Custom Calligraphy and Watercolor Heirlooms

St Louis, Missouri

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2020

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For further inquiries or custom commissions, please shoot me a note at
ginny @ or



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About VirginiaGrahamDesign

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On Etsy since 2019

You ready to stop the endless Pinterest scrolling and cheap designs?

That's where I come in!

I'll help you create more pause in your busy life, while sprinkling in a little artistic zest, without all the “blah” of one-size-fits all calligraphy. I'll help you remember where you've been and show off your legacy with pride to everyone who walks through your space. With refined calligraphy skills and a natural knack for making things beautiful, I’m the go-to calligrapher for hundreds of grateful clients.

To me, there’s no higher calling than speaking truth to the hearts of others, and nothing more precious than hearing, “Every day, I walk by your calligraphy framed in my home and feel at peace reading those words again.”
A desert sage flower grows in the driest parts of the earth. Amidst what looks like desolation, the most beautiful, lush flower springs up out of the thirsty earth, bringing life and hope to the harshest spaces.

Similarly, Desert Sage (the original name of my passion project-turned-small-business) bloomed during a season of loss and suffering in my own life.

It began when my father and greatest hero was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. He asked me to write down some Bible verses on 3x5 cards for him during hospitalization. The act of writing out scripture for him became a significant source of peace in my life. Fixing my mind on the hope Jesus promises us was the only sure way to lighten my depression, lift my heart and quiet my fears.

Those note cards are now precious to my family and I, and they will remain in our family forever.

After experimenting with hand-lettering techniques for a bit, a calligraphy dip pen eventually found its way into my hand and hasn’t left since. Friends started asking me to write out their favorite quote or verse, which grew into bigger projects like wedding details, custom maps and all kinds of personal commissions.

The inspiration for my work comes from my confidence in the power of Truth, and the belief that it’s our responsibility to surround ourselves and those we love with the truth about who we are before the world tells us.

So, enough of the one-size-fits-all paper goods with quippy sayings that will be thrown away tomorrow. You’re worth more than that.
Let’s love bigger and more creatively!

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  • Ginny


    I’m Virginia Graham (but you can call me Ginny) and I serve people like you who value quality and love creative details. I’m here to preserve a piece of your story through bespoke heirloom calligraphy that will last!

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