Christmas is the perfect time to embrace taking things slow & spending time creating something beautiful to send to your friends & family to let them know you’re thinking of them.
1. Use colour
Ditch the biro! Golds & silvers are perfect for Christmas & there are many calligraphy inks available to try. If a nib and ink is not your thing, get creative with your favourite fountain pen or coloured gel pens.
2. Add illustrations
An excuse to get out your watercolour palette & create a Christmas wreath design on the front of a handmade card or some doodles inside. A little bit of illustration adds a lovely hand painted element to your cards.
3. Faux calligraphy
If you’re not confident with a nib and ink to write or address your Christmas cards; faux calligraphy is the next best thing. Create the effect of calligraphy by using any pen & filling in your downstrokes.
4. Envelope designs
There are endless possibilities in which to address your envelopes – either using nib & ink calligraphy or faux – mix it up & see what designs you can come up with.
There is something traditionally ‘Christmas’ about flourished lettering – add this to the names on your envelopes or card lettering to give a real festive feel.
Lastly, enjoy creating something beautifully handmade this Christmas. Amongst all the chaos, sit down with a cuppa or mulled wine & take a relaxing hour out getting your squiggle on!