Peggy H. Davis Calligraphy

Gifts of Meaning

by Peggy H. Davis

Contact Peggy Davis at 413-624-3204 or email phd@ganeydn.com

Gifts to Honor People on Special Occasions

for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Graduation, New Home, New Baby, Weddings
and Especially for Teachers

Afikomon wrapper
Afikomen wrapper
Judaica Watch
Judaica Watches
unique mezuzot
Mezuzot
Tree of Life Print
Tree of Life
"Give Her Due Credit" print
Due Credit
Gift for a teacher of Hebrew
One Who Teaches
Tree of honor print
Tree of Honor
Priestly Blessing print
May the Lord Bless You and Keep You
Hamsa print khamsa print hamsah print
chamsa print
Hamsas

Four Corners
Jerusalem Hills hand colored print by Peggy Davis
Jerusalem Hills
a hand colored letterpress print
Kabbalah Print by Peggy Davis
Kabbalah Print
Psalm 150 print
Psalm 150: Halelluhu
House Blessing print by Peggy Davis
House Blessing

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Gifts

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Torah Scroll personalized print by Peggy Davisy
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Torah Scroll


Tallis Print


Night Lights

Sabbath Blessings
  If I am not for myself print
Hillel Quotation
 

Baby Gifts

Baby Naming Certificate
Baby Naming Certificate

baby amulet
Baby Amulet

baby naming art #1
Custom Baby Naming Art
baby naming art #3

Onesies and Toddler-Tees

Wedding Gifts

Anniversary Gifts

Apache Wedding Song print
Apache Wedding Song

Floral Ring anniversary print: "Grow Old Along with me" "This is my beloved"
Floral Ring Anniversary Prints

Afikomen Wrappers

afikomen wrapper, a passover gift, especially for teachers
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Designed as a gift for teachers, this is a gift just right for your seder hosts, parents or friends as well.

The text from the hagaddah, in Hebrew and English, says, "You shall teach your child on that day, saying: 'All of this is because of that which G-d did for me when I went out of Egypt.'" It is sized to wrap half of either a square matzah or a larger shmura matzah.

Screenprinted on unbleached cotton, 21" x 21." It comes in a plastic zipper bag for storage.
22.00 each. Quantity prices available by request.

Judaica Watches

from Azeyger Timepieces

Judaica watches

Ladies Watches

  • Silver finish with mesh band: 45.00, 2 for $75
  • Silver finish with black leather band: 45.00
  • Gold finish with black leather band: Not available
  • Bracelet watches no longer available
  • Smaller version of man's watch on left, watch face 7/8" diameter: 45.00
Men's watch with Hebrew Letters for numbers
Men's watch
  • 1 3/8" diam. 45.00

The women's watches, 7/8" diameter, make a lovely gift for a Bat Mitzvah or for any woman, with a silver-finish metal bezel with a mesh band, or the new design with a two-tone bezel. Click on the thumbnail illustrations above to see enlarged pictures of these beautiful watches.

The man's watch and new women's watch feature a star in the center which was created by Peggy from an element of the lettering she used in the letters on the watch face.

The watches have a year's guarantee and come with a working battery. The battery is not guaranteed.

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The New Life Mezuzah

collage mezuzot

[V'shinantom l'vonekho] "And you shall Teach your children."

Our original art mezuzot are decorated with an original collage design from decorative art papers, or show a dove or geometric design hand-colored in colored pencil.
This is another gift designed as a gift for teachers, but also is great for a housewarming or to give to a student going off to college. Each one is unique. A 3/4" x 4" plastic tube encloses the art work; adhesive on back attaches firmly to a metal or wooden doorpost.

New Life mezuza: 36.00
Special ones with larger design area 36.00

Kosher scrolls are sold separately, 32.00 each.
Quantity prices for teacher gifts available by request.
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Tree of Life

Tree of Life screen print on Tan Canson paper
Tree of Life on Canson tan
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The Tree of Life text, from the Book of Proverbs and referring to wisdom, is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah gift that grows with the child. This is the prayer said upon returning the Torah to the ark during services. It is a saying that inspires people of many religious traditions

Tree of Life Screen Print (left)

Black ink on colored Canson paper
Choice of gray flannel or beige paper, 12 x 15": 50.00,
on black foamcore backing in clear envelope, hanger on back.

Tree of Life Multi-color (right)

Archival print on rag paper in a cream mat that matches the background color:
Matted, in clear envelope, 12.5" x 14.5": 75.00
Mat and black metal frame 12.5" x 14.5": 115.00

Mini Tree of Life Multi-color: acid-free mat and black frame 8 x 10": 60.00

Maxi Tree of Life Multi-color: acid-free mat and black frame 19 x 24": 300.00

Quantity prices available by request, including print only in acetate envelope.
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Tree of Life Print with colored leaves
Tree of Life colored print
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Give Her Due Credit

[Give Her Due Credit print]

"Give her due credit for her achievement..." is from the Book of Proverbs, the last verse of the section called "Eshet Khayil" (Eshes Khayil). This print is often given as a gift for a Bat Mitzvah, to a woman who has earned a degree or professional status, reached a milestone birthday, or just to express appreciation.

