Smooth Sale-ing: Our 5 Favorite Clearance Items

Every year, after the gifts have been wrapped and the mulled wine poured, we’re tasked with making way for delightfully new items in our digital showroom. Which means taking a look into Crane & Co. past to curate a selection of stationery, cards and other notions for our Clearance Sale. To whet your shopping appetite, here are our favorite five items on sale at the moment. But you should certainly peruse the entire collection, as we’re sure you’ll find something you just can’t live without.

Kate Spade Lincoln Road Peacock Wallet

We love this crinkled patent leather wallet ($50) by kate spade nyc because it's inspired by on of our favorite thoroughfares: South Beach's Lincoln Road. The only thing missing is Don Johnson & a speedboat.

Letterpress Cheers and Clink Coasters

It's never too early to start planning your spring & summer soirees (we can feel the sunshine just thinking about it). We think your mojitos will look lovely on these orange, pink, aqua & green letterpress coasters ($4.75) from our Studio collection.

Foil Stamp Spectacles Note Cards

Jackie O. Buddy Holly. I.M. Pei. They say the spectacles make the man (or woman), and we couldn't agree more. Which is why we love this collection of notecards featuring fanciful specs.

Gold Bordered Place Cards

Table that seats 20? Check. Signature cocktail? Check. Vintage Halston dress? Check. Like Jay Gatsby, you adore a fanciful dinner party. The perfect touch for which is a gold-bordered place card ($12 per package) at each seat.

Letterpress 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cards

Understated elegance never goes out of style. Trust these letterpress '12 Days of Christmas' Holiday Cards will be every bit as charming come December 2012.

Our Staff’s Favorite Things: Holiday Gifts, Part Two

In Part Two of our “Staff’s Favorite Things” roundup, thick, rich stock and simple luxury are the names of the gift giving game.

letterpress calling cardPeter, Crane & Co. Guru: “A social card letter pressed on extra heavyweight Crane’s Lettra. It starts a conversation every time, and they’ll never lose your number.”
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Our Staff’s Favorite Things: Holiday Gifts, Part One

Here at Crane & Co., it isn’t unusual to find a staff member taking great pleasure — the kind usually reserved for dark chocolate and Swedish massages — in running their fingers over a newly printed piece of stationery. The thick, 100% cotton stock. The rich ink. The intricately engraved and letter pressed designs. It never gets old.

That said, what one of our Customer Service representatives adores and what a member of our Product Development team loves are as different as ecruwhite and hibiscus. Just in time for the holidays, here are our staff picks:

Pearl White Multi-Lingual Globe Thank You NotesLinda, Life Organizer Extraordinaire: “I love sending and receiving Thank You cards. Even though this card communicates the message in many diverse languages,  the meaning is universally the same.”
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Holiday Gifts for Everyone On Your List

As much as you love giving the gift of beautifully crafted paper every holiday season, you like to keep them on their tinsel toes. Which is why we’ve curated a very tailored collection of non-paper gifts we thought our Enthusiasts might just love. The hostess, the children’s French instructor, your favorite postal employee — we like to think we’ve thought of everyone. Here are a few ideas to get those gift-giving wheels turning.

jonathan adler blue playing cards

  • For The Player

Bridge club. Poker. Or just Go Fish with the kids. For the loved one who is always up for a game and can shuffle like no one’s business, these vibrant Jonathan Adler playing cards are a trick, an ace and a royal flush all in one.
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Our Halloween Invitations Are Here & They’re Spooktacular

Wet noodles (brains!) and peeled grapes (eyeballs!) used to make us squeal with disgusted delight (okay, maybe they still do). Oh how we loved a cheeky Halloween party.

We still do – even though now we might prefer moonlighting as a Great Gatsby character rather than a ghost wearing our mother’s weathered, daisy-print bed sheet.

But we digress.

Crane & Co. has just added a super ghoul collection of Halloween invitations. Thinking of hosting an oh-so elegant masquerade ball? Covered. An intimate vampire dinner party (we’re suddenly craving blood orange sorbet)? Sounds exquisite. Pumpkin carving followed by pumpkin pie? This Halloween invitation is killer.
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New Holiday Photo Cards: Editor’s Picks

It’s almost that time of year. The time when your refrigerator door disappears behind the wallpaper of holiday photo cards sent by cousins, friends and colleagues who think their baby/pet/significant other is just the cutest.

And, well, they certainly are.

Crane & Co. knows this, and so this year we have a special new batch of digital holiday photo card designs that reflect the same bespoke luxury Crane & Co. is known for, but with a delightfully fresh spin. Like snowflakes, no two are alike, and like children, we could never love one more than the other.

With that said, we do have a few we’d love to share to get you in the holiday (and shopping!) spirit.

We fell in love with the photo card above for so many reasons. First, the z-fold style gives us room for a little more of everything — more pictures, more words, more space on the mantle (grandma will be happy).

Second, the minimalist design (see a picture of the front below) lets your images take center stage. And, well, if you’re like us, taking a great photo worth featuring in a holiday card is hard work. So, by all means, celebrate it.

Finally, what we love most about this particular holiday photo card is the recipe idea . Anyone can say ‘Happy Holidays,’ but adding something so personal — and something they can keep forever — is a lovely gesture.


New Holiday Photo Cards: Editor’s Picks

It’s almost that time of year. The time when your refrigerator door disappears behind the wallpaper of holiday photo cards sent by cousins, friends and colleagues who think their baby/pet/significant other is just the cutest.

And, well, they certainly are.

Crane & Co. knows this, and so this year we have a special new batch of digital holiday photo card designs that reflect the same bespoke luxury Crane & Co. is known for, but with a delightfully fresh spin. Like snowflakes, no two are alike, and like children , we could never love one more than the other.

With that said, we do have a few we’d love to share to get you in the holiday (and shopping!) spirit.

We fell in love with the photo card above for so many reasons. First, the z-fold style gives us room for a little more of everything — more pictures, more words, more space on the mantle (grandma will be happy).

Second, the minimalist design (see a picture of the front below) lets your images take center stage. And, well, if you’re like us, taking a great photo worth featuring in a holiday card is hard work. So, by all means, celebrate it.

Finally, what we love most about this particular holiday photo card is the recipe idea . Anyone can say ‘Happy Holidays,’ but adding something so personal — and something they can keep forever — is a lovely gesture.