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Spring Stationery from Crane & Co. From Hyegraph

First day of Spring in San Francisco started with some Spring showers. Spring showers mean pretty cards & stationery. It’s always fun writing a little note or receiving one in the mail. My teenage daughter and her cousins started to correspond regularly by mail from San Francisco to Boston. At first neither one were even aware of purchasing stamps and the correct envelopes nor each other’s addresses. After the first notes they got the hang of it. Now, we get little notes with heart stickers on the envelopes, fun pictures with drawings inside.

No matter what year we’re in, communication via mail has a special place. This is the only way to actually send physical objects and not mere images. Soon, my daughter and niece will be taking the plane to visit. They are making plans and have to-do lists, places to visit and fun activities to share.

Although this young generation of teens face-time daily, they’ve found that sending each other notes with words of inspirations via mail adds an anticipation and physical reminder of their relationship and care for each other. I am sure when they do get together their time will be marked by postcards and scrapbook archiving the time spent together.

Here are some fun notes you can pick up this Spring and all year round at our little store at the Embarcadero Center location.

Example One: Letterpress Plum Blossom Note Card

Letterpress Plum Blossom Note $19.00 per box

Example Two: Letterpress Sunflower Note Card


Letterpress Sunflower Note Card $19.00 per box

Example Three: Great Horned Owl Note Card

Great Horned Owl Note Card $19.00 per box

Great Horned Owl Note Card $19.00 per box

All the above cards along with many other styles can be found at Hyegraph in San Francisco. Check out our site for more stationery ideas, see our blog and join us on facebook. Happy Mailing



Melissa & Sevan’s Chic Armenian Wedding at Bently Reserve in San Francisco, CA

Something I love about weddings is that you see a couple’s emotions and love culminate surrounded by close family and loved ones. The latest hair dues atop the fashionably dressed guests. The bride and groom dance the night they’ve been planning for on average a year. They hire a wedding planner, pick a venue, a bridal dress, a photographer, music, invitation designer, a wedding cake. These are just a few of the professionals that come together to create a seamless wedding day.

This was the case for my cousin Sevan and his lovely bride Melissa who are an Armenian couple residing in California. Sevan is from Los Angeles and Melissa is from the Bay Area. My cousin is a tall, handsome Armenian guy and his bride is a petite, beautiful Armenian girl. When they come together as the King and Queen as the priest announced in his sermon at St. Vartan Armenian Church in Oakland, they create something more than the individuals they have been: now hey are a couple. Although modern life has made marriage something to struggle through or maybe it always was, young people and old ones alike can’t resist that special feeling which is love. Hopefully, in the best of marriages this love will not only withstand life challenges but flourish and make everything better! This is my wish for my cousin Sevan and his bride Melissa. I hope the beautiful day will be one for them to look back on and reminisce for 100 years and more.

Here are some of the details that made Melissa & Sevan’s Wedding Day very elegant. First of all they had a wonderful team of wedding planners from Simple Little Details who embroidered the right threads to create the Special Day. We were lucky enough to help them create their custom wedding invitation using Checkerboad designs from Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy. It was a very bright and beautiful October Day in San Francisco. We witnessed the wedding in Oakland, CA. The guests were then invited to Bently Reserve to celebrate this joyous day.

first wedding dance

1st Dance for Melissa & Sevan our Armenian Couple

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Melissa & Sevan’s Pocket Wedding invitation Suite from using Checkerboard Designs

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Pocket Wedding Invitation for Sevan & Melissa’s Wedding ~ (back view) using Checkerboard invitations

menu printing, place card printing

Wedding Menu and Place Card created by using Checkerboard papers and Hyegraph Digital Calligraphy

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Melissa & Sevan’s Place cards printed using Digital Calligraphy

The above photo of our bride & groom show the tender first dance of husband and wife. The wonderful event captured in one image. The lighting, music the venue everything comes together for many special moments. Our couple chose a beautiful pocket invitation from our Checkerboard Designs. All of their stationery matched including their place cards and menus. We also printed the couple’s wedding envelopes using Hyegraph’s Digital Calligraphy Service. Among the appetizers were wonderful sliders and sushi from their family owned Sushi & Seafood Restaurant, Kimono Restaurant, in Benicia, CA.  There was fun music in Armenian and International languages. The guests and bride & groom had a wonderful time. Wishing great joy and health to our newly married couple!



