Thursday, September 10, 2009

Martha Stewart Stationary: Holidays

Martha Stewart Stationary available through Crane & Company has introduced a new Holiday line of personalized and boxed cards and personalized holiday invitations available through Crane & Co. website and fine stationer stores across the country. With a wonderful assortment to choose from, here are several of my favorites:

Personalized Cards:

Martha’s Tree: Trimmed with twinkling stars, glittering ornaments and surrounded by a bounty of beautifully wrapped gifts, this wonderfully engraved tree is the perfect way to send your warm wishes for the holiday. Engraved on ecru white, the 100% cotton card opens to read "Best wishes for a glittering holiday season" along with your personalized message or signature in the ink color of your choice. Matching envelope included.

Citrus Wreath: A citrus wreath of pears, oranges, and other fruits takes us back to simpler times and provides and elegant way to send your holiday greetings. Printed in warm, rich tones with a dash of gold foil flourish, the 100% cotton ecru white card opens to read "Enjoy the fruits of the season" thermograph printed along with your personalized message and signature in the ink color of your choice. Matching envelope included.

Snowflake: Send one-of-a-kind holiday wishes with this elegant snowflake card rendered in white foil on a soft blue shimmer stock. The card opens to reveal yet another flake settling upon a greeting of "Wishing you a holiday unlike any other" along with your personal message or signature foil-stamp printed using white ink. Coordinating white envelope included.

Boxed Cards:

Engraved Calligraphy Tree: "Tis the Season of Joy - Merry Christmas" is artfully spelled out among the boughs of swirls of this hand engraved tree on the vivid green card face of the card. The Pearl White card opens to read "Celebrate the Holidays with a Flourish." Card is paired with a matching white envelope lined in shining gold.

Engraved Calligraphy Santa: Who better to share your holiday greetings than Jolly Old Saint Nick himself? This hand-engraved card features a calligraphy drawn Santa rendered in swirls of white. The front of the card reads "tis the season" and continues inside with a swirl of "to be jolly." A matching white envelope is lined in seasonal red.

Mistletoe Trim Photomount Cards: Surround your favorite family photo with red and green boughs of mistletoe on a Pearl White Kid Finish® letterpress card for a most memorable holiday greeting. Each card opens to read "Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year." Photomount cards are supplied with tape that allows photographs to be repositioned or removed without damage. A matching white envelope is lined in red.

Personalized Invitations:

Cheers Invite: Announce your holiday event with a dash of bold color and a touch of elegant cheer. Presented on a 100% cotton, flame red card featuring a wide white border, your invitation appears engraved in white text below a handsomely engraved "Cheers" surrounded by filigree flourishes. Perfect for personal and business occasions, each card is accompanied by a coordinating white envelope. Optional return address and envelope liners are available for an additional charge.

Bird and Wreath Invite: Topped with an illustrated wreath adorned with berries and a cheerful bird, all this slender, 100% cotton pearl white card needs is your words to create the perfect holiday invitation. Ideal for everything from tree trimmings to caroling parties, your text is thermograph printed in your choice of lettering style along with the motif in your choice of ink color. Matching envelopes are included.

All the envelopes are beautifully embossed with "Martha Stewart" to let everyone on your holiday card list know they are receiving a high quality, beautiful card this year.

To see the complete assortment of personalized and boxed holiday cards as well as the complete assortment of personalized invitations, visit the Crane & Co. website.


Elaine said...

They are all so lovely - I would have a difficult time choosing...

John R. said...

I'm already having a hard time choosing! I do like the "Calligraphy Santa"!

Anonymous said...

Why would I want to send cards with Martha's name embossed on the envelope?? Beautiful cards, but the embossing is a deal-breaker for me!

Sarah said...

I still have many boxes of Martha Christmas cards from the one season they produced them for KMart. They are so cute and I don't want to use them!

Does anyone else remember these or have their own collection?

mike said...

I agree - they're all stunning (except for one)! :) They are terrific as inspiration (as well as cards) - they all have such a unique theme. The calligraphic ones are my favorite - I love the typographic treatment! Thanks for sharing this with us! I'm afraid to look at the pricing.... :)

Anonymous said...

I really loved the snowflake card! I went through the process of ordering the snowflake, but once I found out that "Martha Stewart" is very prominently embossed on the envelope, I decided against the purchase. I think she can include her name, but in a more tasteful manner that is not so blatant (especially if you are going to spend $700 on 100 cards). I am disappointed because the card itself is really beautiful!