Testimonials for Services

Hi Diane,
I hope you are well. Everyone that we have given the save-the-dates to, love your work....they didn’t even want to open the envelope.....lol
— D.B. October 18th, 2017
I’m still really enjoying the inscribed memorial you did for my husband John a couple of years ago. I have it hung up at the cottage and it makes me feel good every time I look at it. It fits perfectly with the decor. You did an exquisite job.
— Susan Hillery January 13, 2017
It was an utter pleasure working with Diane on our wedding guest book and place seating cards. Diane took the time to talk about colour choices and styles. When I received the finished product my heart dropped it was all just beautiful! I am completely astonished by the beauty. Thank you Diane.
— Aruna K. August 30th, 2016
Hi Diane,
"Just wanted to let you know that the invitations are all in the mail. The work you did was exquisite. Thank you very much for doing such a beautiful job. Have a great week. Warm regards, Nora." 
                                                                                                                                                         Nora A. August 2016
"Very satisfied with the quality of work. It far exceeded my expectations! Thank you for creating this personalized love card for me!" 
                                                                                                                                                   Ryan B. - June 23, 2016
"So glad I found you. Wanted this passage framed for many years! So delighted to see the final product!  Thanks a million! 
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"I had Diane inscribe a small "old style scroll" in Portuguese for me to present to my girlfriend as a proposal in Portugal. The quality and craftsmanship was beautiful! And her help and insight on it's look and style was excellent! Everything worked out perfectly! Thank you so much!"               
                                                                                                                                                  David P. - April 4th, 2016
Everything is gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Working with you on our wedding has been a wonderful experience. You not only listened to our vision, you offered creative ideas that fit the theme. And I loved the final look of everything you did to make our wedding beautiful and unique!
— Stephania V - August 19th, 2015
Diane did some calligraphy for me on a portrait that we hang on our “Wall of Presidents”. It was excellent work which matched the other protraits well. Thank you Diane!
— RW - June 11, 2015
We could not be happier as the envelopes are just stunning! We absolutely love them and are amazed at your talent. We are thrilled to have it be a part of our wedding.
— Prisca - May 26, 2015
I just want to thank you again so much for the framed tribute you did in memory of my late husband, John. The calligraphy and the art work and the framing are far beyond anything I could have imagined. Your perfectionism paid off that’s for sure. It’s been almost 5 years since John died and getting this completed now just seems well-timed and right. I know he’s looking down and smiling (he had a great smile!) I can’t wait to hang it up at the cottage - his favourite place on earth.
Thanks again, Diane. It was great to meet you and I’ll certainly recommend you highly to family and friends.
— Susan Hillery - May 7. 2015
Diane is incredibly talented - her writing skills are beautifully polished and truly unique! She was an absolute joy to work with.
Thanks!
— EW - April 14, 2015

Diane was very helpful in providing a calligraphic style for text in an exceptionally important tattoo I have planned. I found her professional and reasonable to work with and I am happy with the outcome.
— B.W., February, 2015
Diane produced flawless beautiful work for a very special project. Her experience and practiced eye offered advice and led the way to the fantastic result which was a memorial book of great meaning to me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Diane to anyone in need of a highly talented artisan who delivers excellent product in a timely fashion.
Thank you Diane.
— J.S., April, 2015
Yesterday I picked up wedding envelopes, and oh my goodness, Diane’s work took my breath away! Her work is truly beautiful and her expertise in calligraphy is outstanding. Thank you so much for recommending Diane. She has been so nice to work with.
— PL - February 12, 2015
 
 
Very accomodating, beautiful calligraphy. I received many compliments on the invitation calligraphy.
— F.C., July 6th 2010
Diane,
I received the invitations on Friday afternoon; they look great. Thanks so much for the great job. The line is a little lighter than the rest of the script, but matches well with the silver backing so it does not look out of place. I am very happy with them. Thanks again, I will recommend your services to anyone looking for calligraphy work.
— R.T., January 2010
I contacted Diane when there was a very special young woman who would not leave my mind. We had been friends for a short while and had been spending some time outside of work together. After learning more and more about this woman, I grew more and more infatuated with her.

I wanted to tell her how I felt but knew I could only tell her in person. So in order to capture her attention, I had Diane hand scribe an invitation for her to have a picnic with me at my farm which is about an hour outside of Toronto. Somehow, through luck, fate, destiny or karma, I was with her when she received the invitation in the mail.I got to witness first hand her “breathe being taken away” when her eyes laid on the invitation and she gasped. At first, she thought it was a wedding invitation, but when she read who it was from, her pretty eyes gently lifted and laid upon me...she certainly got the message.

