i think it’s pretty apparent that i am a BIG FAN of calligraphy. you just can’t beat it, and there ain’t no computer font that can replicate those beautiful nuances of a hand drawn letter or flourish. our slanted calligraphy birth announcement design continues to be a best seller, and i thought – why not employ some of that one of a kind beautifulness on a holiday card? before i dive in, let me clearly state that i do not do calligraphy – i work with talented calligraphers and employ their artistry. i actually used to practice calligraphy, many, many moons ago. i took a class with my friend shannon in 2006ish and actually tried my hand at a couple of friends’ wedding invitation envelopes before i figured out that i was not going to be the next love, jenna. it takes MOUNDS of patience to hone your skill as a calligrapher, and i have so much respect for the calligraphers that i know at the top of their field!
i am so, so excited to show you these. i’ve been working on them since early summer and have been so thrilled to unveil them! if you place an order for holiday cards with calliespondence (pertinent details HERE and you can still nab the early bird special until 9/30!), any of these designs are available to use on your card – and it does not have to be in the way that we’ve shown in. you can use it any way that you please, in any color, with any liner. just let us know what you’d like to see and we’ll make it happen! also, we can always make recommendations for color and placement based on your photograph if you’re on the fence about what to do.
first up: a delicate “Merry Christmas” with lots of pretty flourishes…
i mustn’t forget to add that it is possible to get your family name (1 line) written in coordinating calligraphy for an additional $30. how cool is that!
i love this in a vibrant, unexpected color…
then we have this “warm holiday wishes” with hand-drawn mittens. i mean…adorable.
i was feeling wild and crazy the other night and added a bit of red glitter to the mittens on a printed sample. i’m digging the bling!
peace on earth with a hand drawn dove…
i adore the idea of a #10 anything – invitation, card, you name it. it’s unexpected and i like that!
holly jolly with hand drawn holly leaves…
last but not least, a large and in charge “Noel.” it’s really such a pretty word, isn’t it?
these photographs were all from my personal collection – credit goes to aharon hill photography, dylan blue photography and laura negri photography. thanks for sharing your talent with our family, ladies!
hope you love the new collection as much as i do – and let us know if you want to use any of the artwork for your holiday card this year!