Just a few words beautifully presented on a note card give the sense of something truly special.
Friday 17th April 2020
Who is speaking?
Katie Noakes, The Landmark London’s calligrapher is the founder of London Calligraphy. She has been composing beautiful letters for the majority of her career, working with the likes of Buckingham Palace, Chanel and The Landmark London Hotel.
Katie also offers a range of classes teaching the art of calligraphy, helping people discover their own journey and handwriting style with ink.
London Calligraphy illustrates and design handwritten pieces for luxury brands, events and a select number of weddings worldwide. Katie founded London Calligraphy after realising that just a few words beautifully presented on a note card gives the sense of something truly special.
The Power of Words
Now that we’re in the depths of the coronavirus lockdown, our calligrapher has found herself writing kind words to stay connected with loved ones now more than ever before.
Learning a new skill and taking time to stay in contact with loved ones by writing letters are often put on the bottom of our to-do lists in our usual busy lifestyles. Now that most of us have been forced into a slower pace of life we can seize the opportunity to spend time on ourselves and find the key to a positive time in quarantine.
Start your calligraphy journey
London Calligraphy has put together a range of calligraphy care packages that will guide you through calligraphy practice from the comfort of your own home. Katie explains that ‘in this unprecedented time, activities like ours are certainly not deemed essential, however, from speaking with many of my students, I know how calligraphy can bring a sense of calm to people’s lives.’
Find your calligraphy kit here londoncalligraphy.com
Katie’s top 5 Quarantine letter writing tips:
- Letters don’t need to be long. Three simple words such as ‘I miss you’ sometimes have just as much, if not more impact than a 4-page long letter.
- Use nice paper, or if you’re feeling creative add a simple illustration on the envelope or corner of the letter.
- Include something thoughtful such as a recipe from a magazine that the recipient might like to cook, or an old photo that will bring back happy memories.
- Never write the post or zip code in calligraphy. The letters can often be misread by the postal scanners and therefore take much longer to arrive!
- Hand write the letter – This adds a personal touch. Handwritten letters are often kept and cherished by the recipient.
Katie has been working on a very special stationery collection for The Landmark London that we will release very soon, in the meantime, take a peak at some of the beautiful projects we have been working on recently:
- For our 120th anniversary party they prepared these beautiful hand written place-cards for all 300 guests:
- For the same event, we commissioned London Calligraphy to host a Personalised Christmas Bauble station where the event attendees could purchase these beautiful gifts and all the proceeds were donated to COSMIC, Children of St Mary’s hospital charity.
- During the festive season Katie prepared these beautiful personalized place cards that we used for the influencers @backpackdiariez to make their Festive afternoon tea experience even more special.
We wanted to bring some of this calligraphy magic to our Instagram followers and we have partnered with London Calligraphy to launch a special giveaway, please see below how to participate for a chance to win an Afternoon tea for 2 in the exclusive Winter Garden and 2 calligraphy kits for beginners:
Just follow these simple steps:
1. Leave us a comment and tag someone you would love to take with you to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea once we re-open. 🍰🎁
3. Share this photo in your stories and tag both accounts ❤️
T&C’s: Only UK residents are eligible. This giveaway is in no way endorsed by Instagram. The redemption of the prize is subject to availability. We will announce the winner on Wednesday 13th May 2020 on both accounts.
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We’d love to see the letters and notes you’re sending to loved ones. Share yours on social with #landmarkletters. It’s time to stay connected and share the love. @the_landmark_london