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).

“A Lifelong Memory”

The love letter is beautiful. My fiancée told me she will never forget it. Thanks for helping create a lifelong memory.

Timothy G. - Custom Calligraphy

“Treasure Forever”

Just as beautiful as I expected! Thank you for treating my Chanel compact mirrors with care, and transforming them into keepsakes my bridal squad will treasure forever.

Darra K. - Compact Mirror Engraving

“Absolutely Stunning”

I ordered engraved perfumes for my mother and MIL for my wedding. These turned out absolutely stunning, I am beyond impressed. These are now special keepsakes they will have forever. I highly recommend Flower City Letters!

Jaclyn D. - Perfume Engraving

“Fantastic!”

Elaina engraved the champagne glasses my daughter used for the first toast at her wedding reception. They turned out beautifully. Elaina was quick to answer my request and all of my questions. She is fantastic!

Jo-Onna D. - Glass Engraving

“Sooo many compliments”

We have received sooo many compliments on the wedding envelopes! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful talent with us and our family!

Jackie S. - Envelope Addressing

“AMAZING!”

I had my vows written in calligraphy. They arrived very quickly and look AMAZING! They really are beautiful!

Ashley M. - Custom Calligraphy

“5 Stars!”

The calligraphy work that Elaina did was top-notch and beautiful. I have given the work as a wedding gift and it couldn’t have come out better. She is easy to work with and her turnaround time was excellent. 5 stars! without any hesitation!

Allyson H. - Custom Calligraphy

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

My Training

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.

Flower City Letters Calligraphy
Calligraphic Training

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

Contact Me

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.

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