Our group of friends experienced a tragic loss just over 5 months ago when our friend/sister/daughter was taken suddenly & unexpectedly at the age of 29. At the time, I had the honor to letter the words “i keep dancing” for a tattoo that over 20 people have had inked in her memory as a reminder to keep dancing through our own struggles.

This past week her family launched a website created in her honor dedicated to inspiring hope & joy in the midst of adversity – to provide resources, support and opportunities for those who continue to dance in the face of grief & hardship. In addition to building a community of support for those suffering grief, they have also created a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance for those over the age of 25 seeking higher education opportunities. The entire family has celebrated & honored Julia’s life so beautifully over the past 5 months & we will all continue to keep her spirit alive as we dance through life! We invite you to visit ikeepdancing.com to learn more, get involved or simply read about the beautiful life of Julia Gardner.

To help spread the #ikeepdancing movement we are giving away THREE $100 gift cards* to our Laura Hooper Calligraphy shop to three different winners. You can visit us on Instagram @lhcalligraphy today to enter to win.

Laura & Alyssa


*Gift cards will be in the form of a coupon code valid on any non-custom products from lhcalligraphy.com. Not valid towards hand calligraphy, custom stationery or other custom work.