OliveBranchandCo

Olive Branch & Co

Vancouver, Canada · 716 Sales

OliveBranchandCo

Olive Branch & Co

Vancouver, Canada 716 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(158)

Announcement   It's SUMMER! I'm off for family vacation, so nothing will be mailed out until July 8th (unless we've previously discussed it). With the impending Canada Post strike as well, shipping may be a little delayed, so if you have a project with a firm deadline, be sure to let me know in your notes to seller. Thank you!!! :)

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Olive Branch & Co is a calligraphy and design studio, providing custom calligraphy services and products. It was born out of a desire to bring peace through the beauty of words, loving and honouring people in the process.

As part of bringing peace, 10% of all profits 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.

Olive Branch & Co has been featured on The Knot, Magnolia Rouge, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Style Me Pretty, Best Friends for Frosting, 100 Layer Cake, and Once Wed, and has worked with corporate clients including Mont Blanc and La Maisons Simons.

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www.olivebranchandco.com
hello [at] olivebranchandco.com
Instagram: @olivebranchandco
Facebook: www.facebook.com/olivebranchandco

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 2, 2016

It's SUMMER! I'm off for family vacation, so nothing will be mailed out until July 8th (unless we've previously discussed it). With the impending Canada Post strike as well, shipping may be a little delayed, so if you have a project with a firm deadline, be sure to let me know in your notes to seller. Thank you!!! :)

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Olive Branch & Co is a calligraphy and design studio, providing custom calligraphy services and products. It was born out of a desire to bring peace through the beauty of words, loving and honouring people in the process.

As part of bringing peace, 10% of all profits 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.

Olive Branch & Co has been featured on The Knot, Magnolia Rouge, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Style Me Pretty, Best Friends for Frosting, 100 Layer Cake, and Once Wed, and has worked with corporate clients including Mont Blanc and La Maisons Simons.

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www.olivebranchandco.com
hello [at] olivebranchandco.com
Instagram: @olivebranchandco
Facebook: www.facebook.com/olivebranchandco

Melissa Lam

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Melissa Lam

Just for Ginny - Custom Tags
US$18.75
Thx Floral Lettering Card - Thank you / Thanks
US$5.00
Mom Card - Mother's Day / Mom Birthday
US$5.00
Glad You Were Born Card - Birthday
US$5.00
Bday Floral Lettering Card - Birthday
US$5.00
Bonne Fete Leafy Card - French Birthday Card
US$5.00
8x10 Custom Calligraphy Quote / Verse / Lyrics
US$25.00
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About

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!

http://www.enditmovement.com/
https://www.ijm.org/

Here's to hoping that the things created here bring peace to you!

- Melissa

(Follow my day to day stuff on instagram: http://instagram.com/olivebranchandco )

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  • Melissa Lam

    Owner, Creator

    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!

Manufacturers
  • A Printing Service

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    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!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 2016
Welcome to Olive Branch & Co, where our goal is to make creations with much love, for peace. Thanks for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
Full payment is required at the time of purchase. I can only start to work on your custom piece once payment happens.
Shipping
All items will be shipped out through Canada Post. Shipping costs may change depending on how quickly you want something, and how much you order (especially for wedding custom orders!). Usually orders within Canada take around 4-6 business days to get to your door, and to the U.S., around 4-7 business days. Other international orders can take around 7-14 business days. The quoted shipping price does not include tracking information; if you'd like tracking info or a quicker delivery, please message me and I can discuss further shipping options with you.

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! :)
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the custom nature of the work, there will be no refunds once payment has been made. If an error is made on my part, please get in touch with me and we can discuss a solution. However, if it's not on my part (eg. a typo in a text that you sent me, a missing word), I'd be happy to make another listing for you to purchase for a re-do. Please keep in mind that everything is done by hand - you're not getting something that is digitally printed!

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
Have an idea for a custom item? I would love to work with you and personalize an order just for you! Please don't hesitate to send me a message! :)