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The Constant Scribe

Crystal Lake , IL
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8 Pomeroy Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL US 60014 (map)

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815-355-0375

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Chicagoland’s Full Service Calligrapher

Create anticipation and make a lasting impression with elegant calligraphy by The Constant Scribe. From ‘Save the Dates’ to reception:... Read more
Chicagoland’s Full Service Calligrapher

Create anticipation and make a lasting impression with elegant calligraphy by The Constant Scribe. From ‘Save the Dates’ to reception: exquisite hand-lettering by The Constant Scribe will tie it all together. Over 20 years experience; references available.

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Assembly, Design, Printing
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amanda
Wedding:
12/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Kim was by far my favorite wedding vendor to work with. She was quick to respond to emails which is important to me. She was warm, kind, patient and trustworthy. She was able to complete my invitations quickly and they are so beautiful. She takes the time to understand what you want and again the quality was outstanding. They are so beautiful and I cannot wait to send them out!! I would recommend Kim to everyone I know.
Kim was by far my favorite wedding vendor to work with. She was quick to respond to emails which is important to me. She Read more...
Kim was by far my favorite wedding vendor to work with. She was quick to respond to emails which is important to me. She was warm, kind, patient and trustworthy. She was able to complete my invitations quickly and they are so beautiful. She takes the time to understand what you want and again the quality was outstanding. They are so beautiful and I cannot wait to send them out!! I would recommend Kim to everyone I know. Read less
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Trang
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough about how wonderful Kim is as a person and her phenomenal work. We had her address over 100 ivory wedding invitation envelopes in a custom gold ink. She not only accommodated our requests for Vietnamese spellings (accents etc.) but she sent photo samples confirming the look and style prior to addressing the envelopes. I and both mothers of the bride and groom were beyond thrilled with the results. We've had several guests contact us specifically to compliment the calligraphy! But the cherry on top was definitely Kim's professionalism and friendliness! She was very prompt returning all emails and always checked in to give us a status during the process. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone and everyone!
I can not say enough about how wonderful Kim is as a person and her phenomenal work. We had her address over 100 ivory Read more...
I can not say enough about how wonderful Kim is as a person and her phenomenal work. We had her address over 100 ivory wedding invitation envelopes in a custom gold ink. She not only accommodated our requests for Vietnamese spellings (accents etc.) but she sent photo samples confirming the look and style prior to addressing the envelopes. I and both mothers of the bride and groom were beyond thrilled with the results. We've had several guests contact us specifically to compliment the calligraphy! But the cherry on top was definitely Kim's professionalism and friendliness! She was very prompt returning all emails and always checked in to give us a status during the process. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone and everyone! Read less
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Therese
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
After a change of heart, we decided to use a calligrapher and it was one of the best decisions we made. We found Kim on the Internet and chose her because of her outstanding reviews and beautiful samples and have no regrets. Kim’s replies were always quick and friendly, not automated. My daughter and I had the opportunity to meet with Kim and she made us feel very welcomed and gave us all the time we needed. She showed us samples of her work and she knew exactly what we were looking for. She was very thorough in all aspects of the job and even caught a mistake on our address list. She’s no doubt a perfectionist! On top of all that, our cost was less than originally quoted after she saw the envelopes she was going to work with. Imagine, in this day and age, someone charging less than quoted!
The final outcome…Amazing! Kim’s work is absolutely stunning and the whole process went smoothly. She is a true professional that has mastered her craft. She’s a rare find and we hope to have the privilege to work with her again.
After a change of heart, we decided to use a calligrapher and it was one of the best decisions we made. We found Kim on Read more...
After a change of heart, we decided to use a calligrapher and it was one of the best decisions we made. We found Kim on the Internet and chose her because of her outstanding reviews and beautiful samples and have no regrets. Kim’s replies were always quick and friendly, not automated. My daughter and I had the opportunity to meet with Kim and she made us feel very welcomed and gave us all the time we needed. She showed us samples of her work and she knew exactly what we were looking for. She was very thorough in all aspects of the job and even caught a mistake on our address list. She’s no doubt a perfectionist! On top of all that, our cost was less than originally quoted after she saw the envelopes she was going to work with. Imagine, in this day and age, someone charging less than quoted!
The final outcome…Amazing! Kim’s work is absolutely stunning and the whole process went smoothly. She is a true professional that has mastered her craft. She’s a rare find and we hope to have the privilege to work with her again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to say Kim did an amazing job on the invitations for my wedding. She was very professional and I was happy to work with her. She provided a realistic timeline and kept to it. The invitations were beautiful and we received many compliments on the invites from our guests. I would recommend Kim to anyone that is looking for a calligrapher for their special day!
I just wanted to say Kim did an amazing job on the invitations for my wedding. She was very professional and I was happy Read more...
I just wanted to say Kim did an amazing job on the invitations for my wedding. She was very professional and I was happy to work with her. She provided a realistic timeline and kept to it. The invitations were beautiful and we received many compliments on the invites from our guests. I would recommend Kim to anyone that is looking for a calligrapher for their special day! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The Constant Scribe's work was not only beautiful, she was professional, timely, and kind throughout the process. I had my wedding invitations addressed by Kim and could not have been more pleased. The calligraphy on the envelopes matched the font of my invitations perfectly. I felt at ease knowing my invitations were with Kim and they turned out beautifully. My guests were impressed and so was I!
The Constant Scribe's work was not only beautiful, she was professional, timely, and kind throughout the process. I had my Read more...
The Constant Scribe's work was not only beautiful, she was professional, timely, and kind throughout the process. I had my wedding invitations addressed by Kim and could not have been more pleased. The calligraphy on the envelopes matched the font of my invitations perfectly. I felt at ease knowing my invitations were with Kim and they turned out beautifully. My guests were impressed and so was I! Read less
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The Constant Scribe responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Tiffany! I love the font you chose for your wedding invitations and it was fun doing them for you!

