A decade ago, I jumped into the world of pointed pen calligraphy without any knowledge of calligraphy drills. Now that I’m an avid pointed pen user, I realize how much I would have benefited from taking the time to write soothing, repetitive strokes from the get-go. Calligraphy drills offer a judgment-free zone for you to gain confidence using your writing instrument of choice. Once you have a good feel for how to create calligraphy, drills become useful as a way to warm up. Most importantly, they are relaxing and meditative.
For many people, this time of year is hectic on several levels! You’re trying to finish up the year-end stuff for school and work, send holiday cards, buy gifts, and plan travels and gatherings. It’s a lot. In our house, this holiday season is even more frenetic than usual because we’ve got a baby who gets into everything. (Turn your back for one second, and she’s stuffed the most dangerous thing she can find into her mouth!) I’ve barely had a spare moment to relax, which is why I set aside three hours this week to just zone out and create pretty calligraphy. Today, I’m sharing the envelopes I made as a casual show and tell.
If you’re looking for a unique DIY holiday card project, consider this beauty. This holiday card tutorial will quickly become a favorite because of the delightful cutout! When your recipient receives the card, he or she can simply remove the ornament from the center and hang it on their tree.
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