Post # 1
We have a really nice calligraphy stamp with our address. I always assumed we would use it for our STDS and invites but we are not paying to having them addressed by a calligrapher. FI’s hand addressing them (my handwriting is awful). Will it look silly to have regular handwriting as the mailing address on the front and a calligraphy stamp on the back with our return address?
Post # 3
I think it would be fine since they are on different sides of the envelope. I also think it is fine to print (like with a computer) the return address, even if you calligraphy the mailing address.
Post # 4
If your Fiance has okay handwriting – buy a calligraphy dip pen and some ink from Micheals. The best nibs I like for the pens are like this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Nj-Xo8M_h-k/TLBpqrNYrjI/AAAAAAAAAD8/NAJb7JjAPFg/s1600/20913-1512-2ww-m.jpg, and the ones I found hard to use because the writing was too fat/thick were like this: http://penroom.co.uk/images/Leonardt-Round2web.jpg
It took me about 3-4 days of practicing like 20 minutes a day to get how the pen works, ie: its thin strokes going upwards, and push down for fat ink lines when you’re doing a downwards stroke. I have nice handwriting when I try, so I wanted to teach myself calligraphy for my Save-The-Date Cards and invites. It’s not perfect, and it’s not computer-printed straight on the envelope, but it looks really really good.
Even if he does his own handwriting, with the calligraphy pen – it will look much better than not. And it will match your return stamp better.
Post # 5
@jacinda10: Wow! Thanks for the info.
Post # 6
@NJmeetsBX: I’ll make a post with my STD’s tomorrow, and I’ll show you the calligraphy. You’ll see it isn’t perfect, but it looks good.
It will match your stamp beautifully 🙂