Blessings,
Kim
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Emily
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.8/5.0
My invitation addresses looked amazing. She even matched the font of my invites. I would recommend her work to anyone.
My invitation addresses looked amazing. She even matched the font of my invites. I would recommend her work to anyone.
My invitation addresses looked amazing. She even matched the font of my invites. I would recommend her work to anyone. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I did not plan on having our invitations addressed in calligraphy, but we are so very glad that we did! Kim was knowledgeable and her work was absolutely stunning. Because we didn't plan to use calligraphy, we didn't have any set ideas about the style of type that we wanted. Kim was able to give us choices and selections, and we are so thankful for her help! She matched the calligraphy on the envelopes to the font we used on our invitations, so everything was a cohesive and beautiful presentation. We used a very traditional style and wording, and the calligraphy was the first impression for our guests on the style of the wedding. I got messages from friends remarking on how gorgeous our invitations were, and that was definitely because of the beautiful calligraphy! (The invitations themselves were very simple.)

We also had a significant number of international invitations, and Kim had those ready for us a week before the rest of the invitations so that we could send them out sooner. Everything about Kim's work was great. She is thoughtful and kind, so she's incredibly pleasant to work with. She is knowledgeable and talented, so any questions we had about etiquette, she was able to answer, and her work was stunning. We are so glad Kim did our invitations, and we would heartily recommend her!
My fiancé and I did not plan on having our invitations addressed in calligraphy, but we are so very glad that we did! Kim Read more...
My fiancé and I did not plan on having our invitations addressed in calligraphy, but we are so very glad that we did! Kim was knowledgeable and her work was absolutely stunning. Because we didn't plan to use calligraphy, we didn't have any set ideas about the style of type that we wanted. Kim was able to give us choices and selections, and we are so thankful for her help! She matched the calligraphy on the envelopes to the font we used on our invitations, so everything was a cohesive and beautiful presentation. We used a very traditional style and wording, and the calligraphy was the first impression for our guests on the style of the wedding. I got messages from friends remarking on how gorgeous our invitations were, and that was definitely because of the beautiful calligraphy! (The invitations themselves were very simple.)

We also had a significant number of international invitations, and Kim had those ready for us a week before the rest of the invitations so that we could send them out sooner. Everything about Kim's work was great. She is thoughtful and kind, so she's incredibly pleasant to work with. She is knowledgeable and talented, so any questions we had about etiquette, she was able to answer, and her work was stunning. We are so glad Kim did our invitations, and we would heartily recommend her! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
1/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Without hesitation, I heartily recommend this calligrapher to any bride wishing for beautiful, stylish calligraphy!

