Invitations featuring custom calligraphy are amazing—but also quite a luxury. So we were thrilled to learn that West Boylston-based stationery company Checkerboard has teamed up with one of the best calligraphers in the country, Maria Thomas, to create the Folios of M. Thomas collection, available at Rugg Road Paper Company, 617-742-0002 in Boston and Mark Harris Stationers 617-332-5136 in Chestnut Hill. The line features 21 different templates, each adorned with Maria’s signature Gothic-with-a-modern-twist handiwork, as well as charming details like intricate die-cuts and watercolor ribbons. Coordinating table cards, escort cards, response cards, thank-you notes and menu cards are also available. Cost: Prices start at $7.75 per invitation, checkernet.com/folios.