A number of licensed greeting cards ranges have been named as finalists in The Henries 2023.
After an inspiring live judging event on Tuesday, 1 August, all the votes from the retail judging panel have been counted.
Some 61 different publishers overall, from tiny specialist companies up to major brands, have ranges feted in what are known as the Oscars of the greeting card industry.
Each and every one has made it through a two-stage judging process to reach the finals, having been scrutinised by over 100 retail buyers, first online and then at this week’s in-person judging.
Buyers from Tesco, Card Factory, John Lewis & Partners, Waterstones, Scribbler, Fortnum & Mason and WHSmith were joined by leading small chains and indies, such as House of Cards, Postmark, Bailey’s, Red Card, Cardies, The Card Collection, In Heaven At Home, No.14 Ampthill, Highworth Emporium, Medici Gallery, First Class Greetings, LoveOne, MiMi, Jane Armour Trading, and Milford Cards & Gifts, to form the 35-strong judging panel at the live judging event which saw them scrutinise all the shortlisted ranges arrived at from the first round of online voting.
The finalists for Best Licensed Card Range are:
- Bluey from Danilo Promotions
- Cath Kidston from Ohh Deer
- Emma Bridgewater from Woodmansterne Publications
- Heinz from Tache
- Lucia Heffernan from Pigment Productions
- Snoopy from Hype Associates
- Van Gogh Museum Collection from Origamo
In addition, Heinz from Tache has also received a nomination in Best 3D, Handmade or Hand-Finished Range, along with Cardology for its Peter Rabbit Baby Milestones Pop Ups.
Abacus Cards and its BBC Countryfile line has been nominated in Best Photographic Range, while Paper Salad from Glick Gift Packaging is among the finalists in Best Giftwrappings Range.
All winners of The Henries 2023 will be announced at a lavish awards event, the industry’s big night at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday, 5 October, 2023, where The Henries 2023 awards event will be a vibrant affair as it will take on a colourful Mardi Gras theme this year.
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