Friday, March 26, 2010

Crane Products Chosen Louie Awards Finalists

We were thrilled to learn yesterday that three Crane products have been selected as finalists for the 22nd Annual Louie Awards, presented by the Greeting Card Association. The Louie Awards are considered the pinnacle of recognition by our peers in the industry, and it is indeed gratifying to receive such acknowledgement. All finalists will be displayed at the National Stationery Show in May, and winners will be announced at a special event on Monday, May 17, in New York.

Here are the finalists:






"A Little Bird Told Me" letterpressed birthday card





"Love is merely madness" anniversary card
And,the kate spade all-occasion greeting card gift set

In honor of their selection as Louie Award Finalists, I am going to give you a chance to win all three. Simply leave a comment below to enter.

And, before I forget, the winner of the Little Papers You Can Write Your Name On giveaway is commenter Dave Marler, who wrote:

While I would prefer the printed cards because of my poor penmanship, I do think the hand-written versions create a more personalized impression on the recipient. I would love to have the cards as I could make great use of them in spreading the word about my new business.

Dave: E-mail me your mailing address at peter (dot) hopkins@comcast.net

18 comments:

Katy Emery Warren said...

Congrats on the awards and good luck.

I love the letterpress card- absolutely beautiful!

PaperCakeScissors said...

Congratulations to Crane! They are beautiful sets of cards that I'm sure anyone (myself included) would be happy to own.

gamma said...

I have taken a particular interest in industry awards lately, and I am confident that the finalist position reflects the beautiful design and excellent printing I see in the photos. Are there other criteria? Are there categories or just one best-of-show? Are your products nominated for different categories? How do the products become nominees, finalists, and winners? And who is Louie?

All three of the products are highly covetable. I would be a proud and happy winner. I hope that come May 17, Crane is a proud and happy triple winner, if your finalists are not competing with each other. Good luck.

Janice Phillips said...

What an honor! I'm surprised more Crane products aren't included but those that have been are quite worthy. That red used for the aniv card is simply luscious!

John said...

Love is merely a madness, and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do:

Mary McQueen said...

when will the list be announced, I wonder? Congrats to you!

Dave Marler said...

There's no question Crane is tops!

The letterpress card is exquisite and what girl wouldn't want a Kate Spade wardrobe to use as they share their good wishes.

Esther said...

Congratulations on the award! I love them all! What a cute name - "A Little Bird Told Me"

Hope said...

Congratulations on the honor; well deserved!

While the weekly give aways are awesome, they also give us Crane paper lovers a chance to view for the first time, or more closely, the beauty and variety of the social papers and cards Crane offers. Love that!

Hattie said...

Congratulations on the three items that made the finalists. I am not suprised....I love all three!

les said...

They are all greaat cards. I already have the Maddness card for my anniversary in November, and have had it for quite some time. My favorite is the Oscar Wild birthday card. My wife loved it when she got hers. So did my sister, who is 2 years older than me, and has sent cards about how old I am for quite some time.

The best part is they are Crane, and I can use my fountain pen on them!

Ali said...

How brilliant the Kate Spade Crane box set is to keep the cards protected, fresh, available and organized...now...I must get some friends..

Hope said...

Congrats on the well deserved recognition!

Each time I think I've perused everything on Crane's website, I'm proven wrong (thankfully). All the items are beautiful, and leave it to Kate Spade to combine beauty with function.

Jessica said...

Best wishes to all at Crane on the nomination.

It is a pleasure to read the Crane Insider. Thank you for taking us behind the scenes at Crane & Co. I love it.

--Jessica

Mimi said...

Simply elegant... As a papermaker, I am usually expected to send "handmade" cards - which I never quite get around to doing. It would be greatly appreciated by my recipients to receive instead, a genuine CRANE card such as one of these...

The Plus Side! said...

"A Little Bird" is one of our favorites here at The Fisherman's Wife! Congratulations to Crane and thanks for sharing the news!

brooklynchuck said...

Well, I've spent the last twenty minutes trying to see how I can attend the NSS at the Javitz...but they're pretty serious about only the trade being allowed in!

Congrats and good luck with the LOUIEs!

To answer a previous comment: "the LOUIEs are named after Louis Prang, the German-born Boston lithographer credited with the birth of the U.S. Christmas card in the 1870s."

Stacie said...

Congratulations on the nominations. All three are just wonderful.