I cannot thank Diane enough for helping me make this priceless moment happen. Watching her eyes light up made it worth the extra effort to show her that I care. Perhaps someday, I will hire Diane to do the calligraphy for our wedding invitations.
— -D.A. October, 2011
Hi Diane,
I was the recipient of the beautiful ‘Desiderata’ poem that you did for Chris Black for my birthday.
I just wanted to write you a note to say how gorgeous it is. Your work is impeccable and the design is beautiful with the sky and stars. It is my favorite poem and my life mantra, and it looks perfect in my front hallway.
Thank you so much.
— J.B.W, September 2011
I hired Diane to hand write two poems that were read at my wedding as a surprise ninth anniversary present for my husband. Working with Diane was a real pleasure. She was
able to take my ideas and suggestions and turn them into something beautiful. Not only is the lettering itself clear and crisp, but the artwork around it is lovely- graceful ivy
dotted with flowers in my wedding colors. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to friends and family. My husband loves the piece and we are just trying to figure out the best place to hang it in our apartment!
— A.N., October 2011
I went to Diane for assistance in creating a gift for someone very special, and was initially very concerned about the resulting document. As a result, I want to mention that she was able to surpass all of my expectations with her excellent calligraphy skills and expertise.
I was extremely impressed with the final detailed hand written poem that she was able to create, and received a very extraordinary and memorable gift for someone that I care about deeply. If the occasion should arise, I certainly would contact her again, and would recommend her to anyone seeking exceptional calligraphy services.
— K.W., October 2011
Diane,
Thank you so much for your outstanding work. Your handiwork on the ‘Thank you’ cards was a hit. The HR representative/hiring manager emailed me an offer letter a few days after. I was told how impressed they were with the cards.
I know your work helped me seal the deal. I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful calligraphy penmanship and completing the cards under such short notice.
Keep up the good work!
Thank you,
— R.C., August 2011
Diane’s talent is incredible! Her calligraphy for our wedding invitations far exceeded my expectations, and friends and family have been raving about the calligraphy as invitations have gone out. We wanted our vintage travel theme for our wedding to come through in our paper products, and Diane made that come to life with her creative style.
Diane was a gem to work with-even meeting me after 9PM one night so I could pick up the finished invitations before I needed to go on a trip and take them with me. She is dedicated, professional, and does beautiful work! If you’re considering hiring Diane, don’t think twice!
— M.M., October, 2011
We’ve been using Diane’s services for the past two years and our expectations have always been exceptionally met. The quality of Diane’s work is excellent and she has the ability to work within strict timelines. Her end result is always flawless. We look forward to continue working with Diane in the future.
— M.W., The Bay, February 2011
When my husband suggested going to a calligrapher to get our invitations done, I argued with him because I thought it was an unnecessary extra cost. He wanted to have them done because his hand writing is awful, and he didn’t want me to have to do them all alone. I finally agreed to go and meet a calligrapher. We chose to meet with Diane because she came highly recommended, and her price was much better than the other calligraphers we had found in Toronto. I was eating my words when she was finished with the invitations. I thought the invitations we had selected were beautiful but the calligraphy Diane did was the perfect, elegant touch to make our invitations gorgeous.
I had several people call me to comment on it, and my husband’s grandmother actually put the invitation (and envelope) on her mantle piece for a year or so to show everyone how beautiful they were.
— M.K., May 15, 2011
The calligraphy is beautiful and the envelopes look stunning. The choice of ink and style are perfect for the invitation. Diane is a true professional and strives for excellence in her work. She delivers great results even when she is under time constraints.
Thank you so much for doing a wonderful job.
— H.R., March 10, 2011
Diane,
Thank you very much for a friendly, prompt and professional service. The calligraphy for our engagement announcement has set a wonderful tone for our upcoming wedding. We are both delighted with the results and can’t wait to start designing our wedding
stationary!
— E.W., May 2011
Diane’s work is exquisite. She recently reproduced and framed a poem that I had read at a friend’s wedding, and it made for a gorgeous wedding present.
— M.B., PhD, May 2011
Dear Diane,
Elliot and I would like to thank you so very much for your beautiful calligraphy for our wedding. It was absolutely stunning and the perfect finishing touch that really set the tone and differentiated our wedding.
