Fancy Ways to Sign Letters

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Fancy Ways to Sign Letters
Dynamic signatures are eye-catching. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

A signature tells a story about the signer, and that story can be fantastic with a few embellishments. A special writing instrument or a vibrant colour will add a personal touch. But you can also vary your technique and give a signature extra confidence. Whether signing professional correspondence or a personal letter, a signature adds the finishing touch.

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Signature Style

The way you sign your own name may be a clue to your personality. For example, if you sign the first letter of your name larger than the rest of the letters it shows confidence. Likewise, when you write your name illegibly you may be indicating a lack of confidence. You can add style to your signature by making an effort at being legible and adding some personal touches, such as looping the end of letters.

Writing Tools

You can embellish a signature by using a different writing tool. The fine point of a feather quill will obligate you to use lighter pressure that will help you create a flowing, looping signature. Coloured writing instruments are another option that you can use to make a signature pop off the page.


A series of looped figure eights stemming from the end of your name's last letter beautify a signature. This works especially well if the last letter of your name has a tail, such as "y." Other embellishments can be dots, stars or hearts. For example, the dots on the tops of "i" and "j" can become hearts or spirals.

Unconventional Signatures

Signing a letter vertically is an unconventional surprise that adds originality. You can also sign in the margins or sign your name into a shape to make an impression on the letter's recipient. Unconventional signatures are a nice touch for personal letters, but a straightforward and strong signature is best for business correspondence.

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