28 11, 2016

{Holiday Sale} Give the Gift of Calligraphy ~ Last Chance for 25% off the Starter Kit

By | November 28th, 2016|Calligraphy, gifts, Holiday, lifestyle|0 Comments

Photo by Anne Kim

If you’re searching for a thoughtful, unique gift for someone special on your Christmas list…our calligraphy starter kit may be just what you’re looking for! Our calligraphy kit includes not only the tools needed to get started with the art of pointed-pen, but also provides detailed instructions on how to actually use those tools.

And right now you can get 25% off using code HOLIDAY2016 when your purchase the starter kit + video tutorial bundle as well as 25% off all of the other calligraphy supplies in our shop! Our shop features all of our preferred supplies including metallic inks, matte ink colors, practice pads, pen holders, mixing jars & more – all for 25% off until November 30!

We also offer in-person workshops around the US and London, and we are happy to send along a gift certificate for you to present to the recipient. Simply book the registration and forward the confirmation to hello [at] lhcalligraphy [dot] com to let us know it’s a gift, and we will provide a PDF for you to print and gift.

We hope you can take advantage of our current sale and find the perfect gift for the creative in your life!

Happy Holidays!

Shop this pic:
Gift Wrap
Gold Scissors


*HOLIDAY2016 code does not apply to custom/handwritten work; only valid on starter kit when purchased with video tutorial; not valid on previous purchases; code expires 11/30/2016.

25 11, 2016

{Christmas} Re-Purpose Your Holiday Party Decor to Create a Picture Perfect Holiday Scene

By | November 25th, 2016|decor, gifts, Holiday|0 Comments

Don’t miss our holiday sale for 25% off ALL party products in both the Etsy & LHC shops! Use code HOLIDAY2016* at check out to score big savings on this year’s celebrations, plus all calligraphy supplies & wedding paper goods, too.

Take a peek below to see how we used Christmas prints, cards & even napkins to turn our every day bookshelf into an adorable holiday display!


With Christmas just around the corner, don’t forget to send holiday cards to friends and family to wish them a happy holiday!






Photos by Anne Kim

Shop this look:
Holiday Prints
Red Napkins
Green Napkins
Mixed Party Pack
Gold Frames
Gold Vases

*sale is valid through November 30; not valid on custom or handwritten work, previous purchase or calligraphy workshops. Only valid on the calligraphy starter kit when purchased WITH the video tutorial.

23 11, 2016

{Christmas} Ornaments Hand-Lettered add a Personalized, Festive Touch to your Holiday Tree Decor

By | November 23rd, 2016|decor, Holiday, lifestyle|0 Comments

Tomorrow might be Thanksgiving, but we’re all super excited for Christmas around here…so much so we’ve already put up decorations!  Be sure to check out some photos from our Christmas shoot and shop the look before it’s too late! You can find all of our Christmas goodies in the Etsy shop including hand-lettered ornaments, wrapping paper greeting cards, napkins, coasters, stir sticks and more.





Shop this post:

Wooden Merry Christmas Wreath Sign
Hand-Lettered Ornaments
White Christmas Stockings
Christmas Wreath
Wrapping Paper

17 11, 2016

{Thanksgiving} Greeting Cards & Other Last-Minute Goodies From Laura Hooper Calligraphy to Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Pop

By | November 17th, 2016|cards, decor, Holiday, lifestyle|0 Comments


Thanksgiving is in just ONE week from today!

Need a few last minute goods for your celebrations? We still have watercolor greeting cards {they make beautiful framed prints, too!}, Thankful tags to tie at each place setting, sets of recipe cards {perfect hostess gift!} and a handful of coaster packs remaining!

You can find these goodies in our Etsy shop here and we will include Priority Mail shipping at no additional charge so you are sure to have your items in hand by the festivities next week!

10 11, 2016

{Pop Up Shop} Come see us in Old Town Alexandria

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10 11, 2016

{Inspiration Shoot} Pointed-Pen Calligraphy Details in Cyanotype Editorial by Cheers Darling Events + Lisa Blume

By | November 10th, 2016|Calligraphy, decor, envelopes, event planning, flowers, invitations, location, photography, real weddings, style, Uncategorized, venues|0 Comments

When Kaitlin from Cheers Darling Events reached out about participating in a shoot centered around the beautiful blues of cyanotype, we were all on board! Check out the images below by Lisa Blume Photography for some elegant “something blue” inspiration then hop over to Paprika Southern for the full article on the shoot!





