How to buy a calligraphy workshop as a GIFT EXPERIENCE!

Do you know someone who would love to do a modern calligraphy class? Have you been searching high and low for the perfect present for that creative person you love? Maybe they’ve already got a calligraphy set, but they’re not quite confident enough yet to really start writing….

A modern calligraphy experience makes the most wonderful gift. Spending a couple of hours in a lovely environment with likeminded people will be a treat – and I’m happy to say you can now book a modern calligraphy workshop with a GIFT VOUCHER so you actually have something to give on Christmas day.

It’s so easy to order a calligraphy workshop as a gift this Christmas.

  1. First of all, browse my list of calligraphy workshops for a date which suits you best.
  2. Then follow the link (or click from the list below) to find all the details for the workshop you’ve chosen.
  3. Please include a note when ordering to let me know the name of the person attending the workshop, as kits on the day will be personalised (I write everyone’s names by hand on their kits, so they have a little ‘present’ to open when they arrive!)
  4. Please also include the attendee’s name as a note when you order, and just ask me for a gift voucher in the post!
  5. Rather than sending you an e-ticket, I’ll print out a little information pack and gift voucher, pop them in a handwritten envelope and send your little package in the post to you! 

Click on the links below to find out more and book your places!

 

Friday 22nd February 2019
Click for details – Absolute beginners’ introduction to modern calligraphy
Book tickets

Saturday 27th April
Click for details – Wedding calligraphy workshop
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Friday 21st June
Brush lettering workshop
Book tickets

Saturday 17th August
Intermediate modern calligraphy workshop
Book tickets

Friday 11th October
Modern calligraphy workshop
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Saturday 30th November
Christmas calligraphy workshop
Book tickets

Happy Cyber Monday! Our sale is STILL ON!! 30% off family trees and more…

How was your weekend? We’ve been super busy with family tree orders so I’m delighted to say our sale has been extended for another day! This is your last chance to grab a beautiful gift for a reduced price in our Not On The High Street shop!

Save 30% with our Black Friday offer!

To order your modern calligraphy family tree and save 30% TODAY, simply follow this link:

https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/calligraphyforweddings/product/personalised-handwritten-calligraphy-family-tree-print

We always thought traditional family tree diagrams were a little… uninspiring. So one day Amy painted this gorgeous spring tree – wonderfully detailed and with a pair of birds amongst the branches! We found a printer who could supply a lovely Italian textured paper. I sourced a new calligraphy ink and added names for our very first customer back in 2015… and the family tree’s success grew from there!

Writing these personalised family tree prints is a dream job. Every one is special – they’re often given as gifts for grandparents and distant relatives. They make gorgeous anniversary presents and of course, when families come together at Christmas they’re a hit with everyone!

NEW! – If you’re in the mood for something a little more festive, then our Christmas family tree is PERFECT! Painted by Amy and with handwritten names by me, the festive family tree is brand new on Not On The High Street and starts at £49. There’s space for up to 12 names on the Festive Family tree, or up to 24 names on our traditional family tree.


Simply click to buy –

Modern calligraphy family tree (save 30% TODAY only!)

Festive calligraphy family tree

Not On The High Street shoppers – save 30% on a classic poem gift!

Perhaps you’ve hit the high street this week but you’re still looking for a special gift for a son, dad or grandad. We all have that one person who’s a little tricky to buy for… I know I do!

Not On The High Street is a brilliant place to find unique Christmas gifts for everyone – and their selection for men is growing every year. Kipling’s classic poem ‘If’ is one of our favourites, and makes a perfect gift for the man in your life.

The words are inspiring and motivational – they teach courtesy, humility and strength. This is the famous poem which ends with the words ‘You’ll be a man, my son!’ – a phrase I must have written a hundred times in my days as a calligrapher!

This decorative calligraphy poem is printed from a handwritten calligraphy original. It’s hand finished with a modern decorative letter in 22 carat gold leaf.

Now you can buy this poem at a very reduced price in our Not On The High Street shop. The usual price is £85, but for this weekend ONLY it’s reduced by a whopping 30%, bringing the price you’ll pay down to just £59.50!

To buy this poem print in the sale click here!

Offer available until Monday 26th November

The full wording of the poem is –

If

If you can keep your head when all about you
⁠Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
⁠But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
⁠Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
⁠And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
⁠If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
⁠And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
⁠Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
⁠And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
⁠And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
⁠And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
⁠To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
⁠Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
⁠Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
⁠If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
⁠With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
⁠And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Source – Wikisource


If ‘If’ isn’t for you, you might like our modern calligraphy family tree – now with a special Christmas family tree option! Or if you’d like to have a go at modern calligraphy yourself, our personalised modern calligraphy kit is a lovely treat and contains everything you need to get started on your lettering adventures!

Black Friday sale – part 2

The second part of our Black Friday sale update is about Family Tree prints – and I’m delighted to say you can save a lovely 30% OFF FAMILY TREES today.

The modern family tree print with handwritten calligraphy is our most popular item on Not On The High Street. Prices start from £49 depending on how many names you have – but especially for Black Friday we’ve reduced the price of every family tree by 30%!!!

