CreativeFamilyTree

Creative Family Tree

Denver, Colorado · 109 Sales

CreativeFamilyTree

Creative Family Tree

Denver, Colorado 109 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(25)

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Virginia

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Announcement   We are Creative Family Tree. We design and print custom family trees based on your genealogy research. "Custom" means we can accommodate unusual trees, like multiple spouses, ancestors and descendants in the same tree, and special background images.

We also run a creative portrait studio near Denver and Colorado Springs. If you are interested in our photography services, please convo us! We feature our photography in our second Etsy shop, Raffia Roses (http://www.etsy.com/shop/raffiaroses). Please visit us there!

Announcement

We are Creative Family Tree. We design and print custom family trees based on your genealogy research. "Custom" means we can accommodate unusual trees, like multiple spouses, ancestors and descendants in the same tree, and special background images.

We also run a creative portrait studio near Denver and Colorado Springs. If you are interested in our photography services, please convo us! We feature our photography in our second Etsy shop, Raffia Roses (http://www.etsy.com/shop/raffiaroses). Please visit us there!

Virginia

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Virginia

Custom 7 Silhouette Family Tree with Two Pets!
$210.00
Custom Family Tree - with 16 Photos in Tan
$205.00
Custom Family Tree - with 4 Silhouettes
$135.00
Custom Hand Painted Silhouette Portraits
$75.00
Custom Hand Painted Silhouette Portraits
$75.00
Family Tree with 8 Photos in Tan
$115.00
Custom Family Tree with 3 Silhouettes
$105.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(25)
concordlane

concordlane on Jul 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My siblings and I bought this as a gift for Mother's Day. It turned out so beautiful and Virginia was a pleasure to work with. It's going to be hard to top this gift next year! Would definitely recommend this shop to everyone.

Yadira Del Toro

Yadira Del Toro on Aug 25, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This was a perfect first year anniversary gift! My husband loved it and Virginia was great to work with! I will be purchasing another one for myself!

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About

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 (www.raffiaroses.com) 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.

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  • 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 February 29, 2016
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.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept PayPal and credit cards through Etsy's Direct Check Out.
Shipping
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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!))
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.

FAMILY TREE DESIGN COSTS
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.


STANDARD PRINT COSTS
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!

TOTAL COST
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.

PRINTING
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.


PREMIUM PRINTING OPTIONS
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

DIGITAL COPIES
If you prefer to do your own printing, I will provide a finalized digital copy of your file. These are very large files and printing this size of art can be costly, so please be sure you comfortable with this process before you choose to print on your own.

Printing your own tree may be useful if you live outside the United States, because shipping large prints over seas can be costly. With your digital file, you can arrange your own printing in your home country and save on the shipping costs.

CUSTOM DESIGN WORK
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.

FRAMING
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.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
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.

SHIPPING
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 international buyers to print these trees in their home country to save international shipping costs.

WORK FLOW
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!

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS
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] raffiaroses.com. 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.

GENEALOGY DATA REQUIREMENTS
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!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.