I'm completely torn about it. I have several friends who have spent upwards of $2.50 per envelope on professional calligraphy.
I can't even imagine shelling out 250 dollars on handwriting!?!?!
Personally, when I get the mail I quickly glance and the envelope and then throw it straight into the trashcan. However, I don't want to appear cheap for going the DIY route!
I've got a Calligraphy for Dummies book out from the library as we speak-- is it worth trying myself (it won't be perfect- but as a school employee I do have nice handwriting) or should I shell out the dough?