HeadwatersStudio

Growth Charts, Wedding Guest Book Alternative + Photos

Barrington, New Hampshire · 2334 Sales

HeadwatersStudio

Growth Charts, Wedding Guest Book Alternative + Photos

Barrington, New Hampshire 2334 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(345)

Announcement   A growth chart can be a time machine: touch a particular mark, and your mind will transport you. Memories are something we cherish for a lifetime; a family heirloom, even longer. We created our height charts so that you can capture important moments for your family. Start when you children are young, or older…it’s never too late to start a height chart. Simply request previous height measurements from your child’s pediatrician. We here at Growth Chart Art have created our designs with children AND families in mind. They are crafted with the utmost care and love. Made sustainably in New Hampshire with ingredients that are kid friendly.

Whether you are looking for a baby shower gift, a birthday present, or a gift for a special holiday like Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparent's Day, hope you find the perfect growth chart that will grow with your family. As always, let us know if you have any questions. We’d be happy to hear from you!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

A growth chart can be a time machine: touch a particular mark, and your mind will transport you. Memories are something we cherish for a lifetime; a family heirloom, even longer. We created our height charts so that you can capture important moments for your family. Start when you children are young, or older…it’s never too late to start a height chart. Simply request previous height measurements from your child’s pediatrician. We here at Growth Chart Art have created our designs with children AND families in mind. They are crafted with the utmost care and love. Made sustainably in New Hampshire with ingredients that are kid friendly.

Whether you are looking for a baby shower gift, a birthday present, or a gift for a special holiday like Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparent's Day, hope you find the perfect growth chart that will grow with your family. As always, let us know if you have any questions. We’d be happy to hear from you!

Ellen McCaleb

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5 out of 5 stars
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susankoehn55

susankoehn55 on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Unique crafted gift for a new family. Starts a tradition with the first baby but grows through the families lifetime. Love the colors and idea.

Betsy

Betsy on Jul 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Delivered much faster than expected, and it is fantastic! Can't wait to use it to track my son's growth. :)

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Updates

Danielle and Tyler sent us the most awesome logo for their wedding signature board. Best wishes to you for an amazing journey on and off the slopes! Ellen and The Headwaters Studio Team
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About

Yes Virginia, there is an adult-friendly growth chart

THE BIRTH OF A COMPANY

Evelyn and Nathan Fischer are at very center of Growth Chart Art. The children of artist and designer Ellen McCaleb, the two sparked an “aha moment” right out of a story book. In 2008, then-two-year old Nathan and five-year old Evelyn were playing in Ellen’s studio. At the time, Ellen was one of the few master fish carvers in the world, and a four-foot tall, meticulously carved and painted fish was leaning against the wall. Standing next to it, Nathan was dwarfed by the piece. Struck by the contrast, Evelyn said, “Nathan, you’ll have to eat a lot of protein if you want to be as tall as that fish!”

That was the moment when Growth Chart Art was born. Ellen had been searching in vain for an elegant growth chart that she could hang anywhere in her house -- a piece of artwork that would maintain its beauty and relevance even as her children grew up. “Growth charts mark individual moments in time and capture our memories,” she says. “I wanted to design growth charts that were so cool that if the house was burning down, they’d be the first thing someone would grab on the way out.”

Ellen set out on a journey to design and manufacture sustainable, eco-friendly, and richly colored growth charts that were both decorative and functional. Naturally, her designs began with the fish she was known for, followed by sunflowers and Trees of Life. Today, her ever-evolving line of New England-made growth charts includes vintage skis and surfboards; rulers; mountains; owls; birch trees; and even a giraffe “so cute you could kiss him.” And Nathan? He is now taller than that inspirational fish carving.

Ellen’s heirloom growth charts are made with natural, long-lasting, sustainably grown and harvested baltic birch plywood and VOC-free UV-cured inks. Moms, dads and grandparents from as far away as Slovenia and Australia have them hanging in their homes. The business is privately held and headquartered in a rustic, 200-year-old barn near the woods and rivers of New Hampshire.

