Have you ever received a letter or invitation and thought to yourself: wow, this just feels good? The paper is thick and soft to the touch, and the lettering has a satisfying texture to it, giving it an elegant reverence. At Dear Annabelle, we love how engraving takes a notecard or invitation to the next level, turning a bit of mail into a work of art in itself.
Welcome to Ask Annabelle, our in-house snail mail advice column. This week, Annabelle fields questions about the age old custom of R.S.V.P.ing — a social norm that is prone to leaving many of us guessing. Do you have a question for Annabelle? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before winter has us Netflix and chilling (or furiously entertaining for the holidays), fit in one last dinner party to celebrate fall’s bounty. We’ve got all the inspiration you need to plan the feast of your dreams — all you have to do is rally your favorite crew.
When we come across an envelope addressed with beautiful calligraphy, or a dinner menu written out by hand, adorned with authentic, hand-drawn flourishes, we probably all have a similar thought: wow, I wish I could write like that! We tapped one of our very favorite calligraphers to get the scoop: how does one get started with calligraphy?
There’s nothing that says “summer” like eating outside — the balmy air, cheery table settings, and tall glasses of iced tea (or a boozy summer punch) bring back all those good warm weather feelings.