Crane

Give Us Liberty

Our story started over 200 years ago, when craftsman and entrepreneur Stephen Crane made a statement, not just with his fashion-forward breeches but with his decisive action in opening the Crane paper business in 1770. The resulting Liberty Paper Mill was just five miles from Boston and it opened for trade only two years after the British occupied the town. With the mill’s very name, Crane stood for spirited individuality from day one.

Revolutionary Potential

If the pen is mightier than the sword, it’s about time we gave the paper its due.
From patriotic newspapers to colonial currency, our 100 percent cotton paper has long been the material of choice for the connections and exchanges that inspired the United States of America. Members of Boston’s activist elite were among Crane’s first customers; a certain Paul Revere used Crane paper for his engraved banknotes – banknotes that went on to help finance the Revolution. Along with friends, family and customers, Stephen Crane expressed his fiery patriotism, free-thinking and ambition whenever the opportunity presented itself, even at a little event called the Boston Tea Party. From the early days of the Liberty Paper Mill, Crane has strived to make a statement.

Family Values

Thankfully, Stephen Crane passed on his passion and skill and his son Zenas grew the company well beyond its walls. In 1799, Zenas found the perfect location for a new mill along the banks of the Housatonic River in Dalton, Massachusetts.

Since that day we’ve been a part of the Berkshires – and our values have stayed in the same place too. For over 200 years, Crane has been recognized for the quality and craftsmanship of our papers. Banknotes, government proclamations and stocks and bonds have all been printed on Crane paper.

But we’ve held on to our independent roots too. The Crane name has long attracted trailblazers and game changers; from the Roosevelts to Jimmy Fallon, we’ve helped some iconic people convey their individuality and care in every message they send.

Globetrotting

The mid-1800s bought a new era for Crane. Carrier pigeons everywhere wept as the envelope and postage stamp became Europe’s chic new way to correspond. With the arrival of the postal services, the continent developed a passionate love affair with our personalized paper – one that still has hearts racing today.

From the cafés and boulevards of Paris to London’s smoggy cobblestones, Crane’s craftsmanship and effortless elegance won the brand legions of devotees. After all, grand affairs of the heart, the state and business deserve correspondence that does them justice.

A Lasting Impression

In the 21st century, Crane’s values continue to stand out. Like you, we hold honesty, passion and freedom of expression close to our hearts – meaningful, personal communication should be worth the paper it’s written on.

Forward-thinking individuals still swoon over our eco-friendly 100 percent cotton paper and still choose our handcrafted, personalized stationery to express their style and creativity.

Crane Beach Glass Starfish Notebook

$9.00
Crane Crane Beach Glass Starfish Notebook

DESCRIPTION

A backdrop of beach glass blue lends to the majestic beauty of the golden starfish emblazoned on front. Open and jot down your most magnificent musings.

Crane Cut Paper Frog Pearl White Note

$17.00
Crane Crane Cut Paper Frog Pearl White Note

DESCRIPTION

Evoking an effortlessly playful nature, this charismatic stationery with a colorful collage style frog, will deliver an amiable message to loved ones.

Crane Pearl White Peony Note

$32.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Peony Note

DESCRIPTION

With this charming set of notecards, the phrase 'pretty in pink' rings true. Featuring a stunning pink flower design with corresponding pink envelope lining,

Crane Bordered Dalton Blue Half Sheet

$26.00
Crane Crane Bordered Dalton Blue Half Sheet

DESCRIPTION

Brilliant in blue, the Dalton blue sheet - bordered in a deeper shade - features cool ocean tones that feel as soothing as the beach itself.

Crane Blue Florentine Pearl White Half Sheet

$33.00
Crane Crane Blue Florentine Pearl White Half Sheet

DESCRIPTION

A pristine white letter sheet, perfect for the avid writer, gets a pop of colorful elegance with a floral lined envelope.

Crane Pearl White Goldfinch Note

$20.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Goldfinch Note

DESCRIPTION

Featuring a watercolor style in stunning yellows, this artful design is a pleasing motif for any kind of correspondence.

