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Crane & Co. Cards and Invitations - Crane Christmas Cards

Made in America since 1801, premier stationery purveyor Crane & Co. has been dedicated to the art of classic correspondence for over two centuries. Crane & Co. has been in the business of communication since way before the typewriter, telephone or telegraph made its way on the scene. Elegant and timeless in design, a piece of Crane & Co. paper is rich in meaning and texture. It reflects the style, taste and confidence of those who choose it.

In the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts, Crane & Co. has been making elegant papers for over 200 years. Crane & Co., known throughout the industry as a luxury brand, still uses reclaimed cotton fibers to make 100% cotton papers, just like they did in 1801. Besides being luxuriously soft, 100% cotton papers are extremely durable and have archival properties. This means that your wedding invitation will look as good on your Golden Anniversary as it did on the day that you say "I Do."

Crane's paper is the ideal canvas for the specialty printing and beautiful embellishments they offer to their customers. The custom text that you compose for your invitations, cards and announcements will be printed in your choice of a wide array of ink colors, and in your choice of printing method: flat (lithography), digital, thermography (raised lettering), traditional engraving, blind embossing, and letterpress printing. Crane & Co. does it all and does it well!


Printing styles and edge treatments

One of the oldest and most exquisite printing processes, classic engraving is a Crane & Co. specialty. When one runs one's fingers over a piece of engraved stationery, one feels the texture unique to engraving: finely detailed, raised letters with slight indentations on the reverse side of the paper. Engraving dies are returned to the customer.

Blind embossing is similar to engraving in that a raised image is created by pressing paper onto a copper plate. But unlike engraving, no ink is used in the process. Instead, the raised image stands on its own on the page, bringing a highly sophisticated and understated elegance to the final product.

Letterpress printing brings age-old craftmanship to classic and updated design. It has a warm, rich feel created when a plate is inked and pressed onto the surface of a paper, leaving a deep impression. Crane's 100% cotton papers have a unique softness that make them ideal for the process.

Unlike engraving, where the lettering on the paper is actually raised, the raise in thermography is created by a resinous powder that is melted over the flat printed ink.

Lithography or offset printing (flat printing) is produced by transferring an inked impression to a rubber cylinder from a plate and then to the paper. As the name implies, the image created is flat to the surface of the paper.

Digital printing is a fast, affordable method of printing. Digital printing is ideal for full-color projects.

Crane's highly trained and meticulous craftspeople specialize in the arts of hand-painting borders, hand gilding with silver and 24K gold leaf, edge painting and so much more. The dedicated craftsmen and craftswomen handle all the details of your order with the upmost of care, one piece of paper at a time. This dedication to the fine art of invitation, announcement and card production has been honed from one generation to the next and such craftsmanship is the signature of Crane's legendary quality.

Getting Married?

First impressions are so important and the introduction to your Big Day is no exception! Choosing the perfect wedding invitation suite does so much more than give your guests the vital information they need to attend: it sets the tone of the wedding itself. Whether your style is traditional, contemporary or somewhere in between, your invitation suite should reflect the personality of your ceremony and reception. It is a statement about who you are as a couple, a chance to express your joint taste, character and style: the essence of what makes your partnership unique.

If there is a wedding or other important milestone event in your future, give your loved ones advance notice with Save the Date cards; a large selection of photo save-the-date cards and traditional printed save the date cards are available. Crane Photo Cards are particularly elegant.

Just want to announce your engagement prior to setting the big date? Crane has engagement announcements to fit your style.

And of course, response cards, reception cards, direction cards, valet parking cards, table cards and wedding thank you cards can be printed on the same paper, in the same printing method, and with the same ink color and typestyle as your invitations, so that your entire wedding ensemble is perfectly coordinated. Menu cards and programs are also available, and Crane & Co. can even print the names and addresses of your guests on the fronts of the invitation envelopes, to save the time of busy brides and grooms.

Crane & Co. also has engagement party invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, bridal shower invites, and wedding announcement cards, too.

It's the Holidays!

Whether you need a Christmas card or holiday card, look no further. Crane's product line includes a full line of elegant Christmas cards; custom greeting cards, both digital and attach-your-own photo cards, New Year's cards, Thanksgiving cards, Jewish New Year cards, among others. Crane Christmas cards which are appropriate for business use (with affordable volume pricing for large orders) as well as cards designed to be sent out by individuals and families. Timeless, traditional designs are a Crane & Co. specialty. And set the tone for your spectacular party with a gorgeous Crane & Co. Christmas and Holiday invitation. Flat as well as folded cards. Early Bird orders always receive special discounted pricing at Celebrate Invitations!

Having a Baby?

Carlson Craft can provide the perfect baby shower invitations.

If you are looking for birth announcements, Carlson has a lovely selection of choices. Proud new parents can announce a new baby in style (with either a custom photo or traditional announcement).

How about a party?

Crane & Co. also has a large selection of party invitations: anniversary parties, retirement parties, birthday parties, children's birthday, religious occasions, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, and for all other special occasions. Personalize by adding a photo. Need thank you cards? We got them, too.

Stationery Products

Personal stationery and business stationery (letter sheets, envelopes, correspondence cards, and business cards) can be professionally printed by Crane & Co. Crane & Co. also has announcements if you want to send friends and family your new address and contact information or let everyone know about the accomplished new graduate in your family!

Luxury at a reasonable price

Crane & Co. offers and extensive selection of upscale, luxurious invitations and Celebrate Invitations LLC offers them at the best pricing possible!

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