Christmas Card Envelopes! Calligraphed Names Make Them Special!

Sending out Christmas cards this year? Keep reading to see how calligraphy can give your Christmas card envelopes a special touch!

Its The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love the Christmas season! All the beautiful music, decorations and general cheer! Its just lovely! I’ve procrastinated a bit this year on ordering and sending our cards out (who’s with me?!)- but that’s beside the point…. 🙂

Last year was my first year with my fancy new iPad and I thought, hey! I should design our Christmas cards myself. And hey! Wouldn’t it be nice to do postcards so that postage would be cheaper?? Great idea in theory- however, I didn’t know anything about bleed lines or file setup– soooo… I printed them and mailed them, andddd we got every single one of them returned in the mail as undeliverable. *sigh* So! This year I decided to play it a little safer and go with standard cards and envelopes.

No calligrapher worth her salt would send out envelopes without some type of fancy addressing right?? Since I’m running a bit short on time, and let’s face it, calligraphing envelopes is not a quick and easy job– I decided to do calligraphy names with block letter addresses. I’m happy to say that my cards are *almost* complete and ready to go!

Christmas Card Envelopes- With Calligraphy!

Check out the video below to see the calligraphy in action! Keep in mind that this video is sped up about 8x normal for the sake of time 😉 Calligraphy is a very slow process!

Christmas Card Envelopes

And they’re off!

Here’s a peek at a few final products! I feel like the calligraphed names do give them a special touch, don’t you?

Christmas card envelopes with calligraphed names "the thompsons" and "the dunns" with calligraphy pen
A few final products!

Like what you see? While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the shop for art prints and notecards. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have!

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