I love enhancing thoughtful words with beautiful, handwritten script.
Welcome to Flower City Letters! I’m Elaina DeBoard, a calligrapher and engraver based in The Flower City of Rochester, NY.
With over seven years of experience, training from calligraphy masters around the world, and hundreds of happy clients, I have the ability and passion to create connection through the written word for you. Calligraphy adds warmth and intimacy to gifts, weddings, and branding events – feelings that can only come from something created by hand with care.
I specialize in several styles of pointed pen calligraphy: Spencerian Script, Ornamental Penmanship, and modern calligraphy scripts (I also use these styles in my hand engraving).
Do you want...
...to add a unique touch to your stationery?
...your branding event to stand out?
...to give a gift that will be cherished?
Contact me to discuss your vision
A Calligraphy Journey
When gifted with two vintage Ornamental Penmanship books in 2014, I began my calligraphy journey and fell in love with the tactile experience of writing with nib and ink.
I consider myself a lifelong student of calligraphy and commit to regular practice and study. I’ve been lucky to take classes with skilled calligraphers during my journey, and I wanted to document my learning process along the way.
Spring Symphony with Heather Victoria Held, March 2021
French Roundhand with David Grimes, 2021 - in progress
Acanthus Leaves & Scrolls with Skylar Chubak, February 2021
Madarasz Script with Schin Loong, January 2021
Calligraphy Engraving with Kestrel Montes, May 2020
Signature Design with Michael Ward, February 2019
Calligraphic Flourishing with Anne Elser, Oct/Nov/Dec 2017
The Engrossing Saga with Master Penman Harvest Crittenden, October 2017
Spencerian Saga with Master Penman Harvest Crittenden, October 2016
Spencerian Script with Peter Maushart, 2014
Let's create something together.
Every project is unique; please provide details and feel free to ask questions to get our conversation started.
What is the nature of the project? Wedding, gift, custom creation?
If you're interested in something not featured on the site, please ask! I love trying new ideas and look forward to hearing from you.