The annual ‘Oscars’ of the greetings card trade, The Henries, took place (virtually, of course!) on Thursday December 10, with cardies from all around the UK and overseas tuning in to say hello and celebrate the world-leading British card industry.
The Honorary Achievement Award, sponsored by UK Envelope Centre, was given to the legendary Cath Tate, who’s been making card lovers giggle out loud for many a year! The rest of the finalists and winners are as follows:
Lyn Tait most promising designer or Artist Award finalists: Cherelle Brown, KitsCH Noir, Lianne Harrison, Paperwhale Cards & Paper Goods, Rachel Burt, Hotchpotch, Chalrotte MAson, THe Proper Mail Company; Alex Gunn, Ling Design; Louise Mulgrew, Louise Mulgrew. The winner is Louise Mulgrew, founder and creative director of Louise Mulgrew. Sponsored by Jehane.
Best Lockdown range finalists: Camilla & Rose, Peartree Heybridge; Gin & Frolics, Rosie Made A Thing; Lockdown, Filthy Sentiments; Lockdown, Lucy Maggie Designs; Quentin Blake, The New Normal; Words of Wisdom, Dandelion Stationery. The winner is Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing. Award sponsored by the GCA
Best Art Range finalists: Country Set, Wrendale Designs; Explore & Treasure, Toasted Crumpet, Landmarks, I Drew This; National Trust Habitat, Woodmansterne Publications; Safari Party, Louise Mulgrew; Wildlife Botanical, Lola Design. The winner is: Safari Party from Louise Mulgrew. Award sponsored by Abbotprint. (pictured right).
Best Wholesale Range finalists: All That Shines, Simon Elvin; Aura, Kingfisher Cards; Everyday In-Stock Range, Out of the Blue Studios; Isabel’s Garden, Simon Elvin; Sharpe Cut, Simon Elvin. The winner is Isabel’s Garden from Simon Elvin. Award sponsored by LB Warehousing.
Best Licensed Range finalists: Dad’s Army, Danilo Promotions; Disney Paper Wow, Hallmark Cards; Emma Bridgewater, Woodmansterne Publications; Harry Potter Pop-Up, Cardology; Sara Miller London, The Art File; Snoopy, Hype Associates. The winner is Emma Bridgewater from Woodmansterne Publications. Award sponsored by Skylight Media.
Best Humorous Range finalists: Forest Friends, Whale & Bird; Fred, Woodmansterne Publications; Gin & Frolics, Rosie Made A Thing; Holy Flaps, Redback Cards; Jeffrey and Janice, Bold & Bright; Words of Wisdom, Dandelion Stationery. The winner is Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing. Award sponsored by Enveco.
Best Children’s Range finalists: 3D Children’s Range, Alljoy Designs, Hoopla, Paper Salad; Mouthies, Kali Stileman Publishing; Marzipan, Paper Rose; Milkshake, Janie Wilson; Spec-tacular, Hotchpotch. The winner is Hoopla from Paper Salad. Award sponsored by Loxleys.
Best Relations and/or Occasions finalists: Bella, Cherry Orchard Publishing; Flori Rosa, Rosanna Rossi; Hey Fresco, Wendy Jones-Blackett; Hey Girl, Pigment Productions; Hunky Dory, Paper Salad, Words of Wisdom, Dandelion Stationery. The winner is Hey Fresco from Wendy Jones-Blackett. Award sponsored by Fedrigoni.
Best Male Range finalists: Elle Bleu, Belly Button Designs; Gin & Frolics, Rosie Made A Thing; Only Bloking, Sally Scaffardi Design; Pizazz for Men, Nigel Quiney Publications, Vertigo, The Art File, Vintage Words, Coulson Macleod. The winner is Elle Bleu from Belly Button Designs. Award sponsored by Aspin.
Best Handmade or Hand-finished Range finalists: Diamond Blush, Five Dollar Shake, Dotty, Stop the Clock Design; Elle, Belly Button Designs; Pride, Mrs Lovesy; Modern Missy, Tache; Wooden Necklace Cards, Alljoy Designs. The winner is Diamond Blush from Five Dollar Shake. Award sponsored by EBB Paper.