Carlson Craft Distinguished Dealer Award San Francisco

Carlson Craft, a major United States invitation designer and printing company, has awarded us with the 2014 Distinguished Dealer Award,  it reads:  “For sales achievement and service to their customers, special recognition is given to: HYEGRAPH INVITATIONS & CALLIGRAPHY”

Carlson Craft Distinguished Dealer Award:

Carlson Craft AwardWe’ve been creating designs for our clients in the Bay Area for over a quarter of a century. The Bay Area is known for sophisticated clients with diverse backgrounds, and when they get married they want to create unique and memorable wedding invitations. This is where we come in to help our clients so they’re not lost with all the possibilities. We’re known for our ability to provide our clients with personal attention and therefore amazing designs created especially for them for their occasion.

Whether it’s weddings, corporate invitations, galas, bar/bat mitzvahs or other events, we will work with our client one on one until their desired goal of the perfect invitation or stationery is achieved. We have many of our custom designs posted on our blog and have received distinguished reviews from around the bay area on Yelp, Google, Wedding Wire and other sites.

You can reach us by calling us at our San Francisco Store located at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 at 415-626-0461 email us at or simply come in to to see our designs.



Mr. Boddington’s Studio Fine Greeting Cards at Hyegraph Embarcadero Financial District San Francisco

Mr. Boddington’s Studio offers couture correspondence stationery with a fun, quirky tag line. If you haven’t seen it, stop by at Hyegraph to take a peek, in addition they have a Custom Couture Correspondence Letterpress line which you can personalize for a Save the Date Card, Wedding Invitation suite including a rehearsal dinner card, map card, rsvp card and an activities card. Mr. Boddington’s Studio’s distinguished Letterpress Line is tasteful, and attention grasping for your guests. Mr. Boddington’s Studio is based out of New York City and offers sleek designs for a high end bride, wedding or event. The cost for an invitation suite from Mr. Boddington’s Studio is a minimum of 50 invitation suite for $2000. So you should defanitely have the budget for a couture, high end invitation suite.

“HAPPILY EVERY AFTER” Mr. Boddington’s Studio Couture Greeting Cards:

Mr. Boddington's Studio Couture Greeting Card

Mr. Boddington’s Studio Couture Wedding Greeting Card “…and they lived HAPPILY EVERY AFTER” $5.50

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Mr. Boddington’s Studio Couture Greeting Card:

Will You be my bridesmaid? Couture Greeting Cards from Hyegraph Embarcadero San Francisco.

“Will You be my bridesmaid?” Mr. Boddington’s Studio Couture Greeting Cards $5.00

The above greeting card is a fun and thoughtful way to ask your friend to join in as part of your private circle to celebrate your wedding day and all the preperations that go along with getting ready for the event.

Congratulations Card from Mr. Boddinton’s Studio available at Hyegraph!

Congratulatons Card on New baby from Hyegraph Embarcadero San Francisco

Congratulations Card on new baby from Mr. Boddington’s Studio $5.00

The Mr. Boddington’s Studio brand is from NYC. Their icons include a cowboy hat, cowboy boots, lobster, crab and yoga amung other interesting artwork designs. There is also city bridges including the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and the New York Brooklyn Brdige. There are also decorative invitation design borders with lace and scallop as well as transcending wall paper, envelope liners and beutiful ink colors to incorporate into the desing of the wedding invitation suite. The Mr. Boddington’s Studio line is in letterpress, therefore it is considered high end and will cost a lot, so it’s not recommended for a bride or an event on a budget. Hoever, if you can splurge then you can order from this exquistie line.

You can see more of the Mr. Boddington’s Studio fun greeting card selections on our Mr. Boddington’s Studio Category. To design your beautiful Wedding Stationery please come in to Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA. Please call or email us for an appointment. You can also check out or order your Wedding Invitations ONLINE. Congratulations, Hyegraph


San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ Invitations for Girl With A Pearl Earring

Girl With A Pearl Earring, Dutch Painting From The Mauritshuis is now showing at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The de Young is the first museum during the Americas tour to show the collection of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis gallery which has not lent out it’s collection for close to 30 years. Recently the Mauritshuis gallery is undergoing renovations and therefore has lent out it’s treasured art collections. Now you can see the Girl With A Pearl Earring by artist Johannes Vermeer right here in San Francisco.