The print, 10 x 12," is printed in dark red ink on ivory paper and matted in dark red: 45.00
Framed in gold metal frame with dark red mat: 90.00

It may be personalized on the bottom with up to 15 words; $15 typeset, $25 hand-lettered.
"Give Her Due Credit" notecards: 3.00 for a single card and envelope or 5 for 12.00

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One Who Teaches

[One Who Teaches print]
One Who Teaches bookbag (above): 22.00

One who teches print with grapevine
One Who Teaches print:
Small size (5.5 x 7.5" mat opening): 45.00 matted, 75.00 matted in brushed silver frame.
Regular size (7 1/4 x 10 1/4" mat opening): 50.00 matted, 85.00 matted in brushed silver frame.

"One who teaches another's child Torah is regarded by the tradition as one who gave birth to the child."

This verse from the Talmud expresses not only appreciation of teachers, but the depth of meaning that their involvement in a child's life has for the child. This attractive print, shown on left, is often given to teachers by schools, or families of B'nai Mitzvah, in either the form of a bookbag or a matted print.

Bookbag: screen-printed in magenta and dark green on natural canvas. 18.5 x 14" when flat; two handles.

Print, bottom left: gicleé print on archival paper.

Dedication: A typeset dedication can be added in one line to the bottom of the print for $15. A dedication of up to three lines can be typeset on a small rectangle and affixed to the mat below the art for $20.

Hand-painted print on right is a matted, handpainted print. It is on acid-free paper with extra space for a dedication, if desired, which is handlettered for an additional $25.

Quantity pricing for all teacher prints is available to schools and synagogues.
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"One who teaches another's child Torah" Print
Hand-painted print: on acid-free paper, matted, 11 x 13." 75.00
Framed with brushed silver metal frame, 115.00.

Tree of Honor

Tree of honor, a gift for teachers

Give special honor to a teacher. Students or colleagues autograph the curved lines in the treetop. Custom text on either side of tree trunk on this matted print, archival ink and paper (right). Also available filled with leaves, no signature area (left).

Tree of Honor 8 x10" print with 12 x 14" mat: 70.00. Framed 125.00.
Other sizes available, prices on request.

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Garden Hamsa
Garden Hamsa

Earth Hamsa
Earth Hamsa

Hamsas

A popular symbol for good luck, the hamsa in Mediterranean folklore keeps away the "ayin hara," the evil eye. These matted prints are giclée prints, printed on rag paper which is specially treated for our archival inks. The colors are vivid. Mat colors vary. Each matted print is enclosed in a sealed acetate envelope with a hanger tab on the back of the bag, ready to hang on the wall. Also available in brushed goldtone metal frame.

Our Torah Hamsa, a new item, is especially appropriate as a bar or bat mitzvah gift.

Hamsa print, matted: 45.00
Hamsa print, framed and matted: 75.00

Quantity pricing available for schools.

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dove hamsa
Dove Hamsa

shalom hamsa
Peace Dove Hamsa

Chamsah, "copper blue"
Copper Blue Hamsa

Torah Hamsa

Four Corners of the Earth

This piece expresses the idea that all people should have the right to live wherever they wish, whatever their skin color. The text is from a commentary on Genesis found in Yalkut Shemoni. This is a giclée print made from a collaged original, lettered with goauche. It was inspired by the Tilsenbilt Company, which built the house in which Peggy grew up. During a time of redlining, these homes were offered for sale with no discrimination on the basis of race.

Acid-free matted print 18 x 24": 160.00

Matted print in oak wooden frame: 250.00

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The Priestly Blessing

"May the Lord Bless You and Keep You" print
Hebrew/English Version

  • 7" x 5" in black frame,
  • Framed in gilt frame with light-colored acid-free mat, 19 x 14 3/4,"
  • Matted in light-colored acid-free mat, 19 x 14 3/4,"

    Click image to see enlargement and frame options.

This blessing from Numbers 6:24-6 is widely known among Jews and Christians. Give this print as a blessing for a home, a gift for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a gift for a new child. It is part of the traditional blessing of the children on Friday evening. Giclée print with archival inks on rag paper.

Print only in 7 x 5" black wood frame: 45.00

Print in mat: 95.00

Framed in gilt wooden frame with mat: 195.00

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Hebrew Version

  • Framed in gilt frame with light-colored acid-free mat, 16 x 13,"
  • Matted in light-colored acid-free mat, 19 x 14 3/4,"

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Psalm 150: Halelluhu

Praise G-d with drums and dance, Praise G-d with strings and flute
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"Praise G-d with drums and dance, Praise G-d with strings and flute" from Psalm 150.

