Creative Family Tree

Denver, Colorado

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Note from shop owner Hello. I'm taking a vacation from my store to focus on a few new projects. If you are interested in one of my family trees, please message or call me, and I will be happy to discuss your project and let you know when I would be able to fit it in.

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hello. I'm taking a vacation from my store to focus on a few new projects. If you are interested in one of my family trees, please message or call me, and I will be happy to discuss your project and let you know when I would be able to fit it in.


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Growing a Family Tree Business

My parents are genealogy fanatics. Both retired, they love to travel the country doing research into our family history. They call it digging up dead relatives.

I have a small photography business ( and own all sorts of photo editing software, and one year for Christmas I decided to collect all of their research and photos into one document and present it to them as a gift. When It was done, I had created my first Photo Family Tree.

Members of my moms genealogy society were soon requesting similar designs, and soon I had a little side business.

Unlike photography, I don't have to have my subject in front of me. The trees are based on simple photographs and scans of vintage family photos. My client base for the trees doesn't have to be local, so I decided to try selling them on Etsy to reach a broader audience.

I've sold trees in Russia, Yugoslavia, Scotland, Canada, Mexico, India and Hong Kong.

My trees are almost always given at a special event, like a wedding or milestone anniversary or birthday. I love helping people create a special, once in a lifetime type of gift.

Shop members

  • Virginia

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer And Digital Designer

    I'm a photographer and digital designer living in the foot hills of the Colorado Rockies. I operate out of a studio above my horse barn. I'm the mother of two lovely little girls, and I love that my Etsy business allows me to stay home with them!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome! We are Creative Family Tree! We create custom family trees for you based on your genealogy research and photos. We take pride in the beauty of our trees, and only print on the highest quality archival papers with long lasting pigment inks.

We hope our art will become a focal point of your home, and a treasured family heirloom.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
After you purchase your tree you can begin sending me photos. I will start designing your tree after payment is made and all your photos and data are available to me. Refunds are available until I begin designing your tree.

After I design your tree, there are no refunds for the design of the tree. If you decide not to print your tree, I will refund the print and shipping costs (but it will be so pretty, there is no way you'd want to do that!))
We accept PayPal and credit cards through Etsy's Direct Check Out.
I use standard shipping methods. Generally UPS or FedEx. If you need expeditated shipping, please contact me.

International shoppers. These are large packages. The shipping cost is very high. Generally it is more cost effective for my customers to print their own trees. If you are an International Buyer, please contact me before purchasing. I will create a custom listing for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Welcome to my store! All of my trees are designed one at a time, so they can accommodate any family. I have designed single family trees that show parents and their children (a great gift for a family with a new baby). Larger trees can add grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins... anyone you call family! Trees can honor a couple celebrating a significant anniversary by showing all of their descendants. My wedding trees feature the bride and groom and their individual families that are joining as a result of their union.

I can also design trees for genealogists that showcase their research and unique family history. Basically, any of my tree designs can be customized to any family tree needs you may have.

The pricing on my trees is based on design costs (based on the number of individuals on the tree or chart) PLUS the cost of printing the design. The print included in the listing is on Professional E Surface paper with linen texture. Other fine art papers are available on request as well as canvas prints.

For each individual with a photo and name and date plate add $10
For each individual with a name and date plate only add $5
For each Custom Silhouette add $25

You can have a tree with a combination of photos and labels. For example, if you have photos available for your children, yourself, your parents and grandparents, but only names and dates for great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents and so on, I can handle it! Just let me know what you want on your tree, and I'll create a custom listing for you based on the number of photos and labels you need.

One print on Professional E Surface paper with linen texture is added to the design cost of the tree

Trees with up to 7 people (8x10)___$30 Each
Trees with 8-11 people (11x14) ___$35 Each
Trees with 12-18 people (16x20)___$45 Each
Trees with 19-25 people (20x24)___$55 Each
Trees with 26-40 people (24x36)___$65 Each
Trees with 40-60 people (30x40)___$110 Each
Larger trees are available. Contact me for pricing!

For example, if you purchase a tree with 14 photos on it, you would add $10 for each photo for a total of $140 plus $45 for one 16x20 print. The total cost of your tree would be $185.

You can order additional prints of your tree design as you like for the standard print cost listed.

All printing is "giclee" style, done on Epson Stylus printers using Epson UltraChrome K3 archival inks.

I offer additional printing options on fine art papers and canvas. If you are interested in one of these options, please let me know and I'll create a custom listing to reflect the price difference.

Printing on Hahnemuele Photo Rag Paper
Hahnemule Photo Rag Paper is one of the highest quality fine art papers available. It is extremely heavy weight and meets the highest industry standards regarding density, color gamut, color graduation and image sharpness. It is 308 gsm weight, 19 mil thickness and 100% rag paper. It is also acid free, lightfast and extremely resistant to ageing (100+ years). Hahnemule papers ensure your custom tree design will be an heirloom for generations.

