Family tree chart poster print has blank spaces to add personal history in your handwriting, get 2 with each order, gift idea for families.

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Handmade

Materials

paper goods, paper, parchment paper, tube, black, extra pieces of paper to band rolled tube, matching paper swatches for patches, freshretrogallery gift tag, gift tag, tree, scrapbook page, genealogy document, fan chart

Dimensions

Length: 13 Inches; Width: 19 Inches

Family tree poster is an illustration art print (2-for-1). Two decorative family tree posters arrive with blank spaces for you to finish this piece of art by filling in your personal family history. Examples are shown to represent how completed family tree looks with genealogy information. Artistic illustration prints include a large oak tree with bark textured branches, leaves, acorns, woodcut style sun and clouds, detailed butterfly, silhouettes of squirrel, birds, boy and dog running in a meadow—all arranged in an aesthetically pleasing, balanced drawing. The art could be described in so many ways—retro, vintage, antique, old world, art nouveau, art deco, woodland, folk, traditional, historical, primitive, rustic.

Special buy 1 get 1 Free Family Tree [they come in pairs]
Order 1 to get 2.
Order 2 to get 4.
Order 3 to get 6.
Order 4 to get 8.
Order 5 to get 10.

Free Shipping on larger quantities of Family Tree Charts is available at https://www.etsy.com/listing/657870237/family-tree-chart-poster-with-blank as a 12-pack; and, a 33-charts deal to record up to 11 generations as described with an overlapping method at https://www.etsy.com/listing/63987573/family-tree-chart-genealogy-set-for-up . Outside the USA, please send me a note to request a custom link I can send you to order from for free International shipping on large quantities — time varies from a few minutes to about a day for your custom link to be created and sent to you.

Each FreshRetroGallery family tree chart provides the ability to record ancestry of six generations in 63 spots.

1. The youngest generation, one child or group of siblings at the bottom of the chart. My example shows my children on the bottom, brother Nathan and sister Laura.
2. Two parents—one mother, one father
3. Four grandparents
4. Eight great grandparents
5. 16 great great grandparents
6. 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.

Sample shown has a couple of "patches" glue-stick-added in the leafy border for seventh generation information which encompasses all I know for my family. Extra matching paper will be included with your order which can be used for this, for corrections or for tube-banding purpose.

The illustration includes blanks to write information:
name
maiden name (listed on maternal side only)
born
died
married (listed on fraternal side only)
resided (listed on fraternal side only)
extra space to add miscellaneous tidbits of information

How I filled mine out: After putting my children’s names on the bottom line and adding myself and their father, I left the remaining part blank and gave one chart to each grandmother and asked them to fill in as much as they knew on half of the chart. When they finished and returned them to me, I filled in the missing half from the information on the others chart. This left me with two complete charts for son and daughter. Later, I added additional information after asking my grandmother's cousin about a trip she, her daughter, mother and aunt took to Europe where they learned about our heritage and found 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 and 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 extra information on my chart.

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. It is interesting to consider there were no airplanes or cars, so traveling on the ground took much longer. 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. 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.

USES and IDEAS for CHARTS
Bring to a family reunion to display or use as a group activity / party favor—see my family reunion invitation that coordinates with the charts: https://www.etsy.com/listing/222278161/family-reunion-invitation-you-print?ref=shop_home_active_1
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 gift to the hostess, baby shower, mother/father-in-law.
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.
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.
Roll it and place it, as home decor, among a grouping of family keepsakes.

IDEAS for RESELLING
Display the full family tree in your physical antique store, gift shop or boutique. Put rolled trees in an attractive container. Roll each chart into a tube shape and wrap the center with a piece of gift wrap or create a paper label that has your company name and price. Tape or use a decorative sticker to hold the label band, gift tag or business card around the rolled family tree without taping directly on the family tree. Rolling makes for easy transport and is gentler on the item than a rubber band. The paper is fancy, so a simple wired wide ribbon bow looks great with no need to wrap first.

SIZE of chart is 19" x 13". Blank border fits in the rabbet opening of a frame. Frame is not included. If desired, a quick "19 x 13 frame" or "19 inch resin poster hangers" web search will lead you to a variety of styles available—from an inexpensive poster frame to an elegant natural or painted wood frame to any color and finish metal picture frame. An antique frame and bevel cut matting would also be an excellent choice.

PAPER COLOR OPTIONS: Natural (original) and White (new 2018) parchment-style papers have neutral “cloudy” look where parts are slightly lighter and darker. The elegant 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. Along with these family tree charts with blank patches, my handmade journals, blank stationery for my clipart designs and gift tags are cut from large parent sheets to avoid any waste. They are FSC® certified and meet the mark of responsible forestry and Green Seal™ certified and contain 30% recycled post-consumer fiber.