Regards,
— J & E, January 2011
Diane,
Your work is so beautiful and creative...
Our personal monogram that you artfully designed, our wedding program, and our menu cards are a masterpiece and a memorable keepsake...
— Mr. and Mrs E L, January 2011
From all the Senior NCO’s of the Lorne Scots Regiment I wish to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation for your work on our new book of Remembrance. The book represents the highest expressions of craftsmanship and artistry. The book is unique in that it will never close and it will be used to commemorate those who have given their lives in the service of Canada for generations to come; it has been a pleasure working with you and it truly is a unique masterpiece.
Thank you so much!
— Derek Murphy, Chief Warrent Officer, Regimental Sergeant Major, The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment), January 2011
I think the calligraphy is amazing and beautiful. I love the choice of grey ink and the style is perfect for me because it is not too ornate or old fashioned, just what I wanted.
Thank you for doing such a good job.
Sincerely,
— Jill Schwartz, January 2011
OH MY GOSH!! Your work is so beautiful! I have never seen anything so pretty! We are thrilled with the envelopes! (I knew that they would be better than the ones that were already done, but I had no idea they would be so wonderful)! I am proud to send these out to our special friends.
Thank you very much for your wonderful service, for rushing the order and the absolutely perfect calligraphy! I will definitely let anyone looking for calligraphy work done, to contact you. I’m sure that I will be in touch again for you to do work for me. Thanks so much Diane!
— J.P, July 29th 2010
Very accomodating, beautiful calligraphy. I received many compliments on the invitation calligraphy.
— F.C., July 6th 2010
The invitations look so beautiful, and at the same time are so easy to read! It’s a shame that I have to mail them out! I love looking at them.
— A.E., June 2010
It was a pleasure dealing with you! Will be back for certain!
— M.S., May 2010
Dear Diane,
Thank you so much for your help with addressing invitation envelopes. We were amazed by how wonderfully they turned out. Your recommendations for lettering style and ink colour complemented our invitations so well. We have received countless compliments on the beauty of the calligraphy. It was a pleasure working with you!
— F & R, May 2010
Hi Diane,
Just wanted to let you know that I am so pleased with the work you did - they look really great!!
Regards,
— J.D., March 2010
Diane is a pleasure to speak with and to work with. She is extremely professional and is prompt with her delivery. Her work is outstanding with lots of variety to choose from. She is very well priced! Diane did the calligraphy for our wedding invitations and our “save the date cards” and the first impression was important- the feedback we received was amazing. I highly recommend and you will not be disappointed. I look forward to working with her again.
Thanks,
— T.B., March 2010
To whom it may concern:
We have used “Calligraphy by Diane” for a number of years to do the matt board calligraphy for our clients. Her diligent and fine workmanship is always appreciated by us as well as our clients. We wish her continued success and look forward to working with her again in the near future.
Sincerely,
— Ursula Liane, Creative Photography
For Christmas, I wanted to create a personalized photograph of my partner’s daring trip on Yungas Road in Bolivia. I wanted a matt inscription to capture what was felt at the moment the picture was taken. Diane, with much creativity, brought my vision to life. I had the date, location, and a meaningful quote inscribed. She was very prompt in responding to any of my questions or concerns and was able to prepare my gift right
on time! A great feat, especially so close to Christmas day.
Diane is extremely talented! She was able to pick the perfect font and colours to enhance the meaning behind the photograph as well as perfectly compliment its mood. Diane was able to turn my framed photo into a piece of art! Her kind and caring nature made my Christmas present extra special. My partner loved the photograph, now a piece of art that hangs in his office. He tells me every time he sees it, it brings him back to all the beauty of his trip. I truly believe Diane is to thank for that.
— S.D.S., February 2010
Diane,
I received the invitations on Friday afternoon; they look great. Thanks so much for the great job. The line is a little lighter than the rest of the script, but matches well with the silver backing so it does not look out of place. I am very happy with them. Thanks again, I will recommend your services to anyone looking for calligraphy work.
Regards,
— R.T., January 2010
Dear Diane,
I received the cards. They are absolutely beautiful and will make our tables extra special. I have to tell you that I actually grew up in Japan and learned Japanese calligraphy as a child. I was never very good at it but always admired beautiful calligraphy, whether Japanese or English. I really enjoy the script you used and am totally pleased and thrilled with the result. I will definitely keep you in mind for future projects and tell others about your great skill. Many thanks for the labour and care you put into your work.
