We’ve recently rediscovered the joy of making things by hand and the enormously rewarding experience of sharing them with friends and loved ones. However, on this particular topic, Crane set the standard over two hundred years ago, and have never stopped. The rest of us are simply catching up. Their legacy of papermaking stretches back as far as printing the banknotes that financed the Revolutionary War and supplying the invitations to the inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, and it’s still as modern as being Jimmy Fallon’s stationery of choice for his ‘Thank You Notes’ segment on the Tonight Show.
Sending a physical letter, card or invitation to someone creates a connection that an email could never equal. Something tangible travels from your world to another, once under your hands, now in those of another. It holds a sweet notion of the past, but a notion that’s still very close to our hearts if we choose to listen. Research finds that 69% of people said receiving something handwritten would mean more to them than a text or email. And, in the art of letter-writing, stationery is your blank canvas.
Easy elegance is one way to describe Crane & Company stationery. Their beloved tradition of artistry – the breath-taking, tactile details like blind embossing, foil stamping, luxurious extra-thick cards and edge painting are all hallmarks of Crane quality, and each flourish is still executed by hand at their facility in the Berkshires.
In 250 years, much has changed, but some things remain the same. Crane are still proud to be an American maker, and to honor their heritage in the enduring quality and craftsmanship of their classic, sophisticated papers, card stock and envelopes.
Crane are in the business of creating wonderful moments. Their elegant stationery is the finest way to give words immortality and share a moment of yourself with both loved ones and the world. When did you last write a letter by hand, leaving your mark on beautiful paper?