The Henries 2022: The Shortlisted Ranges Are Revealed

The waiting is over…the greeting card and giftwrappings ranges that have made it into the official shortlist for The Henries 2022 greeting card awards have been announced today (July 13).

A judging panel comprising over 60 retail buyers (from specialist multiples, supermarkets, garden centres, small groups and leading indies) had their work cut out scrutinising the thousands of entries that were submitted for the online judging from over 280 different greeting card publishers to arrive at the shortlist.

For the first time this year, 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 15 shortlisted ranges in the vast majority of the product categories. These shortlisted ranges will then feature at a physical judging event (being held on August 2) 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 2022.

“Publishers’ engagement with The Henries is at an unprecedented level this year. Never before have we seen submissions from as many different companies, from established leading brands to brand new start-ups, 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 108 different publishers, it’s now all systems go for the physical judging day to arrive at the finalists,” she added.


Henries Shortlisted logo 2022The Henries 2022 – The Shortlist

Best Diversity and Inclusion Range

AfroCentric Christmas Range from AfroTouch Designs

Bouffants & Broken Hearts from UK Greetings

Bright from Cake and Crayons

Diwali by Davora

Embrace from Emotional Rescue

EveryBody from Arnelle Woker

Feel the Love from Hallmark

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made a Thing

Happy Days from Belly Button Designs

Mon Cheri from The Handcrafted Card Company

Say It With Pride from Second Nature

She from Cinnamon Aitch

Storybook Collection from Natalie Alex Designs

Venus from Sister Paper Co

You The Man from The Art File


Best Humorous Range

Babble from Rosie Made a Thing

Badinage from Pigment Productions

Camilla & Rose from Peartree Heybridge

Celebrity Puns from Quite Good Cards

Forest Friends from Whale & Bird

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made a Thing

Is It Friday Yet? from Emotional Rescue in collaboration with Paper Salad

Jeffrey & Janice – Romance from Bold and Bright

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

Morphed from Emotional Rescue

Not At All Jack Humour from Not At All Jack

They Can Talk from Woodmansterne Publications

Twin Pines from Ohh Deer

Wild Bites from Bewilderbeest

Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery

Zeppelinmoon from Redback Cards


Best Licensed Card Range

BBC Countryfile from Abacus Cards

Brightside from Danilo Promotions

Cath Kidston from Ohh Deer

The Courtauld Collection from ArtPress Publishing

Famous Foods from Tache

Life In Pencil from Pigment Productions

Modern Icons from Cath Tate Cards

Modern Toss from Brainbox Candy

Morris Collection from Ling Design

National Trust Hi There! from Woodmansterne Publications

Peter Rabbit from UK Greetings

Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne Publications

Sara Miller London from The Art File

Snoopy Comics from Hype Associates

SnowTap from The Art File


Best Christmas Counter Range

Advent Calendar Cards from Roger la Borde

Bloom from Stormy Knight

Christmas Cheer from Five Dollar Shake

Christmas Fancies from Five Dollar Shake

Christmas Glow from Five Dollar Shake

Cosy Christmas from Ricicle Cards

Country Set Christmas from Wrendale Designs

Elle from Belly Button Designs

Hellebore from Stephanie Davies

Luxe from Belly Button Designs

Magical Christmas from Rush Design

Modern Toss from Brainbox Candy

Vintage Floral Christmas from Mary’s House Designs

Wildlife Botanical Christmas from Lola Design

Wild Moon Christmas from Tache


Best Christmas Box or Pack

Christmas Box Collection from Tache

Christmas Mini Packs from Paper Salad

Christmas Pop from Five Dollar Shake

Christmas Premium Boxes from Noel Tatt

Christmas Tri-Folds from Roger la Borde

Country Set Boxed from Wrendale Designs

Cranberry Sauce Little Packs from Cinnamon Aitch

Elle Luxury Boxed Cards from Belly Button Designs

Golden from Stop the Clock Design

Luxury Boxed Collection from The Art File

Luxury Boxes from Abacus Cards

Ooh La La from Janie Wilson

Rudolph and Carrots from Hannah Marchant

White Christmas Collection from Five Dollar Shake

The Wildlife Trusts Packs from The Eco-friendly Card Company


Best Cute Range

Absolutely Barking from Paper Shed Design

Animal Blanks from Louise Mulgrew

Bear from The Art File

The Bear, the Hare and the Mouse from Paper Shed Design

Canine Chums from Utterly Conkers

Me to You Specialist from Carte Blanche Greetings

Oliver Stockley’s Animals from Oliver Stockley

