Calligraphy by Hand for Wedding Envelopes

Copperplate Style

Copperplate calligraphy is a form of calligraphic script dating back to the 18th Century. The elegant lettering and flourishes of this script image the importance of writing slowly with careful attention to weight and stroke. The beauty of copperplate script is born through the practice and habit of slow, deliberate writing. The action of the pen is one of pressure-release. The end product results in lettering beautiful as well as elegant.

Copperplate Calligraphy
~ a sample of my calligraphy ~ click to enlarge / click to close


Some Details:

-   Envelopes (outer and inner) are calligraphed in black ink.

-   Your envelopes must offer some degree of transparency (I use a lightbox), If you hold your envelope up to a window and can see your hand behind it, your envelope will be fine.

-   The basic format used is staggered (indented). Envelopes must be at least 8” wide.

-   The envelope surface needs to permit a gliding of the copperplate nib across the surface. It is a sharp pointed nib and will not glide upon highly textured paper.


-  outer envelope with black ink $1.50

-  inner envelope with black ink $0.50

-  placecard / escort card prices vary between $0.50 to $1.00

How to Order

Pen and Ink

 Please email to place an order.

 Kindly prepare a typewritten address list.
Please use a large font (Times 14 is good) and type your address in block format. Do not use a fancy script style font. If an inner envelope will also be calligraphed, please type the name(s) for the inner envelope below the block format address. Excel spreadsheets are discouraged because names/addresses are not able to be in block format. Kindly have your list sent through email as a Word document, a .PDF, or via Post.

Example of block format:

Mr. and Mrs. David Nobody
134 Silver Avenue
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Mr. and Mrs. Nobody

 For every 100 envelopes to be calligraphed, please allow approximately one week for the handwork.

-   Kindly supply at least 10% extra envelopes for every 100 to be addressed.

 You and your guests shall be lifted to the Lord throughout the time of handwork and all the days to follow!

Calligraphy Brochure


I am a Sister living the eremitic life as a diocesan anchoress within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. I live within the "desert space" of Our Lady of Tenderness Hermitage.

Handwork within the solitude of the hermitage, as a means of support, is created with prayer and peace. My primary ministry of prayer and penance is offered for Our Holy Father, all bishops and clergy, especially for Bishop James F. Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, in a particulare way for the Prior General of the Carmelite Order and the entire Order of Carmel, the universal Church and every societal culture throughout the world .

What is a Diocesan Anchoress?
An Eremitic Vocation

Your order becomes a blessing for all.
Prayer is lifted daily for you and yours.

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