Camelia - Place cards

Welcome to Loop Lark – I’m Isla and I’m a calligrapher based in Edinburgh. I provide place cards for events at the Camelia Hotel Southend.

Place cards are a beautiful and useful way to direct guests to the seat and also as a small favour that many people will take away with them. Information about your options and the process is below. 


There are serval different options to choose from for your place cards. When you order, please let me know the following: (see examples below) 

  • Folded or flat
  • Colour
  • First name or first & second
  • If you are having the menu choices on the place cards too

The most popular choice is white or ivory folded place cards, however any colour of card or ink from a wide selection can been ordered for you if you wish. If you have have any particular style of calligraphy or layout that you like, please say and I’ll be happy to adapt. 

The menu choice can be written under the name or alternatively on the back or inside fold. They would be need to be turned to show the waiters.


Once you have let me know exactly what you’re looking for, I will give you an estimate of the price and we will proceed if you are happy. The names and menu choices are sent to me. Please have them in an email or Word document – any format as long as it is clear and double check the spellings to avoid any mistakes.

Once the place cards are completed, I can send you a picture to approve and they will be posted either to you or to the Camelia. The turn around time will depend on the volume and my ayailaitbity at the time of year – so do just ask for an estimate of how long they will take if you are tight for time. If you choose doled place, the will arrive flat and need to be folded. 

Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you!