Desiderata Hand Lettered, Free US Shipping! Exquisite Celtic and Italic calligraphy with hand-drawn border

Desiderata Hand Lettered, Free US Shipping! Exquisite Celtic and Italic calligraphy with hand-drawn border



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pen, ink, paint, double matted


Height: 14 Inches; Width: 11 Inches


This classic inspirational/motivational piece was written in 1929 by Max Ehrmann. It contains very sensible advice for leading a stress-free life. Sometimes it is incorrectly listed as found in St. Richard's Church (wherever that is). Originally hand lettered in Celtic and Renaissance italic with a Renaissance Capital "G" and hand drawn ivy border, "Desiderata" makes a great gift for a birthday, graduation, or promotion. "Desiderata" is Latin for "to be desired". Just reading it is relaxing. You have three options. Note that you can choose to have the title "Desiderata"at the top or not. If you prefer a classic or more masculine style, order the artwork without a border in either color.
I will personalize it free with the recipient's and giver's names and date.

Measurements of matted work in Centimeters: 27.94 x 35.56 cm. does not require a custom frame.
You are dealing directly with the artist/calligrapher, so feel free to call me at 303-246-5136, or email, jackie [!at], or send an Etsy convo. I will be happy to hear from you!

The gift is presented on parchment in an 11" x 14" double mat of cream and red, gold, green, or blue, ready for framing. I can gift wrap and hand write your message with a calligraphy pen on the card shown.
I ship promptly by Priority Mail within one day of completing your order.
I started my company, Jacqueline Originals, in 1971 and have been creating, writing, designing and hand lettering almost daily. I guarantee the high quality of my work.

This is available framed, 11" x 14", on another page, as is a larger size, unmatted or framed as a print: 11" x 14" and 13" x 19". If you are interested, please send a convo.


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197 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Bibi Husein Jul 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful...absolutely beautiful! I am so happy with my purchase and all the trimmings that came with the poem...a beautiful card also...did not expect this. thanks so much Jacqueline :-)

Sheryl M Jul 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful piece of art, really. It's wonderfully done, the matting really sets it off and I can tell that Jacqueline really cares about creating a piece of work that you are going to love. It was well packaged...made it to Alaska, safe & sound and even had a surprise present in it!! I love this and am really thrilled with the customer service, the personal touch!

ssbenham Jun 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Ordering with Jacqueline was a breeze. She stayed in constant communication until the print arrived and after to be sure it was as I had envisioned. It came nicely wrapped, suppose to be a gift, but I had to take a peak.....beautiful! Perfect in every way. I so love Desiderata, and after seeing her beautiful work, I may have to order another one for me!! Very, very pleased! ~ Sally S Benham

Kendra Robson Jan 17, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully written. My grandmother died recently and she was an amazing lady who lived her life by the words of the desiderata. The item was a gift to go in my brother's cottage, as the words mean a lot to him also. Well packaged and arrived in good time, very happy, thank you. x