Here's a link to a press release on the topic listed above:
It’s Not Too Early to Think About Hand-Lettered Calligraphy Christmas Gifts
Here's a small montage of gift ideas. Some are calligraphic, some are not, but all are handmade. Please click on the photo to see it larger.
Text of the press release:
If ‘handmade’ enters into your thinking of gift-giving this holiday season, NOW is the optimum time to get your gifts ordered. Jan Hurst, of Jan Hurst Calligraphy & Design Studio says that if you order custom-made gifts now you may avoid extra charges for rush orders that may be applied the closer you get to the holidays. If you are the type of person who plans in advance, now is the time to plan that special handmade gift for the upcoming holidays.
Perhaps you want a quote lettered in calligraphy, or you want some item personalized for a special person. If so, you should contact a calligrapher now, rather than later, to get the best pricing and the best service. As Christmas gets closer, calligraphers and other artisans of handmade products get busier, and you may not be able to get the item you want in time to mail or even to hand deliver.
Some of the most frequently requested calligraphic gifts are song lyrics or poems, meaningful quotes and personalizations. These are gifts with very personal meanings that can become treasured mementoes and even family heirlooms. Also consider the family tree – hand-lettered and illustrated, a family tree is a one of a kind gift that will be passed down and perhaps added to for generations to come. You can work with a calligrapher to design a family tree or a myriad of other fantastic calligraphic gifts that will be unduplicated and remembered forever. Perhaps you know a couple getting married who would love to have their wedding vows lettered in graceful calligraphy and framed. If so, now is the best time to contact the best calligrapher you know of.
Hurst says there are many calligraphers who would love to help you create a unique gift for someone special. She can be reached at Jan Hurst Calligraphy & Design Studio via her website www.picturetrail.com/letterlady, and she provides nationwide calligraphic services. If she is unable to do the work you request, she can recommend a number of other scribes who may. The holidays will be here before we know it!