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Ever since I learned to write I was hooked on letters. Consequently the art of calligraphy came natural to me. For over twenty years I've addressed thousands of invitations as well as placecards-created many menus and designed table numbers for countless events. My styles include copperplate and various italics.-including custom coloring.
All my clients have a deep appreciation of hand drawn calligraphy and it is such a pleasure to witness their reaction when they see the finished work.
Therefore each assignment is very special to me.

Word of mouth has been my only advertisement through the years- keeping me very busy . I also ship to many clients who are not nearby.

Samples will gladly be sent upon request .

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Kathy K. Married on 01/01/2023
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For calligraphy, do not look any further!

There is nothing better than receiving a gorgeous envelope in the mail with the raised ink that let's you know it's the "real thing", so if you're looking for the best person to do your calligraphy, don't look any further. Rae is truly artistic and she strives for perfection...which she always attains. She has so many styles to choose from, you will become overwhelmed making a decision. I love that she is well-versed in etiquette and knows all the rules for every household situation (e.g. living together, separated, remarried, etc. ) Finally, working with Rae you not only experience her professionalism, but her effervescent personality that makes you feel like you have made a friend in the process! Trust me when I say, Rae is the one for your special day!
Sylvia M. Married on 11/03/2019
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Shes amazing!

Gave a large job to this company with very little notice to finish. Rae finished the job before she promised and her work was unbelievably beautiful. Everyone called to ask where I had these done. Her work is truly unique. I’ve given her placecards, invitations, dinner table numbers for a wedding even a Lamoge trinket box to write an Anniversary date on. She will do her magic on just about anything. She will also advise you on what is proper regarding addressing envelopes etc. I highly recommend her.
Lois B. Married on 06/29/2019
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Over the years Rae Dickinson of Elegant Calligraphy has designed numerous party invitations, place cards and wedding pieces for me and my family. Her work is simply amazing in cooper plate and italic as well as uncial for that Irish look, among many other styles. She is knowledgeable, talented, and a blast to work with! I can’t recommend her too highly.
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