The Valentines Calligraphy Drive is an effort to raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Through this website, you can order personalised gift tags, love notes and love letters written in beautiful calligraphy. It’s a great way for you to support a local artist (me!), for a good cause, while also giving a truly personal bespoke gift.

100% of sales (excluding shipping and handling costs) will be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. I’ll post the final amount donated on my instagram account.

Thank you

One thousand thank yous to my printing partners for making this project extra special. Saint Gertrude letterpress printed the love note cards, and Helio Press risograph printed the letter stationery.


Who are the ASRC?

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is an independent not-for-profit organisation, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum. Some of their many services include food aid, primary healthcare, employment support and legal aid. For more information about what they do and how you can get involved, head to their website!

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Who are you? And why are you doing this?

I’m Jess Cruickshank, an illustrator and letterer based in Sydney. I wanted to find a way to offer people a beautiful craft while also giving to a cause I believe in. Like many other Australians, I am appalled by the way our government has treated asylum seekers. The work the ASRC does is more important then ever, and I’m excited that I can support them in a small way.

You can find out more about me and my work on my instagram and website.

Order and Shipping Info

Orders will be open from January 18th, with first orders shipping from January 23rd. Ordering closes February 7th, and final orders will be shipped on February 11.

When you add an item to your shopping cart, a form will appear asking for the words you’d like me to write. Please double check spelling! Once your order is confirmed, please allow 1-2 weeks for me to complete your calligraphy.

Delivery is via Australia post, and takes 3-5 business days with standard shipping and handling ($3.00).

If you need tracking, please select Registered Post ($7.50) as your shipping option. This will allow you to track your parcel online, and will require a signature on delivery. I’ll send you a tracking number once your order is in the post.

Sorry, I can only accept orders within Australia.


If you have any issues with your order, please email me at heyjesscruicky@gmail.com and I’ll try my best to help! If you don’t seem to receive a reply from me, please check your spam folder.