Owl’s Nest from Ginger Betty

Pawsome from Raspberry Blossom

Party Animals from Lottie Simpson

Peter Rabbit from UK Greetings

Pun in Cheek from Citrus Bunn

Wild & Colourful from Lottie Murphy

Wilf & Alfie from Ling Design

Zoo Friends from Hannah Marchant


Best Contemporary Words and Sentiments Range

Cherished from Lagom Design

Cloud Nine from Redback Cards

Good Vibes from Raspberry Blossom

Just Saying… from Peartree Heybridge

Pro Script from 3Evils

Quotish from Brainbox Candy

Relatable from Brainbox Candy

Say What? from Raspberry Blossom

Stand Out from Lucilla Lavender

Subtle Messages from Ohh Deer

Technically Ron from Ohh Deer

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

Aura from Kingfisher Cards

Blooming Fabulous from Emotional Rescue

Borage & Hyssop from Hallmark

Brighstone from International Cards & Gifts

The Elizabeth Gilbert Collection from Abrams & Chronicle Books

Eloquence from Words ‘n’ Wishes

Exquisite from Wee Wishes

Indigo Blush from Ling Design

Jolie from Words ‘n’ Wishes

Lasting Impressions from Noel Tatt

Lottie Loves – Month You Were Born from International Cards & Gifts

Madelaine from Hearts Designs

Moments In Time from Words ‘n’ Wishes

Whimsical Wishes from Wishing Well

Woodstone from Hallmark


Best Art Range

Animalia from Louise Mulgrew

The Botanists Society from Sophie Brabbins

Flora from Penguin Ink

In Full Bloom from Claire Louise

Jane Morgan Collection from The Eco-friendly Card Company

Jenny Frean Colour Palette from ArtPress Publishing

Lucy Grossmith from Woodmansterne Publications

Natural Phenomenon from The Art File

Open Skies from The Art File

Paintworks from James Ellis

Pooch from Coulson Macleod

Sanderson from Woodmansterne Publications

Say it with Seeds from Wrendale Designs

Wildlife Botanical from Lola Design

Wild Moons from Tache


Best Photographic Range

BBC Springwatch from Abacus Cards

Charcoal from Emotional Rescue

Clive Nichols from Woodmansterne Publications

Cube from Noel Tatt

Curious World from Icon

Fabulous Florals from Alex Sharp Photography

Golden from Carpe Lumen Photography

In Black and White from Emotional Rescue

Love Unlimited from Pigment Productions

Minimiam from Holy Mackerel

National Trust Hi There! from Woodmansterne Publications

Say Cheese from Ohh Deer

Spring Flowers from Marina Walker

The Wildlife Trusts from The Eco-friendly Card Company

WWF from UK Greetings


Best Children’s Range

Animal Magic from Kali Stileman Publishing

Are We Nearly There Yet? from Paper Salad

Balloon Brights from Michelle Fielder Design

Cheeky Chops from Rosie Made a Thing

Children’s Ages from Klara Hawkins

Dreamland from Roger la Borde

The Great Outdoors from Raspberry Blossom

Kids’ Tiny Sparkles from Louise Tiler Designs

Paper Shakies Ages 1-6 from James Ellis

Party Animals from Stripey Cats

Shine from Redback Cards

Tiny & Terrific from Heyyy Cards

Woodland Numbers from Pogofandango

Wonderful World from Belly Button Designs

Young & Wild from Stop the Clock Design


Best Contemporary Trend Range

Acid Drops from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Bloom from Stormy Knight

Bright from Eloise Hall

Bohemia from Stephanie Davies

Cosy Christmas from Ricicle Cards

Elle from Belly Button Designs

Fiori Rosa from Rosanna Rossi

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made a Thing

Happy Hour from Rosie Made a Thing

The Hits Collection from Say it with Songs

ImPressed from Heyyy Cards

Jumbo Jamboree from Paper Salad

Keepsakes from Raspberry Blossom

Meadow from Belly Button Designs

Soulmates from The Art File

Tattoo from Sooshichacha


Best Handmade or Hand-finished Range

Battersea Pop-Ups from Cardology

The Botanicals from Bexy Boo

Boxed Silver Jewellery Earring Cards from Crumble and Core

Coco from Rush Design

Fete de L’amour from Five Dollar Shake

Flights of Fancy from Five Dollar Shake

Florever from Origamo

Hand Block Printed Greeting Cards from Paper Mirchi

Luxe from Belly Button Designs

The Midnight Garden from Five Dollar Shake

Ooh La La from Janie Wilson

Paper Shakies Adult Ages from James Ellis

Special Days from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Wild Moon from Tache

Woodland Numbers from Pogofandango


Best Male Range (non-humour)

Bold Moves from Hotchpotch

Graphic Form from Rocket68

Hunky Dory from Paper Salad

It’s Your Day from Five Dollar Shake

King Street from Ling Design

Mambo from Woodmansterne Publications

Metropolis from Paper Rose

Midnight from Raspberry Blossom

Motley for the Boys from Poet and Painter

Odyssey from Rosanna Rossi

Ooh La La from Stop the Clock Design

Quicksilver from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Super Fab from Earlybird Designs

