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5 Nov

How-To Tuesday: Create Your Own Party Invitations with Fancy Handwriting (i.e., Calligraphy)

Recently I received a package from some friends across the pond, and while the shipping box was nothing special–clad in a typical DHL label–the prize within contained a large white envelope addressed to me in beautiful blue-inked handwriting. There’s something so lovely and personal about seeing your name spelled out in unique, imperfect penmanship that simply can’t be expressed with even the quirkiest of typefaces. I was so impressed I snapped a photo!

And now that the holidays are here and it’s time to send out party invitations, I figure I have two options. I can go the Facebook route and mass-invite all my treasured friends and family members using no more effort than a couple of keystrokes. OR! I can spend a little time personalizing each envelope by writing out my loved ones’ names in thoughtful fancy calligraphy! I think you know, fellow crafters, which road to take here.

Check out these sites for tips on DIY calligraphy:

How to create envelope calligraphy

DIY envelope calligraphy

And be sure to check out Molly Suber Thorpe’s beautiful book, Modern Calligraphy, available from St. Martin’s Griffin!

modern calligraphy

Barnes&Noble

Amazon

IndieBound

Powell’s Books

Books-a-Million

Walmart

 

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