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Crane & Co. provides personal luxury

16 Jul

Crane & Co.For those familiar with Crane & Co., these products represent quality and superior craftmanship.  We are proud to offer an extensive selection from Crane & Co., the iconic American brand known for quality correspondence cards and more.

All produced on 100% cotton paper, this line of specialty products includes stationery, boxed note cards, invitations, holiday cards and calling cards. Crane has been dedicated to the art of classic correspondence for more than two centuries and The Stationery Studio is committed to bringing the best of the best to our customers.

Since 1801, the luxury brand has been a leader in producing quality paper.  From the recognizable Dalton blue stock to gorgeous hand bordered cards, rich flame red stock, to the simple elegance of  a basic white or ecru stock, paired with quality typesetting and dignified designs, these items will please even the most prestigious of clients.

This seventh-generation family-owned business based in Dalton, MA, continues to celebrate treasured social connections.  And, Crane’s cotton papers are ideal for those also looking for an earth-friendly paper that doesn’t sacrifice quality.

There is no better way to address life’s milestones than through exquisite quality, design and craftsmanship.  Through various traditional printing techniques including engraving, letterpress and thermography, all featuring exceptional colors, fonts and styles, the many styles within the Crane line will impress from start to finish.

Create your own lasting impression today and take pride in the exceptional statement your correspondence will make.

Best wishes,

Renee

 

New Trends in Personalized Products

28 May

may-stationery-show-002Last week we spent several days at the National Stationery Show which was held in New York City on May 15-18, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  While there are many product types displayed at the National Stationery Show, of course the mainstay of the show and new product lines remains all things paper: note cards, note pads, invitations, calendars, place cards, place mats, and more. Printed just so and packaged just right, paper products are perfect for gifting.

Wondering about the new trends?  So were we when we took off for the show.  Now you can be in-the-know too.  The show featuring all things paper boasted several trends, which was the talk on the show floor.  As far as trends this year, many were standouts. There were six trends that will certainly be prevalent in the year ahead:

(1) There was the gorgeous use of watercolors on everything from note cards to note pads to invitations, moving cards and home decor.

(2) An extensive use of foil accent wording on products and design elements too.  Foil is everywhere and mostly shown in gold but other colors are around as well.

(3) There were large hand-lettered phrases and words all over many products, like a bride & groom’s name, or everyday wording such as “hello”, “thanks for everything”, “between friends” and unlimited other imprints.  These fun bold and dynamic imprints set the tone for so many new and existing product lines for 2016.  You’ll see these in big box stores featuring pre-printed products and on custom personalized items which are more exclusive.

(4) The use of preppy design elements are still as hot as ever, including stripes, nauticals, and fun florals.may-stationery-show-001

(5) There was an undertone of the quirky and slightly outrageous wording and designs appearing on everyday classics such as mugs, journals, note cards, and gift items.  Quirky (sometimes risque) phrases on items sets a tone for a segment of custom products.  This can include phrases printed on an item or design elements.

(6) High end letterpress and engraving and thick gorgeous stocks are still a prominent category for those who enjoy the specialty printed products and the finer things.  The use of luxurious touches to invitations, announcements and eve holiday cards marks a trend back to quality presentations for those that appreciate elegance.

We browsed through luxury leather goods, frames, journals, calendars, back-to-school, jewelry, stationery, address labels, self-inking stampers, note pads, invitations, announcements and all things personalized.  I’ve included some of the awarded best of show items for you to peek at.  Many of the new items we viewed in New York will begin appearing on TheStationeryStudio.com in the next few months, whether they be award winners or items we feel should be best in show.  You can expect to see hundreds of new products we think you’ll simply love.

may-stationery-show-003We are still celebrating the world of beautiful paper items and can’t wait to go through all the new lines soon to come.  Fun, fresh, unique, these stand-outs will certainly beckon you as you browse through our website.  Bright colors, foiled products, many embellishments and great basics will be the fresh take in 2016.

Keep browsing our New Products over the summer and fall and we really think you will enjoy what you see!

Best wishes,

Renee

 

 

Personalized Condolence Cards Make Note Writing Easier

7 May

may-condolenceIt’s never an easy time when someone you know has passed away.  When it’s a family member, it’s even harder with all the pressures now on you to make so many plans.  Keeping track of all the friends and family who have supported you and continue to lend their hand is an important aspect of the process.  Once the ceremonies and gatherings are finished, there is the task of writing condolence cards, something that can be either therapeutic or stressful.

To assist in creating personalized condolence cards, we offer a number of items where there is sample wording that might be of help.  A personalized note card can give you a great option to either sign the printed card or add a personal note, making the process more simplified.  Writing sympathy thank you notes after a funeral may be difficult in a time of grief but it’s a task that for many bring a sense of appreciation, gratitude and peace.  To help you express your love to many of your friends and family who have been there to support you and your family and acknowledge the beautiful acts of kindness and support during your time of sorrow, a sympathy card is a great option.

We provide flexible sentiments on our sample sympathy cards so you can use them as shown if you are unsure what to say.  If you have something special you wish to express, you can certainly write something personal as well an any of our options.  We offer both foldover sympathy cards and flat cards.  On the foldover cards, we print on the front of the cards thereby leaving the inside available where you can either leave it blank, sign your name, or write a special note.  If you select a flat card, it’s considered personalized with your personal imprint and a signature or note is not necessarily needed.

Generally at a minimum it’s important to print the person’s full name and a short or extended sentiment of thanks for support and so forth.  The cards are used to send to friends and family for their thoughtfulness.  These cards are viewed as a tribute to the person who has passed away in addition to appreciation to the receiver.

We hope the ability to create your own condolence cards can be an easier process with our options for those in need as we realize a time of grief is not the best time to start with a big project.  We offer reliable customer service and will gladly personally assist any customer if preferred.

Sympathy cards after a funeral not only can important for the family member to send, they are appreciated to be received as well.  A death can have a way of impacting more people than you might realize.  Receiving a special sympathy thank you note is something that can be cherished as it shows the recipient that they have been acknowledged and appreciated for their support.

Best wishes,

Renee