There are many occasions when you only need to write a person’s name on an envelope. Maybe you’re tucking a birthday card into a mailed package, or perhaps you’re hand-delivering a party or wedding invitation. In both of those situations, it would be strange to write the recipient’s full address on the envelope. Today, I’ll walk you through 10 inspirational examples of “name calligraphy” on envelopes, along with a couple of instructional tutorials and a video.
1. “Joanna Eve”
Watercolor gold reinforcement strokes, white ink, and flourished calligraphy give this envelope a festive and elegant look. For instructions over how to make an envelope like this one, see this tutorial.
It’s difficult not to love a name with two uppercase letters and at least one descender. The flourish potential is fabulous! For this envelope, I used iron gall ink and suspended any flourishing inhibitions.
My most recent name calligraphy envelope was created to house a friend’s birthday card. If you’re curious about how to make a name-only calligraphy envelope like it, see the ~10 minute video tutorial below:
I hope that reading through this list helps you to come up with a fabulous envelope next time you have something you’d like to hand-deliver. You may have noticed that a lot of these envelopes feature just a hint of Arabic gold! If you’re in need of some golden goodness, I encourage you to enter TPK’s giveaway for a Golds Palette, Brause EF66 nib + oblique pen, and a black cork-tipped pen (a $75 value). This is the last weekend to throw your hat in the ring!