My grandfather spent his life's work as a tool and die maker for Sheaffer Pen Company in Ft. Madison, Iowa. When I was 10 years old, my grandmother gave me my first Sheaffer Calligraphy Pen Set. It was my first exposure to calligraphy. I always enjoyed being creative, and I loved the art of calligraphy immediately. I ended up teaching myself how to write in the basic styles of calligraphy by following the examples in the pen set's handbook.

While growing up, I would occasionally pick up my calligraphy pen but it wasn't until my own wedding that I decided to take a refresher course on calligraphy. I loved addressing all of my own envelopes and thought a lot about starting my own business addressing other's envelopes for their special events.

After the birth of my second child, I gave up my 12-year-old marketing career to stay home with my children. It was at that time that I decided to make my dream of owning my own business a reality by starting Calligraphy by Cristine.

My passion for creativity, my strict attention to detail and my years of calligraphy experience ensures I will handle your special event the same way I would my own.

If you'd like to learn more about me or my services, please e-mail info@calligraphybycristine.com or call 815.679.6440 anytime!