A number of licensees in the greeting cards category are celebrating this week, having been named as finalists in The Henries 2022.
Earlier this week (2 August), the first live judging event for The Henries since 2019 took place. A group of over 35 leading retail buyers from right across the retail spectrum scrutinised all the shortlisted ranges (arrived at from the first round of online voting) with their collective votes deciding the finalists in the greeting cards industry’s ‘Oscars’.
The finalists in the Best Licensed Card Range are:
- Cath Kidston from Ohh Deer
- Famous Foods from Tache
- Life in Pencil from Pigment Productions
- Morris Collection from Ling Design
- Peter Rabbit from UK Greetings
- Snowtap from The Art File
In addition, licensed names can also be found in a number of other categories.
BBC Springwatch from Abacus Cards and National Trust Hi There! from Woodmansterne Publications are both nominated for Best Photographic Range, while Cardology’s Battersea Pop-Ups are among the finalists in Best Handmade or Hand-finished Range.
The Henry Cole Classic Award, meanwhile – which celebrates ranges that have stood the test of time – includes Alice Scott from Pigment Productions, Boofle from UK Greetings and Only Fools and Horses from Danilo Promotions.
All of the winners will be revealed at a lavish awards event taking place at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday 6 October. This year’s theme will be 1950s.
For more information on the event itself, and to book tables and tickets, simply click here.