This means for larger family trees, you’ll save more than £20 if you buy between now and Monday. 

Family trees are printed from an original illustration by designer and illustrator Amy Swann, with your names written by hand in a quirky modern calligraphy style. Your tree will be printed on high quality textured white paper, and is sent ready to frame (please note: frame not included).

The magical family tree is painted in a timeless style with fabulous attention to detail: there are even birds in the tree!

Your names will be handwritten in modern calligraphy lettering amongst the leaves and between the branches of the tree.

Save 30% with our Black Friday offer!

To order your modern family tree and save 30% TODAY, simply follow this link: https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/calligraphyforweddings/product/personalised-handwritten-calligraphy-family-tree-print

Black Friday sale – part 1

This is the first year I’ve really done anything for Black Friday – and I’m excited to say my modern calligraphy sets are now ON SALE in my Etsy shop.

If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone creative, then this is the perfect Christmas present idea. And today you can SAVE 10% – while stocks last!

modern calligraphy set

We’ve included everything you could possibly need in this beautiful quality beginners calligraphy kit. As soon as it arrives, you’ll be able to dive straight in!
It includes a gorgeous book full of advice, letters to copy and practice, alphabets and examples.

This kit gives you so much more than most: it includes personalised journal, dip pen and ink, high quality nib, gift tags, gridline paper sheets and modern calligraphy guide book.

The kit is beautifully and securely packaged, and includes a lovely NEW gold foil printed presentation box so you can keep all of your calligraphy bits and pieces inside.

 

Click here to order! The 10% discount will be applied automatically while stocks last or until 26th November

– – – WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR MODERN CALLIGRAPHY KIT – – –

– A4 presentation box

– Personalised journal with your name on

– Introduction to Modern Calligraphy book (32 pages)
– first shapes and strokes
– alphabets to study and copy
– first words and notes on joining letters
– quotes to copy and practice
– mirror & chalkboard lettering tips
– tips for buying calligraphy supplies

– 1 jar of black calligraphy ink

– Black oblique penholder*
– High quality calligraphy nib

– 10 gift tags (blank)

– Brush lettering pen

– Starter pack of paper with printed gridlines


 

ORDER AND SAVE 10% TODAY!

 

There’s still time to buy your 2019 calendar – the next batch will ship early December!

If you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift for someone special, then Amy Swann and I have something very special for you. If you haven’t spotted it yet,  our wall calendar for 2019 is available to buy on Not On The High Street – we’re getting the last batch in from our printers very soon and they’ll ship out to customers the first week in December!

 

Each month has a floral design in the loveliest colours – my favourites are February (we chose vibrant reds for Valentines) and September (juicy blackberries). Amy loves April (blossom) and we both adore August, which became our cover image too.

 

The verse on the cover describes our 2019 calendar beautifully:

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden” ~ from The Secret Garden.

To order your copy of our calendar head over to Not On The High Street.

www.notonthehighstreet.com/calligraphyforweddings/product/2019-floral-wall-calendar

Our Etsy sale starts today! Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ poem 30% discount

Save 30% on our beautiful calligraphy print of Rudyard Kipling‘s most popular poem – the classic ‘If’.

This is one of our favourite classic poems on Etsy, and is hand finished with 22 carat gold leaf.

We love this as a gift for a student or graduate, or a father or grandfather. It’s inspirational, motivational – and a lovely way to show how proud you are of someone you love!

It’s also a fabulous retirement gift – and truly unique as a Christmas gift for someone special.

Rudyard Kipling If poem gift

The calligraphy is scanned and reproduced from a handwritten original piece. Paper is lightly textured, quality Italian stock. The print measures 45cm x 32cm – it’s perfect for trimming to an A3 or 12 x 16″ frame.

To buy your Rudyard Kipling calligraphy print and save 30% visit my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/byMoonandTide

This offer is strictly limited and ends on 30th November 2018

The full wording for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ is –

If you can keep your head when all about you
⁠Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
⁠But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
⁠Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
⁠And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
⁠If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
⁠And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
⁠Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
⁠And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
⁠And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
⁠And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
⁠To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
⁠Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
⁠Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
⁠If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
⁠With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
⁠And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Source – Wikisource

Coming soon… our Black Friday discount for calligraphy family tree prints

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? With black Friday rapidly approaching, I’m preparing a few very special discounts for all of your Christmas presents – so keep an eye on my blog and social media this week!

Starting this Friday – save 30% on a family tree print on Not On The High Street!

Our popular family tree prints are top sellers at Christmas. They’re unique, different, and celebrate family in the most beautiful way!

The calligraphy family tree prints are perfect for young families. They’re ideal for new grandparents – most of the orders we get through the year are for family trees for 70th or 80th birthday gifts.

You’ll find more details on our calligraphy family tree prints here – https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/calligraphyforweddings/product/personalised-handwritten-calligraphy-family-tree-print

Calligraphy family tree print on Not On The High Street
Calligraphy family tree (frame not included)

Remember to bookmark the site and come back on Friday to order your very own family tree print… or keep an eye on my blog and social channels for more news and special offers throughout the week!

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