I had long-admired Kim's calligraphy (which, really, should be referred to as art), and so I was thrilled to work together through the process of creating wedding announcements for my January 2013 wedding. Kim's calligraphy is art because of her extraordinary talent and knowledge of her craft. As an artist, she also has an incredible sense of style and taste. Because of these attributes, she transformed my wedding announcements into something beautiful that was far more wonderful than my limited imagination could have conceived.

Working with Kim will give any bride peace of mind (which, as we all know, is important!) because of the immense confidence that can be placed in her, both as a kind person and as a skilled calligrapher. I personally felt assured and stress-free while working with Kim, and ended up with beautiful, customized calligraphy!
Without hesitation, I heartily recommend this calligrapher to any bride wishing for beautiful, stylish calligraphy!
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Without hesitation, I heartily recommend this calligrapher to any bride wishing for beautiful, stylish calligraphy!

I had long-admired Kim's calligraphy (which, really, should be referred to as art), and so I was thrilled to work together through the process of creating wedding announcements for my January 2013 wedding. Kim's calligraphy is art because of her extraordinary talent and knowledge of her craft. As an artist, she also has an incredible sense of style and taste. Because of these attributes, she transformed my wedding announcements into something beautiful that was far more wonderful than my limited imagination could have conceived.

Working with Kim will give any bride peace of mind (which, as we all know, is important!) because of the immense confidence that can be placed in her, both as a kind person and as a skilled calligrapher. I personally felt assured and stress-free while working with Kim, and ended up with beautiful, customized calligraphy! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Kim by the Water Tower-Chicago store. From the moment we spoke I loved her! She was exceptional at communicating and wanted very much to understand exactly what I wanted. She sent me many samples and we were able to work together on ideas. She is so creative and gifted and she helped guide me on making decisions that were perfect! She did my wedding invitation envelopes and my place cards along with a personal note that I included with each invite AND 2 beautiful poems that I just had framed. I cannot say ENOUGH about the finished products. They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! She finished everything on-time if not a few days early. (And ladies, you know when planning a wedding having things done in a timely manner or early is so appreciated!) I will use her again, for sure!! I actually cannot WAIT to find another project for her to do!!:) Thank you Kim!
I was referred to Kim by the Water Tower-Chicago store. From the moment we spoke I loved her! She was exceptional at Read more...
I was referred to Kim by the Water Tower-Chicago store. From the moment we spoke I loved her! She was exceptional at communicating and wanted very much to understand exactly what I wanted. She sent me many samples and we were able to work together on ideas. She is so creative and gifted and she helped guide me on making decisions that were perfect! She did my wedding invitation envelopes and my place cards along with a personal note that I included with each invite AND 2 beautiful poems that I just had framed. I cannot say ENOUGH about the finished products. They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! She finished everything on-time if not a few days early. (And ladies, you know when planning a wedding having things done in a timely manner or early is so appreciated!) I will use her again, for sure!! I actually cannot WAIT to find another project for her to do!!:) Thank you Kim! Read less
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Alexa
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Kim copied an extremely ornate font for addressing my invitations. She got back to me promptly, kept in contact with me throughout the process, and caught a mistake I made with a zip code. Her rates were ridiculously inexpensive, especially considering the high quality of the work she did and the fact that she had to learn a new font. All 70 of my invitations were finished so quickly that I could hardly believe it, and Kim was gracious and helpful with everything. Invitaions were well-packaged to protect them for pickup.
Kim copied an extremely ornate font for addressing my invitations. She got back to me promptly, kept in contact with me Read more...