Our Core Values:

1) Simple is Better: Life seems to flow when things are simple. At Growth Chart Art, we started with the imperative that our growth charts be made in the USA. We even got a bit more simplified -- our growth charts and wall décor are made within a five-mile radius of where we are located. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing how a growing business impacts a community. And, unlike many factories in other countries, we do not dump our waste into the river out back…no two headed frogs here.

2) Another value we hold is: Do no harm… to the environment or people. As such, we make products that last a lifetime. They won’t spoil, go bad, or fall apart in hundreds of tiny pieces of plastic or be tossed in a landfill. All of our products are printed on birch plywood. Birch is the fastest growing hardwoods, which is why birch plywood is one of the most sustainable wood products on the market. Our inks are solvent free and UV cured. And, the final special sauce that makes our beautiful satin finish, well, that’s a green product too.

3) Creative Design: Have you ever cleaned out your closets? Well then, you’ve come across things you’ve outgrown. Things that just don’t fit anymore. We wanted to design products that would hang in homes well past the date when the children who used them leave the nest. Timeless. In many cases, real art prints by real working artists.

4) Give Back: We believe that our work should contribute to others beyond the value of simply offering a terrific product. That’s why GCA donates to child-centric non-profits and is a corporate sponsor for On-Belay.org. On-Belay provides recreational programs that build community and foster resilience for children and teens who have a parent or sibling suffering from cancer, or who have lost a family member to cancer. For information on starting an On-Belay in your area, visit On-Belay dot org.

Shop members

  • Ellen McCaleb

    Owner, Artist In Chief

  • Hillary Turmel

    Shop Manager / Customer Service Specialist, Growth Chart Maker

  • Sarah Turmel

    Shipper

  • Jayme Hamlin Smith

    Assistant

  • Virginia Jennings

    Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on June 23, 2017
Thank you for shopping with us at Growth Chart Art's Etsy shop. Our mission is to create beautiful, artistic and timeless growth charts and wall decor, in an earth friendly way, that allow families to mark the most important moments in time.

We hope you find a growth chart your family will enjoy. Reach out to us if you need help in any way deciding (we are good with color) or if you'd like to suggest a style we should make. Thank you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
In addition to accepting credit cards and Paypal through Etsy, we also accept credit card payments over the phone. Please call (603)978-9686 EST between 9am and 5pm.

Once we receive payment in full, your item ships within one to two business days. Special Orders, with prior approval, may take up to four to six weeks to reach your door and are nonrefundable.

Charges on your card will show as Headwaters-Studio.
Shipping
We ship via USPS or UPS, depending on where you are located. If you need your item be shipped with a particular carrier, please include this information in the notes section. We are currently using Etsy's calculated shipping, which is great if you are ordering only one item or if you live outside the US.

HOWEVER, if you are ordering multiple items that are being shipped to one address, Etsy may over calculate for shipping. If you are ordering several items to be shipped to one address, we will be refunding you any overages charged for shipping.

Items in stock ship within one to two business days. Items not in stock are usually replenished within a week.
Custom Orders may take three to six weeks from time of order to delivery due to timing of customer's final approval and delivery times.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be happy with your purchase. And, to that end, we offer a Happiness Guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely happy with your purchase, we will pay to have it shipped back to us! Please notify us within 30 days of receipt. The item does need to be returned in good condition so packaging it properly is important. When returning, please notify Hillary at hillarygca [!at] gmail.com and she will send you a prepaid shipping label. Once we receive the item in good condition, we will refund your purchase price.

Personalizations are printed directly on the chart with our design. These charts are nonrefundable.

Customers can request Custom Orders for certain changes or alterations with approval, prior to purchase. These items are made especially for the customer. As these items were made specifically at the request of the customer and not something we carry in our everyday line, these items are Nonrefundable.

Sale items that were personalized with Vinyl: You can return charts that have been personalized with vinyl, however there is a $10.00 fee, per chart, that will be deducted from your refund.

More information

Last updated on Oct 25, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What is the best Marker to use on Growth Charts or Wedding Signature boards?

We found the best marker to be the Sharpie Ultra Fine Point. It dries instantly and doesn't smudge. We include a Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point with your purchase.