2017 LHC Holiday Gift Guide

Hey friends! We just announced our BIG holiday sale where we are giving you 30% off EVERYTHING* in our shop through November 27th! Below we've compiled a list of gifts that you might want to get that favorite calligrapher in your life...or just maybe...treat yourself with some fun calligraphy goodies :) We hope you enjoy what we've curated for you and please take advantage [...]

2017-11-20T06:18:52+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Calligraphy, Wedding Stationery, Learn Calligraphy|

10 of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Cocktails {& Mocktails!}

The holidays are always just a bit more special when paired with a specialty cocktail so we pulled a list of our favorite Thanksgiving themed cocktails for you to try this year. We even included some mocktails for those foregoing alcohol for any reason - you deserve something special, too! . There is literally something fun and sparkly fun for everyone. . And what [...]

2017-11-08T10:28:08+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Calligraphy, Decor, Party & Lifestyle|

My Favorite Nibs to Use for Addressing Envelopes

Whenever people ask what I love working on the most, the answer is simple for me: envelope addressing. It’s the very first service that I offered to clients when I started out 15 years ago & I love knowing my envelopes are the first impression into my client’s celebration of marriage. Being part of their love story is such an honor. Most of the [...]

2017-11-02T09:35:50+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Calligraphy, Wedding Stationery, Learn Calligraphy|

Tips for Left-Handed Calligraphy Learners

Are you left-handed and have always struggled with the way the world caters to right-handed people? Particularly with art supplies and pens in particular? I’m guessing your palm always gets smudged with ink no matter how hard you try. When learning calligraphy, we frequently get asked “Do you have any tips for lefties?” or “Is it even possible for a leftie to learn calligraphy?”. [...]

2017-10-19T10:21:52+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Calligraphy, Learn Calligraphy|

5 Truths About Working From Home

One of the greatest things about being a full time calligrapher is the freedom to work from home and another is of course being your own boss. The flexible schedule, the ability to manage your projects and clients the way you want to, and the freedom to focus on what you really need to do without coworkers interrupting you are just some of the [...]

2017-10-13T20:31:51+00:00 October 12th, 2017|About Laura, Calligraphy Business 101, Business Tips|

How to use Calligraphy on Ribbon

Lettering on beautiful ribbon is one of those projects you see online & it looks gorgeous, but when it comes time to attempt it yourself, you often find a lot of ink bleeding. But…you can beat the system with these simple steps! SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED Wax Freezer paper  Paint pen Ribbon - Honey Silks Co 1” Iron STEP 1 // Cut ribbon to desired size [...]

Why we developed the Calligraphy Practice Plan

We've all been there... We get so excited about learning a new skill but then… Life happens and weeks go by before we touch our tools again. We want to practice consistently, but we just don't know what to practice or how to develop a feasible plan. There’s so much information available on the internet, which is of course helpful, but also makes it [...]

2017-09-28T11:33:08+00:00 September 28th, 2017|About Laura, Calligraphy, Learn Calligraphy|

How I use Calligraphy on Marble

We frequently have the opportunity to letter on a variety of marble pieces for our wedding clients & get so many comments and questions about the pieces we are using. Marble is such a timeless and elegant look. We love the variety of ways it can be used as a surface for event decoration. We know you love it too, so we wanted to [...]

5 Tips for Time Management

I have grown A LOT in the 15 years of managing my own business. I learned a lot in the beginning through good ole fashion trial and error and even more in today's world thanks to creative entrepreneur podcasts as well as sharing/absorbing tips through creative colleagues. When I first started out, I would get so overwhelmed by all that there was to do [...]