OK, time to get into the details of all the parts and pieces of our invitation suite. Today we’ll focus on the outside bits.
Pseudo-calligraphy. Some of you might remember that I had a hard time finding the perfect calligraphy pen to address our envelopes. I ended up favoring the Marvy Calligraphy 2.0 pens. It was not too thick but not too thin, and the ink came out a nice dark black. I recommend getting a few pens because after a while the marker tip wears down and the lines aren’t as crisp anymore.
I actually learned traditional calligraphy way back in the fifth grade. I don’t know how or why it ended up being part of my elementary school’s curriculum, but it was (we learned by using two pencils rubber banded together). Even though I could recall how calligraphy was supposed to be done, it took a verrrrry long time to do it the right way. Because patience is not one of my virtues, I did it the half-right way. Or rather, I just tried to make it look good. My pseudo-calligraphy ended up being a hybrid of my normal handwriting with some exaggerated letters, but I think the calligraphy pen helped in making it look a little bit more impressive than it really was.