The one-of-a-kind stationery is now available in all Bridgewater Chocolate stores
Bridgewater Chocolate, the beloved Connecticut chocolate company known for its lineup of familiar American classics made with European techniques, is thrilled to announce a brand partnership with Crane & Co. – an esteemed brand that specializes in personalized cards, invitations, and quality stationery. The collaboration between the two New England brands will offer consumers a unique and simple way to gift thoughtfully this holiday season and beyond.
“This partnership couldn’t have arrived at a better time,” said Fred Marione, marketing and merchandise planning director at Crane. “With the holiday season right around the corner, and so many people planning to visit family and friends, our customers won’t have to spend time searching for the perfect gift — it will already be thoughtfully curated for them, by us. With over 250 years of experience in craft paper production, Crane is passionate about partnering with brands that understand our history and align with our dedication to craftsmanship and quality — we found that in Bridgewater Chocolate.”
Known for its elegant and refined products, the stationery brand—considered the personalized stationery of choice for celebrities like Taylor Swift, Steven Spielberg, Jimmy Fallon, and more— is now available in all 4 Bridgewater Chocolate locations and online for purchase. The card was designed by Crane in a style that is unique to their artistry. Tying in the Connecticut state bird, the American Robin, and the state flower, mountain laurel, helps connect Bridgewater Chocolate to their home state.
The brand partnership is the first of its kind for Bridgewater Chocolate which is well-known in Connecticut and beyond for providing an elevated gifting experience with its stunning hinged boxes and hand-tied ribbons. From corporate gifting, weddings and anniversaries, housewarming and host gifts, teacher appreciation and graduation, party favors or just a little thoughtful gesture to brighten someone’s day, the chocolate brand offers something for everyone – and now with a personalized card to match.
“We are thrilled to share our shelves with such a beloved brand,” said Jeff Stoeckel, CEO of Bridgewater Chocolate. “This collaboration is a great opportunity for us to pair our expansive knowledge of the chocolate-making industry with the world-class craftsmanship of Crane to offer consumers a thoughtfully curated gift they will be proud to share with loved ones.
“As a gifting company, we naturally sought out a similarly respectable Northeast brand to accompany our chocolate,” Stoeckel continued. “Crane’s unique, Connecticut-inspired cards will make it easy to walk out of a Bridgewater Chocolate store with a fully complete custom gift, perfect for any occasion.”