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Working for Reforestation: One Tree Planted With Every Purchase

I have some exciting news to share! I am officially registered as a Reforestation Partner through OneTreePlanted! What exactly does that mean? Well, starting from January 1st, 2017, with every purchase made from Ink & Matter, one tree will be planted somewhere in the world via OneTreePlanted. OneTreePlanted is a non-profit organization based in Vermont,… Read more »

Upcoming Holiday Events in Buffalo, NY & East Aurora, NY

Hey friends! The holidays are a crazy busy time for all of us, and nothing is more needed than last minute shopping destinations. I’ll be at a couple locations this December with calligraphy and hand lettered products, as well as on-site custom calligraphy for gift tags. Hope to see you there! Upcoming Events Thin Ice… Read more »

Calligraphy Workshop Recap | East Aurora, NY

I taught my first calligraphy workshop back in May, at the beautiful Roycroft Inn, located in East Aurora, NY. We were able to set up on the peristyle and enjoy the perfect weather while eight lovely ladies learned calligraphy! One of the highlights of the day was teaching the THREE left-handed calligraphers I had. They… Read more »

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners Workshop in East Aurora, NY!

I know what it’s like to try to learn a new hobby. You see all the beautiful pictures on Instagram of people doing awesome things, maybe pick up a book off Amazon or your local bookstore on the topic, and then let it sit on your shelf for weeks and months while you find the… Read more »

Wedding Tips: When should you book a calligrapher?

Wedding etiquette is constantly changing – and the rules are never set in stone – so how do you know when to book your calligrapher? Well, the most important thing to consider is when you should send out your invitations and save the dates, and when you will need your RSVPs back. How far in… Read more »

I’m Attending the Modern Calligraphy Summit!

After I missed the last registration, I finally decided to sign up for the Modern Calligraphy Summit! I couldn’t be more excited to learn from some of the calligraphers I’ve been admiring since I got involved with this whole thing. If you don’t know what the summit is, it’s basically a two week online training… Read more »

What’s the difference between place cards and escort cards?

Place cards and escort cards – what’s the difference? I get asked this question a lot, and to be honest with you, I didn’t know either until I started to work on weddings. And believe it or not, the explanation is easier than you might think. Place cards do not include a table number (only… Read more »

Updated Styles for All Our Calligraphy Services

As a start to the new year, I updated all my old calligraphy styles and photos. I now officially have 5 different calligraphy styles for you to choose from. These can be used on place/escort cards, invitations, envelopes, menus, seating charts, and more. See the image below and let me know which one is your… Read more »

The New Home of Ink & Matter

Welcome to the new site and home of Ink & Matter (previously Moon Daisy Design). In case you don’t already know me, I’ll go ahead and introduce myself. My name is Amber John, and I started this little business back in January 2015 under the (quickly thought-up) name Moon Daisy Design. I started selling my… Read more »