It’s Official! The Henries 2020 Product Finalists Are Revealed

It’s official, there is some good news out there. Actually, some fabulous news! The finalists of The Henries 2020 are being revealed, here and now. 

Dazzling proof of UK greeting card publishers’ abundant creativity was there in all its glory in the 1,800+ ranges that were submitted by publishers of all shapes and sizes into this year’s Henries greeting card product awards. Each and every one of these were put under the scrutiny of the largest ever Henries’ Judging Panel (see separate story), made up of over 60 top retailers, to arrive at the worthy contenders for these prestigious industry awards.

“The UK greeting card industry has certainly done itself proud with The Henries this year. Through necessity, the entering and judging process of these important awards were undertaken online this year, but that certainly does not take anything away from the incredible quality of the entries, nor the diligence and commitment of the judges or indeed the resultant inspiring line-up of finalists,” commented Jakki Brownjoint owner of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Henries.
PrintWithout further ado, here are the wondrous finalists…

The Henries 2020 – The Finalists


The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist Award

Cherelle Brown, founder and creative director of KitsCH Noir

Rachel Burt, designer for Hotchpotch London

Alex Gunn, in-house artist for Ling Design

Lianne Harrison, founder and illustrator of Paperwhale Cards & Paper Goods

Charlotte Mason, senior designer of Woodmansterne Publications and The Proper Mail Company

Louise Mulgrew, founder and creative director of Louise Mulgrew


Best Lockdown Range – New Award

Camilla & Rose from Peartree Heybridge

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

Lockdown from Filthy Sentiments

Lockdown from Lucy Maggie Designs

Quentin Blake The New Normal from Woodmansterne Publications

Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Art Range

Country Set from Wrendale Designs

Explore & Treasure from Toasted Crumpet

Landmarks from I Drew This

National Trust Habitat from Woodmansterne Publications

Safari Party from Louise Mulgrew

Wildlife Botanical from Lola Design


Best Wholesale Range

All That Shines from Simon Elvin

Aura from Kingfisher Cards

Everyday In-Stock Range from Out of the Blue Studios

Female Birthday from Simon Elvin

Isabel’s Garden from Simon Elvin

Shape Cut from Simon Elvin


Best Licensed Range

Dad’s Army from Danilo Promotions

Disney Paper Wow from Hallmark Cards

Emma Bridgewater from Woodmansterne Publications

Harry Potter Pop Up from Cardology

Sara Miller London from The Art File

Snoopy from Hype Associates


Best Humorous Range

Forest Fr1ends from Whale & Bird

Fred from Woodmansterne Publications

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

Holy Flaps from Redback Cards

Jeffrey and Janice from Bold & Bright

Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Children’s Range

3D Children’s Range from Alljoy Design

Hoopla from Paper Salad

Mouthies from Kali Stileman Publishing

Marzipan from Paper Rose

Milkshake from Janie Wilson

Spec-tacular from Hotchpotch


Best Relations and/or Occasions Range

Bella from Cherry Orchard Publishing

Fiori Rosa from Rosanna Rossi

Hey Fresco from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Hey Girl from Pigment Productions

Hunky Dory from Paper Salad

Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Male Range

Elle Bleu from Belly Button Designs

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

Only Bloking from Sally Scaffardi Design

Pizazz for Men from Nigel Quiney Publications

Vertigo from The Art File

Vintage Words from Coulson Macleod


Best Handmade or Hand-Finished Range

Diamond Blush from Five Dollar Shake

Dotty from Stop the Clock Designs

Elle from Belly Button Designs

Pride from Mrs Lovesy

Modern Missy from Tache

Wooden Necklace Cards from Alljoy Design


Best Photographic Range

BBC Springwatch from Abacus Cards

Clive Nichols from Woodmansterne Publications

Farmyard from Alex Sharp Photography

Landscape Photographer of The Year from UK Greetings

Say Cheese from Ohh Deer

Street Canvas from Brainbox Candy


Best Traditional Words and Sentiments Range

Artist Notebook from UK Greetings

Cherished from Cherry Orchard Publishing

Floral Quotes from Seedlings Cards & Gifts

Love Unlimited from Pigment Productions

Piccadilly from Cinnamon Aitch

Thoughts of You from Words ‘n’ Wishes


Best Giftwrappings Range 

Hand Marbled Paper from Paper Mirchi

Kew Gardens from Lagom Design

Louise Tiler Collection from Penny Kennedy

Paper Salad from Glick

Stephanie Dyment from Glick

The 2020 Gift Packaging Collection from The Art File


Best Contemporary Words and Sentiments Range

Curious World from Icon

From the Heart from Toasted Crumpet

Good Vibes from Raspberry Blossom

Mindful Matters from Ling Design

Softly Spoken from Emma Bryan Design

Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Cute Range

Bella + Max from Paper Salad

Furry Friends from Louise Mulgrew

Go Wild from Stormy Knight

Opal from Woodmansterne Publications

Pawsome from Raspberry Blossom

Popcorn from Hotchpotch


Best Contemporary Trend Range

Hunky Dory from Paper Salad

Kimono from Rocket68

Millennial Wisdom from Paper Plane

Rubbish Cards from Stormy Knight

Snap To Grid from The Art File

Treasures from Raspberry Blossom


Best Christmas Counter Range

Bread Sauce from Sally Scaffardi Design

Christmas Decoration Cards from Jessica Hogarth

Christmas Wreaths from Mrs Lovesy

Gold Foiled Christmas from Louise Mulgrew

Rococo from Woodmansterne Publications

Wildlife Botanical Christmas from Lola Design


Best Christmas Box or Pack Collection

Bottle Brush from Five Dollar Shake

Cool Yule from Poet and Painter

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

Luxury Boxes from The Art File

Snow Angels from Wrendale Designs

Tree Wishes from 1 Tree Cards


Best Spring Seasons Range

Easter Collection from Stop the Clock Design

Gin & Frolics Mother’s Day from Rosie Made A Thing

Halcyon Days Easter from Laura Darrington Design

Love Valentine’s Day from Sally Scaffardi Design

Macaroon Mother’s Day from Janie Wilson

Number 78 Valentine’s Day from Belly Button Designs

Ohh Deer Father’s Day from Ohh Deer

Quicksilver Father’s Day from Wendy Jones-Blackett


The Henry Cole Classic Award

This award is for ranges that have stood the test of time. All winners of this award enter The Henry Cole Hall of Fame. The 2020 winner will join previous winners, which are Bestie from Paperlink, The Bright Side from Really Good, 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, Pizazz from Nigel Quiney, Pop-Ups from Second Nature, Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne and Rainbow from Ling Design.

The contenders for the award this year are:

Down Memory Lane from Cherry Orchard Publishing

Gemma Correll from Ohh Deer

Genius from Woodmansterne Publications

Life Is Rosie from Cath Tate Cards

One Lump or Two from Holy Mackerel

Virtual Safari from Emotional Rescue


The finalists of the Best Service to the Independent Retailer were announced recently, but here they are…

(Companies are listed alphabetically)

The Art File

Cherry Orchard Publishing

Dandelion Stationery


Jonny Javelin

Nigel Quiney Publications

Noel Tatt


Rosie Made A Thing

UK Greetings

Wendy Jones-Blackett

Woodmansterne Publications


The winners of all The Henries 2020 awards were due to be announced at a live event on December 10, but given the recent Government announcement, work is underway on a fitting solution for these significant industry awards.



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