Personalized Wedding Tree Drop Box Guest Book Alternative | Unique Guest Book Idea | Custom Shadow Box Frame Guest Sign In Book
Materials: maple wood, glass, hardboard
This unique and thoughtful personalized guest book alternative is an exciting and warm way to involve your guests at your event. It's also a great way to record and remember your special day for a lifetime. Guests will enjoy signing the wooden leaves and dropping them into the the slit in the shadow box frame. It also has a built in mount on the rear so you can hang it on the wall.
*** There is another version of this tree with fall painted leaves. You can find it here:
This shadow box framed guest book is certainly a unique wedding guest book idea, and also works great as a baby shower guest book, birthday guest book, bar/bat mitzvah guest book, sweet 16 guest book, any and all events you can think of, this drop box guest book makes a great sign in book for.
***EACH FRAME CAN HOLD A DIFFERENT AMOUNT OF LEAVES TO BE SIGNED.***
***ALL OF THE LEAVES HAVE ONE SIDE STAINED DARK BROWN. THEREFORE ONE SIDE IS PLAIN AND THE OTHER IS BROWN, WHICH IS WHAT YOU SEE IN SOME OF THE PICTURES. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DISPLAY THEM HOW YOU CHOOSE.***
***THIS PRODUCT COMES WITH MAPLE LEAVES. IF YOU WANT ANOTHER STYLE, SUCH AS OAK, ASPEN, ETC. PLEASE MESSAGE US***
***ANY BACKGROUND COLOR NOT LISTED IN THE DROP DOWN CHOICES IS AN ADDITIONAL $10. CHOOSE "OTHER" AND WRITE THE COLOR YOU PREFER IN THE PERSONALIZATION TEXT BOX. STILL GO AHEAD AND ORDER AND WE CAN TAKE CARE OF THE PAYMENT AT A LATER TIME. WE'RE ALSO HAPPY TO MAKE THE BACKGROUND ANOTHER COLOR AT NO COST IN EXCHANGE FOR QUALITY PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF YOUR GUEST BOOK IN USE AT YOUR EVENT.***
There are 3 different sizes of maple leaves (refer to picture), and you should choose yours depending on what your are going for. There is the 1.5" maple leaf, 1.75" maple leaf and 2" maple leaf. Just that quarter of an inch difference changes the amount which can be written on them. For a wedding, we suggest the 1.75" leaves or larger. Please read below:
In our opinion...(see the picture above of the signed maple leaves)
The 1.5" leaves are a good size for just a name or two, but not much more. Maybe a name with a smiley or a one or two word blurb, or a very small drawing.
The 1.75" leaves hold more text. A great size for multiple names (often the choice of signing by couples). Also a name with a longer blurb and/or small drawing.
The 2" leaves have quite a bit of room and are great for allowing guests to leave a longer message.
Remember, most guests at events like weddings will fill out one piece as a pair if they're with a date. So if you plan to have 150 guests at your wedding, unless you make a point that each guest should sign a piece individually, I'd expect less than 150 signed pieces. Therefore, we suggest 1.75" or 2" hearts with a frame which will hold 100-125 pieces. For something like a kid's birthday, we suggest getting the smaller or medium sized leaves (1.5" or 1.75") and close to around exactly how many guests you plan to have. Each kid will want to sign their own.
The frame sizes, and amount of each leaf size that frame will approximately hold are as follows (it is very hard to get an accurate number of leaves a frame will hold exactly, how they stack on each other and how often the frame is shaken up, determines how snug they fall on each other and how many the frame will hold. These are approximate numbers, but fairly accurate. They may be off by a few pieces, either more or less. If you must have at least the number shown, let us know and we will make sure your frame holds that many):
8"x 10" holds ~40 1.5" leaves, ~30 1.75" leaves, ~20 2" leaves
11" x 14" holds ~75 1.5" leaves, ~55 1.75" leaves, ~40 2" leaves
14" x 16" holds ~115 1.5" leaves, ~90 1.75" leaves, ~60 2" leaves
16" x 20" holds ~165 1.5" leaves, ~125 1.75" leaves, ~90 2" leaves
18" x 24" holds ~215 1.5" leaves, ~175 1.75" leaves, ~115 2" leaves
****WITHIN THE ADD YOUR PERSONALIZATION TEXT BOX, MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE:
------- The leaf size you prefer. For example, "1.75 leaves" or "Mix of 1.75 & 2in leaves". Yes, you can get a mix of sizes if you prefer.
