Happy Holidays from C. Crane!

C. Crane is celebrating the holidays with a silly Ugly Sweater Contest… who do you think should win?!

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving

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Last year C. Crane joined many other retailers in starting a new tradition and being closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving so we can all do whatever it is that we love most.

Whether you plan to sit on the couch, go out and brave the crowds shopping, visit with family, join REI’s movement and #optoutside or you want to join our #radiorevolution C. Crane wishes you and yours the very best Thanksgiving holiday yet!

Gift Guide for Dads and Grads

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Tis the season to shop for some of the most important people in your life. Your dad (or husband) – the man you can never figure out what to buy for since he’s already bought everything for himself. Your graduating child or grandchild who thinks the world of you but may not share your taste in gifts….

We have some ideas to help you find the perfect gift.

An emergency radio that has a built in flashlight – what a great way to show you care. Make sure that they have what they need in the event of an emergency. Everyone thinks their cell phones replace a good radio nowadays, but we’ve learned (in some cases the hard way) that this just isn’t true. All circuits busy anyone? Phone died and the power is out, and your car is floating down the river? We’ve heard stories like this, and more, where radio is the only way they know what’s going on – and the CC Solar Observer can charge most cell phones.

The Senta Ally Bluetooth speaker with FM Radio is always well received – We can’t tell you how many employees here have given these as gifts to their dads, siblings and graduating family members. This speaker has a very broad appeal and is really easy to use. They are in work shops, on kitchen counters, and out in the garden. The only limitation is your smartphone’s apps or your playlist. It also has a replaceable, rechargeable battery.

Have a gardener in your life? Get them the garden noise blocking headphones – This may be more geared for dads, although Jessica’s younger brother has found great use for this with his smartphone in the wood shop. The planer is just too loud! Bob’s gardener uses the kit with our CC Pocket radio regularly while weed eating out in the yard.

The Super WiFi Repeater System will allow anyone looking to extend the distance from their router by repeating the signal. Great for apartment complexes and dorm rooms where the signal might not be so great or for offices in the back of the house that are too far away from the router.

If you’re in a house where your political views (especially this election year) and thus taste in talk show hosts are as far apart as you being a vegetarian and him being a cattle rancher, a pillow speaker could be your best investment ever. We can’t help you with your differences in the kitchen, but this lovely little piece of equipment allows him to listen to his preferred stations in bed, and you don’t have to hear it. It also works great for audio books.

Still not sure what to buy? A gift certificate allows for them to pick whatever they prefer.

If you need any help with a recommendation, please call us and we’d love to help you pick out the best gift for your loved one.

Tell us – what’s the best or worst Father’s Day or Graduation gift you’ve ever received?

 

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

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December 10th, 2015:

Congratulations to Jim Sherman, winner of the SoftSpeaker 2 Pillow Speaker with Volume Control.

Today’s giveaway: The Power Vivid Pocket Flashlight and the Voz Earbuds

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What’s your favorite holiday movie? Or holiday Show?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Giveaways

12 days of Christmas

December 9th, 2015:

Congratulations to Zoe, winner of the CC LED Spot XB Spotlight.   Some of us here at C. Crane didn’t know what a “hippie stick” was. If you don’t either, have a look “Hippie Stick”

Today’s giveaway: SoftSpeaker 2 Pillow Speaker with Volume Control.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What was your favorite stocking stuffer ever?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas

December 8th, 2015:

Congratulations to RT Butz, winner of the The Senta 9 Earbuds with Mute Button.

Today’s giveaway: CC LED Spot XB Spotlight.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What is the most unusual gift you have ever received?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas

December 7th, 2015:

Congratulations to RidingonFumes09, winner of the Senta 40 Wooden Headphones.

Today’s giveaway: The Senta 9 Earbuds with Mute Button.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What do you like to share with others the most at the holidays?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas

December 4th, 2015:

Congratulations to Barbara, winner of the The Unit Plus LED Flashlight.

Today’s giveaway: Senta 40 Wooden Headphones.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What is the one thing that means Christmas or Holidays to you? What puts you in the holiday spirit?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

Inspired and Grateful

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We were so inspired by REI’s bold stand to pay their employees to take the day after Thanksgiving off that we decided to back them up and follow suit. This is the first time since being in business that we will be closed on this day.

On top of that the Save the Redwoods league is sponsoring free admission to 49 California redwood state parks, which for us is a big deal because we’re right smack in the middle of many of them. We’ve heard there are several other states and businesses that are following suit as well.

Thanksgiving is a great American tradition,” President and CEO of Save the Redwoods League Sam Hodder said in a statement. “This year, Save the Redwoods League wants to make it even better. We are starting a new tradition for Black Friday. We invite everyone to experience the moments of joy, renewal and inspiration that you’ll find among our natural wonders, the ancient giant redwoods.”

Our website, ordering and catalog request services will be open during this time, but we will not have regular customer service or tech support until Monday the 30th.  We plan to take this time to reflect on everything we have to be thankful for and to create new experiences to be thankful for and we hope you do too.

Happy First Day of Autumn

Happy First Day of Autumn From the C. Crane Family

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