For the 23rd straight year, winners of the Annual International Greeting Card Awards were announced during the National Stationery Show in New York City. Considered by many in the industry to be the equivalent of "Oscar" night, the LOUIE Awards were presented in over 50 categories drawing more than 900 entries from over 160 U.S. and international publishing companies.
The awards are named after German lithographer Louis Prang who is credited with the birth of the card industry in the United States in 1875. The Louie Award was established over two decades ago to acknowledge creative excellence in the greeting card industry. The judges individually review and carefully score each card submitted on a 1-10 point scale based on the competition's established criteria: Imagination, Impact, Artistry, Harmony, Sensibility, and Value.
Since starting Bonair Daydreams, Chrissy has competed and won in this competition increasing the popularity of her cardline. Because of the feelings that each of her cards reflect, everyday life combined with inspirational quotations, her work provokes an emotional response. Chrissy is continuously creating new designs that reflect her own life experiences and truth. Her hope is that through her own personal memories and moments, people can sincerely relate and be touched along the way.