Calligraphy Lettering Styles and Invitation Samples


OUTSIDE ENVELOPE ONLY (addressee's name and address): $2.00
INNER & OUTER ENVELOPE (name and address on the outer envelope, name only on the inner envelope): $2.50
SCRIPT STYLE: add $.25
OPAQUE PAPER or INNER-LINED ENVELOPES requiring hand ruling and erasing:
3 - 5 lines (addresses) -- add $.25 per piece

HAND-PAINTED ROSE or FLOWER on invitation: add $1.00


PLACE CARDS (name only): $1.00 each
PLACE CARDS (name plus table name or number): $1.50 each
HAND-PAINTED ROSE or FLOWER on escort or place card: add $1.00


TABLE NUMBERS/NAMES (single-sided): $3.00 each
TABLE NUMBERS/NAMES with ROSES, FLOWERS, or GILDING (single-sided): $7.50 each
TABLE NUMBERS/NAMES (double-sided): double the above prices


$40 per hour. E-mail me for a quote on your specific project.

Envelopes or place cards need to be sent to me in plenty of time. Please allow 2 weeks turnaround time
for up to 150 addresses; 150+ will take longer. Rush jobs may be possible; a $25 rush fee will apply.
I also require 15% extra envelopes/placecards, 20% extra for the Script style.

I will need a typed list with all names and addresses listed legibly, in at least 12-point type.
For invitations, please choose straight or staggered alignment as shown below:

Staggered alignment, Fancy Italic style

Straight alignment, Fancy Italic Style

Straight alignment, Script style

Staggered alignment, Script style

Straight alignment, Script style, with red rose

Placecards, with lavender and red roses

From satisfied customers ...

"Thank you so much for the LOVELY job that you did with my envelopes! They are more beautiful than I expected. Working with you was so easy and you were finished far quicker than I would have hoped! I can honestly say that my invitations are perfect!" -- Kim N.

"Thank you so much for your wonderful calligraphy for our wedding invitations. They turned out much better than I anticipated, and I was so excited to look through each and every one of them. It was hard to say goodbye to them at the post office." -- Tracey T.

"Fantastic job! We couldn't be happier. The envelopes look beautiful. Thanks so much." --Conor and Jamie

"The certificate is absolutely gorgeous. We are more than impressed!" --Angel J.

"Thank you so much for doing the envelopes for our New Year's cards. You did a wonderful job - they look fantastic, better than expected." --Malin Giddings

"Thank you for making the beautiful announcement for our son's birth. Your work is exquisite and clearly one of a kind. We will always treasure it. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful talent." --Nancy and Leo

"We received the certificate and we LOVE it! Thank you so much!!" --Rebecca C.

"Just wanted to let you know that I received the box yesterday. Thank you very much again for your beautiful artwork on the envelopes of my invitations." --Nicole H.

"Sorry it took me a few days to let you know that the certificate arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you so much, Margaret. It really is a beautiful certificate, and we appreciate your work. We can hardly wait to give it to our daughter and new son-in-law." --Marcia W.

"I am so pleased with the certificate! Your work is absolutely stunning, and I cannot wait to frame it and hang it on the wall..." --Jennifer H.

From Berkeley Parents Network webpage: "...I found Margaret Davis Calligraphy & Design. She was professional, organized, timely (actually delivered earlier than contracted), pleasant, locally based, and did a beautiful job. I should add that I am generally hard to please, but I would definitely ask for her services again if I needed a calligraphy job done. anon"

"Thank you for the excellent service -- our envelopes are absolutely beautiful and working with you was a pleasure." --Kristin L.

"The certificate is beautiful ... just what my fiance and I wanted. Thank you." --Marie B.

"I arrived last night and the wedding certificate was already here. It is beautiful and we couldn't be happier. Thanks for helping us with it so quickly, it will really make the day that much more special." --Brian Q.

Margaret's corporate and celebrity clients have included Andrea Seabrook (NPR correspondent), Malin Giddings, Grace Cathedral (San Francisco, CA), the San Francisco Early Music Society, East Bay Innovations (San Leandro, CA), Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine, and Psychic Reader Magazine.




Lavender roses, 22-karat gold gilding

Pink Roses


Tudor Roses

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