Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Handwritten Correspondence

I love the personal feel of handwritten wording featured in many invitations and save the dates lately. It’s personal, warm and creative. I adore how simple these pieces are, as you can really appreciate the way each letter looks, rather than being distracted by other embellishments. If you wanted to jazz it up a bit, you could always add a colorful envelope, mat, or enclosure card (with more handwriting goodness)!

I haven’t completed a project like this for any of my clients, but even so, my handwriting wouldn’t be worthy of this. I would probably have my grandmother do the honors, she has magnificent handwriting, and it would mean so much more to me!

You could easily turn this in to a DIY project by writing out one invitation on a white sheet of paper, then scan it, and adjust the contrast, then print! If you’re familiar with Photoshop, you could even change the color.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

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Anonymous said...

You're right.
There is nothing more beautiful postcards, or letters received from handwriting. This creates the illusion of a close friendship and sympathy.
Your work is impressive.

Sorry for my English:)

bridal buzz said...


Thanks for the comment! I just wanted to clarify that the handwriting samples above are not my personal samples, but lovely examples from various artists in the wedding industry.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aletha | Pearls Events said...

I wish my own handwriting was gorgeous - are there classes you can take?!