The Henries 2023: Shortlisted ranges revealed

Some 110 publishers feature in The Henries 2023 shortlist

 

The waiting is over – the greeting card and giftwrappings ranges that have made it into the official shortlist for The Henries 2023 greeting card awards have been announced today, July 17.

A judging panel comprising 65 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 287 different greeting card publishers to arrive at the shortlist.

PrintFor the second year in succession, there is a two-stage judging process for The Henries – the first now completed session took place entirely online to arrive at the shortlist. with 15 ranges in the vast majority of product categories.

These shortlisted ranges will now go on to feature at a physical judging event which takes place in a couple of weeks’ time 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 2023.

Publishers with ranges featuring in the shortlist are now being asked to send six different card designs along with a sample envelope for each of their shortlisted ranges to Jakki Brown, The Henries, Max Publishing, United House, North Road, London N7 9DP to arrive by Tuesday, 25 July.

“Publishers’ engagement with The Henries hit new heights this year,” commented Jakki, managing director of Max Publishing which owns and organises The Henries. “There were submissions from almost 300 different companies, from one-man bands through to the established leading brands, collectively showcasing our industry’s incredible creative prowess.

“With such a strong and varied shortlist, from 110 different publishers, it’s now all systems go for the physical judging day to arrive at the finalists.”

The Henries 2023 – Shortlisted Ranges

Best Diversity & Inclusion Range

Electric Dreams from Belly Button Designs

Fantabulous from Raspberry Blossom

Fierce & Fabulous from The Art File

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

He from Cinnamon Aitch

Impression from Emotional Rescue

Just for You! from Aziza Illustrates

Perfectly Framed from Hallmark Cards

Perpetual Affinity from Ionna Marie Designs

Playtime from Mifkins

She from Cinnamon Aitch

Studio Blom from Pigment Productions

Tipperleyhill Ink from Tipperleyhill

Two Finger Salute from Heyyy

 

Best Humorous Range

Brushed Issues from Emotional Rescue

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

Heard They’re Absurd from Bewilderbeest

Holy Flaps from Redback Cards

Is It Friday Yet? from Emotional Rescue

Photo Caption from Comedy Card Company

Pina Colada from Cath Tate Cards

Steven Rhodes from Ohh Deer

Stroke Me from Rosie Made A Thing

The Tail Wagging The Dog from Bewilderbeest

They Can Talk from Woodmansterne Publications

To Be Frank from Mint Publishing

Wit & Caboodle from Paperlink

Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery

World of Moose from Woodmansterne Publications

 

Best Licensed Card Range

Battersea Dogs Everyday Collection from Cardology

BBC Springwatch from Abacus Cards

Bluey from Danilo Promotions

Cath Kidston from Ohh Deer

Emma Bridgewater from Woodmansterne Publications

Heinz from Tache

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen from GBCC

Lucia Heffernan from Pigment Productions

Minecraft Collection from Danilo Promotions

National Trust Explore & Treasure from Toasted Crumpet

National Trust Flourish from Woodmansterne Publications

Peter Rabbit Pop Up Card Range from Cardology

Sanderson from Woodmansterne Publications

Snoopy from Hype Associates

Van Gogh Museum Collection from Origamo

Wallace & Gromit from Hype Associates

 

Best Christmas Counter Range

Advent Calendar Greeting Card Collection from Roger La Borde

Christmas Collection from Louise Mulgrew

Fa La La La Laaaaa from Dandelion Stationery

Hunky Dory Christmas from Paper Salad

Jeffrey & Janice Christmas from Bold & Bright

Margo Loves Christmas from Cinnamon Aitch

Moments In Time from Words ’n’ Wishes

One More Sleep from Rush Design

Paintworks from James Ellis

Paper Cut Christmas Collection from Alljoy Design

Paper Shakies Christmas from James Ellis

Paper Theatre from Alljoy Design

Pop-UP! Bauble Cards from Poet And Painter

Reflections from Paperlink

StreetVet Gold Christmas from Lil Wabbit

 