Crane Pearl White Merci Thank You Note

$19.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Merci Thank You Note

DESCRIPTION

Show your thanks with a heartfelt "Merci". The French epitomize style, this note is no exception – featuring fleur de lis lining and a regal gold engraving.

Crane Pearl White Spring Green Thank You Note

$19.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Spring Green Thank You Note

DESCRIPTION

Bold and bright, these "Thank You" notes are sure to bring a smile to anybody's face. Designed with spring green type and matching patterned envelope liner.

Crane Pearl White Aqua Bordered Card

$20.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Aqua Bordered Card

DESCRIPTION

This bright, beautiful set of cards embraces feelings of calm, sophistication, and wisdom, featuring an aqua border with matching lined envelope.

Crane Pearl White Rose Gold Bordered Card

$22.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Rose Gold Bordered Card

DESCRIPTION

This bordered set of notecards with matching envelope affords plenty of space to customize it to any correspondence and let your thoughts run freely.

Crane Pearl White Silver Bordered Card

$22.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Silver Bordered Card

DESCRIPTION

Add a silver lining to any sentiment with this set of silver bordered note cards. Each card features abundant room for your thoughts, with a shimmering accent.

Crane Pearl White Gold Bordered Card

$22.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Gold Bordered Card

DESCRIPTION

This set of gold bordered notes leaves you room to express your thoughts and provides you with a stylish canvas for any occasion.

Crane Ecru Motorcycle Card

$22.00
Crane Crane Ecru Motorcycle Card

DESCRIPTION

The daring will be delighted by this classic motorcycle design. Printed on ecru paper with a hand-sketched quality, it feels both vintage and timeless.

Crane Pearl White Red Bordered Note

$20.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Red Bordered Note

DESCRIPTION

Simple yet stately, this set of notecards is the perfect blank canvas for your daily correspondence. Sit down with a cup of tea and let your creativity flow.

Crane Pearl White Neon Blue Bordered Note

$20.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Neon Blue Bordered Note

DESCRIPTION

Bright and upbeat, this set of note cards is simple yet striking with its neon blue border. Each corresponding envelope features a matching blue patterned lining.

Crane Pearl White Blue Foil Edged Card

$22.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Blue Foil Edged Card

DESCRIPTION

Beautiful in blue, this set of contemporary cards features a shimmering foil edge for added delight. Frame your sincerest thoughts in this simple design.

Crane Pearl White Red Bordered Card

$32.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Red Bordered Card

DESCRIPTION

Classic elegance at its finest, our signature pearl white card with red border provides the perfect backdrop to any message.

Crane Pearl White Regent Blue Bordered Note

$22.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Regent Blue Bordered Note

DESCRIPTION

A simple border in regent blue compliments our scattered daisies envelope lining, making it a perfect choice for a post-dinner party thank you or hello.

Crane Block Text Ecru Table Card

$15.00
Crane Crane Block Text Ecru Table Card

DESCRIPTION

Let guests find their seats with ease with the subtly stylish text of this set of table cards. Each set includes 25 coordinating envelopes.

Crane Ecru Regent Blue Lined Kent Envelope

$22.00
Crane Crane Ecru Regent Blue Lined Kent Envelope

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy the emboldened blue hue of this brightly lined ecru envelope, ready to hold all your most memorable memos. Matching cards sold separately.

Crane Ecru Equestrian Note

$29.00
Crane Crane Ecru Equestrian Note

DESCRIPTION

Deliver the utmost in style and meaning with a handwritten message encased in this platinum-engraved equestrian oordinating envelope.

Crane Pink Flamingos Note

$32.00
Crane Crane Pink Flamingos Note

DESCRIPTION

This folded note of the stately flamingo, set against a light pink backdrop, the engraved flock features pretty pinks that will warm friends and family.

Crane Ecru Triple Debossed Place Card

$58.00
Crane Crane Ecru Triple Debossed Place Card

DESCRIPTION

The perfect table requires the perfect seating arrangement. Our simple yet elegant debossed place cards in ecru with debossed frame match such a celebration.

Crane Gold Bordered Ecru Note

$20.00
Crane Crane Gold Bordered Ecru Note

DESCRIPTION

This gold bordered ecruwhite note is perfect for post-holiday thank yous and intimate dinner party invitations alike.