Best Photographic Range finalists: BBC Springwatch, Abacus Cards; Clive Nichols, Woodmansterne Publications; Farmyard, Alex Sharp Photography; Landscape Photographer of the Year, UK Greetings; Say Cheese, Ohh Deer; Street Canvas, Brainbox Candy. The winner is Landscape Photographer of The Year from UK Greetings. Award sponsored by Spring Fair and Autumn Fair.
Best Traditional Words and Sentiment Range finalists: Artist Notebook, UK Greetings, Cherished, Cherry Orchard Publishing; Floral Quotes, Seedlings Cards & Gifts; Love Unlimited, Pigment Productions, Piccadilly, Cinnamon Aitch; Thoughts of You, Words ‘n’ Wishes. The winner is Cherished from Cherry Orchard Publishing. Award sponsored by Foilco.
Best Giftwrapping Range finalists: Hand Marbled Paper, Paper Mirchi; Kew Gardens, Lagom Design; Louise Tiler Collection, Penny Kennedy; Paper Salad, Glick; Stephanie Dyment, Glick; The 2020 Gift Packaging Collection, The Art File. The winner is Paper Salad from Glick. Award sponsored by PG Live.
Best Contemporary Words & Sentiment Range finalists: Curious World, Icon; From the Heart, Toated Crumpet; Good Vibes, Raspberry Blossom; Mindful Matters, Ling Design; Softly Spoken, Emma Bryan Design; Words of Wisdom, Dandelion Stationery. The winner is Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery. Award sponsored by The Imaging Centre.
Best Cute Range finalists: Bella + Max, Paper Salad; Furry Friends, Louise Mulgrew; Go Wild, Stormy Knight; Opal, Woodmansterne Publications; Pawsome, Raspberry Blossom; Popcorn, Hotchpotch. The winner is Opal from Woodmansterne Publications. Award sponsored by Alpha Colour Printers.
Best Contemporary Trend Range finalists: Hunky Dory, Paper Salad; Kimono, Rocket68; Millennial Wisdom, Paper Plane; Rubbish Cards, Stormy Knight; Snap to Grid, The Art File; Treasures, Raspberry Blossom. The winner is Treasures from Raspberry Blossom. Award sponsored by Loxleys Digital.
Best Christmas Counter Range finalists: Bread Sauce, Sally Scaffardi Design; Christmas Decoration Cards, Jessica Hogarth; Christmas Wreaths, Mrs Lovesy; Gold Foiled Christmas, Louise Mulgrew; Rococo, Woodmansterne Publications; Wildlife Botanical Christmas, Lola Design. The winner is Christmas Decoration Cards from Jessica Hogarth. Award sponsored by Windles Group. (pictured top).
Best Christmas Box Pack Collection finalists: Bottle Brush, Five Dollar Shake; Cool Yule, Poet & Painter; Gin & Frolics, Rosie Made A Thing; Luxury Boxes, The Art File; Snow Angels, Wrendale Designs; Tree Wishes, 1 Tree Cards. The winner is Luxury Boxes from The Art File. Award sponsored by Gould Paper Sales UK.
Best Spring Seasons Range finalists: Easter Collection, Stop the Clock Design; Gin & Frolics Mother’s Day; Halcyon Days Easter, Laura Darrington Design; Love Valentine’s Day, Sally Scaffardi Design; Macaron Mother’s Day, Janie Wilson; Number 78 Valentine’s Day, Belly Button Designs; Ohh Deer Father’s Day, Ohh Deer; Quicksilver Father’s Day, Wendy Jones-Blackett. The winner is Ohh Deer Father’s Day from Ohh Deer. Award sponsored by GF Smith.
Henry Cole Classic Award finalists: Down Memory Lane, Cherry Orchard Publishing; Gemma Correll, Ohh Deer; Genius, Woodmansterne Publications; Life is Rosie, Cath Tate Cards; One Lump or Two, Holy Mackerel; Virtual Safari, Emotional Rescue. The winner is Virtual Safari from Emotional Rescue. Award sponsored by The Sherwood Group. (pictured left)
Best Service to the Independent Retailer, sponsored by Herbert Walker.
Gold – IC&G
Silver – Woodmansterne Publications
Bronze – UK Greetings