Bryn Chernoff, of Paperfinger, provides a charming love letter service: your words + her calligraphy = Happy Valentine.
Not sure I would like to receive a letter like this from someone I love. I understand that there used to be writers who would write letters for those who can’t write. But here we have someone who can write but feels his or her handwriting is not good enough for her or his valentine. This seems awkwardly insecure to me.
Aw, I don’t get the insecure vibe at all. More like taking your words and having them rendered by an artist. What you end up with is not just ballpoint on some college-rules but instead frameable piece of beauty.
i agree with eileen! these are beautiful!
I send my best friend a calligraphed letter for Valentine’s Day every year. I send her a lot of handwritten letters throughout the year, but for Valentine’s Day, I send my words to http://linea-carta.com/ and they send her the most beautiful of calligraphed letters. She cherishes them dearly.
So it’s come to this…
Love it. Useful, creative, beautiful, thoughtful. What’s not to like?
Some people are simply not gifted with good handwriting (e.g., most doctors).
I am secure enough, apparently.
And it sure beats tweets like, “OMG, X/s & O/s”
Thanks for the comments and thoughts, all. Always an honor to be up on swissmiss.
The argument about security is an interesting one and I couldn’t help but chime in. I definitely think that this is the kind of gift that you choose carefully for someone — that it doesn’t necessarily universally appeal. There are some folks out there who love the extra special effort of having the note calligraphed — but at the same time, I can also see that some folks would much rather a messily-written, heartfelt letter from their lover instead. I think personal preference is a key component and by knowing your sig-other well, you’ll know what he or she would appreciate most. I love that some people appreciate this as a unique gift, but I have tons of respect for a scrappy love letter as well. It’s all good.
Thanks for checking it out.
I thought of doing this but ended up sending my girlfriend an “online” handwritten letter. There is a cool online app that you can use to “write” handwritten letters and send them via email to friends and lovers. Again, it’s not the real thing but a pretty cool substitute if a lover is say traveling on not having a fixed address. You can even use your own handwriting, change the paper etc. It’s at.
I think it’s a beautiful way to tell someone you love them. Frame it and always remember they thought enough to have an artist render their words to create a beautiful treasure.
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