Calligraphy is the most intimate, private, and spontaneous expressive means. Like a fingerprint or voice it is unique with every person.

-Hermann Zapf

a creative studio

Capturing Your Stories With Calligraphy

There is nothing quite as captivating as words and writing. As a society, we are attracted to anything involving the two, from books, to thank you cards, to the little notes we write each other. We cherish those items because they preserve memories in a way that pictures do not. This is where I come in. You have the words, I have the pen. I can take your words and make them last a lifetime.

Pretty Written Things is a calligraphy studio lovingly founded after a casual hobby involving a brush pen and some worksheets turned into a passion for the traditional calligraphic art, penmanship, and the history surrounding the two. Pretty Written Things offers calligraphy and design services in both traditional and modern scripts for weddings and other special events worldwide. 

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Karissa is ridiculously talented and a joy to interact with. We couldn’t be any happier with our invitation calligraphy!

Tatiana, New York

I keep having my friends and family comment on how amazing the calligraphy looks! 

Dina, WAshington D.C.

Karissa was so lovely to work with and did an amazing job mixing a custom color for our envelopes! 

katherine, Washington D.C.

photography by Jessica Hunt, Ashley Noelle edwards, Megan Travis, Amy Mulder & manda weaver


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