Trees with up to 5 people (8x10)___$35 Each
Trees with 8-11 people (11x14) ___$45 Each
Trees with 11-18 people (16x20)___$60 Each
Trees with 19-25 people (18x24)___$75 Each
Trees with 26-40 people (24x30)___$110 Each
Trees with 40-60 people (32x40)___$185 Each

Printing on Epson Exhibition Canvas Matte - Unstretched
Epson Exhibition Canvas Matte is a smooth, bright white, fine art matte finished canvas. It is 395gsm, 23mil Cotton-Poly Blend. It is Acid and Lignin free with a high tensile strength and a non-reflective surface. Unstretched Canvas are shipped rolled.

Trees with up to 5 people (8x10)___$50 Each
Trees with 8-11 people (11x14) ___$65 Each
Trees with 11-18 people (16x20)___$85 Each
Trees with 19-25 people (18x24)___$100 Each
Trees with 26-40 people (24x30)___$130 Each
Trees with 40-60 people (32x40)___$185 Each

Printing on Epson Exhibition Canvas Matte - Gallery Wrapped
Trees with up to 5 people (8x10)___$75 Each
Trees with 8-11 people (11x14) ___$90 Each
Trees with 11-18 people (16x20)___$120 Each
Trees with 19-25 people (18x24)___$140 Each
Trees with 26-40 people (24x30)___$185 Each
Trees with 40-60 people (32x40)___$250 Each

If you don’t see exactly what you need among my listings, contact me. I'm happy to create custom listings so you can have just the tree you are looking for.

Because we are a custom shop, we can add any number of generations of ancestors. We can also add descendants and accommodate unusual trees with siblings and second spouses. Please see our other listings for prices and information on different sizes of trees.

If you would like a special background (i.e. a map of your family's country of origin, or a photo of the old homestead, or a symbol of a specific genealogy society or lineage group) please let me know. I'd be happy to give you a quote. Generally custom backgrounds including maps or text cost $50. Designs requiring more time may cost more.

I am more than happy to complete the framing of your tree for you! There are lots of different options for printing (Including archival papers or canvas) and more options for framing and matting than I can list. If you would like me to facilitate the framing of your completed tree, I’m happy to do this!

The custom framer I use has hundreds of frame samples, and I have several favorites that I feel compliment my tree designs well.

I do make every effort to design my trees to standard print sizes, so if you wish to frame your tree on your own, you can generally buy ready made frames for them.

I also offer gift certificates if you would like to give one of my trees as a wedding or shower gift or if you know someone that would enjoy working with me to design their own Family Tree. Any of my listings can be turned into a Gift Certificate. Purchase any tree, and I will create a custom file for you that has a sample of the tree you've purchased and a personal message for the recipient. I can email you the file so you can print it yourself (great if you need it as a last minute gift) or I can send you a 4x6 print of your gift card so you have something to give to the recipient of the Family Tree.

I'm happy to ship trees to other countries!!! These are fairly large items and international shipping is pricy. Generally, it will be more cost effective for the trees to be printed in your home country to save international shipping costs.

I design trees in the order I receive payment. If I have multiple orders, the trees are completed on a first paid, first served basis. I will always try to meet your deadlines, but please do not delay your purchase if you know a special date is looming. This is especially important at my busy times of year (Mother's Day, Father's Day and Christmas). Contact me if you have a special date that you want a tree for, and I'll be happy to let you know if I can accommodate it.

After I receive your payment and photos, I will complete your design. I will send several proofing images, including close-ups, so you can examine your tree closely before it is printed. After you approve your proof, I'll order your tree print!

You can provide pictures to me in any standard digital format by attaching the file to an Etsy Message or emailing them to virginia [!at] Please reference the Etsy Item number and description in any messages. Also include the name of the person in the picture in the file name or email body.

Send the largest file size you have available. Only the subject's face will be showing in the tree. I will do all the photo cropping and convert the photo to sepia or black and white

If you are taking the pictures yourself, use good lighting and the highest quality setting your camera has.

If you are taking a picture with a cell phone camera, clean the little lens just before taking the picture. The lens on cell phone cameras is very small, and the image could be blurry if there is even the smallest about of dust or a finger print on the lens (the camera tries to focus on the dust). Doing this will make a big difference in the quality of your cell phone pictures.

If you are scanning vintage photos, set the scanner to the highest quality setting.

I can do minor retouching of photos. This can include removing backgrounds, removing creases and scratching, and complexion work. Depending on the amount of work required, this will add $5 to $10 to the cost of the design per image retouched.
If you are interested, please contact me.

You can provide the tree data (names, birth, death, marriage) in any form that is convenient. If you use a genealogy website to store your family research, you can simply give me access to the site, and I will work from that. I can also email you forms to fill in with your information. Or you can send me a gedcom file. I can also work from Word Documents or Excel files. If the organization of the names and dates makes sense to you, I can probably figure it out!

1. Are your trees flat or 3D?
My trees are flat photo-like images. The frames and labels are part of the digital design, not on top of the image. I print on heavy weight textured paper to give the image depth and richness.

2. Do I do genealogy research for my customers?
No, I would love to have the time to do this, but I know that finding some ancestors can take months or years. I work only from the genealogy data given to me by my customers.

3. What if I want to add to my tree later?
I save all on my tree designs. If you purchase a tree and later have a new child, grandchild, etc, or if you discover more ancestors that you want to add to your tree, that is fine! You pay only for the additional persons ($10 per picture and $5 per name plate) and the cost of re-printing and shipping.