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LavenderCalligraphy's Shop Announcement

Hello! Thank you for visiting my shop!!
Currently Taking only limited orders. Please contact me prior to purchasing to discuss scheduling. ***Some spots left for July and August*** Booking for Fall 2015. Thank you!!

Welcome to my calligraphy & illustration shop! All items hand lettered with pen & ink, hand illustrated with watercolour. Please use the navigation bar to the left <~~~ to get around my shop.

---} Now a published author! "Creative Lettering & Beyond" is out. Thanks Walter Foster!
http://www.walterfoster.com/books/Creative-Lettering-and-Beyond/9781600583971

I offer: elegant, heirloom quality calligraphy & illustration pieces for weddings, parties & events....Wedding Dress Portraits, Hand Lettered & Illustrated Maps, Calligraphy Wedding Invitation, hand addressing services & more! Made for you with love :)

*** I believe that professionalism and quality are of utmost importance! Your complete happiness with my artwork is essential! I put every bit of my love, effort and care into my shop and the items I create :) I use only the finest papers and materials.***

For recent commissions, photos & more information, visit my blog:

lauralavender.wordpress.com

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Frequently Asked Questions!!!!
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WHAT IS THE TURN AROUND TIME FOR ENVELOPE ADDRESSING? ESCORT CARDS ADDRESSING?


Turn around time depends on a few factors. On average, allow about one week per hundred envelopes. Please contact me for a detailed estimate for your particular project as well as my current booking schedule.


DO YOU SHIP TO AUSTRALIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, CHINA, JAPAN?

Yes!!! Everywhere and anywhere! :) Be sure to contact me so I can set you up a listing with the best shipping rates.


HOW SHOULD I SEND YOU MY GUEST LIST?

For envelope addressing, place cards or seating cards:
Please send name and address information in a word document, saved as PDF.

- Please list names like this for place cards:
Mr. Frank Smith

- Please list names like this for escort cards:
Mr. Frank Smith
Table 1

- Please list addresses in this format for envelope addressing:
Mr. Frank Smith
1121 Elm Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
V8Y W1W


DO YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR WORDING OUR INVITATION?


Of course! I have a PDF booklet I can email you, if desired.
Or take a peek at this blog post I wrote on the subject:
http://tiny.cc/d6p1p



WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ESCORT CARD AND A PLACE CARD?


An escort card “escorts” your guests to the correct table. A place card lets them know where to take a seat!


WHAT IF I NEED TO MAKE A LAST MINUTE CHANGE TO MY GUEST LIST ONCE THE PIECES ARE ALREADY SENT?


I can keep a few extra pieces of your stationery for any last minute changes.



HOW DO I GET MY STATIONERY TO YOU?


I will provide you with the mailing address. If you are shipping the items directly from the stationer, please make sure your name is included on the shipment for clarity.
If you live on Vancouver Island, we can make arrangements to have your stationery dropped off at my studio.


DO YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PAPER CHOICES?

Avoid paper which is slick or shiny as this can be difficult for the ink to adhere. Avoid paper intended for letterpress.


CAN YOU DO CALLIGRAPHY ON A MIRROR? SHELLS? FABRIC ?...


Yes! I love creating unique pieces on unique items. Let me know what you have in mind!



CAN YOU CREATE A CUSTOM (...INSERT ITEM HERE!) FOR MY WEDDING?

Of course! I love taking on exciting new projects! Please share your idea with me!



HOW MANY ENVELOPES, PLACE CARDS ETC. SHOULD I SEND YOU?

Please send me 20% extra stationery (be sure to order the extras when ordering your invitations, it can be costly to order these afterwards.) These extras account for any slips of the pen on my part, as well as any last minute changes to the guest list.



CAN YOU PROVIDE THE PLACE CARDS, TABLE NUMBERS ETC. FOR ME, INSTEAD OF SHIPPING THEM TO YOU FROM MY COUNTRY?

I can certainly provide stationery for you. I can order in a wide variety of items. Also, depending on how busy my schedule is, I can hand make everything from table numbers and place cards through to menus then address them.



CAN YOU CREATE A MAP TO MY BUSINESS?


For sure! I love making eye-catching business maps. I take great care to make the route to the business and the surrounding landmarks accurate and very clear.



WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CREATE A WEDDING MAP FOR US?


To create your custom wedding map, send me your details such as ceremony, reception and guest hotel information, local landmarks etc. You could also provide fun details such as your favourite activities in the area, wonderful restaurants or sites, or perhaps locations which are important to the two of you.




CAN WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL MAP?

For sure. Just discuss the details with me. There will be an extra charge ;)

LavenderCalligraphy's Shop Policies

Welcome

Hello! Thank you very much for your interest!

I believe that professionalism and quality are of utmost importance! Your complete happiness with my artwork is essential.

I do many different types of calligraphy & illustration commissions, so please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions.

Payment

I accept payment via PayPal. Other arrangements may be made if required.

Shipping

All artwork shipped from Canada via Canada Post, unless otherwise arranged.

(Please let me know if you would like registered shipping as, with Canada Post, this is extra.)

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Packages within Canada are estimated to take 5-10 business days for delivery.

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Packages shipped to the USA via Canada Post have an estimated shipping time of 7-12 business days. However, on the rare occasion packages can be delayed a few days at customs.

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All international orders are shipped Canada Post. Estimated shipping is 7-21 business days.

->Please note Canada Post operates Monday through Friday.

For calligraphy envelope/ place card addressing work, I reuse your packaging whenever possible.

All artwork is packaged for safe travel!! Almost everything from me comes beautifully addressed, of course!

I wrap all packages as a gift from me to you :)

Refunds and Exchanges

Please contact me if for some reason you are less than very pleased! I will do everything I can to fix the problem.

The Fine Print: Custom design work is not refundable once commenced. Deposits are not refundable.

Additional Policies and FAQs

***Regarding Wedding Calligraphy***

I create hand lettered and illustrated invitations; address envelopes, place cards and escort cards; create custom wedding signage and table numbers. Have something unique in mind? Please contact me to discuss your ideas :)

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Thinking of your timing? Here is a suggested time line by many wedding planners in regards to addressing and mailing of invitations: Envelopes should be delivered to the calligrapher at least 3 months in advance of wedding. Invitations should be mailed 6 to 8 weeks in advance of wedding. Also, I always advise clients to have the post office hand cancel your stamps, as the machine can damage the envelopes!


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For envelope addressing, place cards or seating cards:

Please send name and address information in a word document format, saved as PDF.

Let me know if you prefer "&" or "and."

- Please list names like this for place cards:
Mr. Frank Smith

- Please list names like this for escort cards:
Mr. Frank Smith
Table 1

- Please list addresses in this format for envelope addressing:
Mr. Frank Smith
1121 Elm Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
V8Y W1W

Please let me know if you have any questions about addressing/ invitation etiquette.

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For Addressing work: Please provide around 15-20% additional materials as calligraphy is a "human process" that can sometimes have a slip of the pen nib! (For example, if 100 envelopes are being addressed, please send me around 120.)

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To read more reviews of my work, please visit:
http://lauralavender.com/page/reviews

To read more about me, please visit:
http://lauralavender.com/page/aboutme

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It's Easy being green!! :) My studio is very "green" & Reduce Reuse Recycle is the motto!!! My most frequently used calligraphy paper is made from wind-powered energy. I use Eco-friendly & recycled papers & stationery whenever possible.

Seller Information

www.lauralavender.com
http://lauralavender.wordpress.com

Last Updated August 28, 2014