Invitations for Girl With A Pearl Earring Invitation to premiere

Girl With A Pearl Earring Invitation by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

Hyegraph recently created the Invitations for the Exclusive Premiere of the Exhibition which was given by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, President of the Board of Trustees. The event took place on:

January 22, 2013

de Young Museum

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

There was also an Invitation to a Reception and a Behind-the-Scenes installation of the exhibition, which Hyegraph also created, for the same evening inviting special donors to the fine arts museums.

In addition to creating the reception cards we also used our Digital Calligraphy Service to address the Invitation Envelopes for the Premiere of Girl With One Pearl Earring at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. You can order your invitation ONLINE on come in to Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy at 3 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco where we can create your custom invitations together.

Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier

Girl With A Pearl Earring Book

The Girl With One Pearl Earring has also been the inspiration for a Movie and a Book. The book is written by Tracy Chevalier, published in 1999 is a historical novel. It sold over 2 million copies globally. It’s about a servant’s life, a master’s obsession, a matter of honor set in Holland.

Girl with a pearl earring movie

Girl with a pearl earring movie

The film, “Girl With A Pearl Earring”, is directed by Peter Webber and stars Scarlett Johansson and Collin Firth. It was made in 2003 after the book came out in 1999. The film grossed over 31 million internationally and was made with 10 million.

Time in a Painting

Why do we want to look at paintings? Why is it important? Does it connect us to Time: an intangible dimension and makes it more tangible? An object can do that for us, make time appear to be more tangible so that we can see it or touch it. But to transform to 1665, which is when the oil masterpiece, “Girl With A Pearl Earring” was painted by Dutch Painter Johannes Vermeer you do have to go to de Young Museum in San Francisco where you  can witness first hand “time” in a painting.

For tickets and information on visiting de Young Museum please visit their Plan Your Visit Page. Enjoy witnessing time at all your local museums.

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William Arthur/Vera Wang Wedding Save the Dates & Wedding Invitation Promo at Hyegraph SF

William Arthur & Vera Wang Wedding Promotion: Buy 75 Wedding Invitations and Receive 25 FREE Wedding Invitations or Save the Dates is now going on at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California. This great deal offered by the Fine Stationery Producer, William Arthur and Designer Wedding Invitations Line, Vera Wang is a super value if you like the style and designs offered by this classic line. Of course it’s hard not to admire the clean lines and ultra sophisticated designs the Vera Wang/William Arthur line produces. You can see for yourself how this high quality stationery stands out and makes a unique personalized invite for your next event. We can help you personalize the William Arthur/Vera Wang Cards to complement your wedding or shower theme using stationery color, inks, fonts, ribbons and bows to create a special design that’s unique for your special day.

hyegraph invitations and calligraphy wedding invitations promotion in san francisco

Whether your wedding gown is from Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier or Jim Heljm or it’s DIY-you make it yourself or pick it out at Bridal Galleria or from a New York fashion show, you can see first hand our Designer and High end wedding invitations and save the dates at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy. You can also use our Digital Calligraphy Service to personalize your guest list addresses and add flare and sophistication to your invitation envelopes. If you’re not in the San Francisco area, you can SHOP ONLINE for our luxurious wedding stationery. For all inquiries please call, email or stop by our store located at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA. Sincerely, Jacques/Hyegraph


Calligraphy Style “Waterford” Wedding Invitation Envelope Addressing Calligraphy, Wedding Invitation Response Card Envelope Calligraphy Addressing

Calligraphy for Wedding Envelope Addressing

“Waterford” Calligraphy Font Style for Wedding Invitation Envelope Addressing from Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

I use the above “Waterford” Calligraphy style for Addressing Wedding Invitation Envelopes and Wedding Invitation Response Card Envelopes. This is one of many font styles we use at Hyegraph to address Envelopes for Weddings, Holiday Parties and Events. The result is sophisticated Envelope Addressing for your Envelopes which you can mail to your guests. I can use the same font style to extend the Calligraphy Style to Wedding Menu Cards, Wedding Place Cards/Seating Cards, Escort Cards, or other Wedding Stationery Calligraphy Printing you may need for your Party. If you would like us to help you with your Calligraphy Envelope Addressing please EMAIL, PHONE or COME IN to HYEGRAPH EMBARCADERO in San Francisco, CA. If your wedding or party is in another city you can still CALL or EMAIL us for ENVELOPE ADDRESSING SERVICE. We serve clients with our Calligraphy Service Nationwide from New York and New Jersey to Seattle, WA and the Los Angeles Area. To see more Wedding Envelope Addressing Calligraphy Font Styles, PRICING & our STUFFING & ENVELOPE MAILING SERVICE please see our CALLIGRAPHY PAGE!

