Calligraphy letter gift

Letter gift options

There are a number of options for you to choose from to customise your beautiful letter gift, these are all detailed below.

Font

There is a choice of calligraphy font, although it may be possible for me to use your own font if you have one in mind. The most popular fonts I write in are pictured below;

Calligraphy font options

Paper

On the photo below left, the paper shown on the left is a delicate, ivory coloured parchment paper which is slightly mottled, this paper will give your letter gift a timeless, classic feel. The paper on the right is thicker cotton, aged, and hand made; because of this, each piece will vary slightly and has minor imperfections. This paper type will give your letter character with an aged, antique feel.

It’s also possible to have this paper without the aged effect as pictured here with the oak stained dowels/finials, on the photo below right.

Parchment paper and aged, hand made paper
Handwritten letter

Dowels/finials

You could choose to have dowels/finials on your letter gift for a scroll effect. These work well with either paper type; (shown below with the aged, handmade paper on the left and parchment on the right) if you wanted the hanging option, the parchment would be more suitable for this.

 

Small handwritten letter with gold dowels & finials
Long handwritten gift scroll with gold dowels and finials

Subtle embellishment

I embellish the larger text and decorative swirls/border with a subtle gold or silver paint, as shown in the photo below. If you would prefer me not to do this, please make this clear when ordering.

embellishment gold detail

Optional burnt edge effect

To give a truly old, aged effect, you could opt for burnt effect edges as shown in this photo below. This option is available only with the aged, hand made paper.

burnt edge on handwritten gift letter scroll

Ribbons and charms/wax seal

Each letter gift is rolled and trimmed with ribbons and either a charm, or wax seal. I can use ribbon colours of your choice (choose up to 2 colours), although the most popular choice is a black ribbon on the bottom which is overlaid by a coloured ribbon as shown below on the photo on the left, this bow also has an optional crystal gem attached.

There are a choice of charms which attach onto the bow; the Tibetan silver charms and the gold plated heart charm. I may be possible for me to order a charm of your choice if you had a particular theme in mind; I recently ordered a lady golfer charm for a gift for a lady golfer!

The wax seals have either a heart, fleur de lis or celtic rose design on them, or I can customised your own wax seal with up to 3 initials or a small logo; this option is an additional £30.

Dark pink ribbon around handwritten letter gift
Charm choices for handwritten letter gift
Wax seal designs- fleur de lis, celtic rose or heart
customised wax seals for handwritten letter gifts

Presentation box

Each handwritten letter is presented in an ivory coloured gift box with coordinating ribbons and a matching gift tag, where you can have a personalised message handwritten on to the tag. There is an option to have your letter presented in a solid, thuya wooden box (this option would be an additional £45).

The width of the paper for the letters is 21cm (the width of a standard piece of A4 paper). However if you choose to have a letter with dowels/finials the width of the actual paper is 17cm (total width of letter with dowels/finials attached is 21cm). These measurements are to ensure the letter will fit within the presentation box (both the ivory card and wooden box). The letter can be up to a metre in length allowing for plenty of room for everything that you would want to say!

It is possible for your scroll to be wider if you would like (up to 30cm wide), but there isn’t a card presentation box to house this wider version, only a wooden box is available which would be priced at £90. This is a beautiful piece of furniture and would make a stunning memento to house your letter (bottom right photo).

 

Handwritten letter gift beautifully presented in wooden box
Handwritten letter gift scroll
Handwritten letter gift box