I have always admired hand lettering (“faux” calligraphy, brush lettering, etc.) from afar. I have followed lettering Instagram accounts for years, and I’ve also seen other bloggers talk about it. In particular, I remember Abigail from Living the Gray Life posting about it over a year ago.
I don’t know exactly what kept me from trying it myself – I guess I always thought I didn’t have the supplies or time. I’ve always wanted to try it though, and I even wrote it as one of my 2018 resolutions. Well, I decided now is as good of time as any, and picked up a set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens two weeks ago. There is definitely a learning curve when it comes to lettering, but the more you practice the easier it becomes! I’ve also realized that you don’t need fancy equipment – these cards were all done with basic Crayola markers. I think I might do a post soon, because I actually have a few tips to share already!
Anyway, back to the point, I decided a fun way to practice (and show off my new hobby) would be incorporating lettering into a holiday themed post. I celebrate Christmas, but I have friends and co-workers who don’t, so I tried to use mostly generic holiday greetings.
I also included some New Years cards because I procrastinated on the Christmas card making this year, and am rushing to get them out in time!
Most of the cards were Pinterest inspired, which is a great place to find lettering inspiration in general! The one below, in particular, is all over Pinterest.
Have you ever tried lettering? Do you send out Holiday cards?
Also, I want to leave you with just a short behind-the-scenes of this post. I’ve been working hard to take better photos for my blog, because I think the visual component is important and something I’ve slacked on in the past. Well, part of improving my photos also means natural lighting, which is hard to find in winter because the days are so short. To get the photos for this post, I clocked out of work and then sat in the lobby of my work building on the floor so that I would have the proper light. I got some weird looks, but I guess whatever it takes, right?