The principles that guide our work are as important as the products we make, and they have not changed since 1801.
WE BELIEVE IN...
No. 1 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEGINNINGS
With every sheet of paper we produce, with every invitation we engrave, and with every box of thank you cards we deliver, we see possibility. We know that each new beginning is an opportunity to signal thoughtful purpose and provide the foundation for great things to come.
No. 2 COMMUNICATION & EXPRESSION
What we do is to make beautiful things so that other people can share a moment of themselves with both loved ones and the world. To allow others to express themselves is our job, and we're proud of it.
No. 3 THE TIME-HONORED PRACTICE OF CRAFT
The twenty-first century has spawned a new rediscovery that making things by hand, and sharing them with your friends and loved ones, is one of life’s most satisfying experiences. We are an original American Maker, and have been at the vanguard of this movement for over 200 years.
No. 4 A FEW SECONDS OF BEAUTY AND KINDNESS IN EVERY DAY
Everyone could use a little color in a long day. That may mean the joy of receiving a letter in the mail from a distant friend, or just a smile from someone whose day has been brightened by a hand-written message from a surprising source. It can mean a few moments at your own desk, dashing off a note to a friend or colleague. This is our business and it will never go out of style.
No. 5 DETAILS MATTER
How you show up preempts what you have to say. Do not leave it to chance. Dress nicely, speak with clarity and dignity, listen with an open mind... And keep stationery nearby.