinnamon Aitch

Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne Publications

Quicksilver from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Studio Blom from Pigment

Words Of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Spring Seasons Range

Valentine’s Day

Blossom Valentine’s Day from Alljoy Design

Emma Bridgewater Valentine’s Day from Woodmansterne Publications

Good Vibes Valentine’s Day from Cardfactory

Graphic Heart Valentine’s Day from Cardfactory

Keepsakes Valentine’s Day from Type And Story

Love from Lucy Maggie Designs

Love Hub from Paper Salad

Love Is In The Air from Richarts Designs

Lovebirds from You’ve Got Pen On Your Face

Peach and Prosecco Valentine’s Day from Woodmansterne Publications

Rainbow Drops Valentine’s Day from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Shiny Valentine from Stormy Knight

So Into You Valentine’s Day from Stop The Clock Design

Valentine’s Collection from Great British Card Company (GBCC)

Valentine’s Collection from Studio Boketto

Valentine’s Collection from The Art File


Mother’s Day

Blossom Mother’s Day from Alljoy Design

Eureka Mother’s Day from Deckled Edge

Flora Mother’s Day from Louise Mulgrew

For You Mum from Heather Trefusis Art

Higgledy Piggledy Mother’s Day from Megan Claire

Mother Hub from Paper Salad

Mother’s Day Collection from The Art File

Mother’s Day from Hotchpotch

Mother’s Day from Ling Design

Mother’s Day from Marina B

Mother’s Day from UK Greetings

Paper Chain from Stephanie Dyment Mother’s Day from Woodmansterne Publications

Rainbow Drops Mother’s Day from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Sorted Mother’s Day from Emotional Rescue

Tokens Of Appreciation Mother’s Day from Two For Joy Illustration

Wildlife Botanical Mother’s Day from Lola Design

Words Of Wisdom Mother’s Day from Dandelion Stationery



Circles Of Life Easter from Heather Trefusis Art

Easter Collection from Great British Card Company (GBCC)

Easter Collection from The Art File

Easter from Gabrielle Solly Illustration

Easter from Hotchpotch

Jamboree Easter from Paper Salad

Owl’s Nest Easter from Ginger Betty

Pretty As A Picture from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Primrose Hill Easter from Cinnamon Aitch

Skylark Easter from Cinnamon Aitch


Father’s Day

Dear Dad from Stephanie Davies

Father’s Day Collection from The Art File

Father’s Day from Hotchpotch

Father’s Day from Ohh Deer

Father’s Day from Zoe Spry

Good Fellas from Woodmansterne Publications

Heritage Father’s Day from Brainbox Candy

Mine’s A Pint from Emotional Rescue (in collaboration with Paper Salad)

Quality Dad from Stop The Clock Design

Quentin Blake Father’s Day from Woodmansterne Publications

Rainbow Drops Father’s Day from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Relatable Father’s Day from Brainbox Candy

Say It To My Face from Carte Blanche Greetings

Top Dads from Cinnamon Aitch


Best Wholesale Range

All That Shines from Simon Elvin

Celebrity Style from Xpress Yourself

Everyday In-stock Range from Out of the Blue Studios

Female Collection from Simon Elvin

Funkytown from Kingfisher Cards

Instyle from Kingfisher Cards

Isabel’s Garden from Simon Elvin

Jolly Pops from Simon Elvin

Kids Colouring In from Simon Elvin

Male Collection from Simon Elvin

Memorabilia from Xpress Yourself

Pearl Line from Xpress Yourself

Pixels from Kingfisher Cards

Silveline from Xpress Yourself

Trendy Pops from Xpress Yourself


Best Giftwrappings Range

Angela Harding Collection from Museums & Galleries

Ashkahn Collection from Ohh Deer

Emma Bridgewater Collection from Woodmansterne Publications

Everyday Wrap from Kali Stileman Publishing

Gift Packaging Collection from The Art File

Handcrafted Artisan Collection from Paper Mirchi

Paper Salad Collection from Glick

Pop from The Unique Paper Company

Raspberry Blossom Happiness Collection from Penny Kennedy

RHS Collection from UK Greetings

Spring Gift Packaging from Scribbler Studio

Stephanie Dyment Collection from Glick

Summer Collection from Studio Boketto

Swishes from Grace Jackson Design

Wild Flora from Bird & Co Studio


The Henry Cole Classic Award

This award is for ranges that have stood the test of time having been published continuously for at least eight years. All winners of this award enter The Henry Cole Hall of Fame. The 2024 winner will join previous winners, which are Bestie from Paperlink, The Bright Side from Really Good, Camilla & Rose from Peartree Heybridge, The Country Set from Wrendale Design, Eric The Penguin from GBCC, Forever Friends from Hallmark, Giggles from UKG, Ink Press from The Art File, Me To You from CBG, Medici Cards Blue Label from GBCC, On The Ceiling from Emotional Rescue, Photo Captions from Cath Tate Cards, Pizazz from Nigel Quiney, Pop-Ups from Second Nature, Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne, Rainbow from Ling Design and Virtual Safari from Emotional Rescue.

Alice Scott from Pigment (est 2013)

Boofle from UK Greetings (est 2008)

Furry Friends from Louise Mulgrew (est 2015)

Gemma Correll from Ohh Deer (est 2012)

Genius from Woodmansterne Publications (est 2011)

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made a Thing (est 2016)

Googly Eyed Animals from Stripey Cats (est 2009)

Happy Jackson from Pigment (est 2013)

Ladies Who Love Life from Berni Parker Designs (est 2009)

Norbert & Val from Emotional Rescue (est 1996)

One Lump or Two from Holy Mackerel (est 2011)

Paper Shakies from James Ellis (est 2005)

Quicksilver from Wendy Jones-Blackett (est 2006)

Sara Miller London from The Art File (est 2015)

V&A from Museums & Galleries (est 2009)

Well Cool from Brainbox Candy (est 2008)


The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist

No shortlisted contenders will be announced for this award. The finalists will be arrived at as a result of the live Henries judging. Designers and artists under the age of 35 are invited to submit boards showcasing their artistic prowess. There is no online submission for this category.

The absolute deadline for entries for this category alone is Thursday, 25 July, 2024.

Entries should be sent to Jakki Brown, Max Publishing, The Henries Young Designer, United House, North Road, London N7 9DP.

Each entry should demonstrate the entrant’s design talents, both generally as well as on the greeting card front, as well as give an insight into their inspirations that serve to set them apart. The boards can be any size (A1 is popular) and should include information about the entrant as well as a photograph of themselves if they so wish. And do not forget to include your contact details!


Best Service to the Independent Retailer

No shortlisted contenders will be announced for this award. The finalists will be arrived at as a result of votes cast by independent retailers, with a survey currently underway.


Honorary Achievement Award

No shortlist or finalists are announced for this award, but nominations are being sought. The recipient will be revealed at The Henries awards event.

All winners of The Henries 2024 will be announced at a lavish awards event, the industry’s big night.

Taking place at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday, 3 October, 2024, The Henries 2024 awards event will be a night to make history as it will take on an anything goes Ancient Rome theme this year!

To book tickets click here. It will be a fabulous opportunity for the greeting card community to get together and celebrate its creative excellence as well as its strong sense of camaraderie.

For more details head to the website www.thehenriesawards.co.uk

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