Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A $50 Place Card

I recently lettered a $50 place card. Yes, it's (mostly) true. When I shared that on Facebook my friends wondered if it had been engraved in gold. Nope. Just script lettering on a shimmery white place card. It was a teaser though. I did not get the $50 - just my normal small fee. The reason it was $50 (and that's only my estimate) is that it had to be sent via FedEx, priority overnight. The bride wanted every guest to have a place card, matching all the others I had done. Somehow one name had been left off the list. Perhaps it was a very late RSVP. I am using a photo of a different card because I don't want the actual person to ever accidentally learn about how much his card cost.

The bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, and everything - down to the last late place card - was perfect! Ahhhh!


  1. What a great story! Calligraphers sure have the most interesting gigs. (I am not brave enough to accept an assignment.)

    Your lettering is so beautifully executed.

    I so enjoyed your blog today....I must visit more often.

    1. Thank you, Sara! I am so flattered. I enjoy your blog too. Come back soon! : )