Best Christmas Box Or Pack

Candy Cane Christmas Boxes from Five Dollar Shake

Charity Packs from Abacus Cards

Christmas Boxed Cards from Laura Darrington Designs

Christmas Charity Packs from Rosie Made A Thing

Christmas Luxury Collection from Ling Design

Christmas Packs from Little Green Paper Shop

Christmas Packs from Stop The Clock Design

Christmas Premium Boxes from Noel Tatt

Elle Luxury Boxed Cards from Belly Button Designs

Luxury Christmas Boxes from The Art File

Luxury Christmas from GBCC

Luxury Gold Foiled Christmas from Woodmansterne Publications

Merry & Bright from Lottie Murphy

The Quentin Blake Assortment with Childline/NSPCC from Woodmansterne Publications

Tri-Fold Christmas Boxes from Roger La Borde

Vista Christmas Box Sets from Paper Salad

 

Best Cute Range

A Daily Cloud from Brainbox Candy

Baby Betty from Ginger Betty

Bear from The Art File

Boofle 15th Anniversary Collection from UK Greetings

Hey Cutie from The Art File

Holly Maguire from Stormy Knight

Little Adventure from Alljoy Design

Marylou Chalon from Stormy Knight

Me to You Softly Drawn from Carte Blanche Greetings

Mon Ami from Ling Design

Safari Party from Louise Mulgrew

Toffee from Paperlink

Toy Tiddlies from Kali Stileman Publishing

Wildlife Botanical from Lola Design

Wonderfully Wild from Paper Shed Design

 

Best Contemporary Words & Sentiments Range

Biodegradable Glitter from Oh Squirrel

Electric Dreams from Belly Button Designs

Emosh from Emotional Rescue (in collaboration with Paper Salad)

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

Highdown from IC&G

Inky Scripts from Bexy Boo

Jess Miller from Ricicle Cards

Nova from Noel Tatt

Painting with Words from Nicole Elders

Pawsitive Vibes from Love Country

Postco from Lagom Design

Precious from Type And Story

Quotes ’n’ Quips from Scentiment Gifts

Quotish from Brainbox Candy

Sending Sunshine from Cath Tate Cards

Words Of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery

 

Best Traditional Words & Sentiments Range

Bonbi Forest from Earlybird Designs

Botanique from Hallmark Cards

Emotions from Kingfisher Cards

Female Relations from UK Greetings

Florentine from Paper Rose

Floresta from Emotional Rescue

Flutter By from Wishing Well Studios (CBG)

From The Heart from Card Factory

Heritage from Words ’n’ Wishes

Lasting Impressions from Noel Tatt

Moments In Time from Words ’n’ Wishes

Month You Were Born from IC&G

Pavillion from IC&G

Tipperleyhill Ink Quotes from Tipperleyhill

Words & More from Ginger Betty

 

Best Art Range

Amalfi from Meraki

Art from Woodmansterne Publications

Art Range from Ohh Deer

Globetrotter from Stormy Knight

Habitat from Stephanie Davies

Hanna Werning from Lagom Design

Inspire from Jane Buurman Handmade

The Janine Partington Collection from The Eco-friendly Card Co

Life In Pencil from Pigment Productions

London Calling from Rocket68

Matisse from Paper Salad

Paintworks from James Ellis

Paper Raven from Ricicle Cards

Safari Party from Louise Mulgrew

Skylark from Cinnamon Aitch

StreetVet Everyday from Lil Wabbit

 

Best Photographic Range

A Daily Cloud from Brainbox Candy

Alternative Image from Holy Mackerel

Aperture from Peartree Heybridge

BBC Countryfile from Abacus Cards

Christian Vielar from GBCC

Country Life from Woodmansterne Publications

Framed from Woodmansterne Publications

Loose Leashes from Woodmansterne Publications

National Geographic from Hallmark Cards

National Trust Nature from Woodmansterne Publications

Pawtraits from Tache

Pretty As A Picture from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Rhian Ap Gruffydd from Gruffpawtraits

Tresors Magiques from Counting Stars

What a Picture from Nigel Quiney Publications

The Wildlife Trusts from The Eco-friendly Card Co

 

