handwritten especially for you, with joy.

Astoria, New York

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About withjoycalligraphy

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On Etsy since 2012

bringing {joy} through handlettering

Born and raised in the Midwest, I moved to the big city of New York after I earned my Masters degree. In between jobs for my budding musical career, I decided to open my Etsy shop, With Joy Calligraphy.

But first, a little history: I have always loved to write. My creative lettering has brought joy to those around me, and it has brought joy to me. At my all-girls high school I (and many of my friends) had a set of 48 Crayola markers that was with me at all times. We would creatively decorate our planners about the upcoming dances, concerts, and other events (even our exam dates were beautifully penned in!).

And then there is my love of weddings. I have been reading wedding magazines since I was about 12 years old. I simply adore all the beauty, the love, the once-in-a-lifetime and dreams coming true that a wedding brings. This is why I specialize in custom creative handlettering for weddings and special events. It is my small contribution to these most momentous occasions.

I consider it a privilege to do this creative work. It is a work I delight in doing. My hope is that my handlettering will bring you and yours what it brings me: J O Y.

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  • Elise H.

    Owner, Designer, Handlettering Artist

    I strive to live life with joy. I love creativity, pretty papers, great music, and dark chocolate. My family and friends are so dear to me, most especially my beloved husband and our precious son. AMDG.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2016
Welcome to {with joy calligraphy}, where everything is handwritten especially for you, with joy. My pencraft has brought joy to those around me, and it has brought joy to me. I love to letter. And I would love to handletter something for you.

I specialize in custom handlettering for the home, and for wedding & special event invitations. Often the invitation is the first impression of an event, and even before the envelope is torn and the invitation revealed, the writing on the envelope can make a statement. Will your event be elegant, chic, cute, sweet, vintage, fun? Let the writing speak of your event's character. Let it be personal. Together we can find a font that will catch the eye of your guests and have them longing for more from the very beginning.

I also handletter save-the-dates, escort cards and table numbers to coordinate with your invitations if you would like to have consistency in writing throughout your event.

In addition to my wedding handlettering I design art prints for the home. They make great gifts, too!

Additional colors and fonts are available than those currently on display in my shop.

Send me a message to begin a conversation. I look forward to hearing from you!

With joy,

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Due to the custom nature of the products available at {with joy calligraphy}, we cannot provide refunds to the customer. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me to let me know what I can do to make your experience here a positive one.

In the unlikely event that an error is found on any invitations or escort cards, I will create a corrected version at no cost to you. However, please rest assured that I will double and triple check your project before sending it back to you!

We are not responsible for replacing lost items that are marked as delivered by the carrier.
The accepted payment types are credit card, Paypal and money order. Final payment must be received before I ship your completed order to you.

Please allow approximately two weeks for completion from the date I receive your papers (i.e. envelopes, blank escort cards, etc.).
All shipping fees are to be paid by the customer. Orders will be shipped USPS Priority Mail unless otherwise arranged with the customer. Shipping time is typically 2-5 days with this method. Tracking will be available for your package.

Shipping prices vary depending on the weight and size of the package. I can calculate this for you once your order has been made and I have received your invitations.
Additional policies and FAQs
{for wedding & special event orders ONLY}

• I require the customer to send 20% additional envelopes than the number of invitations you would like me to address. This is for protection in case of human error or ink smudges on your envelopes.

• All addresses should be sent via e-mail in DOC or PDF format. Please be certain to double and triple check the addresses before you send them to me for calligraphy. Please send the addresses in the format you would like them to be written, for example:

Mr. and Mrs. James Brown
123 Lovers Lane
San Diego, California 12345

• Many additional ink colors and fonts are available than are currently on display in the shop. An ink fee of $2.50-$25.00 will be charged depending on the font style, ink color and number of invitations.

• Lengthy addresses (i.e. several names, foreign address, additional lines of text) may be slightly more expensive than the listed price per envelope.

Please start a conversation for more information, or if you have any questions about our policies. Thank you.