— J., August 2009
Hi Diane,
I just received the place cards from Cynthia and they look fabulous! Cynthia even commented on how good they looked. Thank you so much for being able to complete them for me on such short notice.
Best,
— M.M., December 2007
We were referred to Diane by the associates at Essence Du Papier for our wedding invitations. We were absolutely thrilled with the end results, and all recipients told us they found the invitations to be exceptionally classy, personal and set the bar for the upcoming wedding event. Diane was flexible with us, listened well to what we wanted and provided some helpful advice to make our invitations even better than we originally had planned. I would absolutely recommend Diane’s services.
— M.H., December 2009
Diane is extremely talented. She was a delight to work with from the moment that I sent my first email to the finished product. She is very professional and showed me a lot of various samples in her office. The most challenging part for me was choosing which font to use as there were so many to select from! She is prompt in responding to either emails or voicemails and was right on time with my “save the date” envelopes. The next time we work together will be the wedding invitation envelopes. I can’t wait to hear the reaction from my quests as the envelopes for the “save the date” cards will set the tone for the wedding. They looked amazing and I have Diane to thank for that. She also has lots of creative ideas with regards to place cards, menus, guest lists etc. I highly recommend her and look forward to our next project together.
Thanks,
— T.B., November 2009
We love the invitations. Everything looked fantastic, and the compliments we received from the recipients were exactly as you said, “classy, elegant, a wonderful surprise”. We really appreciated the different tip styles/width you used so that there was some differentiation on the invitations/RSVP cards.
We’ll be sure to mention to Essence du Papier how pleased we were with their reference of your services, and also how pleased we were with the finished product.Thanks for your help. It was definitely worth the investment.
— M.H., November 2009
Dear Diane,
Of all the special moments in our lives, the ones most treasured are the moments shared. We sincerely thank you for providing us with such exquisite calligraphy that lent elegance to our wedding day. From the beautifully addressed wedding invitations, to the placecards at our wedding reception, every element you created formed such a lasting
impression and one which we were very proud to share with our family and friends.Your exceptional level of service and professionalism, in addition to your attention to fine details does not go unnoticed and is very much appreciated. Your best wishes and friendship throughout this memorable time in our lives will always be cherished. Wishing you continued success!
Sincerely,
— K. and D., October 2007
We cannot thank you enough for helping to present such beautiful invitations to our wedding celebration.
— J. and D.
Dear Diane,
Thank you again for the beautiful calligraphy work you did for our wedding. From the invitations to the placecards to the menus, everything was so beautiful and professional. Hopefully we’ll have a need for your work again!
All the best,
— J. and R.
Dear Diane,
I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful calligraphy job you provided for our wedding invitations, place cards, and guest book. Your professionalism and patience throughout my wedding planning was greatly appreciated. I will definitely be recommending your services to my engaged friends!
Sincerely,
— C.
Diane,
I wanted to thank you for completing the pages of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary book. Not only was the work professionally done but the placement and the colour selection of the work made the final product book so much better. I will be happy to recommend you to my colleagues.
— S.B.
Diane,
I just wanted to let you know that she LOVED it, and was more than excited, but blown away. After I picked it up from you I got if framed with a black matt and frame, and anti-glare glass. It looked amazing.
Just in case you don’t remember the project, I was the one who asked for you to make me the scroll with Kanjii Characters, and the hieroglyphics that said, “Isis Warrior”. Thank you again for the time and effort you put into it. She currently has it hanging up on her wall next to her martial arts belt rack.
Kind regards,
— A., October 2009
Diane,
Thank you so much, the card is sweet. I love the silver “Daddy”, it is perfect! Once again your expertise has created an elegant work of art that I know will be treasured.Thank you for always granting “my wishes”. You are the best!
I will be in touch again.
Thank you.
— CM, February 2009
Diane,
Your artwork has surpassed my imagination and has made my letter stunning and complete.
It will be treasured. I highly recommend your service to those who take pride in seeking out “the best” to hallmark their memorable moments in life!
Warm Regards,
— A.G., January 2009
Hi Diane,
I hope you had a WONDERFUL holiday and a happy new year to you! I wanted to let you know that our client was absolutely thrilled with the results….it really completed the package. In fact, her words were “I was just breathless opening the box with the calligraphy envelopes”. So, big thanks for your hard work and diligence to adhere as best as you could to our timeline!
Best regards,
— Deepika Bodashop Couture stationery by design, January 2008
Hi Diane,
Thank you for your beautiful work. It is a piece that I will always cherish.
