RETAS finalists announced

Sandra Jervis of Creative Cove
Sandra Jervis of Creative Cove has been nominated in the Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Wales category

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2024 RETAS awards, which have just been revealed

The finalists will find out who the ultimate winners are in a Beatrix Potter-themed awards event in London on July 4.

The finalists list features a number of Greetings Today Diary of a Card Shop columnists, including Medici Gallery, Creative Cove, Stationery Supplies, and Cards ’N’ Things.

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – London (inside M25)

Earlybird Designs, Stoke Newington

Flaxten Cards, Hornchurch and Upminster

The Indigo Tree, Streatham and Crystal Palace

The Loft, Teddington

Medici Gallery, Kensington

Nor, Beckenham Place Park and West Norwood

Pretty Shiny Shop, Stroud Green and Oval

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Home Counties & South East

&Quirky, Berkhamsted

Gemini Greetings & House of Cards, Heathfield & Battle

Milford Cards & Gifts, Milford On Sea

Objectables, Folkestone

Paddock Wood Cards, Paddock Wood

Red Card, Petworth

Threads, Harpenden

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – East Anglia

Cards ’N’ Things, Norwich

Chapmans, Southwold

Dzo Dzo, Woodbridge

Pug & Pussycat, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Woodbridge

Simply Cards, Beccles

Sincerely Yours, Shenfield and Hornchurch

Spirals Cards, Gifts and Stationery, Brightlingsea

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – South West

The Card Collection, Bath and Salisbury

The Card Gallery, Wimbourne

Cilla & Camilla, Beaminster, Bridport

Expressions, Polkadot and Cat’s Whiskers, Swindon, Keynesham and Bishop’s Cleeve

Highworth Emporium, Highworth

PaperGangsta, Bristol

Sky, Clifton

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Wales

Creative Cove, Lampeter

Fancy That, Rhos-On-Sea

Occasions, Porth

Paperweight, Cardiff

Robyn’s Nest and Maple, Porthcawl

Stwff Stuff, Llantwit Major

The Village Gift Box, Cardiff

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – The Midlands

Atticusboo, Buxton

Austin & Co, Malvern

Blandfords, Broadway, Hereford and Ledbury

Country Kate, Kinver

Hugs & Kisses, Tettenhall

Set Design, Leicester

Token House, Nottingham

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – North West England

Bailey’s, Ainsdale, Crosby and Maghull

Presentation, Barrowford

Raffia, Clitheroe

Reflections, Nantwich and Rugeley

Wishes Of Cockermouth, Cockermouth

Zo & Co, Cheadle, Didsbury, Knutsford and Marple

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – North East England

The Card Shop, Hexham

Castle Cards, Barnard Castle

Chirpy Store, Chapel Allerton

Greetings Of Haxby, Haxby

Strictland & Holt, Yarm

Who-Ray, Stockton-On-Tees

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Scotland

The Bay Tree, two stores in Edinburgh

Ivad Home & Gifts, Paisley

JP Pozzi and Bijou, Buckie and Elgin

Paper Tiger, Edinburgh

Penny Black, Glasgow

Polka Dot and Polka Dot Too, Castle Douglas

Best Greeting Card Retailer Newcomer (opened since Jan 2021)

Cards & Moor, Yelverton

Casa Green, Cardiff

Doodles Cards, Gifts & Balloons, Crowthorne

Fig & Fox, Romsey

Helen’s Wishes, Dursley

The Letter Arty, Ancoats

Serendipity, Hale

Best Greeting Card Small Multiple 

Henry & Co

House of Cards


Mooch London


Smart Ideas

Temptation Gifts

Best Specialist Multiple Retailer Of Greeting Cards 


Cards Direct

Cards Galore



Best Garden Centre Retailer Of Greeting Cards – independent

Bents, Warrington

Burford Garden Centre, Burford

Garsons, Esher and Titchfield

Okells Garden Centre, Tarporley

Webbs, Frilford, West Hagley and Wychbold,

Yarnton Home & Garden, Yarnton

Best Garden Centre Retailer Of Greeting Cards – multiple or group 

Blue Diamond

British Garden Centres




Otter Garden Centres


Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer Initiative 

Cardies, Stevenage – community campaigns

Celebrations, Carlisle –  Boofle 15th anniversary campaign

Helen’s Wishes, Dursley – Thinking Of You Week hidden cards

House of Cards, Home Counties – Festive Friday Friends & Family Event

Presentation, Barrowford – Mother’s Day and Easter charity initiative 

Red Cards, Petworth – Gifting Tree and Jingle Bells charity initiatives 

Stationery Supplies, Marple and Wilmslow – Christmas Card Writing Event

Greetings Today Logo

Receive the
Latest News to your inbox

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.