Kim copied an extremely ornate font for addressing my invitations. She got back to me promptly, kept in contact with me throughout the process, and caught a mistake I made with a zip code. Her rates were ridiculously inexpensive, especially considering the high quality of the work she did and the fact that she had to learn a new font. All 70 of my invitations were finished so quickly that I could hardly believe it, and Kim was gracious and helpful with everything. Invitaions were well-packaged to protect them for pickup. Read less
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carynlwerner
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Of all the different vendors we have used thus far in our wedding planning, Kim is our favorite by far! Our Guests received their invitations and had nothing but wonderful things to say. We were so excited to put our invitations in the mail and they looked so beautiful. Kim put the finishing touch on them! Kim really listened to what we liked, what we wanted, and had our invitations completed promptly by (before!) the promised date.
Of all the different vendors we have used thus far in our wedding planning, Kim is our favorite by far! Our Guests Read more...
Of all the different vendors we have used thus far in our wedding planning, Kim is our favorite by far! Our Guests received their invitations and had nothing but wonderful things to say. We were so excited to put our invitations in the mail and they looked so beautiful. Kim put the finishing touch on them! Kim really listened to what we liked, what we wanted, and had our invitations completed promptly by (before!) the promised date. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kim is truly gifted! Her work is in a class that stands alone! Kim is so warm, genuine, easy to work with, and fair (very reasonably priced). She truly left lasting impression on me and I would tell anyone to book her immediately...it is she who you want to use for all your calligraphy needs! Her attention to detail, lettering, and creativity really are too amazing to express in words. You have to see it to believe it! I have received too many compliments to count! Our invitations looked (big statement and I stand behind it 110%) perfect!
Kim is truly gifted! Her work is in a class that stands alone! Kim is so warm, genuine, easy to work with, and fair (very Read more...
Kim is truly gifted! Her work is in a class that stands alone! Kim is so warm, genuine, easy to work with, and fair (very reasonably priced). She truly left lasting impression on me and I would tell anyone to book her immediately...it is she who you want to use for all your calligraphy needs! Her attention to detail, lettering, and creativity really are too amazing to express in words. You have to see it to believe it! I have received too many compliments to count! Our invitations looked (big statement and I stand behind it 110%) perfect! Read less
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zross03
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Kim did all the calligraphy for the envelopes of our wedding invitations, we asked her to match a font used in the actual invitation and they turned out perfectly. The work was done fast and she double checked that everything was perfect before sending them back to us. I cannot recommend her more highly!
Kim did all the calligraphy for the envelopes of our wedding invitations, we asked her to match a font used in the actual Read more...
Kim did all the calligraphy for the envelopes of our wedding invitations, we asked her to match a font used in the actual invitation and they turned out perfectly. The work was done fast and she double checked that everything was perfect before sending them back to us. I cannot recommend her more highly! Read less
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BrianLafferty
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about The Constant Scribe! From a quality aspect we were told by multiple guests at our wedding that our invitations were the best calligraphy they had ever seen and some wanted the business card right then and there! From a working relationship aspect, I had a wonderful time getting to know Kim and being invited into her studio as we planned the invitations and then the place cards. She was timely, professional and courteous throughout the process and EXTREMELY fair when it came to price.

You would do yourself a disservice to not use her.

A tremendous talent and an overall great experience.
I can't say enough about The Constant Scribe! From a quality aspect we were told by multiple guests at our wedding that Read more...
I can't say enough about The Constant Scribe! From a quality aspect we were told by multiple guests at our wedding that our invitations were the best calligraphy they had ever seen and some wanted the business card right then and there! From a working relationship aspect, I had a wonderful time getting to know Kim and being invited into her studio as we planned the invitations and then the place cards. She was timely, professional and courteous throughout the process and EXTREMELY fair when it came to price.

You would do yourself a disservice to not use her.

