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The Henries 2018 Product Finalists Announced

The votes have been counted, the data double-checked… the finalists of The Henries 2018 greeting card product awards have just been revealed.

As announced on PG Buzz earlier today (August 2) the judging for The Henries 2018 took place yesterday in London. Over 50 retail buyers considered the 15,000 greeting cards and items of giftwrapping that formed this year’s record breaking entries from publishers of all shapes and sizes.

“After a fabulous Judging Day yesterday, it is wonderful to be able to reveal such an inspiring line-up of finalists,” commented Jakki Brown, joint managing director of Max Publishing (owner of Progressive Greetings and The Henries). “The finalists reflect the abundant creative dynamism within our industry, with the ranges hailing from UK publishers of all sizes; from leading established players to brand new start-ups.”

The Henries 2018 Finalists

The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist Award

Emma Grant, in-house designer for Cardmix, The Proper Mail Company and Woodmansterne

Charlotte Mason, in-house designer for Woodmansterne and The Proper Mail Company

Matt Nguyen, founder of Jolly Awesome

Ian Owen, illustrator and founder of Folio

Lizzie Parker, founder of Penguin Ink

Emma Pearce, senior designer for Hotchpotch


Best Children’s Range

BK’s from Noi Publishing

Hoot Parade from U Studio Design

Marzipan from Paper Rose

Paper Gallery Juvenile Ages from GBCC

Party Popper from Cinnamon Aitch

Zoo Lane from Paper Salad


Best Christmas Counter Range

Christmas Collection from Naughty Little Cards

Festive Friends from The Handcrafted Card Company

Flair from Hotchpotch

Gin + Frolics from Rosie Made a Thing

Paloma Christmas from Belly Button Designs

Sketched from Janie Wilson


Best Christmas Box or Pack

Christmas Houses from The Art File

Iced Silver from Five Dollar Shake

Pizazz Limited Edition from Nigel Quiney

Poles Apart RSPCA Charity Collection from UK Greetings

Sally Swannell Snowy Street from Wrendale Designs

Snowy Farm Scene Premium Box from Noel Tatt


Best Traditional Words & Sentiments Range

Eternal from IC&G

Love + Laughter from Paperlink

Love Unlimited from Pigment

Symbols of Love from UK Greetings

Treasured Moments from Words ‘n’ Wishes

Velvet from Jonny Javelin


Best Contemporary Words & Sentiments Range

#Justsayin from Lucy Maggie Designs

Classics from Deadpan

Cloud Nine from Redback Cards

Glitter Typography Collection from Oh Squirrel

Graph from Paper Plane

More Glitter!!! from Counting Stars


Best Contemporary Trend Range

Brush Strokes from Stop The Clock Design

Cosmic from Meraki

Cut Outs from Jolly Awesome

Everyday Word Play from Poet and Painter

Miami Vibes from Hotchpotch

Pinata from Redback Cards


Best Handmade or Hand-Finished Range

The Adventure Collection from Stephanie Davies Design

Love Is A Four Legged Word from English Graphics

Paper Kisses from Janie Wilson

Pure Fabrication from Counting Stars

Strawberry Fizz from Ling Design

Style 416 from The Proper Mail Company


Best Photographic Range

1000 Words from U Studio Design

No Kidding from Woodmansterne

Nostalgic Memories from Hanovi Design

Say It from CardMix

Travel/Ocean from The Art Group

Unleashed from Portfolio


Best Humour Range

Classics from Deadpan

Cloud Nine from Redback Cards

Everyday Humour from Mean Mail

Holy Flaps from Redback Cards

Hurrah for Gin from Cath Tate Cards

Moose Allain from Woodmansterne


Best Art Range

Charcoal + Sparkle from Sarah Boddy

David Doran from U Studio Design

David Shrigley x Brainbox Candy from Brainbox Candy

Escapes from 1790

Landmarks from I Drew This

Wildlife Botanical from Lola Designs


Best Licensed Range

Disney/Marvel Magazine Covers from Hallmark

I Like Birds from The Art File

Ladybird Books for Grown-ups from Danilo

Peter Rabbit from UK Greetings

Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne

Sara Miller London from The Art File


Best Giftwrappings Range

Confetti Balloon from Belly Button Bubble

NW’s from Noi Publishing

Paper Salad from Glick

Sara Miller SS18 from Penny Kennedy

Starry Starry Night from Five Dollar Shake

Stephanie Dyment Everyday from Glick


Best Male Range

Birthday Collection 2018 from Folio

Fit For A King from GBCC

Jamboree from Paper Salad

Luxe from Hotchpotch

Paloma Blue from Belly Button Designs

Ralph from Stop the Clock Design


Best Wholesale Range

Candy Club from Xpress Yourself

Cherished Moments from Regal Publishing

Everyday Collection from Out of the Blue Studios

Female Collection from Simon Elvin

In Loving Memory from Regal Publishing

Special Days from Simon Elvin


Best Relations & Occasions Range

Copperleaf from Janie Wilson

Gin + Frolics from Rosie Made a Thing

Happy Jackson from Pigment

Occasions Collection from Naughty Little Cards

Paloma from Belly Button Designs

Straight Talkin’ from Abacus Cards


Best Spring Seasons Range

Charming Valentine’s from Blue Eyed Sun

Gin + Frolics Mother’s Day from Rosie Made a Thing

Father’s Day Collection from Ohh Deer

Father’s Day Collection from Sooshichacha

Easter Collection from Roger la Borde

Quicksilver Easter from Wendy Jones-Blackett


Best Cute Range

Fizzle & Pop from Twizler

Fruit & Friends from Stripey Cat

Krafty Glitter from Tache Crafts

Scrabbley Pom Pets from Bexy Boo

Tiny Squee Mousies from Santoro

Zoo Lane from Paper Salad


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 2018 winner will join previous winners, which are Bestie from Paperlink, Eric the Penguin from GBCC, Forever Friends from Hallmark, Giggles from UKG, 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 Bright Side from Really Good

Die Stamped from Caroline Gardner

Harold’s Planet from Clare Maddicott Publications

Matt from Woodmansterne

Photocaptions from Cath Tate Cards

Swing Cards from Santoro

The finalists in the Best Service to the Independent Retailer were announced yesterday (August 1) on PG Buzz. The dozen finalists in this category are as follows:

Cherry Orchard Publishing

Grass Roots


Jonny Javelin

Nigel Quiney

Noel Tatt



Second Nature

UK Greetings


Words ‘n’ Wishes

All finalists will appear in all their glory in the September edition of Progressive Greetings, with the winners announced on Thursday October 4 at a lavish awards event taking place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

To join the industry at The Henries 2018, which this year will be on an 1980s Electric Dreams theme, book your tickets with Clare Davies on 01183 340085 or The event website can be found here, and the official event hashtag is #Henries18

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