HAND-WRITE or PRINT your own information on the chart’s blank spaces. This gives it a personal touch and makes them a great keepsake of your handwriting as well as the information. A sharp pencil or the Pilot Precise Rolling Ball Extra Fine or similar brand pen works nicely. They are usually done either in pencil or in black, but it could be done with other colors, too. Some people write down the information on a separate sheet of paper first, for a draft, before writing it on the chart. I designed the art in Adobe Illustrator®, so I was able to use the software's type-on-a-curve feature for my samples, but this custom service is not available.

Comes with FreshRetroGallery gift tags.

The charts are often given blank as gifts so the recipient can fill them out. One woman bought several of them which she planned to use as a group activity when her family got together for a holiday.

Is this a gift for friends and family who live far away? Put the recipient’s address in the “ship to” area upon checkout. You may leave a note to personalize your gift with a note. Even if you skip that step, I won't include price information.

Professionally printed on an offset press where the vector art is reproduced with solid, crisp sharp edges. The finished product has a classic and refined look.

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 Knaus

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■ Some people also use my Notebook and Descendant Chart designs in combination with my fan chart. The designs are coordinated and have a comprehensive purpose, yet each product (printed and digital) can stand alone. Check them out at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FreshRetroGallery where similar listings of the same product with various photos and descriptions, are available at the Family Tree Section https://www.etsy.com/shop/FreshRetroGallery?section_id=7206830
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Elizabeth Knaus

Elizabeth Knaus

Waconia, Minnesota

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I can’t split a pair that comes as a single order quantity. If you want to me to send to two locations, please order one set for each address; use a separate order for each so you may set up the proper shipping address in each order.

Or, I can send one set to you for you to split, re-package and re-send to two different locations. Mailing tubes are available at most USPS offices and stores which sell office and shipping supplies.
Your order will be sent by USPS the least expensive way possible. Standard shipping and handling prices are low because optional services are not automatically included unless you choose to add them through upgrades during check out.

For other special arrangements or questions, please contact me prior to placing your order.
Yes, 12-pack listings are now available with free shipping in USA!

Outside United States, contact me to request a "custom listing" for charts; minimum quantity 12. I'll send you a special link to order from. Please request this before ordering—offer is not available with standard listings where shipping is automatically added per pair. I'll get back to you as soon as possible; usually within about 2 hours, 7 days a week; at least, within 2 business days. Auto-reply is set up during vacation when noted.

Thank you for purchasing large quantities for:
• wholesale-to-resell-retail gift shops or boutiques
• personal gifts, reunions or party favors
• genealogical groups or societies
• educational projects
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Shipping via Priority 2-3 Day and Standard First Class USPS Mail are estimates, not guaranteed. Double check shipping address before checking out—it has taken 14–32 weeks for undeliverable packages to be returned to me. 9-week USPS delays can happen (rare)—we don’t know why.

Express Mail upgrade is guaranteed in USA for select items; please contact me BEFORE ordering to find out the cost and have me set it up for you if you don’t see the option during checkout.
Multiple quantities of the same or similar items will arrive together in the same package.

Multiple items which don’t fit well together are sent in separate packages which may not always arrive on the same day.

Special combined-shipping price in the event that multiple items are purchased at the same time will automatically be calculated in the shopping cart.

Shipping includes postage, packaging and handling. I reuse boxes and packaging materials as much as possible.

When separate packaging is desired for two or more quantities, then separate individual orders must be placed.

Please contact me before you order if you have questions.
Standard First Class International Mail used for light packages such as Family Tree Charts normally takes 6–10 days to most locations worldwide after the 1- or 2-day processing “shipped date”. Heavier packages normally take 1–3 weeks. Some packages may be delayed as long as 10 weeks. These delays do not happen often, but it can happen. The reason(s) for delays which can occur in United States and International Postal Service is unknown. Some delays may be due to customs legislation where your package may be opened for inspection. Shipping upgrade to Express Mail International service for a set of family trees normally takes 3–5 days to most destinations after the 1- or 2-day processing “shipped date”. Tracking is not available outside USA.
Yes, it’s sensible to have gifts sent direct! Please use the gift recipient’s shipping address for accurate delivery.

Optionally, you may include a gift note during check out.

I don’t include detailed price information in any package I send; however, International orders require the US dollar item price (not including shipping price) on the outside of the package on the Customs label.
Delayed delivery may be possible for International packages which may randomly be set aside to be opened for inspection, where postal strikes are underway, and as a result of extreme weather including flood, blizzard, hurricane, tornado, earthquake and fire.

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