Company History
In March of 1948, Bill Carlson founded Carlson Letter Service as a part-time venture.  By September of that same year it had become full time and the first wedding invitation was printed.

Carlson Letter Service eventually evolved into Carlson Craft and now more than 60 years later, it is the world's largest wedding and social stationery printer.

 Bill Carlson

 First Invite


Bill and his cast off

mimeograph machine

 First Wedding Invitation

 First Delivery Truck

Our high-quality product combined with fast turnaround and industry-leading customer service continues to keep us a leader in the printing industry.  We will continue to expand our product lines, enter new markets and leave impressions with our retailers and their customers.

Today's General Manager of Carlson Craft

Kevin Svenson

"Carlson Craft’s mission, in partnership with our nationwide channel partners, is to help people celebrate and communicate life events via the personalization of social stationery including wedding invitations, birth announcements, party invitations, graduation announcements, holiday cards, and many others. Under our single powerful brand, Carlson Craft, we continuously strive to provide our retailers and customers, new designs, services, and technologies and tools for selling and ordering. Our commitment to our partners is to provide quality products and services, and to continually work together to strengthen and grow our business together." - Kevin Svenson

Carlson Craft's Core Values

Core Purpose

·  We exist to create opportunity and security for employees.
Core Values
·  We respect the potential and significance of every individual.
·  We have passion for customers and our work.
·  We believe there is always a better way.
·  We embrace personal as well as, shared responsibility
   and accountability.

Our Location

1750 Tower Blvd
North Mankato, MN 56003


Carlson Craft's production facility and its offices are located
in North Mankato, Minnesota.  

Directions from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport:
494 W to 169 S
169 S to Mankato
Exit on Hwy 14 W (first exit upon entering Mankato)
Exit on Lor Ray Dr.
Left turn onto Lor Ray Dr.
Right turn onto Commerce Dr.
Left turn onto Tower Blvd.

We appreciate your interest in Carlson Craft.