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Written Word Calligraphy: The Art of Exquisite Elegance

Karla Lim’s pursuit of art led her to start a business which has brought beauty and creativity into the lives of her students. 

Of all the arts, calligraphy is one of the most commonplace yet is also one of the most elegant. More than just a way of decorating everyday items, it has also become a means of self-expression as well as a way of adding a hint of luxury to daily living.  

Through her business Written Word Calligraphy, Vancouver-based entrepreneur Karla Lim is helping others discover both the pleasure and the creative satisfaction of getting into this most unique of hobbies. 

 Creative Pursuits  

“All my life, I have pursued various forms of art,” Lim replies when asked about what made her think about putting up her unique atelier seven years ago. “I found calligraphy and illustration to be a meaningful space where I can express myself and create beauty in the simplest of things. I am intensely passionate about creating thoughtful calligraphy and illustration that brings out the best of each single stroke. 

Lim’s Written Word Calligraphy is a boutique calligraphy and design company that specializes in custom wedding invitations and recently introduced calligraphy classes for those wanting to get into the art. The company also offers a Semi-Custom Collection that allows for a smaller amount of customization on the part of its customers, day-of details, stationery for both personal and commercial use, logo/branding services, as well as calligraphy demonstration for events.  

Discovering Packola 

It was when the calligraphy classes started that Lim thought about packaging the kits for her students in beautiful yet functional boxes that would capture the understated elegance of the art of calligraphy. She needed a custom mailer box that would capture the refined sensibilities of her brand and her chosen craftand also – more importantly – safely carry kits featuring fragile items like inkwells, pens, and practice pads to her customers. 

“I discovered Packola when I was looking for custom packaging for my calligraphy starter kits for my new online calligraphy course,” she recalls. “This box has truly elevated the experience of my students, worldwide, and I've gotten so many reviews from all over the world on how much they love the attention to detail we had in creating it. 

More than just another calligraphy and engraving company, Written Word Calligraphy is bringing out the creative side of so many people, one kit at a time.  

Written Word Calligraphy is just one of numerous small businesses that Packola has helped through the creation of eye-catching, durable, and sustainable custom packaging which has set them apart from their competitors.  

Do you have your own #PackolaStory to tell? Share it with our growing number of creative packaging enthusiasts at community@packola.com.