Wayfaren

Thoughtfully Designed, Handcrafted Keepsakes

Dallas, Texas
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| 12,738 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome to Wayfaren, we are so glad you're here :) As featured in HGTV, The Travel Channel, and Chris Loves Julia! GET 10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER HERE!- https://bit.ly/Wayfaren

Personalized keepsakes, elevated. For the person who doesn't want to sacrifice style for meaning.

Whether it be our push pin world maps or our custom engraved keepsake boxes, our heirloom-quality products are thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted to last a lifetime.

Each and every keepsake is hand made one by one in our wood shop out of solid hardwoods...a truly one-of-a-kind gift finished with your personalized touch.

It is our greatest honor to get to play a small part in some of your most important moments....THANK YOU. Your satisfaction is our very top priority, please do not hesitate to reach out about anything at all. Simply click the message button below, we would love to hear from you!

So grateful you are here!

Luke&Abby

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Last updated on Feb 2, 2022

Welcome to Wayfaren, we are so glad you're here :) As featured in HGTV, The Travel Channel, and Chris Loves Julia! GET 10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER HERE!- https://bit.ly/Wayfaren

Personalized keepsakes, elevated. For the person who doesn't want to sacrifice style for meaning.

Whether it be our push pin world maps or our custom engraved keepsake boxes, our heirloom-quality products are thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted to last a lifetime.

Each and every keepsake is hand made one by one in our wood shop out of solid hardwoods...a truly one-of-a-kind gift finished with your personalized touch.

It is our greatest honor to get to play a small part in some of your most important moments....THANK YOU. Your satisfaction is our very top priority, please do not hesitate to reach out about anything at all. Simply click the message button below, we would love to hear from you!

So grateful you are here!

Luke&Abby

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About Wayfaren

Sales 12,738
On Etsy since 2012

How it All Began...

Hi there! SO glad you are here...and TBH if we were meeting in person, we would most definitely give you a hug (over here, we are huggers you see:) ).

Rewind to 2012, when we were running a bit dry in our careers paths (me a teacher, and him in seminary to become a pastor) we were searching for a creative outlet. We had just spent the summer volunteering in Spain, and returned with a computer brimming with images of gorgeous landscapes and quaint Spanish streets. It felt like truly a TRAGEDY to let the photos just sit there behind a screen.

So our friends who had started a side hustle recently, said "Hey! You should start an Etsy shop....it's only 20 cents to list an item"

And so it began...

Although we never sold a single one of those initial photographs, we did quickly see a gap in the market - beautifully designed push pin maps.

After pouring over Google and Etsy listings and Pinterest alike, we couldn't find a single push pin world map that we would actually want to put in our living room, or that seemed worthy of all these life-changing adventures we experienced. So we designed and made one ourselves :)

Concurrently, Luke was delving into woodworking, a trade he had watched along side his grandfather growing up. So we launched the maps, and (I am sure you can see where this is going here :) ) they took off much faster than we anticipated...and here we are 9 years later.

We ran our business out of our home for the first 5 years, moving from a shed that would flood every time it rained to next our first home's garage. Sawdust trailing all over our kitchen floor and babies being fed in high chairs as our team members passed through.

It's been a wild ride since then, and now we have expanded our offerings to other travel pins maps, personalized keepsake boxes, and more. However, there is one thread among them all- beautifully designed products that are built to last, built to hold all of YOUR most important memories.

Our love for experience, heirloom quality craftsmanship, and timeless design drive our brand and we are just so grateful for this business of ours (9 years and counting!!). It's a true family business now, and our girls (Everlee 6 and Colette 4) are just as much a part of this company as our incredibly hardworking and invaluable team members.

The Lord's plan certainly wasn't what we anticipated, but like we always say...those are the very best adventures :)

So grateful you are here!

Luke&Abby

Shop members

  • Luke & Abby

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    We are a husband and wife team passionate about crafting thoughtfully-designed, heirloom-quality keepsakes. Push Pin World Maps, personalized keepsake boxes, custom travel journals - you make the memories, we'll help you keep them beautiful.

  • Abby

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    The visionary + curator behind Wayfaren- dreaming up products and designs, styling photoshoots, and thinking through vision for the brand is her sweet spot. As all things customer service, she is the one you'll be connecting with about your order!

  • Luke

    Owner, Craftsman, Designer

    Maker of BEAUTIFUL things. Luke is a true artist at his craft of woodworking and helps bring all of Abby's designs to life! He's also the entrepreneurial risk taker of the pair and helps us always stay on our toes :)

  • Our Team

    Assistant, Maker

    None of Wayfaren would be possible without our small but mighty teams throughout the years. It takes a village and we are SO very grateful for ours :)

Production partners

  • Local Printer

    Dallas, TX

    We work closely with our local printer to produce all of our original map, handlettered, and notebook designs.

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