Here are some things my clients have had to say over the past couple of decades:

Jan is wonderful and a joy to work with! She is easy to communicate with and quick to respond to any questions you have (no matter how dumb you may think they are) and answers them honestly. We had so much fun creating a wedding logo with her. Her creativity amazed us and she was able to create something that perfectly fit our wedding style. We fell so in love with our logo that we decided to use it in multiple aspects of our wedding: napkins, bags, invitations, table numbers, glasses, favor labels, and even a boat flag!

Jan is a true professional and takes extraordinary pride in her work to make sure that the finished product she hands back to you is exceptional and perfect in every way! I cannot recommend Jan enough.

Working with Jan was such a pleasure. In addition to her work being so beautiful, she was also extremely accommodating to our schedules and the changing needs of our order. Often, she was able to anticipate issues or problems that we had not thought of. In the hectic process of planning a wedding, Jan was an invaluable source of knowledge and reliability!

It is without hesitation and with much enthusiasm that I recommend Jan. Neither the quantity of invitations nor the short turnaround time I requested daunted her. All of our nearly 1500 invitations [to a fundraiser at Senator Edward Kennedy's home] were enhanced as the result of her hard work. I received many compliments on her classy calligraphy. (The American Prospect)

We needed to send out one thousand invitations to a charity event in a short time frame and we needed it done with style. Jan was chosen based on samples of her elegant calligraphy. The finished product was excellent in quality. Our invitations went out on time and Jan was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. (Gucci America, Inc.)

Our invitations, programs, place cards, table cards, and menus could not have been more beautiful. Your talent lies not only in your artistic ability, but also in your attention to detail. You even caught address errors that we had made. Your talent, competence, and enthusiasm are unparalleled in your industry.

I asked Jan if she would be willing to undertake the work of inscribing almost 3,000 names into the Memorial Book for the National AIDS Memorial. To my surprise and delight, she accepted and began the task, completing the job in record time. In every way, she performed superbly. (Cathedral of St. John the Divine)

I asked Jan if she would be willing to undertake the work of inscribing almost 3,000 names into the Memorial Book for the National AIDS Memorial. To my surprise and delight, she accepted and began the task, completing the job in record time. In every way, she performed superbly. (Cathedral of St. John the Divine)

Jan is my hero! We originally hired her to address our invitations, and before long she became our full-fledged wedding coordinator. When all was said and done, she was involved in literally every aspect of the event. From the moment Jan stepped in, I felt like an enormous weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Jan handled everything seamlessly with her typical grace and poise. She was polite and professional with everyone, but she also knew when to push back and how to do it diplomatically and with minimal drama. The end result was far beyond my (admittedly high) expectations. In fact, when the wedding was over, I found myself really missing the multiple conversations we had each day—not only is Jan organized and efficient, but she is also clever and fun and has a terrific sense of humor, so she's just the kind of person you want around you in a stressful situation.

This was a new one for me: After the bride wrote her testimonial, her husband asked if he could add his thoughts:

To be perfectly honest, I don't have the faintest idea what Jan did for us at our wedding because my wife was in charge and it made sense for me to just stay out of her hair and let her make the decisions. What I do know is that my wife was extremely stressed-out about the wedding and then, when Jan came on the scene, my wife completely relaxed and calm returned to our lives. The night of the wedding, the drinks were flowing, the food was great, my wife was calm, the guests were happy, and I wouldn't have changed a single thing about the evening. So Jan, many thanks!

I can't even believe how beautiful each name and address looks! I want to take a picture of each one. Once I was able to look over the list and process your notes, I realized just how much effort you put in to make sure every name was correct. I've had people, from whom this is quite a statement, say that the invitations are perfectly done and I know your attention to detail plays a VERY big role in that!

We asked Jan to caption an oversized family album. We left the details up to her. She not only did a truly excellent job with the calligraphy, but with the overall aesthetic and the Arabic phrases we challenged her to inscribe. We loved her taste, her precision, and the fact that there is one person left in the country who can actually avoid the obligatory typo. The only condition that we had placed on Jan—an absolutely unreasonable deadline—she beat by miles.

