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The price of the family trees are the same for any quantity, but you can get Free Shipping on quantities of 5 (10 actual) or more. To take advantage of the free shipping deal, please contact me and I will set up a reserved listing for you. I will send you a special link you click to place your order. 5/10 minimum family trees to request Free Shipping on USA locations; for international orders, the minimum is 6/12.
If there aren’t enough to fill the quantity you want in this listing, please add to your cart any of the listings in the Family Tree Section http://www.etsy.com/shop/FreshRetroGallery?section_id=7206830. The only difference in the family tree listings is that a different photo has been selected for featured photo position and wording may vary slightly. It is the same product in each listing.
FreshRetroGallery's family tree provides the ability to chart ancestry of six generations, beginning with a child and going as far as his or her great great great grandparents. The illustration includes space to write information (name, maiden name, born, died, married, resided) for 62 forefathers and foremothers including one mother, one father, four grandparents, eight great grandparents, 16 great great grandparents and 32 great great great grandparents. Many people will have quite a few unknown blank spots because of lost records, but that is okay! The important thing is to write down what is known now, before it is forgotten. Future generations will appreciate knowing about their roots. The sample shown has a couple of "patches" glue-stick-added for seventh generation information known. Some extra paper will be included with your order which can be used for this, for corrections or for tube-banding purpose.
The sample shown in the pictures dates back to early 1800s in Norway and Germany. You will be surprised what you can learn when you ask elderly people in your family about their childhood and lineage. It is a fun process. To fill mine out, I gave a blank family tree chart to my mother and another one to my mother-in-law and asked them to fill in as much as they knew. I took both charts and filled in the other half from the information on each others chart. This left me with two complete charts—one for each of my children. I found additional information after asking my grandmother's cousin about a trip she, her daughter, mother and aunt took to Europe to find out more about our heritage and find the places where our ancestors lived. My mom had written down that it took eight weeks on a ship when they immigrated to the United States of America, so I added that tidbit on the chart. It is interesting to consider there were no airplanes or cars, so traveling on the ground took much longer. I've always thought it was fascinating that my grandfather's life ended when he was struck by lightning while he was farming with horses, so I included that information on the chart. During research to fill out the family tree chart, I discovered the places where my line of descent lived prior to their final destination and about trials they endured. I also learned about the homesteads of my grandparents who farmed the land when they reached North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
Many men and women enjoy recording family history as a remembrance of loved ones and to pass on to children and grandchildren. Positive benefits of understanding sacrifices others have made for us—it gives us a sense of responsibility, self-esteem and courage to make changes. If you want a new hobby, try collecting information to satisfy those questions of where you came from. It is inexpensive because references are available through loved ones, internet, churches, governmental archives, historical societies and libraries. It is a good way to connect you to your past. Genealogy is considered by some to be the fastest-growing hobby in the North America. Search websites for genealogy and you will see that millions of people are interested in finding ways to locate family or friends with whom they had lost touch. It is world wide and crosses cultures and faiths.
Ideas and uses for family trees:
Use as a pseudo guest book at your wedding or baby shower
Frame the family tree as a work of art and historical record to display in your home along with photos and memorabilia.
Simply roll up a blank family tree and tie a wired ribbon around the rolled tube to give as a hostess gift.
Mail or give them to your friends and relatives for special occasions such as wedding, new baby, birthday, anniversary and Christmas gifts for men and women.
Fun to use as a party favor or bring to a family reunion.
Write an autobiography and keep the family tree with the story of your life.
Fold the chart and insert it into a photo album, scrapbook, journal.
File it with other historical documents for safe keeping.
Ideas for resale of charts:
Display the full family tree in your physical antique store, gift shop or boutique if you have one. Put rolled trees in an attractive container. Roll each one up into a tube shape and wrap the center with a piece of gift wrap or paper that has your company name and the price of the family tree. Tape or use a decorative sticker to hold the piece of paper, gift tag or business card around the rolled family tree. This will protect the family tree "tube" without actually taping the family tree. This method serves a purpose, while making the item easy to transport for your customers or gift recipient and is gentler on the item than a rubber band.
The process of creating and printing these family tree charts: Adobe Illustrator® software was used, professionally printed in Salina, Kansas on a digital laser printer where the vector art is reproduced with solid, crisp sharp edges. The finished product has a classic and refined look. The paper exhibits a touch of class with a light, tactile vellum finish which is easy to write on to complete the work and make it your own. Wausau Paper® Astroparche® 60 lb. text stock is elementally chlorine as well as acid- and lignin-free for great quality that doesn't deteriorate.
Paper size is 19" x 13". Blank border fits in the rabbet opening of frame (frame not included). If framing is desired, a quick "19 x 13 frame" web search will lead you to a wide variety of styles available. This family tree would look good in anything from an inexpensive poster frame to an elegant natural or painted wood frame or any color and finish metal picture frame. An antique frame and bevel cut matting would also be an excellent choice.
Artwork is copyrighted. Digital images may not be saved and used without permission. By purchasing this item you agree not to make copies or reproduce it. Only original family tree charts can be distributed.
© Elizabeth B. Knaus.
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Family Tree Charts with blanks you fill in personal family history. Genealogy information organized for home decor or gift. Buy one get two.
- Handmade item
- Materials: paper, parchment paper, tube, black, freshretrogallery gift tag, extra pieces of paper for patches
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