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

Hoot Parade greeting card

Rrrrrawesome Card from Hoot Parade


Marzipan from Paper Rose

Marzipan greeting cards

Cute Marzipan Greeting Cards


Paper Gallery Juvenile Ages from GBCC

Party Popper from Cinnamon Aitch

Party Popper greeting card

Birthday Card from the Party Popper Range


Zoo Lane from Paper Salad

Zoo Lane greeting card

7 Today from Zoo Lane


Best Christmas Counter Range

Christmas Collection from Naughty Little Cards

Festive Friends from The Handcrafted Card Company

Festive Friends greeting card

Happy Christmas Design from Festive Friends


Flair from Hotchpotch

Flair greeting card

Gin-Gle Bells from the Flair Collection


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

Christmas Houses greeting cards

The Christmas Houses Range


Iced Silver from Five Dollar Shake

Iced Silver greeting card

Wings Design from Iced Silver


Pizazz Limited Edition from Nigel Quiney

Pizazz Limited Edition greeting cards

Handmade Cards from the Pizazz Collection


Poles Apart RSPCA Charity Collection from UK Greetings

Sally Swannell Snowy Street from Wrendale Designs

Snowy Street Greeting Card

Sally Swannell for 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

Greeting Card from the Love Unlimited Range

You’re Loved 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

Birthday Card from #JustSayin Range


Classics from Deadpan

Classics from Deadpan

Two of the Classics Collection


Cloud Nine from Redback Cards

Redback Cards

Birthday Card from Cloud Nine Collection


Glitter Typography Collection from Oh Squirrel

Oh Squirrel

Only Bloody Gone & Done It from the Glitter Typography Range


Graph from Paper Plane

Paper Plane greeting card

Software Update Design from the Graph Range


More Glitter!!! from Counting Stars

More Glitter Greeting Cards

Finest, Loveliest Design from More Glitter!!!


Best Contemporary Trend Range

Brush Strokes from Stop The Clock Design

Cosmic from Meraki

Cut Outs from Jolly Awesome

Cut Outs Greeting Cards

Lucky Cat Card from Cut Outs Range


Everyday Word Play from Poet and Painter

Poet and Painter Greeting Cards

Devices Greeting Card


Miami Vibes from Hotchpotch

Miami Vibes greeting cards

The Miami Vibes Series


Pinata from Redback Cards

Pinata Range

Flamingo Card from Pinata Range


Best Handmade or Hand-Finished Range

The Adventure Collection from Stephanie Davies Design

The Adventure Collection greeting cards

Cards from The Adventure Collection


Love Is A Four Legged Word from English Graphics

Paper Kisses from Janie Wilson

Pure Fabrication from Counting Stars

Pure fabrication greeting cards

Rainbow Design from the Pure Fabrication Collection


Strawberry Fizz from Ling Design

Ling Design greeting cards

Birthday Design from Strawberry Fizz


Style 416 from The Proper Mail Company


Best Photographic Range

1000 Words from U Studio Design

1000 Words greeting cards

Photographic Card from 1000 Words Collection


No Kidding from Woodmansterne

Nostalgic Memories from Honovi Design

honovi design

The Nostalgic Memories Collection


Say It from CardMix

Travel/Ocean from The Art Group

Unleashed from Portfolio


Best Humour Range

Classics from Deadpan

Classics from Deadpan

More Classics Cards


Cloud Nine from Redback Cards

Hooray Card from Cloud Nine Range

Hooray Card from Cloud Nine Range


Everyday Humour from Mean Mail

Mean Mail first divorce card

First Divorce Greeting Card


Holy Flaps from Redback Cards

Holy Flaps Card

Things I Hate About Work Card from Holy Flaps


Hurrah for Gin from Cath Tate Cards

Cath Tate Greeting Cards

Birthday Cakes & Parenting Styles


Moose Allain from Woodmansterne


Best Art Range

Charcoal + Sparkle from Sarah Boddy

Charcoal + Sparkle Range from Sarah Boddy

Cat Card from Charcoal + Sparkle Range


David Doran from U Studio Design

U Studio greeting card

Illustrated Design by David Doran


David Shrigley x Brainbox Candy from Brainbox Candy

Brainbox Candy Greeting Card

The David Shrigley Collection


Escapes from 1790

Escapes Range from 1790 Cards

Nature-Inspired Escapes Card


Landmarks from I Drew This

Wildlife Botanical from Lola Designs

Wildlife Botanical Range from Lola Design

Bee Design from Wildlife Botanical


Best Licensed Range

Disney/Marvel Magazine Covers from Hallmark

Hallmark Greeting Cards

The Disney Collection


I Like Birds from The Art File

I like Birds Collection from The Art File

I Like Birds Range


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

Flamingo Design from the Sara Miller Range


Best Giftwrappings Range

Confetti Balloon from Belly Button Bubble

NW’s from Noi Publishing

Paper Salad from Glick

Paper Salad Collection from Glick

Paper Salad Collection from Glick


Sara Miller SS18 from Penny Kennedy

Sara Miller Range from Penny Kennedy

Vibrant Sara Miller Designs


Starry Starry Night from Five Dollar Shake

Starry Starry Night Collection from Five Dollar Shake

Sparkly Wrap Ideas from the Starry Starry Night Collection


Stephanie Dyment Everyday from Glick

Stephanie Dyment Collection 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

Paper Salad

Happy Birthday Nephew Card from the Jamboree Series


Luxe from Hotchpotch

Luxe Card Range from Hotchpotch

Fab Dad Card from the Luxe Range


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

The Everyday Collection

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

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

Be My Valentine from Charming Valentines


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 Card by Gemma Correll


Father’s Day Collection from Sooshichacha

Easter Collection from Roger la Borde

Roger la Borde GCN 235E-min

Happy Easter Card from Roger La Borde


Quicksilver Easter from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Quicksilver Easter Cards by Wendy Jones Blackett

Easter Card from the Quicksilver Range


Best Cute Range

Fizzle & Pop from Twizler

Fizzle + Pop Card

Thank You Teacher Design from Fizzle & Pop


Fruit & Friends from Stripey Cat

Fruit & Friends Card by Stripey Cats

Pineapple Card from Fruit & Friends


Krafty Glitter from Tache Crafts

Krafty Glitter from Tache Crafts

Party Animal Design from Krafty Glitter Collection


Scrabbley Pom Pets from Bexy Boo

Scrabbley Pom Pets by Bexy Boo

Best of luck Design from Scrabbley Pom Pets Range


Tiny Squee Mousies from Santoro

Donut What I'd Do Without You Card

Donut What I’d Do Without You Card


Zoo Lane from Paper Salad

Paper salad greeting card

2 Today Card from Zoo Lane


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

The Job of a Grandparent Card from the Photocaptions Range


Swing Cards from Santoro

Butterfly Swing Card

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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