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Exclusive stationery & elegant calligraphy

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Poems and quotations

A poem, quotation or other text that has personal meaning for the recipient, can be written in the form of a small intimate book, a card or as a piece to be framed and hung on the wall.  The use of a style of writing, colour of ink and appropriate materials that are true to the words of the text, will produce a gift that will be treasured forever.

Leaving or long service award

Certificates or pieces of calligraphy using words provided by you, to create a special gift for your staff.  The work can be mounted and framed.  

Family trees

The family tree written in calligraphy is a talking point when displayed in your home and a piece of history to hand down to future generations.

Celebration pieces

Individual pieces to celebrate a new baby, wedding anniversary or another special occasion.

Wedding vows in calligraphy


Section from Kipling's "If" in calligraphy

Proposals of marriage or wedding vows

Make that special person feel extra special. Have your own words written in beautiful calligraphy in the form of a book, a piece to be framed or a scroll. 

Illuminated letter and calligraphy wedding vows

marriage vows

Wedding book for Emma

To save you the trouble and worry, framing can be arranged through excellent local providers.

Framed calligraphy poem

Family tree calligraphy



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"I have received the book this morning and am absolutely delighted with what you have produced for us, your work is really exceptional and I couldn't have wished for anything better.  May I also thank you for you have made the whole process from start to finish very easy.  I now have to decide whether to wait until As' birthday to give her the book, but this isn't until the end of December, or to just give it to her now. Whatever I decide I think she will be delighted to receive it."  Colin M.  October 2018.  Colin wrote a poem for his wife.  This was written in grey and burgundy and made into a handmade book with a handmade envelope.

"Thank you so much. Eddie's poem looks great. L will absolutely love it (as I do). I will certainly recommend your services if I ever hear of anyone wanting any calligraphy done."  Catherine W. November 2017.  Nottinghamshire.  Catherine's grandson's poem was written and framed as a present for her husband on their wedding anniversary.

"We had an amazing time in Germany and what you did for us was truly icing on the cake.   Thanks for getting it done on time - he was really made up."
  Mike A. November 2016.  Derbyshire.  A portfolio of quotes were written in grey and Man City blue to celebrate Mike's friend's 50th birthday. These were presented in a handmade wallet.

"I took the framed picture to my sister yesterday and she was nearly in tears.  It was absolutely perfect!  Thank you ever so much.  If I ever hear of anyone else needing a similar gift or job done I will sing your praises and pass on your details".  Ian M.  London.  October 2015.  While Ian's sister was on her honeymoon I wrote a reading from the wedding and had it framed in a bespoke mid oak frame. 

"Just to confirm that I have received the parcel today. It is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to take it to the framers. Thank you so much for everything and I will send you a photo of the completed piece." Eleanor W. Lancashire.  December 2014.  Eleanor commissioned her friend's wedding vows to be written in brown ink on handmade paper.  A small illustration of entwined rings completed the piece.

"Just been to pick up the calligraphy from my mother in laws.  Wow!   It has surpassed all my is absolutely exquisite.  I can't stop looking at it and can't wait to get it framed and present it to my husband on our first anniversary.  We shall treasure it always.  Thank you so much."  Lisa B.  Yorkshire.  September 2013.  Lisa's feedback describes perfectly her order.

"It arrived safe and sound. I thought it was fantastic. So thanks very much. My daughter was delighted with it as well. It is now hangs on her wall at home. She took a photo of it to put on her board in her room at university."  Mark S. Staffordshire.  September 2012.  A poem was written for Mark's daughter who was off to university.  The poem was framed.

"As I suspected, Marilyn was really bowled over by the beautiful book you made for her 60th birthday. The colours were just right and she was really taken with your skill and the presentation - the look on her face was well worth it.  I just can't thank you enough for such a stunning piece of work.  I really can't thank you enough for the way you seemed to understand exactly what I wanted. Didn't the colours work out brilliantly?"  Fran K.  Cambridgeshire.  August 2012.  A handmade book and envelope was made for Fran's friend.

"I am utterly thrilled with it! THANK YOU SO MUCH – IT LOOKS FAB!  I was so excited I ripped it open and showed the postlady!  And then I was so pleased with it I ran over to my neighbour and she was moved by it too!"  Abigail C. Berkshire.  October 2011.  Abigail asked for a poem to be written that she had read at her goddaughter's christening. An illustration accompanied the poem.

"Delivery came on Saturday morning, I have to tell you that I am absolutely thrilled with what you have done.  It is exceptional and I cannot thank you enough.  I would have no hesitation in using you in the future."  Andy P. Solihull.  August 2011.  Andy commissioned a poem and illustration for his daughter's wedding.  The work was framed and posted.

Birthday invitation

"Just ringing to thank you for the invitations.  They are absolutely fantastic.  Considering I haven't spoken to you or discussed them with you they are remarkable.  I will probably be back in touch with you soon for something else."  Ansaphone message.   Deborah H. London.  September 2010.  Deborah ordered individual handwritten invitations and envelopes for her birthday party.

Calligraphy with gilding

"Hello Christine, just wanted to say a huge thank you for the brilliant, perfect work you did for my friends 21st birthday present. The calligraphy was amazing and the symbols were far better than what I could ever have wished for. The gilding was outstanding and the layout you proposed looks fantastic along with the framing. It was received quickly and packaged like Fort Knox and would definitely recommend you to others and use you again.  Once again, many thanks."  Brett S. West Midlands.  July 2010.  Brett commissioned calligraphy as a 21st birthday present.  The work was framed and posted.

Calligraphy and leaf prints book

"I just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to thank you for the Leaf book. It is absolutely amazing & looks even better than I imagined it would!! You have done a fantastic job.  Thank you so much."  Mark W. Nottinghamshire.  December 2009.  Mark commissioned a handmade book as a present for his girlfriend.  The book contained leaf prints and hand written quotations provided by Mark.

"The parcel arrived in good condition today. Thank you for the wonderful work, I am more than delighted with the finished piece. I am sure my wife will appreciate your talent when I present the gift to her in Italy.  Many thanks again!"  Patrick O.  Cambridgeshire.  September 2009.  Patrick commissioned a first anniversary present for his wife - wedding vows written in calligraphy with a drawing of his wife's favourite flower.

Shakespeare sonnet in calligraphy

"My grateful thanks for your beautiful calligraphy re the Shakespeare sonnet 18.  Merle was 'over the moon'."
  Freddie B.  Suffolk.  August 2007.   Freddie commissioned the sonnet to be written for his wife's 70th birthday present.

Detail calligraphy from a family tree

"I am ringing to thank you for producing the family tree for us.  The work is now framed and we are delighted with it."  Richard E.  Suffolk.  December 2007.   Richard commissioned his family tree to be written in calligraphy.  The framed work was a Christmas present for his son and family.

"The packet arrived this morning.  The work is beautiful and is very much in line with my high expectations.  I am thrilled, thank you."  Dominic G.  Italy.  December 2007.   Dominic commissioned two poems to be written in calligraphy for his wife's Christmas present.  The poems were bound into a handmade book using speciality papers.

"I received the completed work today and I am thrilled with it.  Many thanks for such a professional piece of work, so efficiently executed.  I shall certainly remember you in future if I ever need anything else."  Sue F.  December  2007.   Sue commissioned the school's mission statement to be written in calligraphy and framed.

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