This digital print is reproduced from Peggy's colored pencil original, visually expressing the flow of music and song. Giclée print with archival inks on rag paper.

  • Brushed gold metal frame with red "cayenne" or yellow acid-free mat, 19 x 13.25", 125.00
  • Matted with a red "cayenne" or yellow acid-free mat, 19 x 13.25," 85.00
  • Typeset dedication added to lower right of print: 20.00

Specify mat color.

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House Blessings

A blessing to grace a new home, to give for a wedding or anniversary, in appreciation. Five muted gemstone colors to choose from for the border: sapphire, amethyst, ruby, agate, jade.

  • Giclée print, 8" x 10" print on backing in clear envelope, hanger on back: 30.00
  • Matted in cream, 12.5" x 14.5" acid-free mat: 75.00
  • Framed in 12.5" x 14.5" gold metal frame with cream, acid-free mat: 115.00

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Sapphire House Blessing framed print by Peggy Davis
Sapphire House Blessing

Amethyst House Blessing framed print by Peggy Davis
Amethyst House Blessing

Ruby House Blessing framed print by Peggy Davis
Ruby House Blessing
Agate House Blessing framed print by Peggy Davis
Agate House Blessing
Jade House Blessing framed print by Peggy Davis
Jade House Blessing

Torah Portion Scroll and Tallis Prints for Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah

Green and blue Torah Portion Print by Peggy Davis
Green-Blue Torah Scroll Print

Torah Portion Scroll

Give a personalized Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah gift. Your choice of a pasuk (verse) from the bar or bat mitzvah's Torah or Haftorah portion in Hebrew and/or English on the scroll with a dedication of the child's name and date in Hebrew and/or English.

Blue and Pink Torah Portion Print by Peggy Davis
Blue-Pink Torah Scroll Print
Giclée print with two choices of color, as shown above.
  • Matted in cream acid-free 14" x 11" mat: 65.00
  • Framed in cream acid-free mat and 14" x 11" black metal frame: 100.00
  • Mazel tov gift card inscribed with your message: 3.00

These prices include personalization.
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See also the Torah Hamsa for a bar or bas mitzvah gift.

Torah Portion Tallis Print

On this print your choice of pasuk is printed next to an image of a tallis, below that a dedication of the child's name and date in Hebrew and/or English.

Giclée print with archival ink and paper.

  • Matted in cream acid-free mat, 11 x 14,": 65.00
  • Framed in black metal frame and cream acid-free mat, 11 x 14," 100.00
  • Mazel tov card inscribed with your message: 3.00

These prices include personalization.
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You may commission a custom-painted print with a which matches the child's own tallis. The image will be hand-painted, then scanned and combined with the text.

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Tallis Print - Blue


Tallis Print - Multicolor


Custom Tallis Print

Hillel Print

"If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?
And if I am only for myself, what am I?
And if not now, when?"

Well known quotation by Rabbi Hillel of the Talmud.

Fine Art Inkjet Print on rag paper.

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Hillel Print

Baby Naming Print

Quotation from Genesis, "I will bless you and your descendants will be as numerous as the stars of the sky and the sand upon the sea shore," with personalized text including the baby's Hebrew name and birth date in Hebrew and English.

Numbered edition, deep blue on white rag paper, 16" x 13".
Also available as a Digital Custom Print with additional personalization that could include for whom the baby is named.

  • Personalized Baby-Naming Certificate: 80.00 + 10.00 shipping
  • same print in matching white mat: 100.00 + 15.00 shipping
  • same matted print with brushed silver metal frame: 145.00 + 21.00 shipping

Please print this form, fill it out, and mail it with your order.
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baby certificate

Baby Amulet

It's been a longstanding Jewish tradition to hang an amulet near a baby's bed, and Peggy's baby amulet is a popular baby gift. Its new design includes the blessings from the bris and naming ceremonies in Hebrew and English. The Hebrew blessings form the shape of the hand. The English translation, the Hebrew word "Shekhinah" (G-d's sheltering presence), the names of the four protective angels and qualities associated with them, surround the hand.

Jewish folk tradition has long used the hand shape among the Sephardim and the red color among the Ashkenazim to protect vulnerable individuals from the evil eye. The red illumination patterns (please click on the image to see the patterns in detail) come from medieval manuscripts. The amulet is printed by letterpress, which impresses the ink into the paper, giving the artwork a rich texture. The amulet is printed on a heavyweight, acid-free Mohawk Superfine paper stock and a red ribbon is included in the package. You may choose to attach the ribbon to the paper as a bow or to hang it on the wall, or to tie it on the baby's crib.

