Every year, the weather cools down and the fall leaves start to turn color. In turn, our invitation designers look ahead towards all of the festive holidays in Q4: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and finally, the New Year. As one of the few remaining brick-and-mortar stationery stores in San Francisco, we strive to curate an eclectic selection of boxed stationery for our diverse clients. We are so excited to share that our shelves are stocked with an abundance of boxed holiday cards! For this round, we will focus on our Crane boxed holiday cards, which are timeless and always a crowd favorite. Read on for some of our favorite picks for this year’s selection, including returning favorites, and brand new designs. If you are looking for personalized Crane holiday cards, check out our recent blog post “2023 Crane Personalized Holiday Cards“.
Best Boxed Christmas Cards by Crane
For the most timeless and classic Christmas motifs, look no further than Crane’s fine selection of boxed holiday cards. Choose from several Christmas trees or Santa Claus designs, or even elaborate wreaths that are lush with foliage, and playful strings of light. Our favorites are the Skiing Santa for its fun take on a classic Santa Claus, or the stunningly sophisticated Silver and Gold Beaded Tree that is sure to please.
Best Boxed Religious Christmas Cards by Crane
To celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Crane offers a gorgeous selection of religious boxed holiday cards. All of the styles are thoughtfully designed to produce the most impactful impression. The designs range from both understated to colorfully vibrant. Our favorite from this category is the White Christmas Church due to its beautiful details that can only truly be appreciated in person.
Best Boxed Peaceful Holiday Cards by Crane
No matter how each and every year unfolds, it seems that there is one thing we can all use more of: peace. I always find myself thinking back to the scene from the movie “Miss Congeniality”, where the question is: “What is the one most important thing our society needs?” and all of the contestants’ answers include “World peace.” There are many truly beautiful styles to express this sentiment, but my favorite is definitely the Flock of Doves. Its elegance is understated but the message is clear.
Best Boxed Seasonal Holiday Cards by Crane
One of the best aspects of entering autumn is seeing the leaves turn color and scatter onto the streets. As autumn turns to winter, the holidays are truly upon us and we love seeing images that depict the changing seasons. Crane does an outstanding job of depicting scenes of nature’s seasons, and these seasonal boxed holiday cards are really something special. We truly can’t pick any favorites from this category, as they are all beautiful in their own right.
Best Non-Denominational or Secular Boxed Holiday Cards by Crane
Being located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we understand how diverse our community is, and that not everyone may celebrate the holidays. However, we believe that it is still a wonderful thing to receive a card in the mail, even if just to celebrate the season or the upcoming new year. Crane does a fantastic job of offering many designs that are general enough to be non-denominational or secular, so that you can send a card to all of your friends, family, loved ones, colleagues, or business partners, without any fear of offense. Our favorite for this year is the Engraved Cardinal design, as the bird looks so majestic perched on the berry branch.
Best Boxed Photo Mount Holiday Cards by Crane
The holiday season is a great opportunity to share updated photos of your family, kids, or even furry children! While we do offer personalized photo holiday cards from our designers such as Designers’ Fine Press or Smitten On Paper, we understand that sometimes it can be a struggle to get the perfect photo taken on time to print custom cards. Crane makes beautiful boxed holiday photo mount cards with messages pre-printed inside that can be used in either portrait or landscape orientation. The cards include peel-off adhesive on the front cover, so you can develop a 4″ x 6″ photo on your own time and attach it when you are ready! Our favorite design in this category is currently the Watercolor Foil Holly and Berries, but you can’t go wrong with any of the designs.
Where To Purchase or Buy Crane Boxed Holiday Cards
You can visit us in our San Francisco brick-and-mortar stationery store located in Three Embarcadero Center in the Financial District, shoot us an email, or call us now! If you are not local, we can also ship our boxed holiday cards nationwide. We frequently ship stationery to our clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, in cities such as San Jose, Sonoma, Burlingame, Saratoga, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Sausalito, and more. For those residing out of state, we can ship nationwide and have clients in Washington, Colorado, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, and many more states. Once we are sold out of a style for the year, it is not coming back – so contact us now!