History and Mission Statement

The Service Bureau Fine Stationery and Gifts is a subsidiary of the The St. Louis Service Bureau. In 1930, The St. Louis Service Bureau began as a committee within the Junior League, providing organized dance lessons and invitation services, with profits donated to charitable causes in the St. Louis area. In 1965, the stationery segment became an independent business and continued in the tradition of donating to local charities.

Known for our outstanding personalized service, The Service Bureau Fine Stationery and Gifts is among the city’s finest retailers, offering in-stock and special order stationery and unique gifts. We offer the widest selection of stationery products in St. Louis.  We are Crane’s largest retailer in the state of Missouri and one of their largest accounts in the country.

Three generations of customers have entrusted their most important life events to our expert stationers. We are a destination for brides who depend on our staff’s vast experience and knowledge of proper etiquette.   We are also proud to continually differentiate ourselves from other retailers by donating annual profits to our community.

The mission of the Service Bureau Fine Stationery and Gifts is to produce a profit to distribute to St. Louis community-serving charities through our Foundation.  We seek to fulfill our mission by being the finest stationery and gift store in the St. Louis area, providing enticing products, superior customer service and a friendly, pleasant shopping experience for our customers.

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