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Articles & Resources


Click the links below to view articles on calligraphy and engraving and to see samples of our work.


Calligraphy Styles


Invitation Design by Maureen Vickery
Invitation Design


Envelope Addressing


Inside the PenDance Studio

Peek inside our studio to learn more about what we do.


Read frequently-asked questions about our services.

How to Prepare Your Address List

Read tips on preparing your address list for a calligrapher and tips on addressing etiquette. Download and Excel template to make it easy to merge your list into label format later.

Wedding Calligraphy Calendar

A planning tool to give you ideas on how to incorporate hand calligraphy details into your wedding.

Hand Lettering vs. Computer Calligraphy

View a comparison chart of hand lettering vs. computer calligraphy to see which method better suits your needs.

How to Work with a Calligrapher

Before your wedding you may not have thought much about hand calligraphy, but you've seen it in wedding magazines and love the look! This article gives you the basics on how professional calligraphers work and what to expect when you hire one to address your envelopes.

Table Name Ideas

Table names are popular because they help set the theme for the reception. They are also useful in that they can help guests not feel slighted if they are seated at "Table 23" rather than closer to the bridal party!

If you have any other ideas for table names, please let us know so that we can add them to our list!

Tips for Writing Thank You Notes

We offer tips on making this necessary part of your wedding a little less stressful!

Ideas for Hand-Engraved Gifts

We can engrave many items that can't be engraved by traditional machine engraving methods (like you'd find at the mall).

Houston Wedding Vendors

Here's a list of wedding consultants, stationers, and other vendors who can help you plan your special day.

Houston Bridal Events, Trunk Shows, & Classes

Links to wedding planning events in the Houston area.

Etiquette Resources

Need help with addressing etiquette and place cards? Don't know how your monograms should be used? What about whom to write thank-you notes to? We offer useful links and advice to help you answer these questions.

Ready for a Handwriting Makeover?

PenDance will soon offer a handwriting correspondence course for busy people who want to improve their penmanship skills. Great for having to write all those thank-you notes!



Place Cards / Escort Cards


Table Signs



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PenDance Calligraphy & Engraving retains all rights to the content of this web site, as well as all calligraphy and engraving artwork we produce on behalf of our clients. Our artwork and designs may only be used for each specific job we created them for. The client, stationer, and printer agree that our artwork will not be copied, re-engineered, re-purposed, edited to create derivative works, resold, reprinted, given away, or re-used in any way that would violate our copyright.


PenDance Calligraphy & Engraving, L.L.C.

14027 Memorial Drive #198 (this is our UPS store address, NOT our home studio address)

Houston, TX  77079

(281) 558-7856  toll free (866) 476-6788