Vendor Credits:

Photography: Lisa Blume Photography
Stylist: Cheers Darling Events
Location: Brockington Hall
Spot Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Stationery: Paperzest
Florals: On A Limb Florals
Makeup: Dollface by Jules

Additional details on Cyanotype & vendors in the Paprika Southern article!

9 11, 2016

{Thanksgiving} Dessert Buffet with Pie, Cheesecake & Party Goods by Laura Hooper Calligraphy

By | November 9th, 2016|decor, Holiday, party, Uncategorized, Washington DC|0 Comments


We are so ready for Thanksgiving around here & we are happy to share our tips for setting up an irresistible dessert bar over on Style Me Pretty Living! Be sure to check out the feature and shop the look before it’s too late! You can find all of our Thanksgiving goodies in the Etsy shop including hand-lettered pumpkins, greeting cards, napkins, coasters, stir sticks and more.






Photos by Anne Kim Photo
Garland by Sweet Root Village

7 11, 2016

{Calligraphy Workshops} 2017 Laura Hooper Calligraphy Beginner Workshop Registration is Open!

By | November 7th, 2016|Calligraphy, calligraphy workshops, learn calligraphy|0 Comments

Thank you for your interest in our Laura Hooper Calligraphy beginner workshops! We are heading into the final stretch of our 2016 workshop schedule & are looking forward to all the new students we will meet in next year. For our 2017 Spring/Summer tour, we plan to visit DC {Alexandria}, New York City, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston & Los Angeles, and you can sign up for these cities NOW on our website!

While we wish we could teach in every city, we unfortunately are not able to given our current workload, upcoming projects & preserving some weekends off to spend with our families and friends. We have chosen to scale back on the number of workshops offered in 2017 and therefore do expect that they could sell out early. We would love to share the art of modern calligraphy with you & recommend signing up as soon as possible if you are hoping to join us in any of these cities!

Some notes on our workshops…
Our beginner’s workshop in modern pointed-pen calligraphy will provide you with high-quality tools for the art, but more importantly teach you how to use them, cover basics in practice strokes and technique, as well as cover a full alphabet. Laura carries over a decade of experience as a professional calligrapher, and we have taught over 3,200 students since 2014. If you are just starting out {yes, even if you have never seen a calligraphy pen in person!} or are looking for hands-on tips and techniques to improve your beginner’s hand, these workshops are for you.

For more details and to register for class, visit our website today. We hope to meet you in 2017!


4 11, 2016

{Real Wedding} Envelope Calligraphy & Wood Signage for Elizabeth Duncan Events + Lisa Blume

By | November 4th, 2016|Calligraphy, envelopes, event planning, flowers, invitations, location, photography, real weddings, reception ideas, signs, style, venues, Washington DC|Comments Off on {Real Wedding} Envelope Calligraphy & Wood Signage for Elizabeth Duncan Events + Lisa Blume

These Lisa Blume photos for couple Kathryn & Ryan are simply gorgeous! We love seeing all the details and decor from our friends at Elizabeth Duncan Events. They did such an amazing job bringing the couples’ vision and all the vendors’ work to life. Take a peek below for some romantic inspiration!








Congratulations to Kathryn and Ryan and to everyone who added their special touch to this wedding!

Vendor Credits:
Planner – Elizabeth Duncan Events
Photographer – Lisa Blume
Venue – The Inn at Perry Cabin
Florals – Amaryllis Inc
Calligraphy – Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Watercolor artist – Inslee
Stationery – Winifred Paper

3 11, 2016

{Thanksgiving} Tabletop Decor For Your Home Entertaining from Laura Hooper Calligraphy

By | November 3rd, 2016|decor, Escort Cards, Holiday, party, placecards, Washington DC|0 Comments

We know it’s only three days into November, but we’re just so excited for the holidays. I mean who isn’t looking forward to Turkey, stuffing, and desserts right? And course time to rest and give thanks with family & friends! We’re totally ready for Thanksgiving now that we’ve had a chance to put together a cute table setting for our mini Thanksgiving shoot. Check it out below for some inspiration for your own tablescape ideas!






Photos courtesy of Anne Kim

Shop this setup:

White Pumpkins
Watercolor Place Cards
Watercolor Thankful For Cards
Thanksgiving Coasters
Thanksgiving Napkins

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