Orders placed after 12-1 will be put on our waiting list, and will be completed in the order they are received. You may have noticed that our cut off date is one week earlier than previous years, so we're pretty sure we will be able to get more orders out, but will have no idea until we get closer to the holiday. If you'd like to place an order, in hopes that we will get it to you before the holiday, PLEASE DO! We will do our very best to get as many orders out as possible... we work like crazy people this time of year! If you have questions for us, we will do our best to get back to you asap, but please remember to read the directions here:
before sending a message... and PLEASE include the date of your order, if you're already on our list!
First Grandchild Poem on a LARGE block ( 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/2")
The First Grandchild
You will always be the ONE, who took my heart by surprise.
Loving so completely, you are perfection in my eyes.
Dreams of you and me, would fill me with delight.
But nothing could compare, to the first time I held you tight.
Overwhelming love, greater than I knew.
Wrapped in pride and joy, all the riches of you.
You will be shamelessly spoiled, with my affections and time.
Photographs and phone calls, lullabies and nursery rhymes.
You will make me smile, and boasts of all you do.
I will play again, and feel the joy in life with you.
You will always be the FIRST, a true blessing from above.
You will always be the grand baby,
who filled HEARTS and souls with love.
The ORIGINAL Photo Letter Blocks as seen on HGTV, the Martha Stewart and Disney websites, and Bridal Couture and ChildStyle Magazines... CUSTOM MADE out of recycled and reclaimed wood since 2007. Freestanding and stackable- no stand needed to display your wedding, vacation and family photos! Use them as gifts, home decor for your family or children's rooms OR as your wedding table numbers, place cards, cake or head table decoration. MANY fonts and colors to choose from, to make your Blocks BEAUTIFUL!
The current turn around time is 3-4 weeks from the date of order, but the holidays get REALLY busy, so if you're thinking of ordering for a holiday or any other occasion please get your order in as soon as you can! After the holiday cut off dates (the current holiday's cut off date will be shown in the shop announcements- under the header on our home page) there will be a waiting list, and we will try to get more orders out, but may not be able to guarantee delivery before the holiday. PLEASE remember that the sooner you order, the sooner they will arrive for wrapping and shipping, and if you wait until the last day to order, you may not receive your blocks until JUST before the holiday (as we work on them in the order they are received). THANKS and Happy ETSY shopping!
These are hand painted and artistically designed decorative wooden blocks created with YOUR digital photos!
Pricing is as follows:
small blocks- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2"- $7.50 each- package pricing over 24 blocks ($6 each)
large blocks- 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"- $12.50 each- package pricing over 10 blocks ($11 each)
large poem blocks- 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"- $22.50 each
XL blocks- 9" x 9" x 1 1/2"- $25 each- please email for package pricing
XL poem blocks (one photo)- 9" x 9" x 1 1/2"- $30 each- please email for package pricing
XL collage blocks (multiple photos)- 9" x 12" x 1 1/2"- $42 each- please email for package pricing
CUBES (5 photos)- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"- $31.25 each
You can use ANY listing- regardless of what that particular listing shows as a sample word- just be sure to find a listing with the correct SIZE and NUMBER of blocks. You can easily search for the correct listing by simply typing the number of blocks you'd like to order into the search box at the top of the page.... just be sure to choose "This Shop"! We also have listings for individual blocks, where you can add up to 7 in the quantity box, BUT often times, if someone has used that particular listing recently, the quantity desired may not be available. We are never SOLD OUT, we just haven't gotten a chance to relist yet! If you can't find a listing to make your purchase, I would be happy to add one for you!
Once you place your order, I will email an info form for you to fill out with the details of your order, and return to me (via email- NOT the Etsy convo), with your photos. This info form can also be found on your Etsy receipt, if you don't want to wait! ;) You can use regular digital files, most cell phone pictures, and scanned photos. Please send UNEDITED and UN CROPPED photos for the best results. I need to crop them square, so if they are wide pictures, or super close up, they are MUCH more difficult to work with! If you don't have a way to scan your pictures, you can also snail mail them to me... just let me know, and I will give you my mailing address!
All of our blocks are available in (almost) any color. The top choices are black, white, brown and red, but please inquire about color before making a purchase.
The choices for your photo color are color, muted color (almost b&w, with a hint of color showing), black & white, sepia, and muted sepia (vintage looking with a hint of color). I do have color charts available, if the listings you're looking at do not include them already.
Our blocks are made from recycled and reclaimed wood, and are done in a distressed finish... I love the knots and irregularities in the grain of the wood and this finish brings out the individual beauty in each piece. They are made out of REAL wood that has been taken from deconstructing houses, jobsite scraps, and damaged or unsellable wood from home improvement stores. We sand them smooth, but there will be knots and an occassional nail or staple hole... we're saving them from the landfill, making something beautiful out of them, and giving them a new home. We use the highest quality, archival inks and special photo paper, so you can have a long lasting, water and fade resistant keepsake to enjoy for generations. All materials are non-toxic and environmentally friendly... and MADE IN THE USA!
We have MANY fonts that we work with, but photo cropping and letter arrangement should be left up to my discretion, please... if there are particular fonts or styles that you'd rather have us stay away from, please let me know in the special instructions portion of your info form. We don't have a list of fonts, there are literally hundreds that we work with, BUT we do send proofs for approval or changes before assembling your order... so please trust that we will make sure you love it before it is sent out to you!
During our busy times, proofs may take several weeks to receive, and if you do want to contact me about your order, PLEASE include your name and DATE OF ORDER, for a timely response. Someone will get back to you as soon as they possibly can!
Please take a moment to read the ordering instructions under my store policies here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mleefipps/policy for a smooth and HAPPY transaction! But please feel free to convo me with any additional questions or requests. :)
All photos and samples are property of Waste Not Recycled Art ©2007-2013WasteNotRecycledArt ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WORLDWIDE. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED OR RE USED WITHOUT EXPRESS WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION.