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'Calligraphy 7 Photo' Layered Vellum Save the Date Sample

From £1.90 each (inc. VAT) £1.58 (ex. VAT)

If you’d like to see a sample of our ‘Calligraphy 7 Photo’ Layered Vellum Save the Date, you’re in the right place. We have 3 types of sample available depending on whether you’d like it personalised and/or printed. A photo is printed onto a backing card and overlayed with vellum. They are held together by a gold or silver grommet. Add a tassel to finish it off and you’ve got a beautiful keepsake for years to come.

Simply select the options using the drop-down lists. If you have any questions, please read on as we are confident most of your questions will be answered on this page. You can also check out our extensive FAQ section. If the answer really isn’t here, drop us an e-mail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

What type of Sample would you like?
Generic non-personalised Sample i
Available Options
Smooth White 330gsm
Mini A7
No Thanks!
Envelope Options
Kraft Brown (incl) i
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White 160gsm
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Your Wording
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About this product

Our sample Save the Dates make choosing your design so much easier. They can be fully customised for you for the perfect finish. We want you to be confident when placing a full order. Choose to have magnetic strips to ensure your Save the Date can have pride of place on a fridge where it can’t be forgotten. We can create the rest of your stationery to match your chosen design too.

Product Information

Printed onto your choice of cardstock and onto a thick layer of 140gsm vellum. We punch a hole in the tops and join the two layers together using a 2-piece grommet (often mistakenly referred to as rivets or eyelets). This leaves a neat hole for you to thread through your choice of twine or ribbon. Or leave it as is and let the colour of the grommet shine.
Flat square magnets are available to fix to the back to ensure your Save the Date can have a place on a fridge where it can’t be forgotten. Or you may wish to continue the design across the back. Optional envelope liners & matching stickers give the envelopes a personal touch.

If you are ordering either a Personalised or Electronic Sample, then yes (Generic Samples are pre-printed and cannot be changed in any way)!

Generic Sample: a random sample matching your chosen design, as shown on the listing photos, with your choice of ribbon or twine. These cards have random details on them and do not include any of your own personal information.

Personalised Sample: A fully customised/personalised printed sample on your choice of card with your personal information on it. You will receive an electronic proof and it won’t go to print without your approval. You will receive the finished product in the post.

Electronic Sample: Perhaps you’ve had a Generic Sample already and are happy with the quality but would now like to see what your information would look like in your chosen design. Perhaps you need to have the design tweaked? Then this is the option for you! We create electronic proofs of your chosen Save the Date. You can make changes to your proof for up to 10 days until you are happy with them. We don’t restrict the number of changes within reason. If we don’t hear from you after 10 days, then we will presume that you were happy with the most recent proof and close the order out. Please note that an electronic sample is not suitable for printing at home. It is purely for you to see what your information will look like in your chosen design.

Proofs - Please note that all proofs are shown on a white background irrespective of your chosen card type. Please always read any annotations on your proof with regards to card colour and size.

BACKING CARD COLOUR: The backing card refers to the main card that the vellum cover is attached to. We have tried and tested many card types and those we currently have available are the best. Our smooth white and ivory card is 330gsm. The lightly textured, Premium cream card is 350gsm and noticeably thicker. Its pale, creamy colour gives a softer look than white, and it adds a real touch of luxury to any design. Finally, we have a wonderful selection of gorgeous 350gsm Colorplan card. One of the best card types available it comes in a range of colours and has a soft feel to it with a hint of texture. Not all card colours are suitable for all designs so if unsure, please ask.

GROMMET COLOUR: We have 2 main colours available: Gold or Silver. If you require another colour, please just email us and tell us how many you’d like, and we’ll see what we can find from our suppliers.

CARD SIZE: Available in 3 sizes: Mini A7, Medium A6, or large 5x7”. Please see the SIZING tab for dimensions

Pre-printed Generic samples do not usually have any printing on the back. You can choose to have this with Electronic or Personalised samples.

Peel & stick magnets to make sure your announcement has pride of place on a fridge and can’t be easily forgotten.

If you’d like a tassel, you can select the colour here. They really add a special something to your cards.

