Custom calligraphy for letters, cards and envelopes

London, England
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Announcement    Thank you for your concern about me and my family in these trying times. My family is in Ukraine and doing fine, taking into account the circumstances. I’m in the UK, so working as usual, and helping from here however I can.

If you want to try calligraphy but don't know where to start, have a look at my blog post following this link


Last updated on 28 Feb, 2022

Thank you for your concern about me and my family in these trying times. My family is in Ukraine and doing fine, taking into account the circumstances. I’m in the UK, so working as usual, and helping from here however I can.

If you want to try calligraphy but don't know where to start, have a look at my blog post following this link



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Olga Kovalenko

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Olga Kovalenko


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About InkyLetter

Sales 1,023
On Etsy since 2016

Custom calligraphy and original artwork for letters and home decor


I’m a professional calligrapher and writer, born in Ukraine and now based in the UK.
I’ve been always captivated by calligraphy, especially Chinese and Japanese traditions. I lived for about two years in the south of China, learning Mandarin and trying calligraphy, but I felt too separated from the depth of meaning that came with Chinese characters and the Buddhist tradition. I felt sad that I wouldn’t be able to make calligraphy my craft fully, until I saw modern artworks made in Western calligraphy. My eyes suddenly opened, and that was the point when my calligraphy journey started for real.

I got manuals and basic supplies for Western calligraphy, and spent hours and hours each day learning to write with a dip pen and ink.

An idea of opening a calligraphy shop came when my then fiancé, now my husband and I had to live in different countries for a while. We met every two months, and one day I decided to write him a letter with my newly learnt calligraphy skills. I wanted it to be magical, special. I decided to present my letter as a scroll.
I learned how to age paper to give my letter than extra kick of mystery, got red wax and a seal, and here it was - my now bestselling item was born.

It was my husband who prompted me to offer my calligraphy services on Etsy, and here I am. I keep on learning the skill, taking courses, studying from books, and plain enjoying making marks on paper, expressing myself through calligraphy, and helping create magical gifts for my customers.
I haven’t forgotten my interest in Eastern calligraphy, I keep on learning about it and the culture around it to combine these two beautiful approaches to writing, Eastern and Western that you can see in some of my original artworks.

I’ve been working as a travel writer for years, and I wouldn’t be able to stop even if I tried. I love writing. That’s why, here on Etsy, I offer my writing services too, in case you would like help in creating that special letter for your dear ones.

Welcome to my shop! :)

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  • Olga Kovalenko

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a professional writer and calligrapher, born in Ukraine and now based in London, UK. I enjoy old-fashioned means of communication, handmade paper and high-quality stationery.

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Last updated on 18 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to process an order?

It usually takes me around 5 days to write one page of A4 format in calligraphy, while an A3 sheet would require 5-8 days. The turnaround time can increase due to pending orders.
Please write the desired date you wish to receive your purchase on when you place your order, and I will let you know if I can manage by that date or will need to do it as a rush order.
Processing time also depends on our communication - how responsive you are to messages and how fast you send me your text.

Can I speed up the process?

Yes, rush orders are OK at a 50% surcharge. The turnaround time for rush orders is 2-7 days depending on the size of the order.
Same day or next day rush order is possible depending on the size of text at a 100% surcharge.
You can upgrade your shipping to an express to speed up the delivery, as well.
Send me a message before placing your order and I will change the price for you accordingly.

How long does it take to ship an item?

It usually takes 3-5 days to deliver an order within the UK and up to 2 weeks to overseas. This is the timeframe recommended by Royal Mail and Global Mail that I use for national and international deliveries that doesn't guarantee the item will be delivered without a delay if there is a problem at the customs or due to seasonal holidays delay. As a rule, national shipments are delivered on time.
Please note that before and during Christmas holidays shipping time gets longer.

Could you write a letter for me?

Yes, I can write the text you wish to be calligraphed, as well. There is a special listing for it called Personal Scribe. After you place your order, please send me details of your story in a message.

Can I pay after the product is made?

Unfortunately not. I start working on your order after it has been placed. But I can make a quick sample for you free of charge, if you need one.

Can you rewrite the piece?

Once the item was decided upon and is in the process of being created, I cannot change it. If I made a mistake, though, I would be happy to rewrite the text.

Can I upgrade shipping cost to express?

Yes, feel free to request an upgrade before placing your order or choose an Expedient Delivery upgrade at the check out.

I don't like the work you've done. Can you refund me or rewrite it?

I am very sorry that my work wasn't up to your expectations. I usually send photos of the finished piece before shipping, so I don't issue a refund if the work has been already shipped. However if you are not happy with some element of my work and it is due to my fault, and the item hasn't been shipped yet, I will gladly try to change it.
If there was no my fault in the reason why you dislike the finished piece, I cannot refund you, unfortunately.
If you are only thinking of ordering calligraphy from me, and if you wish to stay on the safe side and take an active part in designing a layout, I can include a draft stage into our work at a 50% surcharge: before working on the final version, I will send you a draft for confirmation.

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