I am practicing using a dip pen for the first time. It is pretty interesting that the nib keeps enough ink to write several words or depending on the size of your letters, an entire sentence. I really like the ink I am using. It is J. Herbin pigmented ink. When the ink dries it is even lovelier. It is raised and has a metallic finish.
This would be beautiful on a Christmas card. I just need to figure out how to write without putting my hand in the ink.