ENVELOPE COLOUR:  Kraft brown envelopes are included as standard. Other colours are available for a small surcharge. Just click on the colour you would like. We’ve searched for a long time to find the best quality envelopes at affordable prices and are really happy with what we now stock. If you do need a different colour, let us know as there are other colours available. We just don’t stock them all as standard. Suppliers discontinue variations without notice so if we find we can no longer get your requested colour, we’ll let you know.

ENVELOPE LINER:  Envelope liners are on white or cream Premium paper (great for our Premium cardstock). They come either Loose where they are pre-cut & creased, ready for you to stick in yourself, or fully assembled where we do the fiddly work and stick each one in for you. We create them to match your chosen design but if you’d prefer a different design to compliment your cards, add a note to your order. Choose any design you like. Browse our other envelope liner listings for ideas. They are sized to fit all our* V-flap envelopes and are not available for our Premium White peel & seal envelopes.

MATCHING STICKER TO SEAL YOUR ENVELOPE: A matching sticker for your envelopes gives a hint of what’s to come. Choose from matt heart stickers, or round matt, gloss, or transparent stickers. You choose what goes on the sticker. If you’d like to order extra, you can order extra stickers here.

ADDRESSED ENVELOPES: If you’d like to have your envelopes pre-addressed with your guests’ names & addresses, this is the option for you. Available for the two larger sizes only.

YOUR WORDING: If ordering a personalised sample, you can either list the details for your order here, or you can email them to us afterwards at your convenience.

If you’d prefer to have your cards landscape rather than portrait as most of our designs here, no problem, please just add a note to your order and specify whether you’d like the hole punched on the left- or right-hand side of your cards.


A7 is the smallest and is half of an A6
A6 is half the size of A5 and twice the size of A7
5x7” is smaller than an A5

C7 envelope fits an A7 card
C6 envelope fits an A6 card
5x7” envelope is sized to fit a 5x7” card

Approximate Card & Envelope Sizes:
Mini A7 (approx. 10.5cm x 7.4cm)
Medium A6 (approx. 14.8cm x 10.5cm)
Large 5x7” (approx. 17.8cm 12.7cm)

C7 Envelope (approx. 11.2cm x 8.3cm)
C6 Envelope (approx. 16.2cm x 11.4cm)
5x7” Envelope (approx. 18.4cm x 13.3cm)

Order Process

Select the relevant options from the drop-down menus and add your chosen sample to your basket. Please click on the Information icon for an explanation of options available. Either include the information for your card with the order or email it to us afterwards at your convenience. Please do not send personal details for a Generic Sample. These are picked at random in your chosen design.

Once we receive your order a member of our design team will create an electronic proof (Personalised Samples and Electronic Samples only) using the information you have supplied usually within 2 – 3 working days. The proof will be emailed to you. Unlike many companies, we do not limit the number of changes you can make to your proof within reason. Once you are happy with it, let us know. If you have ordered a Personalised Sample, it will be sent to print and mailed to you. Nothing goes to print without your approval. If after placing an order you haven’t heard from us within 3 working days, please get in touch.

We normally print a Save the Date order within 3 working days after you have approved any proofs (please allow up to 6 working days during busy periods). The whole process normally takes around 5 – 6 days plus delivery time depending on the product and whether amendments are made to the proofs. Generic Samples are normally dispatched within 1 – 2 working days.


After you have approved your proof, we aim to dispatch your order within 4 - 15 working days, depending on your product type (please see individual product details for dispatch times). Samples are usually dispatched within 1 - 3 working days. Shipping times may vary due to bank holidays or during busy periods.

Royal Mail 2nd Class postage and a standard courier takes between 3-5 working days.  
Royal Mail 1st Class postage takes 2 – 3 working days.
*Next Day Delivery takes 1 or 2 working days (weekends & holidays excluded). 

*Next Day Options are only available for UK mainland. Please contact us separately for shipping to Northern Ireland or any of the other islands or highlands.
If you require any other shipping such as Express or shipping abroad then please contact us separately for a quote.

*If you choose to add Priority Processing to your order, it will jump to the front of the queue and take priority. We will make sure that your order is processed as quickly as possible from proofs through to printing and dispatch. We will aim to prepare your proofs within 1 or 2 days and will also endeavour to dispatch your order within 1 – 2 full working days from approving your proofs. 
Please contact us for availability before placing your order.
Please note that your order will still be dispatched using whichever shipping method you choose during checkout. We recommend selecting our Next Day delivery service (UK mainland only. Weekends & holidays excluded).

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