3 Simple Steps to Elevate Your Thanksgiving Tabletop

1. Pull out your fine china – Whether you’re celebrating with your immediate household only or you’ve developed a COVID cluster that you can safely gather with this year, there’s no better time to get a little fancy if only for one meal.



2. Include fresh florals in your centerpiece and maybe even a hand-lettered white pumpkin! Fresh florals add beautiful texture to your tabletop and a custom pumpkin is an unexpected decor element.



3. Add place cards – assigned seating makes sitting down to the table a breeze while also adding a personalized touch. Everyone loves seeing their names beautifully written! We recommend real white mini pumpkins, gold leaves, or hand-painted canvases.



Be sure to check out our full holiday collection, including laser cut cheese boards, oversized candle holders, personalized ornaments, and so much more. All available for shipping or local Alexandria pickup.



  • The latest from Laura & Alyssa
With more than 20 years of calligraphy experience, Laura Hooper, Owner and Creative Director, has produced scripts for hundreds of weddings, corporate clients, and even a celeb or two (yes, stars: they love calligraphy just like us!), handcrafting everything from addressed envelopes to custom signage, all from our Old Town Alexandria studio. At the holidays, we offer custom, handwritten décor items. Laura has trained under three amazing master penman to date; Michael Sull, Vivian Mungall, and Harvest Crittenden, and she is a certified instructor of American Cursive Handwriting. She resides in Mount Vernon, Alexandria. Alyssa, Laura’s sister, joined the company as Director of Operations in 2014, allowing the family business to go around the world with online video courses and in-person workshops. Alyssa runs the day-to-day logistics of Laura Hooper Calligraphy, allowing Laura to focus on the art. She resides in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.

Looking to learn the art of modern pointed-pen calligraphy? Laura Hooper Calligraphy has got you covered with both in-person workshops {right here in Old Town Alexandria!} as well as a starter kit plus video tutorial for at-home learning. Our online calligraphy shop is fully curated with the supplies we use daily that we know will work well together.


In addition to teaching and sharing calligraphy with students around the world, sisters Laura Hooper & Alyssa Law also serve wedding clients with custom stationery design and production as well as handwritten calligraphy services for envelopes, escort cards, place cards and more.





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Alexandria 22314

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