We are so excited to share a Sip & Script gift guide this holiday season! We shamelessly cannot stop bragging about how talented our instructor team is so we wanted to bring you a round up of the most beautiful handmade gifts for your loved ones this year. Support these local creative makers and shop small for gorgeous, one of kind gifts!

Shop The Squad:

1 | Custom order any phrase or name you’d like from Amanda’s ornament collection. Love all the colors she offers. Order via DM on instagram.

2 | These mugs of Katie’s are such a fun color and shape, paired with her beautiful script! Will instantly make any holiday enthusiast smile. She has multiple phrases and styles available and would be great paired as a set for Christmas morning!

3 | Caroline has a collection of holiday prints to add to your holiday decor. We love shopping calligraphy prints because you’ll stand out from the crowd having a piece of art that can’t be found at all the big box stores. Shop her whole collection here.

4 | These beautiful glass ornaments can be made to order, or you can pick from a selection of milestones written in Molly’s script.

5 | Looking to shop for newlyweds who were already gifted everything on their list? Have Jess make a custom ink to match their wedding stationery that they can continue to use as a memento of their wedding year. Bonus gift, could have her letter a quote with it and include the jar of ink for them too! Message her here.

6 | Not only is Allison known for her handwriting but also for her breathtaking floral photography! Shop here for the flower lovers in your life!

7 | Another gorgeous holiday print designed and made by Caroline. Shop here.

8 | Shop for the kiddos and have Molly create a custom calligraphy note from Santa! These letters look VERY North Pole official they’ll be believers for life.

9 | Live your best life in 2020 with Katie’s calendar filled with uplifting hand lettered quotes for each month! Shop here.

10 | Tara is offering pretty custom ornaments hand lettered for all your loved ones milestones this year! Shop via her instagram.

11 | Can’t go wrong with ornaments this year! Stephanie is offering custom phrases in her handwriting transferred to vinyl stickers so these will last forever! Message her here to purchase.

12 | This handmade wood sign designed by Katie is so bright and the best way to gift (or treat yourself!) unique decor that can’t be found in stores!

13 | Another fabulous newlywed gift are these custom vows or first dance lyrics written out in Alyssa’s gorgeous calligraphy! Contact her here for this timeless gift they will love!

Happy shopping everyone! Let us know what you pick out!

We’ve never met a holiday that we didn’t like, but if we had to choose a favorite it would DEFINITELY be Valentine’s Day. A day full of sweet love notes, our S.O.’s, champagne and all things pink? Sign us up!

To prepare for the day, we’re sharing simple cards and envelopes that you can recreate at home for your loved ones. Even if you’re more a drug-store card buyer, adding a touch of lettered details makes it so much more personal!

pro-tip: don’t be afraid to get creative with your ink!

We love adding a pop of color to our letters! If you want to learn how to make your own, check out our post on gouache-based ink.

If you’re looking to brush up on your lettering skills before February 14th, we’d love to see you in class! Head on over to our calendar and grab tickets for an upcoming Sip & Script event.

Grab our V-DAY Freebie Here! – tag us using #sipandscript so we can see what you do with it! Happy lettering!

When it comes to calligraphy, we love our classic dip pen, paper, and ink, but sometimes it’s fun to switch it up and add lettering to other surfaces! If you are looking to letter on something that’s not paper-based, check out our guide below to know which pen to use!


SURFACE: Windows, Glass, Mirrors, and Acrylic/Plexiglass

We Recommend:
For water-resistant/semi-permanent lettering, try:
Oil-based paint pen
Acrylic paint marker
Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White, with calligraphy pen/nib

If you’re looking for temporary lettering, try:
Chalk Pens
Water-based paint pen

SURFACE: Chalkboards and Wood

We Recommend:
For water-resistant/permanent lettering, try:
Acrylic paint marker
Oil-Based paint pen

If you’re looking for temporary lettering, try:
Chalk Pens
Chalk paint with brushes
Chalk sticks/pencils


We Recommend:
For water-resistant/permanent lettering, try:
Oil-based paint pen
Acrylic paint marker
Acrylic paint with brushes

In general:

Chalk Pens: work well on blackboards, glass, mirrors, some wood, canvas, and more

Acrylic Paint/ Paint Pens: work well on glass, wood, ceramic, metal, plastic, fabric, terracotta, walls, and more

Oil-Based Paint Pens: work well on wood, metal, glass, plastic, pottery, stones, and more

Water-Based Paint Pens: work well on paper, windows, and glass.

Happy Lettering!

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