The Henries 2022 Finalists Revealed

After a stupendous live judging event yesterday (2 August) all the votes have been counted – and the finalists of The Henries 2022 have now been unveiled.

In what was the first live judging event for The Henries since 2019, a group of over 35 leading retail buyers from right across the retail spectrum scrutinised all the shortlisted ranges (arrived at from the first round of online voting) with their collective votes deciding the finalists in the industry’s ‘Oscars’.

In addition to the product categories, the judging panel also had the treat of considering all the entries in The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist award.

“The UK greeting card industry has really done itself proud in The Henries this year. The Judging Panel certainly had their work cut out in deciding who to vote for, but their experience and passion shone through,” commented Warren Lomax, joint owner of Progressive Greetings, which owns and organises The Henries.

Without further ado, here are the finalists…

The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist

  • Sophie Brabbins, founder of Sophie Brabbins
  • Stephanie Davies, founder and creative director of Stephanie Davies
  • Mia Dunton, designer for Raspberry Blossom
  • Nicole Elders, founder of Caligart by Nicole
  • Alice Gnap, graphic designer for Cardology
  • Iain Hamilton, founder of Bewilderbeest
  • Ian Owen, founder of Folio
  • Katie Wagstaff, founder of Oh Squirrel


Best Diversity and Inclusion Range

  • Bright from Cake and Crayons
  • EveryBody from Arnelle Woker
  • Feel the Love from Hallmark
  • Happy Days from Belly Button Designs
  • She from Cinnamon Aitch
  • Storybook Collection from Natalie Alex Designs


Best Humorous Range

  • Forest Fr1ends from Whale & Bird
  • Jeffrey & Janice – Romance from Bold and Bright
  • Mine’s A Pint from Emotional Rescue in collaboration with Paper Salad
  • They Can Talk from Woodmansterne Publications
  • Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery
  • Zeppelinmoon from Redback Cards


Best Licensed Card Range

  • Cath Kidston from Ohh Deer
  • Famous Foods from Tache
  • Life In Pencil from Pigment Productions
  • Morris & Co Collection from Ling Design
  • Peter Rabbit from UK Greetings
  • SnowTap from The Art File


Best Christmas Counter Range

  • Bloom from Stormy Knight
  • Christmas Cheer from Five Dollar Shake
  • Cosy Christmas from Ricicle Cards
  • Elle from Belly Button Designs
  • Hellebore from Stephanie Davies
  • Magical Christmas from Rush Design


Best Christmas Box or Pack

  • Christmas Mini Packs from Paper Salad
  • Christmas Pop from Five Dollar Shake
  • Christmas Premium Boxes from Noel Tatt
  • Elle Luxury Boxed Cards from Belly Button Designs
  • Golden from Stop the Clock Design
  • Luxury Boxed Collection from The Art File


Best Cute Range

  • Animal Blanks from Louise Mulgrew
  • Bear from The Art File
  • The Bear, the Hare and the Mouse from Paper Shed Design
  • Owl’s Nest from Ginger Betty
  • Pawsome from Raspberry Blossom
  • Zoo Friends from Hannah Marchant


Best Contemporary Words and Sentiments Range

  • Cherished from Lagom Design
  • Cloud Nine from Redback Cards
  • Say What? from Raspberry Blossom
  • This Card Is For You Because from Bexy Boo
  • Too Wordy from Lucy Maggie Designs
  • Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Traditional Words and Sentiments Range

  • Blooming Fabulous from Emotional Rescue
  • Indigo Blush from Ling Design
  • Lottie Loves – Month You Were Born from International Cards & Gifts
  • Moments In Time from Words ‘n’ Wishes
  • Whimsical Wishes from Wishing Well
  • Woodstone from Hallmark


Best Art Range

  • Animalia from Louise Mulgrew
  • The Botanist’s Study Collection from Sophie Brabbins
  • Flora from Penguin Ink
  • In Full Bloom from Claire Louise
  • Lucy Grossmith from Woodmansterne Publications
  • Natural Phenomenon from The Art File


