Over the past 12 days, as most of us were carving pumpkins, picking out costumes and other miscellaneous Halloween activities, Crane has been releasing its 2019 Holiday Card Collection. These mantel-ready selections are so much more than they appear on the surface, however — they represent the best of Crane traditions updated for the sensibilities of modern card-sending audiences.

It would be difficult to find a publisher more experienced in paper and printing. Originally founded in 1801 by Zenas Crane, according to Crane family lore, Zenas’ father made paper for Paul Revere to print colonial currency. With those daunting origins and over 200 years in business, no publisher understands the luxury stationery market better, Crane’s Laura Seele, director of marketing and communications, explained. “We elevate the card-sending experience in a tactile way by paying attention to the quality communicated by every last detail, from double thick-paper to classic printing processes like foil, blind embossing and letterpress.”

Blind Embossing
Available Paper Weights

But these are not your Grandma’s cards! “We let the photo be the star by pairing it with elegant, simple text and design elements,” Laura told me.


Silver, Copper and Gold Foil options

These offerings take the best of iconically simple Crane designs and reinterpret them in such a way that they are waiting to tell your story. Choose from purely digital designs, or those embellished with foil, embossing, blind embossing, even letterpress, with exquisite colored papers making an occasional surprise appearance! Here is a small sampling of the wonders that await.

7×5 digital
7.25 x 3.625 digital with embossing
3.265 x 7.25 digital & green “merry” embossing
7×5 digital and foil
3.625×7.25 digital and blue “hope” embossing
7.25 x 3.625 digital & embossing on frames
5×7 with digital, foil & letterpress
7×5 digital with copper foil
7.25×3.625 digital & copper foil (also in gold & silver, also with 2019)
3.625 x 7.25 digital and “joy” embossing
5×7 digital & copper foil (also in gold & silver)
5×7 digital with embossed banner
5×7 digital and copper foil
7×5 digital with gold foil snowflakes
7×5 digital & copper foil
5×7 digital
7×5 digital
5×7 digital & gold foil (also in copper & silver)
5×7 digital and embossing; veiled dots

And perhaps the greatest gift of all is, get your order off your plate by November 4, and you receive 10% off! Start assembling your custom creation here.

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