The Art File Wins TWO Henries Awards!

8 October 2019

The winners of The Henries 2019 greeting card awards have been announced at the historic awards event that took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London just last week.
Over 700 greeting card industry publishers, retailers and suppliers attended the event to witness the industry’s best greeting card ranges receive the top card publishing accolades.
The Art File are absolutely delighted to have won two out of their three finalist nominations! Picking up the best Christmas Boxed product award for the third year in a row, and for our timeless Ink Press collection being entered into the Henry Cole Hall of Fame, for its consistent success over the past 10 years.

The Art File’s Luxury Christmas Boxes card collection are designed specifically for those wanting to send a higher quality Christmas card to those who are special in your life, and these elegant cards are just perfect for that. Each box contains 8 large, luxury cards. There’s still time to add these to your Christmas orders to further improve your Christmas card offering for the upcoming festive period. Karen Mace, Art Director of The Art File had this to say about the win. ‘We’re absolutely thrilled to have won this coveted award once again, Our Christmas collection has performed very well this year, and this award shows our Christmas collection continues to go from strength to strength.’

Ink Press has been successfully published by The Art File for 10 years now, being successful sold in retailers large and small worldwide. The modern take on traditional letter press styling, combined with a loveable Inspector Clouseau typecharacter and bold block colour gives this range a great commercial edge, and with simple captions (and blank cards) this meant the collection was destined to export well. Designed by Artist Robert Reader, who continues to assist The Art File in developing the collection further for our lovely customers.
ManagIng Director, Ged Mace had this to say about Ink Press winning the prestigious award. ‘We are absolutely thrilled to receive the Henry Cole award for Ink Press, which is such an iconic range for The Art File. We knew from day one that the cards were going to be popular because they appealed to both male and female customers, and it was evident the range could sell equally as well across the globe.’

comedian and television star, Tom Allen brought the house down with his quick-witted responses as compere for the ‘100 Years of greeting cards’ celebration, themed to tie in with the centenary of the GCA, headline sponsor of the event. A huge thankyou to Jakki, Warren, David and the rest of the PG team for putting on the event, they carried out an amazing job as always.

Over 14,000 greeting cards were entered into The Henries this year, judged by a panel of over 40 prestigious retailers, including buyers from Scribbler, Sainsbury’s, Paperchase, Clintons, Tesco, Fortnum & Mason, Fenwicks, Moonpig and a host of leading independents. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our customers for not only voting for us, but for also supporting us. We cannot do we do without you.

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