Jan went above and beyond. She went over every detail with great care and offered many valuable suggestions along the way. Our guests remarked that they had never seen a more beautiful and elegant invitation. We would never consider using anyone else's calligraphy services.

Amidst the craziness of wedding planning, Jan was organized, responsive, and helpful. She knows every etiquette rule in the book and is willing to make any and all last-minute changes. Most importantly, her work was absolutely beautiful! She customized a color to match our invitations that we used throughout the wedding. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

I liked so many of Jan’s lettering styles that I had a hard time choosing, so she recommended one that complemented the font on our invitation and it was wonderful. She also custom-matched the ink for us. Her attention to detail and expertise on all things etiquette were much appreciated. Jan's service is by far the best!

I hired Jan for my son's destination wedding. She added beautiful touches to make the event special, from addressing the invitation envelopes in a matching ink to designing a thank-you card for the place settings, in Italian as well as English. She even hand-painted wooden direction signs for the road. She never made me feel I was asking too much of her—she assured me she likes unusual challenges. And she is super-easy and -fun to work with.

Jan was the best vendor that I worked with during the entire wedding process. I first learned about her when she received rave reviews from the store where I ordered my wedding invitations. Besides envelope-addressing and table cards, I also wanted custom wedding programs. When I met with Jan, I could tell right away that she was classy, organized, and experienced. Jan took calligraphy services to a whole other level by confirming guest addresses and editing salutations based on proper etiquette. In addition, her calligraphy is gorgeous.

Jan was incredibly meticulous when addressing our envelopes and double- and triple-checked her work with me. She was patient when I had to ask my parents’ friends what their addresses were and even used White Pages to ensure the addresses were correct. Beyond her incredible attention to detail, Jan's work was stunningly gorgeous.

Jan provided much-appreciated guidance and support during every stage of planning for my wedding. From the invitation-selection process and her skillful calligraphy talents to her unparalleled knowledge of all etiquette formalities, Jan was an exemplary professional every step of the way. She listened to us during the entire planning process and she made sure that our vision was upheld. The result was a very smooth, well-run event that I confidently left in her capable hands.

Jan is amazing to work with! Her attention to detail, her responsiveness, her thoughtfulness, timeliness—I can't say enough!! She saved me money while giving me great ideas! She helped me with place cards, invitations, gift bags—all of the paper items that go along with a wedding! She cleaned up my guest list so beautifully—I am still amazed at the time she took! She was fast and such a pleasure to work with, I miss her and can't wait to work with her again!

Past and Present Clients

  • Cartier (Boston, MA)
  • Crane & Co. (staff calligrapher for [flagship] Boston store and Burlington store)
  • Gucci America (Boston, MA)
  • Hopple Popple, Inc. (Newton, MA)
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame (Newport, RI)
  • John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • Jordan Marsh/Macy’s (Boston, MA)
  • Louis Vuitton (Boston and Natick, MA)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • New Mexico Supreme Court
  • Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA)
  • Plaza Bakery (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Rafanelli Events (Boston, MA and Palm Beach, FL)
  • The Emerald Necklace Conservancy (Boston, MA)
  • The Four Seasons Boston
  • The Mandarin Oriental, Boston
  • The National AIDS Memorial (New York, NY)
  • The Rivers School (Weston, MA)
  • Timberland, Inc. (Stratham, NH)
  • Trinity Church (Boston, MA)
  • Zia Bakery (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Tiffany & Co. (Boston, MA)
  • New England Donor Services (Waltham, MA)
  • Papers & Presents (Wellesley, MA)
  • Papyrus (Boston and Natick, MA)
  • Perry’s Wines & Fine Liquors (Provincetown, MA)
  • Womencrafts (Provincetown, MA)
  • Joe Coffee (Provincetown, MA)
  • The Club (Provincetown, MA)