Vertigo from The Art File

You The Man from The Art File


Best Relations and/or Occasions Range

Champagne from Second Nature

Elle from Belly Button Designs

Flower Press Relations from Nigel Quiney Publications

Fur Feathers and Whiskers from Wrendale Designs

Gin & Frolics Ages from Rosie Made a Thing

Midnight Garden from Five Dollar Shake

Midsummer’s Dream from Hammond Gower

Nevada from Sister Paper Co

Occasions & Relations from The Art File

Ooh La La from Stop the Clock Design

Paper Shakies Occasions & Relations from James Ellis

Pavilion from International Cards & Gifts

Star Light from Five Dollar Shake

Wedding and Anniversary Collection from UK Greetings

Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Spring Seasons Range

Valentine’s Day

Electric Dreams from Belly Button Designs

Elle Valentine’s Day from Belly Button Designs

Fox & Butler from Pigment Productions

Gin & Frolics Valentine’s Day from Rosie Made a Thing

Lester Loves Valentine’s Day from Counting Stars

Love Puns Valentine’s Day from Citrus Bunn

Luxe Valentine’s Day from Belly Button Designs

Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne Publications

Words of Wisdom Valentine’s Day from Dandelion Stationery


Mother’s Day

Bloom Mother’s Day from Brainbox Candy

Elle Mother’s Day from Belly Button Designs

Ooh La La Mother’s Day from Janie Wilson

Mother’s Day from ArtPress Publishing

Mother’s Day from Ohh Deer

Mother’s Day from Ricicle Cards

Rainbow Drops Mother’s Day from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Rose Garden Mother’s Day from Five Dollar Shake

Vista Mother’s Day from Paper Salad

Words of Wisdom Mother’s Day from Dandelion Stationery



Easter from Laura Darrington Design

Harvey Nichols Easter from Western Sketch

Humour Easter from Twizler

Margo Loves Easter from Cinnamon Aitch

Nature Easter from Eloise Hall

Proper Job from West Country Designs

Wildlife Botanicals Easter from Lola Design


Father’s Day

Dad Father’s Day from Sally Scaffardi Design

Father’s Day from ArtPress Publishing

Father’s Day from Ohh Deer

Gin & Frolics Father’s Day from Rosie Made a Thing

Kindred Father’s Day from UK Greetings

Liv Father’s Day from Sunshine Llama/Lucy Maggie Designs

On The Ceiling Father’s Day from Emotional Rescue

Relatable Father’s Day from Brainbox Candy

Say It Without Flowers Father’s Day from Bewilderbeest


Best Wholesale Range

All that Shines from Simon Elvin

Caboodles from Kingfisher Cards

Eloquence from Out of the Blue Studios

Everyday In-stock Range from Out of the Blue Studios

Female Collection from Simon Elvin

Finesse from Kingfisher Cards

Fruitini Male Collection from Kingfisher Cards

Isabel’s Garden from Simon Elvin

Male Collection from Simon Elvin

Studio from Out of the Blue Studios


Best Giftwrappings Range

Designers Guild Madahya from Deva Designs

Eco Collection from UK Greetings

The Gift Wrapping Collection from The Art File

Hand-Block Printed Gift Wrap Sheets from Paper Mirchi

Hand-Marbled Gift Wrap Sheets from Paper Mirchi

Kelly Hyatt Collection from Lagom Design

Louise Mulgrew Collection from Glick

Nebula from Wendy Bell Designs

Paper Salad Collection from Glick

Passion 4 Plants Wrap from Rocket68

Pink Balloons from Belly Button Designs

Sara Miller London Collection from Penny Kennedy

Seventies Series from Storigraphic

Stephanie Dyment Collection from Glick

Think Of Me Collection from Glick

Toasted Crumpet Eucalyptus Collection from Penny Kennedy


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

Cherished from Lagom Design

Gemma Correll from Ohh Deer

Genius from Woodmansterne Publications

Matt Cartoons from Woodmansterne Publications

Norbert and Val from Emotional Rescue

One Lump or Two from Holy Mackerel

Only Fools and Horses from Danilo Promotions

Pink from Woodmansterne Publications

Quicksilver from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Shakies/Paper Shakies from James Ellis

Swing Cards from Santoro


Publishers will now be invited to submit five actual cards for each of the shortlisted ranges in readiness for the judging. They should be sent to Jakki Brown, Max Publishing, The Henries, United House, North Road, London N7 9DP

The deadline for the cards to arrive is Friday 22 July.


The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist

No shortlisted contenders will be announced for this award. Entrants are being invited to submit mounted boards of their work to be judged at the live judging day. Entries to this award should be sent to Jakki Brown, Max Publishing, The Henries, United House, North Road, London N7 9DP. The deadline for this category only is Wednesday 27 July.


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 a votes cast by independent retailers via an extensive survey involving 1,250 retailers.


Honorary Achievement Award

No shortlist or 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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