Many customers request a personalized amulet. The charge for handlettering, done in the upper right and left corners, is $25. It is done in red ink and can include any of the following: the child's English name, Hebrew name (name only or name +daughter/son of...), secular birth date, Hebrew birth date.

  • Framed Baby Amulet, (as shown): 75.00.
  • Baby Amulet, 10" x 13" in acetate envelope with ribbon: 35.00
  • Please specify for a boy or a girl.

Baby Amulet note cards at right come with a red ribbon knotted through the top of the card:

  • 4.00 each or 5/17.00
  • 4.00 shipping charge for your card-only order.

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baby amulet
baby amulet card

Custom Baby Naming Art

baby naming art #1 baby naming art #2
baby naming art #3

Peggy has created beautiful art from names. If you are interested in having her design such a piece for a baby gift, please contact her.

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New Gifts for Children

Moon & Stars Night Lights

What could be a better gift for a child than this comforting night light? A nightly reminder of a far-away grandparent's love, an aunt or uncle's affection, calming nighttime fears with a whisper of "sweet dreams" when it is turned on. Or perhaps it is a grandparent who would love to receive one from a grandchild, to make it easier to get up during the night.

English only or English/Hebrew/Yiddish: 65.00 + 15.00 shipping & handling in US; call for other shipping costs.

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A natural wood frame supports the custom-printed Moon & Stars art.
Designed by Peggy Davis.

4 3/8" wide x 8 7/8" high

Baby Onesies and Toddler T's

Only the best for the tender skin of a baby, a mint-green organic cotton onesie in one of four sizes. The design: the Yiddish endearment "Zisele," meaning "little sweetie." Here is a multisensory learning experience for the child, who hears the word in a loving tone of voice, and perhaps a soft touch over the heart.

New! T-Shirts for toddlers, too, in natural-color organic cotton.

One onsie or shirt: 25.00 + 2.00 for US shipping.
Two or more, 22.00 each + 4.00 US shipping.

Sizes:
Onsies: Newborn, 6 mo., 12 mo., 18 mo.

T-shirts : 2T, 3T, 4T, 5/6

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Image of onesie from P Comp

Anniversary Gift Prints

Double Floral Ring Anniversary Print with Hebrew and English
Anniversary Double Rings
  • Framed in brushed copper metal frame, pale mint green mat, 15 x 11," 115.00
  • Matted in mint green mat, 15 x 11," 75.00
  • Personalized with a dedication printed below the floral rings: add 15.00
  • Personalized with dedication written on separate piece of rag paper and adhered to lower portion of mat: add 25.00

"Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be" and

"This is my beloved, this is my friend"

inscribed in Hebrew and English within interlocking floral rings. Giclée print with archival inks on rag paper.

Individual floral rings also available (shown at right):

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"Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be." anniversary print
Single Ring "Grow old"

"This is my beloved, the is my friend."" anniversary print
Single Ring "Zeh dodi"

  • Framed in brushed gold metal with suede mat, 8 x 8," 85.00
  • Matted in suede mat, 8 x 8," 60.00

Specify dark blue, maroon or dark green suede mat.

Wedding Gift Prints

Print for a wedding gift

Apache Wedding Prayer

This blessing for a marriage is a popular reading at weddings. It makes an excellent wedding or anniversary gift.  Giclée print with archival inks on rag paper.

  • Framed in wood with light brown acid-free mat, 16 x 20," 170.00
  • Matted in light brown acid-free mat, 16 x 20," 95.00
  • Framed in wooden frame only, 8 x 10," 90.00
  • Matted in light brown acid-free mat, 12.5 x 14.5," 75.00

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How to Order

  • Call 413-624-3204 or email to place your order.
  • We prefer payment by check in U.S. funds
  • When you place your order, you'll be given the shipping cost for your order.
  • Credit Card orders:
    • There will be a 3% processing fee for Credit Card orders.
    • Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express/Paypal accepted.
    • We can process credit card orders securely by phone or on-line through PayPal.
      We will email you a PayPal invoice after calculating tax and shipping costs.
    • Do not send credit card information by email, please phone 413-624-3204 or wait for PayPal invoice.
  • Packages are shipped by Priority Mail or Express Mail (overnight).
  • Massachusetts residents, please add 6.25% sales tax.

Gift-Wrapping

  • Most gifts can be gift-wrapped, with gift card with hand-written message of your choice: 5.00
  • Gift card images: Dreydl, Mazel tov, Autumn Oak Leaves, Happy Birthday
  • Gift-wrapping with original collage gift card with hand-written message of your choice: 7.00
Include your phone number, please. Please phone, send or fax your order with payment to:

Peggy H. Davis Calligraphy
389 Adamsville Road
Colrain, MA 01340

Phone: 413-624-3204

Fax: Please call us first and we will turn on the fax machine.

Please phone or email to be certain that your order can be filled by the date required.

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