Our program in October was practicing tiny writing. The easiest way to do this is to download printable graph paper from one of the many sites on google where you can create graph paper to as many squares per inch or as few squares as you want. We were working with several sizes, 6 squares to the inch, 8, 10 and 12 plus a liner sheet with the lines slanted at approximately 5 degrees. We were practicing a simple, monoline italic, lower case alphabet. My practice sheet was inspired by a recent trip to the UK and more importantly, to Scotland.
So, have you designed your Christmas card yet?! calligraphers always have it in the back of their mind and on their "to do" list starting late summer, don't they?