Best Children’s Range

Au Naturel from Nigel Quiney Publications

Cheeky Chops from Rosie Made A Thing

Fantabulous from Raspberry Blossom

Hey Cutie from The Art File

Holey Moley from Stormy Night

Jamboree from Paper Salad

Little Wren from Wrendale Designs

Moji From Redback Cards

Monster Mash from Stripey Cats

Playtime from Mifkins

Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne Publications

Quicksilver Children’s Age Cards from WendyJones-Blackett

Super Duper from Stop The Clock Design

Tom Gates from Woodmansterne Publications

Toys from Kali Stileman Publishing

Woodland Alphabet from Nicole Elders

 

Best Contemporary Trend Range

Big Love from Raspberry Blossom

Cosmique from Sister Paper Co

Fleurescent from Paper Salad

Funky Animals from Gina Baker Art

Hold from Lagom Design

Hunky Dory from Paper Salad

I’mPressed from Heyyy

Paper Raven from Ricicle Cards

Peach & Prosecco from Woodmansterne Publications

Pink Lemon from Stop The Clock Design

Postco from Lagom Design

Rock On from The Art File

She from Cinnamon Aitch

Style & Ink from White Cotton Cards

Super Fab from Earlybird Designs

 

Best 3D, Handmade Or Hand-finished Range

Botanical Pop-Ups from Cardology

Form from The Art File

Handcrafted Artisan from Paper Mirchi

Heinz from Tache

Holey Moley from Stormy Night

Is It Time To Celebrate? from Paper Salad

Keepsakes from Raspberry Blossom

Mark My Words Bookmark Cards from Poet And Painter

Message In A Bottle from Alljoy Designs

Mini Flora Collection from Origamo

Miniature World from Alljoy Designs

Paper Theatre from Alljoy Designs

Peter Rabbit Baby Milestones Pop Up Card Range from Cardology

Pirouette from Santoro

Stargazing from Five Dollar Shake

 

Best Male Range (non-humour)

Bold Moves from Hotchpotch London

He from Cinnamon Aitch

I’mPressed from Heyyy

Instant Classics from Heyyy

Life In Pencil from Pigment Productions

Mambo from Woodmansterne Publications

Master of All He Surveys from Popsy & Plum

Max Machen from Ohh Deer

Mulberry & Olive from The Art File

Oxford Club from UK Greetings

Pizazz Bleu from Nigel Quiney Publications

Rock & Rolling from Woodmansterne Publications

Stars & Balloons from White Cotton Cards

Super Fab from Earlybird Designs

Words Of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery

 

Best Relations And/Or Occasions Range

The Halcyon Collection from Laura Darrington Design

Happy Days from Stop The Clock Design

Hunky Dory from Paper Salad

Jamboree from Paper Salad

Jeffrey and Janice Occasions from Bold & Bright

Milestone Anniversaries Pop Up Card Range from Cardology

Nevada from Sister Paper Co

Occasions & Relations Collection from The Art File

Papier Pop from Woodmansterne Publications

Stargazing from Five Dollar Shake

Stars from White Cotton Cards

Stephanie Dyment from Woodmansterne Publications

Studio Blom from Pigment Productions

Super Fab from Earlybird Designs

Year You Were Born from IC&G

 

Best Spring Seasons Range

Valentine’s Day

All You Need is Love Valentine’s Day from Cake & Crayons

Bunches of Hearts from Hannah Marchant

Gin & Frolics Valentines from Rosie Made A Thing

Little Quirks Valentine’s Day from Lucilla Lavender

Love Icon Valentine’s Day from Stephanie Davies

Love Lines Valentine’s from Stormy Knight

Luv from Klara Hawkins

Margo Loves Valentines from Cinnamon Aitch

Mobius Valentine’s Day from Belly Button Designs

Valentine’s Day from Gabrielle Solly Illustration

Valentine’s Day from Ricicle Cards

Valentine’s Day from Kitty Kenda Papergoods

Valentines from Bold & Bright

Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery

You & Me Valentine’s Day from Stop The Clock Design

 

Mother’s Day

Bloom Mother’s Day from Stop The Clock Design

Bloom Seedstick Mother’s Day from Stormy Knight

Doodles Mother’s Day from Things And Doodles

Fleurescent Mother’s Day from Paper Salad

Mama’s Embrace Mother’s Day from Cake & Crayons

Meadow Mother’s Day from Belly Button Designs

Mini Moments Mother’s Day from Toasted Crumpet

Mother Nature from Stephanie Davies

Mother’s Day Classic Collection from UK Greetings

Mother’s Day from Hotchpotch London

Mother’s Day from Marina B

Quicksilver Mother’s Day from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Relatable Mother’s Day from Brainbox Candy