Please see our Beautiful Fine Wedding Invitations on our Wedding Invitations Page and our Custom Calligraphy Printing on our Calligraphy Category. You can choose from stylish Crane & Co. and William Arthur Stationery and our latest designs from our Checkerboard Line.

See our TESTIMONIALS Page for our Happy Hyegraph Customers. Thank You for considering Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy for your Stationery & Calligraphy Orders.


San Francisco Holiday Cards with Golden Gate Bridge & San Francisco City Scene Holiday Cards

Customers love personalized, custom, San Francisco themed Holiday Cards to send out to their Holiday Lists. Whether it’s for corporate Holiday Cards or Personalized Holiday Cards these are perfect San Francisco city scene cards! Please see from the San Francisco Holiday photo cards below.


san francisco golden gate bridge season's greeting holiday card at hyegraph

SF Golden Gate Bridge Holiday Card

The above Holiday Card depicts a custom San Francisco Holiday Card we can personalize for your friends & family or colleagues for the Holidays. You can order the example above over the phone at (415) 626-0461, EMAIL US, order ONLINE on our Holiday Card Website.

“GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE” AT KNIGHT~San Francisco City Scene Holiday Card “Evening View”:

sf golden gate bridge custom holiday cards at Hyegraph San Francisco

SF Golden Gate Bridge Custom Holiday Cards

Season’s Greetings San Francisco Holiday Cards with Golden Gate backdrop make for a personalized, custom holiday card to send out to your business holiday list! You can order the above San Francisco Holiday card over the phone, email, ONLINE or come in to our San Francisco Store at 3 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco,CA.

ALAMO SQUARE~Colorful “House Scene” San Francisco Holiday Cards:

sf houses scene holiday cards at Hyegraph San Francisco

SF Houses Scene Holiday Cards

San Francisco Houses Themed Holiday Cards are a typical scene of colorful houses you can see in our city.

“COIT TOWER” SAN FRANCISCO City of Lights “Holiday Cards”:

Coit Tower Holiday Cards San Francisco

Coit Tower Holiday Cards SF Themed

City Lights Holiday Card overlooking our City by the Bay.

Holiday Card “City Building Scene” of the “San Francisco Skyline”:

Building Scene of San Francisco Holiday Cards

Personalized Building Scene Holiday Cards


USA City Skylines Twenty Thriteen 2013 City Holiday Cards

USA City Skylines Twenty Thirteen 2013 City Holiday Cards

Finally, the 2013 City Holiday Card can be customized for any city for a grand gesture. You can celebrate the New Year with the Wonderful scenic card. All of our cards can be personalized with the city of your choice, please inquire for personalization. You can also choose our Calligraphy for Envelope Addressing of your guest list. For more holiday ideas please go to our Holiday Category and or Holiday Page. You can order all of the above cards ONLINE or come in to or call our San Francisco Store. Happy Planning!


William Arthur & Vera Wang Fine Stationery at Hyegraph Embarcadero Financial District San Francisco

Choose from our high quality William Arthur & Vera Wang Stationery for office or personal use. Announcing William Arthur’s Annual 25 FREE Fall Social Stationery Promotion at Hyegraph SF.

When you choose 50 0r more cards, notes or letter sheets from William Arthur Social Stationery and Vera Wang Writing Papers receive 25 more FREE additional pieces! Please come in to our San Francisco store to view our Fine Stationery Selections.

William Arthur/Vera Wang Stationery Promotion

To see more of our stationery selections from William Arthur & Vera Wang please see our William Arthur & Vera Wang Categories. To view all our fine stationery and fine business card selections please stop by our stationery store located at Three Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California. To see our Website please go to


William Arthur Save the Dates, Wedding Invitations & Holiday Cards at Hyegraph Embarcadero Financial District San Francisco

We now carry the entire William Arthur Fine Stationery Collection at Hyegraph at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. The William Arthur Fine Stationery collection includes Weddings I and Weddings II, Holiday Photo Cards, Holiday Greeting Cards, Social Stationery and Invitations & Announcements. This classic collection includes a pick for any occasion or event.

Ecru Wedding Invitation from William Arthur at

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