Harrogate Home & Gift 2019 Preview

17 June 2019

The Art File have once again pulled out all of the stops for this years Harrogate Home & Gift Fair, from the 14-17th July 2019 at the Harrogate Convention centre, in Design Point 1- Stand C15.
This will be the 20th time we have exhibited at the show, so we’ve pulled out every single stop to deliver you over 50 brand new greeting card and bag designs being launched exclusively at the show, continue reading to find out more!

We begin with Ben Rothery’ s bestselling Natural History Greeting card collection. Since its initial launch the collection has been incredibly well received by customers, with clear demand for us to introduce new designs into the mix. Ben is one of the most talented fine pencil artists in the country, spending between 40-70 hours on each original animal, completely capturing the mannerisms and personalities of animals from around the country, and the world. Ben himself is a huge fan of Animals and has been since a very young age. We caught up with Ben recently and sat down with him to ask questions about his life, how he got into what he’s doing, and what he’s got on the horizon, be sure to keep those detail obsessed eyes peeled for that piece very soon.
For the show this year, we’re launching 12 brand new greeting card designs, and a gift bag collection featuring the best-selling Puffin design. We’re incredibly excited to deliver these new designs exclusively for you at Home and Gift this year.

Following on from Ben, everyone’s favourite sausage dog, Frank is back!  The family sausage has been transformed into a celebrity over the past 2 years, being featured on Greeting Cards, Stationery, and Gift packaging, using beautifully fresh, pastel base colours, ideal for the Summer/Autumn Season in store. Due to popular demand, we have the absolute pleasure of launching a further 12 Everyday greeting card designs to compliment the bestselling collection, all of which will be on our stand and available to order. This look is sure to create a story in store with plenty of wow factor, so make sure you’re the first to see this wonderfully cute collection.
We’re also introducing a further 6 brand new designs to the two-time winning ‘Best Male Range’ collection, Geronimo. Perhaps it’s the hot foils, thermographic finishing, or the neon inks that make them stand head and shoulders above… On the other hand, maybe its just that are great male cards, that don’t have footballs on! 

To compliment the new male card launches, we have introduced a further 6 brand new designs in our Shimmy collection. This collection has quickly established itself as a must-have range. The use of holographic and translucent Hot foils mixed with cold foils, is a combination of techniques no other publisher has used on a card before. This collection is ideal for the female market and looks fantastic next to Geronimo!
Our final everyday launch takes us to our ever-popular small card collection called Bright New Things! Everyone loves the size and simplicity of these timeless beauties. The foiled designs add another dimension to the collection, and we’re incredibly proud to be launching a further 21 designs to update this brilliant, universal competitively priced collection at Home and Gift.

 Our award-winning Christmas collection will be on display at the show, giving our customers the ideal opportunity to address their Festive needs with one of our sales experts on the stand, and reserve the perfect Christmas stock for your customers for the upcoming festive season.   We’ve launched over 150 brand new designs across cards, wrap and boxed Christmas product. Single cards have grown in popularity and sit happily alongside our Luxury Boxed cards which are a must for most of our customers. Our Charity card sales grew again last year, and we are delighted to announce that for 2019 we will be supporting three charities. These are CLIC Sargent, RSPCA and Dementia UK. We have also launched a free-standing display unit to house our selection of Charity packs for the first time.  Our roll wrap and bags have now established themselves as a refreshing alternative to the mainstream offer and this year we are introducing a luxury flat wrap for the first time.

Moving on from Charity packs, our festive trio boxes have been a huge success. Each box contains 12 cards, 4 each of three designs. Finished with hot foils and /or die cutting, the cards come with either red or gold envelopes, depending on the designs. These boxes offer great value for money. Voted Best Christmas Box at The Henries Awards 2018, we have new designs in this collection, launching at Spring Fair 2019 for the very first time. There is a growing tendency to send a higher quality Christmas card to those who are special in your life and our Luxury Boxed collection containing 8 luxury Christmas cards and carry a RRP of £10 have become an integral part to our Festive offering, with plenty more new designs being launched at the show.

Finally, our Christmas Gift Wrapping themes for the 2019 Festive season are our strongest yet, with rich, heritage colours being used, along with tasteful finishing to deliver a unique and contemporary collection to help your presents stand out under the tree this coming Christmas. Four new looks combined with our best-selling designs from Christmas 2018 are being combined to create a show stopping offering. Each theme contains 5 gift bag sizes, flat and roll wrap, tissue and tags.

 We very much look forward to saying hello to you at the show this year. As always, if you have any questions about our upcoming shows, new product, or anything else - please do send an email to sales@theartfile.com