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The Henries 2018 Finalists

Last Thursday the finalists of this year’s Henries’ Awards were announced on PG Buzz.

The annual event sees a panel of over 50 retail buyers reviewing hundreds of ranges for the best new greeting cards.

This year the panel considered over 15,000 cards and gift wrapping items; creating a shortlist of finalists that are in with a chance of winning the Awards in October.

After the results were announced I reached out to all of the finalists and happily I’ve been able to get a few images to share with you today.

I interrupted more than one holiday, so apologies and thank you to all of the publishers that sent me images of their nominated designs.

Let’s take a closer look at the card ranges that are in the running for the UK greeting card industry’s top prize…

Best Children’s Range

BK’s from Noi Publishing

Hoot Parade from U Studio Design (link below).

Hoot Parade greeting card

Marzipan from Paper Rose

Marzipan greeting cards

Paper Gallery Juvenile Ages from GBCC

Party Popper from Cinnamon Aitch

Party Popper greeting card

Zoo Lane from Paper Salad (link below)

Zoo Lane greeting card

Best Christmas Counter Range

Christmas Collection from Naughty Little Cards

Festive Friends from The Handcrafted Card Company

Festive Friends greeting card

Flair from Hotchpotch (link below).

Flair greeting card

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 (link below)

Christmas Houses greeting cards

Iced Silver from Five Dollar Shake (link below).

Iced Silver greeting card

Pizazz Limited Edition from Nigel Quiney.

Pizazz Limited Edition greeting cards

Poles Apart RSPCA Charity Collection from UK Greetings

Sally Swannell Snowy Street from Wrendale Designs

Snowy Street Greeting Card

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 (link below).

Greeting Card from the Love Unlimited Range

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

JustSaying Greeting Cards

Classics from Deadpan (link below).

Classics from Deadpan

Cloud Nine from Redback Cards (link below).

Redback Cards

Glitter Typography Collection from Oh Squirrel

Oh Squirrel

Graph from Paper Plane

Paper Plane greeting card

More Glitter!!! from Counting Stars (link below).

More Glitter Greeting Cards

Best Contemporary Trend Range

Brush Strokes from Stop The Clock Design

Cosmic from Meraki

Cut Outs from Jolly Awesome

Cut Outs Greeting Cards

Everyday Word Play from Poet and Painter

Poet and Painter Greeting Cards

Miami Vibes from Hotchpotch (link below)

Miami Vibes greeting cards

Pinata from Redback Cards (link below).

Pinata Range

Best Handmade or Hand-Finished Range

The Adventure Collection from Stephanie Davies Design

The Adventure Collection greeting cards

Love Is A Four Legged Word from English Graphics

Paper Kisses from Janie Wilson

Pure Fabrication from Counting Stars

Pure fabrication greeting cards

Strawberry Fizz from Ling Design

Ling Design greeting cards

Style 416 from The Proper Mail Company

Best Photographic Range

1000 Words from U Studio Design (link below)

1000 Words greeting cards

No Kidding from Woodmansterne

Nostalgic Memories from Honovi Design

honovi design

Say It from CardMix

Travel/Ocean from The Art Group

Unleashed from Portfolio

Best Humour Range

Classics from Deadpan

Classics from Deadpan

Cloud Nine from Redback Cards (link below).

Hooray Card from Cloud Nine Range

Everyday Humour from Mean Mail

Mean Mail first divorce card

Holy Flaps from Redback Cards

Holy Flaps Card

Hurrah for Gin from Cath Tate Cards (link below).

Cath Tate Greeting Cards

Moose Allain from Woodmansterne

Best Art Range

Charcoal + Sparkle from Sarah Boddy

Charcoal + Sparkle Range from Sarah Boddy

David Doran from U Studio Design

U Studio greeting card

David Shrigley x Brainbox Candy from Brainbox Candy

Brainbox Candy Greeting Card

Escapes from 1790

Escapes Range from 1790 Cards

Landmarks from I Drew This

Wildlife Botanical from Lola Designs

Wildlife Botanical Range from Lola Design

Best Licensed Range

Disney/Marvel Magazine Covers from Hallmark

Hallmark Greeting Cards

I Like Birds from The Art File (link below)

I like Birds Collection 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

Sara Miller Range from The Art File

Best Giftwrappings Range

Confetti Balloon from Belly Button Bubble

NW’s from Noi Publishing

Paper Salad from Glick (link below).

Paper Salad Collection from Glick

Sara Miller SS18 from Penny Kennedy

Sara Miller Range from Penny Kennedy

Starry Starry Night from Five Dollar Shake

Starry Starry Night Collection from Five Dollar Shake

Stephanie Dyment Everyday from Glick

Stephanie Dyment Collection from Glick

Best Male Range

Birthday Collection 2018 from Folio

Fit For A King from GBCC

Jamboree from Paper Salad (link below)

Paper Salad

Luxe from Hotchpotch

Luxe Card Range 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

out of the blue

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

40th Birthday Card from the Happy Jackson Collection

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

Charming from Blue Eyed Sun

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

Father’s Day Collection from Ohh Deer

Father's Day Cards by Ohh Deer

Father’s Day Collection from Sooshichacha

Easter Collection from Roger la Borde

Roger la Borde GCN 235E-min

Quicksilver Easter from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Quicksilver Easter Cards by Wendy Jones Blackett

Best Cute Range

Fizzle & Pop from Twizler

Fizzle + Pop Card

Fruit & Friends from Stripey Cat

Fruit & Friends Card by Stripey Cats

Krafty Glitter from Tache Crafts

Krafty Glitter from Tache Crafts

Scrabbley Pom Pets from Bexy Boo

Scrabbley Pom Pets by Bexy Boo

Tiny Squee Mousies from Santoro (link below).

Donut What I'd Do Without You Card

Zoo Lane from Paper Salad

Paper salad greeting card

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

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

Funny Card from Cath Tate

Swing Cards from Santoro

Butterfly Swing Card

Find Out More

All finalists will appear in the September edition of Progressive Greetings and the final winners of each category will be announced at a special ceremony on Thursday 4th October 2018.

To find out more please visit the Henries Awards website.

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