She Mother’s Day from Cinnamon Aitch

The Halcyon Collection from Laura Darrington Design

 

Easter

Bloom Easter from Cinnamon Aitch

Bright Bunch from Stop The Clock Design

Dilly Easter from Klara Hawkins

Ditsy Collection Easter from Hooli Mooli Trading Co

Easter from Love Country

Easter from Marina B

Easter Singles from Abacus Cards

Folksy Easter from Pennychoo

Mini Moments Easter Collection from Toasted Crumpet

Quicksilver Easter from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Wildlife Botanical Easter from Lola Design

 

Father’s Day

Cool Dad from Stop The Clock Design

Elle Bleu from Belly Button Designs

Father’s Day from Abacus Cards

Father’s Day from Bold & Bright

Father’s Day from Lottie Simpson

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

Kelly Hyatt Father’s Day Mini Cards from Lagom Design

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

Modern Mister from Tache

The Record Collection Father’s Day from Say It With Songs

Relatable Father’s Day from Brainbox Candy

Top Of The Pops Father’s Day from Megan Claire

 

Best Wholesale Range

Dazzle from Simon Elvin

Embrace from Kingfisher Cards

Everyday In-Stock from Out Of The Blue Studios

Female Collection from Simon Elvin

Isabel’s Garden from Simon Elvin

Nature’s Art from Simon Elvin

Pixels from Kingfisher Cards

Simply For You from Hallmark

Studio Out Of The Blue Studios

Summer Collection from Kingfisher Cards

The Luxury Collection from Simon Elvin

Whoopie! from Simon Elvin

 

Best Giftwrappings Range

Abstract from Wendy Bell Designs

Blooming Blush from Deva Designs

Flat Wrap from Kali Stileman Publishing

Gift Bags from Wrendale Designs

Gift Packaging 2023 Collection from The Art File

Giftwrappings from Tihara Smith

Handcrafted Artisan Collection from Paper Mirchi

In The Meadow from Whistlefish

Kindred Picasso from UK Greetings

Louise Mulgrew from Glick Gift Packaging

Monika Forsberg from Lagom Design

Paper Salad from Glick Gift Packaging

Sessions Series from Storigraphic

Stephanie Dyment from Glick Gift Packaging

Stop The Clock Guinea Pigs from Deva Designs

 

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 2023 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.

Shortlisted for 2023

Boofle from UK Greetings (launched 2008)

Cherished from Lagom (launched 2008)

Decoupage from Noel Tatt (launched 1996)

Genius from Woodmansterne Publications (launched 2011)

Jubilee from Hotchpotch London (launched 2009)

Look at it this Way from GBCC (launched 2010)

Love Letters from Hotchpotch London (launched 2015)

Norbert & Val from Emotional Rescue (launched 1997)

One Lump Or Two from Holy Mackerel (launched 2011)

Only Fools And Horses Card Collection from Danilo Promotions (launched 2008)

Paper Shakies from James Ellis (launched 2007)

Photocaptions from Cath Tate Cards (launched 1990s)

Pirouettes from Santoro London (launched 2013)

Quicksilver from Wendy Jones-Blackett (launched 2006)

Tottering-By-Gently from Peartree Heybridge (launched 1993)

Well Cool from Brainbox Candy (launched 2008)

Wobbly-Eyed Animals from Stripey Cats (launched 2010)

 

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.

 

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 which is currently underway.

 

Honorary Achievement Award

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

 

Remember – publishers with ranges featuring in the shortlist are now being asked to send six different card designs along with a sample envelope for each of their shortlisted ranges to Jakki Brown, The Henries, Max Publishing, United House, North Road, London N7 9DP to arrive by Tuesday, 25 July.

All winners of The Henries 2023 will be announced at a lavish awards event, the industry’s big night.

Taking place at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday, 5 October, 2023,

The Henries 2023 awards event will be a vibrant affair as it will take on a colourful Mardi Gras 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.

www.thehenriesawards.co.uk

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