A tremendous talent and an overall great experience. Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Unique Services
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Adrienne
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Kim was a pleasure. I couldn't be more happy with her services. She was extremely easy to work with and all of my invitation evelopes and place cards turned out beautiful! I definitely recommend her for your wedding or any other special event.
Working with Kim was a pleasure. I couldn't be more happy with her services. She was extremely easy to work with and all Read more...
Working with Kim was a pleasure. I couldn't be more happy with her services. She was extremely easy to work with and all of my invitation evelopes and place cards turned out beautiful! I definitely recommend her for your wedding or any other special event. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
2/8/2011
5.0/5.0
provided a decorative plaque with wedding announcement and verse.
provided a decorative plaque with wedding announcement and verse.
provided a decorative plaque with wedding announcement and verse. Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
2/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing what Kim did for our wedding gift. Highly recommend her for any of your invitations or anything she specializes in! Thumbs up!!!!!
Amazing what Kim did for our wedding gift. Highly recommend her for any of your invitations or anything she specializes Read more...
Amazing what Kim did for our wedding gift. Highly recommend her for any of your invitations or anything she specializes in! Thumbs up!!!!! Read less
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GCARLA24
Wedding:
8/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Easy to work with. Was very flexible and accommodating to my needs. Quick service. My invitations came out great. So professionally done that some of my guests thought it was computer generated. Got so many compliments on the calligraphy work from my family and friends. Highly recommended.
Easy to work with. Was very flexible and accommodating to my needs. Quick service. My invitations came out great. So Read more...
Easy to work with. Was very flexible and accommodating to my needs. Quick service. My invitations came out great. So professionally done that some of my guests thought it was computer generated. Got so many compliments on the calligraphy work from my family and friends. Highly recommended. Read less
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The Constant Scribe responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Gigi! I loved working with you and felt sad when our work together was completed! Blessings to you in your new marriage!
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Kate
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I collected several compliments on my invitations, including one woman who said they were the nicest invitation she had received. The invitations are the first impression a guest will get, and she worked with us to make sure the feel of the invitations matched the feel of our wedding day. She offered creative suggestions and the work was exquisite!
I collected several compliments on my invitations, including one woman who said they were the nicest invitation she had Read more...
I collected several compliments on my invitations, including one woman who said they were the nicest invitation she had received. The invitations are the first impression a guest will get, and she worked with us to make sure the feel of the invitations matched the feel of our wedding day. She offered creative suggestions and the work was exquisite! Read less
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The Constant Scribe responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Kate! I really enjoyed working on your Baltimore wedding! It was a joy to work with you and a privilege to be a part of making your vision a reality! I loved seeing the look of your outdoorsy reception--everyone appeared to be having so much fun!
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Sharon
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Working with Kim was a great experience! Her knowledge and creativity helped to make daughters wedding perfect. Making a wedding is such a stressful time and working with Kim was totally stress free.I highly recommend using The Constant Scribe.
Working with Kim was a great experience! Her knowledge and creativity helped to make daughters wedding perfect. Making a Read more...
Working with Kim was a great experience! Her knowledge and creativity helped to make daughters wedding perfect. Making a wedding is such a stressful time and working with Kim was totally stress free.I highly recommend using The Constant Scribe. Read less
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The Constant Scribe responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Sharon! Elyssa and Jon's wedding was exquisite. I felt honored to be a part of it!
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dwwedding
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
I hired Kim for her calligraphy service. I would highly recommend hiring her for your needs. Kim is very responsive, contributes her ideas as potential options for your consideration, creative and needs minimal direction. She delivered my order on schedule and under budget. I couldn't ask for her customer service and finished product to be any better.
I hired Kim for her calligraphy service. I would highly recommend hiring her for your needs. Kim is very responsive, Read more...
I hired Kim for her calligraphy service. I would highly recommend hiring her for your needs. Kim is very responsive, contributes her ideas as potential options for your consideration, creative and needs minimal direction. She delivered my order on schedule and under budget. I couldn't ask for her customer service and finished product to be any better. Read less
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JWS81
Wedding:
5/20/2006
5.0/5.0
It's hard to believe that spring 2011 will mark 5 years since my wedding and I still get compliments from friends and family on the hand lettered invitations. In the five years since my wedding, Kim has designed birth announcements and baptism certificates for both of our children as well. Each design was unique and special for each of our children, down to specializing a new font for our daughter and mixing a special color ink as well.
It's hard to believe that spring 2011 will mark 5 years since my wedding and I still get compliments from friends and Read more...
It's hard to believe that spring 2011 will mark 5 years since my wedding and I still get compliments from friends and family on the hand lettered invitations. In the five years since my wedding, Kim has designed birth announcements and baptism certificates for both of our children as well. Each design was unique and special for each of our children, down to specializing a new font for our daughter and mixing a special color ink as well. Read less
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