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Calligraphy is not just for weddings. It can also be an excellent personal gift. Jan Hurst Calligraphy & Design has been assisting grooms by lettering song lyrics on photo mats, and lettering wedding vows and personal letters for framing as anniversary and wedding gifts.

Louisville, KY, June 19, 2011 --( Calligraphy is not just for weddings. It can also be used to create personal gifts. Jan Hurst Calligraphy & Design recommends having song lyrics lettered on photo mats, or having wedding vows and personal letters custom-scribed for anniversary and wedding gifts. Calligraphy in letters, lyrics or resolutions are something to think of when looking for gifts or awards for many occasions.

If someone has a favorite song, having the lyrics to that song custom lettered onto a photo mat or for framing as art can be a wonderful gift. Even more personal would be a special letter written to a loved one, custom lettered in a choice of calligraphy styles. Proclamations and Resolutions have long been treasured awards for special employees or retiring employers, and there are still lettering artists capable of rendering those custom-lettered works of art today.

Jan Hurst Calligraphy & Design has noticed a trend among young husbands to celebrate special anniversaries with these personal gifts. Hurst has recently lettered song lyrics on a photo mat, a personal letter suitable for framing, poems and wedding vows for special anniversary presentations planned by loving husbands.

In some ways the old ways of calligraphy have been updated. Modern letter styles can replace the Old English used in Resolutions and Proclamations of bygone days for a more contemporary look, and some new metallic inks can add glittery touches unknown long ago. Calligraphers can still use the tools of the past to create modern masterpieces. Antique dip pens, gilding with real gold or with a modern alternative, and lively, graceful lettering are all a part of today's well-trained calligrapher's expertise.

Hurst says she is frequently asked to replicate the style of lettering from a wedding invitation to letter the vows or special readings from the wedding. "Each of these requests is unique for the bride and groom, and fun for me to do. Special occasions of all kinds could be opportunities to use similar gifts," Hurst said.

If you have a special event coming up and would like to talk with a calligrapher, contact Jan Hurst at least two weeks before the event to discuss your options. Email her at See samples at or

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