------- What will be engraved and in which font. In the case of the item pictured, this would be "Daniel & Mitzi March 20, 2018" font D. You may also choose something like "Mr. & Mrs. Avery September 3rd, 2019" or "Thomas (heart) Lindsey 4-25-19" Anything in parenthesis will be considered an icon or symbol. Whatever you choose, we will engrave it to look as best as possible. A name and a date will be on two lines of centered text, something like Mr. & Mr. with a last name and date, we put on 3 lines of centered text. This fits better and looks better.
------- The frame color you're choosing. Either white, grey or black.
The interior pieces are made of 1/4 inch thick maple wood. The front cover is glass. The trunk piece with the names on it has been finished with a dark Danish oil finish, and then lightly sanded in the heart region to lighten that area. The signed pieces are easily written on with a fine tip marker.
All of the frames have a metal hanger on the back so they can be hung on the wall.
There are 8 separate fonts you can choose from which correspond to a letter in one of the images. Just let us know which font you want in the notes after placing your order and that is the font we will use. If you have your own font which you want to use, and it is free to download, please include the link to where we can download it in the order notes. Google fonts also has a large selection of fonts that are free to download (fonts.google.com).
If you want the signed pieces to be a shape other than maple (ie. aspen, oak, etc) just let us know in the order notes. We typically charge $10 for this, but are willing to work something out in return for you sharing a picture on social media. We will reach out to you.
*We will include the instruction sign for no charge (engraved on wood sign which says "Please sign a leaf and drop it in the frame, so we never forget our loved ones who came") if you photograph and share this guest book (preferably in use at your event) on facebook. You'll need to either tag Havoly's facebook page in the post, http://www.facebook.com/havolydesigns or post it directly on Havoly's facebook page. You can also tag Havoly's Instagram #havoly #havolydesigns. You must first like the facebook page and let us know in the notes section what name you liked the page with (if it's different from the name you ordered on here with). You then have up to two months after your wedding date to post and tag the picture. Please, please, don't forget to share pictures. It helps us out greatly. We work hard on your items; we expect & appreciate when our efforts are reciprocated by you. :)
*****DON'T FORGET TO SHARE PICTURES FOR THE FREE SIGN TO BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER. READ THE PARAGRAPH ABOVE THIS FOR INSTRUCTIONS
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1,384 reviews5 out of 5 stars
This is BEAUTIFUL! Better than I could have imagined. I chose the light blue color and gray frame, along with 1.5 and 2 inch oak leaves. I also asked to add our daughter into the trunk. We also received some magnets including a special heart one. I don’t want to wait, I want to put it up on my wall today!
We got our wedding guest drop frame and honestly, this is what I’m most excited for our wedding! Havoly did an amazing job! I had a custom order to have our border collie and baby added to the trunk of the tree, and it is perfect!! He also included 4 magnets (a leaf, heart, baby, and dog), which was a surprise and who doesn’t love magnets?! We will definitely be ordering more things in the future and will post pictures from the wedding and after it’s completed! Thanks again! PS it is size 11x14 with gray frame and burgundy background.
When I found this guest book I knew it would be perfect for our wedding. We got married under an oak tree so having the guest book made of oak leaves was amazing. Havoly was quick to respond to my questions and the item arrived way faster than I was expecting. With some nice extras too! Excited to enjoy this as part of our memories in the future. Love it!
Absolutely perfect!! It is custom with my dogs added. I LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to use it at my wedding. He even sent me a couple surprise magnets of my girls. :)
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