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Jessica on Jan 2, 20184 out of 5 stars
Exactly as advertised, perfect size for a desk calendar (I put it on a little easel). The packaging was beautiful. I almost wanted to frame the hand written address!
Katrina on Oct 3, 20175 out of 5 stars
Turned out even better than I expected!
Jacqueline on Aug 23, 20175 out of 5 stars
Melissa did such a fantastic job! Our vows look stunning and she was very communicative and so pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend her work!
Bethany on Jul 25, 20175 out of 5 stars
Perfect! Very talented calligrapher who did a great job for a reasonable price.
Jessica on Feb 12, 20175 out of 5 stars
Beautiful work! I've ordered several custom pieces. They are all done perfectly. (I love finding antique frames and pairing them with a quote done by OliveBranchandCo)
Whitty Bear Designs on Jan 31, 20175 out of 5 stars
The calendar is beautiful!! Love your work! Thank you!
Maria on Jan 30, 20175 out of 5 stars
My place cards came so quickly and they were perfect! Melissa was extremely patient and answered all of my messages! The cards are beautiful - the calligraphy is amazing and the card paper is very good quality. Love! Thanks Melissa!
Olive Branch & Co
I first dabbled in calligraphy as a kid - my parents bought me a pen, a nib, and purple ink (purple was my favourite colour at the time). I remember loving it so much that I brought my tools with me on a family vacation one year, only to have the purple ink spill all over my fanny pack...! Fast forward fifteen years later, I found myself thinking about calligraphy while having a creative block in another art form, and picked it up again, just as a way to get creative juices flowing. I found myself captivated by it all over again, drawn to the rhythmic movement of the letters, and that I could stop and slowly savour every word. I started asking my friends if I could do any calligraphy for their weddings, and as that started growing, people encouraged me to start a store, and I listened! I love to work with people to create custom work, whether it be a print to hang up in a home, something for a wedding/event, a personalized logo, a tattoo design, or anything else you can think of! I also love hearing people's stories, and am so happy that ours can intersect!
As for the name: Olive Branch & Co came out of wanting to bring peace through written word. Something about seeing your own name inked up, or an inspirational quote beautifully written brings a sense of distinction to the recipient or the place, and sends the message that you are a guest of honour here. So whether through inspiring words or a card with one's own name lovingly written, my goal through this store is to extend an "olive branch" by creating lovingly written calligraphy, to honour the recipient, and to create moments of peace - all done with much love.
As part of bringing peace, then, 10% of all proceeds from Olive Branch & Co go to ending modern day slavery and human trafficking through an End It Movement partner organization, International Justice Mission. IJM works all over the world, defending and bringing justice - which goes hand in hand with peace. Your purchase here, then, goes beyond you and I, so thank you for making a difference!
Here's to hoping that the things created here bring peace to you!
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Vancouver-based calligrapher. My husband sometimes says I'm born in the wrong era because I like calligraphy, used bookstores, and acoustic folk songs... and I gladly embrace it all :) I also love me a fresh cup of coffee and pretty much any candy!
A Printing Service
I work with a small local printer to get my cards and prints digitally printed. I love that I get to work with another small business so that we can mutually support one another!
The wonderful folks at Graffika Imaging take care of digitally printing our cards.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I package my work carefully, with a cardboard backing, a clear bag, all packed in a rigid mailer to keep it flat and waterproof. I do my best to get it to you flat, but sometimes tiny mailbox shapes or unforeseen events could possibly mean it gets to you bent, in which case I can't offer refunds or exchanges.
If you live in Vancouver, though, we can definitely arrange to do hand-delivery, ie. no shipping charges - please message me, and I'll send you a coupon code! :)