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— has been known for its selection of fine writing papers since 1801. Though anchored in the past, Crane's image is very today!

Correspondence cards — one-panel (not the foldover variety) — are hot! (The "pen-and-pencil equivalent of e-mail," according to The Wall Street Journal.)

The "Catalogue Critic" for The Wall Street Journal compared and contrasted the wares of five stationery companies and published the results on October 29, 2004. Conclusion:

Crane's Ecru-White Correspondence Card (item # CD3116) — $332 for 100 — was deemed Best Overall.

Here are their comments:

Quality: A classic, no-frills card — on heavy stock, with an attractive font (Snell Light-face) and just in the right size (6 3/8" by 4 1/4")

Shipping Cost/Time: $74.95 for rush delivery within nine business days; our order arrived on time.

Return Policy: Personalized stationery cannot be returned for refund.

Phone/Web Experience: Crane consultant offered helpful and straight-to-the-point suggestions. Actual online ordering was hassle-free as well


Note: If The Wall Street Journal's selection is beyond your budget, consider the following suggestion:

Personalized Correspondence Cards in Leather (Black — item # JD3006B OR Brown — item # JD3116BR) Tray Gift Set
This handsome black leather tray comes with 50 personalized thermographed cards (Ecruwhite or Pearl White), plus matching envelopes. Perfect for quick notes — and a great business gift. Cards measure 4 1/4" x 6 3/8". Price: $110.00

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