For Christmas this year, I wanted to use everything I've learned over the past two years from calligraphy, and somehow make my friend's and family's gifts. I know that sounds very second-grade-ish to make your gifts, but I had a vision of personalized stationary, and I honestly could not be happier with the outcome.
Some of the cards I made stamps out of my calligraphy, then embossed the notecards. Some of them I simply used the stamp. and the rest of them I just did calligraphy! To complete the stationary set, I picked out beautiful paper and made envelope liners out of them. Each of my family and friends got a set of 10 cards and corresponding 10 envelopes.