Regards,
— K., May 2008
Hi Diane,
I just wanted to pass along a note of “thanks” for a fantastic job on our wedding envelopes. We mailed them out last week and received SO many comments back on how beautiful the addressing is. As soon as people started receiving them we got emails and phone calls commenting on how impressed people were. Your work totally reflected what we wanted to convey to people about our wedding and it was the perfect touch to our invitations. Thank you for a job very well done!
— J.A., September 2008
Hi Diane,
Many thanks for a beautiful job!
Thank you for your help with our Wedding Invitations!
We are really pleased with the look of your Calligraphy and particularly appreciate your effort in meeting our very tight time line.Your great service is sincerely appreciated.
Regards,
— S.K., April 2008
Hello Diane,
Thank you for your beautiful work and professional service. The package arrived today and it is framed, presented to my wife (I couldn’t wait) and it looks amazing. It has had the desired effect on her and will be a cherished piece for many years. All the best,
— J., 2007
Hi Diane
Hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to express my gratitude for the amazing work you did for my invitations. They are spectacular, absolutely perfect and I can’t thank you enough. I have been getting rave reviews and just wanted to pass that along.
Warm regards,
— P., May 2007
Hi Diane,
Your calligraphy work really gave our Environmental Printing Award certificates an elegance that just isn’t possible using computers. Thanks for accommodating our tight schedule as well. We will gladly recommend your services to others and will certainly call on you for any calligraphy work we need done in the future.
Anders Kohler
— PrintAction Magazine, February, 2006
Hi Diane,
Thanks for all of your great work on our certificates/awards. It is a pleasure to work with you.
— K.F, Marketing Magazine Rogers Media - Publishing December 2005
Diane’s work was just beautiful. She gave us exactly what we were looking for and all the items were frameworthy. Even the way she addressed the envelope to my attention was so pretty I couldn’t possibly put it in the recycling bin.
Best,
— Tamara Robbins, Associate Design Editor, Style at Home Magazine 2007
Hi Diane,
You did a fantastic job on the invitations! Thank you! I was very pleased and impressed. I think the copper complimented the colour scheme very nicely, and the font is exactly what I was looking for. And your price was extremely reasonable. I will definitely be recommending your services in the future.
— Danielle H., Director, Collins Recruitment Group, 2007
In very few words, it can be summed up as: Diane is an artist!
I found Diane’s contact information while I was in search of a unique and classic wedding invitation. I was impressed at first glance with her work, and was even more impressed with Diane’s professionalism and flare for the finer details.We had nothing but compliments on our beautiful invitations. They were the perfect start to a fairytale wedding. Diane’s warm personality made our interactions most pleasant. She is a joy to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for something extra special for his or her corporate event, wedding, or party.
— Lindsay J. Ryder, Lifford Wine Agency, 2006
Hi Diane,
I just LOVE the invitations! I have received so many calls from friends and family saying how beautiful the envelopes were!! You did a wonderful job! Thanks so much!
Best,
— A., 2006
Dear Diane,
Just a little note to let you know that the calligraphy work on the certificates of registration looked great. I received a couple of compliments, one of which was from our Registrar.
— M. S., Ontario College of Chiropractors, 2005
Dear Diane,
As President of the Canadian Art Thereapy Association (CATA) I would like to thank you for the remarkable services you have supplied to us over the past four years. Your expertise, skill and wonderful personality have always been appreciated in all of our business dealings with you. You are always available as soon as possible and your work is always accurate and aesthetically pleasing. CATA and myself recommend your services to any organization that requires calligraphy services.
Thank you and Best Wishes,
— Helene Burt, D.A., RCAT, ATR President Canadian Art Therapy Association, 2006
Dear Diane,
Thank you for the beautiful job on the addressing of the wedding invitation envelopes for our clients. The elegance of your calligraphy definitely coordinates well with our couture wedding invitations. Thanks again for all of your hard work and gorgeous handwriting, we look forward to working with you again in the near future!
Best Regards,
— Corina Van Sluytman, Owner/Creative Director, Bella Invites, - Couture Wedding Stationery, 2007
Diane is a true talent that is always able to accommodate any request in order to service our account and meet our tight deadlines. She has been a pleasure to work with, over the past few years and I would recommend her services to anyone looking to make their design piece really stand out with the personal touch of the calligrapher’s pen.
— K.L., Production Manager Andora Graphics Inc. Toronto