Best Photographic Range

  • BBC Springwatch from Abacus Cards
  • Curious World from Icon
  • Golden from Carpe Lumen Photography
  • Minimiam from Holy Mackerel
  • National Trust Hi There! from Woodmansterne Publications
  • Say Cheese from Ohh Deer


Best Children’s Range

  • Are We Nearly There Yet? from Paper Salad
  • Cheeky Chops from Rosie Made a Thing
  • Paper Shakies Ages 1-6 from James Ellis
  • Party Animals from Stripey Cats
  • Shine from Redback Cards
  • Tiny & Terrific from Heyyy Cards


Best Contemporary Trend Range

  • Bloom from Stormy Knight
  • Bohemia from Stephanie Davies
  • The Hits Collection from Say it with Songs
  • Jumbo Jamboree from Paper Salad
  • Soulmates from The Art File
  • Tattoo from Sooshichacha


Best Handmade or Hand-finished Range

  • Battersea Pop-Ups from Cardology
  • Boxed Silver Jewellery Earring Cards from Crumble and Core
  • Ooh La La from Janie Wilson
  • Paper Shakies Adult Ages from James Ellis
  • Special Days from Wendy Jones-Blackett
  • Woodland Numbers from Pogofandango


Best Male Range (non-humour)

  • Graphic Form from Rocket68
  • Hunky Dory from Paper Salad
  • Mambo from Woodmansterne Publications
  • Metropolis from Paper Rose
  • Odyssey from Rosanna Rossi
  • You The Man from The Art File


Best Relations and/or Occasions Range

  • Elle from Belly Button Designs
  • Gin & Frolics Ages from Rosie Made a Thing
  • Midsummer’s Dream from Hammond Gower
  • Occasions & Relations from The Art File
  • Ooh La La from Stop the Clock Design
  • Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Spring Seasons Range

  • Elle Valentine’s Day from Belly Button Designs
  • Gin & Frolics Father’s Day from Rosie Made a Thing
  • Proper Job from West Country Designs
  • Rainbow Drops Mother’s Day from Wendy Jones-Blackett
  • Relatable Father’s Day from Brainbox Candy
  • Vista Mother’s Day from Paper Salad
  • Words of Wisdom Valentine’s Day from Dandelion Stationery


Best Wholesale Range

  • Caboodles from Kingfisher Cards
  • Eloquence from Out of the Blue Studios
  • Female Collection from Simon Elvin
  • Finesse from Kingfisher Cards
  • Isabel’s Garden from Simon Elvin
  • Male Collection from Simon Elvin


Best Giftwrappings Range

  • Eco Collection from UK Greetings
  • Hand-Marbled Gift Wrap Sheets from Paper Mirchi
  • Kelly Hyatt Collection from Lagom Design
  • Louise Mulgrew Collection from Glick
  • Paper Salad Collection from Glick
  • Stephanie Dyment Collection from Glick

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 2022 winner will join previous winners, which are Bestie from Paperlink, The Bright Side from Really Good, 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, 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 Productions
  • Boofle from UK Greetings
  • Camilla & Rose from Peartree Heybridge
  • Champagne from Second Nature
  • One Lump or Two from Holy Mackerel
  • Only Fools and Horses from Danilo Promotions
  • Quicksilver from Wendy Jones-Blackett
  • Swing Cards from Santoro


Best Service to the Independent Retailer

The finalists of this award category will be announced next week.

Honorary Achievement Award

No finalists are announced for this award. The recipient will be revealed at The Henries awards event.

All winners of The Henries 2022 will be announced at a lavish awards event, the industry’s big night.

Taking place at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday, 6 October 2022, The Henries 2022 awards event will be jumpin’, especially as it will take on an up-tempo 1950s 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.

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