I can help you love your nearest and dearest well with a hand lettered gift created from the heart, just for them. In this little corner of the calligraphy world, we believe words are powerful—they
have the power to change the world by the way we use them. 

I am committed to making your words look as pretty as they sound so that you can
send them out to make a difference in the world.

i'm here to create bespoke hand lettered pieces that make your house feel like home

hand lettering for the home & hostess

I'M MADELINE. HAND LETTERER, PROUD Texan, AND grateful hostess.

Well hello, y'all!

I am a shameless dog mom, a self-proclaimed sweet tea connoisseur, and a diehard college football fan. I’m a Dallas native turned Waco local, and Sonic Happy Hour is my love language. I wear cowboy boots unironically and I’m happiest anywhere in the mountains. 

I'm an accountant by trade (yep, really), but my life is a constant overlap of words and numbers. By day, I work on the finance side of book publishing. By night I turn text into art through calligraphy and hand lettering, and balance my business accounts. See what I mean?

Most importantly, though, I believe in celebrating. I believe in seeking out reasons for celebration amidst the everyday moments. I believe that life is too short to dwell on the things that tell us we aren’t enough, and that Blue Bell ice cream can solve nearly anything. 

how two special women inspired A heart for hosting

the story behind ellie jean paperie

I'm my truest self when I have a house full of people, and I knew that a truly heartfelt brand absolutely had to be built on my heart for hosting. As I thought about what that meant, I thought back to who had laid the foundation for that passion: my grandmothers.

My Gammy is truly the hostess with the mostest. She has gathered our family in her home for holidays every year of my life, and there is just nothing like the Reeves family Christmas celebration. She has stocked nearly my entire kitchen with entertaining pieces (and my beloved Le Creuset dutch oven—swoon).

My Mimi isn’t around to cook her famous, butter-covered meals anymore, but she left the sweetest legacy in the form of her recipes. To taste her cooking was to love it and her, and I just can’t think of a better story to leave behind.

 This sweet brand bears their first names, and it is my deepest hope that it also embodies the qualities that these two special women have taught me: celebration, legacy, and hospitality.