InitialRemembrance

Made in the USA! Still taking orders - As seen on TODAY

Deerfield, Ohio
8,559 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Custom Keepsakes, Personalized Gifts, Custom Gifts, Paper Mache, Wooden cut outs, Photo Collage, Picture or Photo Frame, Photo letter collage, Picture Collage, Initial with pictures, Personalized Monogram, Decoupage, Picture letter, Photo Letter, Perfect Gift for Graduation Gifts - Graduation Photos - Graduation Props - 2018 Graduation Centerpiece - Senior Night Gifts - Last Game Gift - Jersey Number Collage FATHER'S DAY, Father's Day, Fathers Day, Father's Day gift, Gift for Daddy, Daddy's 1st Father's Day, Dad - Daddy- My first Father's Day - Gift for Dad - Fathers Day - Mother's Day Gifts - First Mother's Day - Mothers Day Frame - College Dorm Room, Dorm Room Decoration, Dorm Room Wall Décor, Off to College, Studying Abroad, Missing Home, Missing You gift, Best Friend Frame, Best Friend Gift, Best Friend Moving gift, Anniversary Gift, Wedding, Birthday Prop, Graduation Gift idea, Graduation Prop, Graduation 2018, Senior Graduation, Open House, Senior Awards Night, Jersey Number Collage, Sport Collage, Coach gift, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Reserves, Special Units, Sports, Senior Portraits, Family Portraits, Pet Portraits, Memorials, Reunions, Kids Room Décor, Pet Memorial, Character, Business ads, Awards and Certificates, Engagement, Best Friend, Sobriety, Mother's Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent Day, Girlfriend or Boyfriend gift, Gift for Him, Gift for Her, Frame for him, Frame for Her, Custom Wedding Gifts, Custom Photo Letters and numbers, Custom Shapes, Bridesmaid Gifts, Bridesmaid Frames, Personalized Wedding Gifts, Groomsmen Frames, Groomsmen, Wedding Party Gifts, Wedding Party Frames, Gifts for Bridesmaids, Bridesmaid Frames, Mother of the Bride Gift, Mother of the Groom Gift, Flower Girl Gift, Gifts for Couple, Gift for Bride, Wedding Gifts, Personalized Wedding Frames, Personalized Wedding Gifts, Bridesmaid Proposal Frames, Will You Be My Bridesmaid, Wedding Favors, Custom Wedding Favors, Wedding Gifts, Maid of Honor Gift, Maid of Honor Frame, Will you be my Maid of Honor, Custom Photo Letter Collages - Custom Letter Photo Collage - Photo Initial Collage - Photo Monogram Collage - Custom Number Photo Collage - Custom Photo Ornament Blocks - Custom Children's Wall Letters - Custom Nursery Wall Letters - Custom State and Shape Collages - Personalized Picture Frames - Custom Keepsake Boxes - Unique Photo Collage Gifts -Valentine’s Day Gifts - Gifts for Him - Gifts for Her - Husband Gift - Wife Gift - Handmade Wedding Gifts - Gift for Parents - Father of the Bride - Mother of the Bride - Maid of Honor Gift - Sister Gift - Bridesmaid Gift - Engagement Gift - Best Friends - Bridal Shower Gift - Bride - Groom - Anniversary - New Baby - Bar Mitzvah - Bat Mitzvah - Graduation - Housewarming - Memorial - In Memory Of - Pet - Dog - Cat - Unique Photo Memory Box- Mother's Day - Gift for Mom - Mum Fathers Day - Dad - Daddy- My first Father's Day - Gift for Dad - Fathers Day - Graduation Party - Grad Parties - 2016 - Grad Party Decorations - 2018 Photo Collage - Spirituality & religion - handmade- Instagram frame - framed art - Grandparents to be - Pregnancy announcements - Grandparent Gift - Pregnancy Reveal - Friendship Day - Get well - Good luck - Housewarming - I'm sorry - Thinking of you - Gifts under $30 - Gifts under $50 - Gifts for man/women - Gift For the couple - Teacher Gift - Gift for Bridesmaid - Gifts for Groomsmen - Wedding Favors - Ceremony and Reception - Exquisite Gifts - Photos and Frames - Love and Romance

YES! We have been in business the entire Corona Virus Pandemic and we haven't slowed down! Yes we are still open and taking orders! We have ALL supplies on hand and we are ready to make your custom items! Need an item in a hurry? NO PROBLEM! Just message me to inquire about your due date! We work around most reasonable due dates. Thanks so much for your business! -Heather

As seen on the TODAY Show. Our products (3D Letters with photos) were featured on the Today Show 7/31/17 That said, the segment was also picked up by The Huffington Post, and my items are also featured in the article! You can check it out here:

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/597f53dfe4b09982b7376661

Also my shop is featured on the Editor's picks on spotted on the media, here is the link to that; www.etsy.com/featured/as-seen-in-the-media

Rest assured knowing that all my items are handcrafted by me with over 15 years experience and my photo examples are real examples photographed by me, not mock ups!

We can make any shape collage and put photos on it! You dream it, we can make it! Message me for details!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to favor our shop (by clicking on the heart at the top of our home page - right by our shop name) so that you can come back for your personalized gift giving!

All orders are HANDMADE! Each item is handmade, hand Cut, Hand Painted, Assembled by ME! My husband does the the wood cutting, painting, quality assurance and packages items. All items example photos have been photographed by me.

Most orders can be made, shipped and delivered within a few days! I always ship priority so your purchase can arrive to you much sooner! Please check with me to ensure we can meet your deadline, but I love to say YES to deadlines! Need a meaningful and outstanding quality gift in a hurry? No problem! Don't believe me, read my reviews!

Photo collages that celebrate life's most precious moments. "Birth certificates show that you were born, Death certificates show that you died, but Photographs show that you really lived."

We offer custom gifts that are perfect for any occasion! Most custom orders can be done within a few days! Please contact us to see if your date is do-able, but we hate saying no :) You can send items as gifts directly to the recipient.

💝 HANDMADE WITH CARE

🛍 FAST TURN AROUND TIME AND SHIPPING ✔️

💌 CUSTOM REQUESTS WELCOME ✔️

📬 SHIPPING, ITEM DESCRIPTIONS & POLICIES: please read! ✔️

📲 JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA ✔️

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 20, 2021

Custom Keepsakes, Personalized Gifts, Custom Gifts, Paper Mache, Wooden cut outs, Photo Collage, Picture or Photo Frame, Photo letter collage, Picture Collage, Initial with pictures, Personalized Monogram, Decoupage, Picture letter, Photo Letter, Perfect Gift for Graduation Gifts - Graduation Photos - Graduation Props - 2018 Graduation Centerpiece - Senior Night Gifts - Last Game Gift - Jersey Number Collage FATHER'S DAY, Father's Day, Fathers Day, Father's Day gift, Gift for Daddy, Daddy's 1st Father's Day, Dad - Daddy- My first Father's Day - Gift for Dad - Fathers Day - Mother's Day Gifts - First Mother's Day - Mothers Day Frame - College Dorm Room, Dorm Room Decoration, Dorm Room Wall Décor, Off to College, Studying Abroad, Missing Home, Missing You gift, Best Friend Frame, Best Friend Gift, Best Friend Moving gift, Anniversary Gift, Wedding, Birthday Prop, Graduation Gift idea, Graduation Prop, Graduation 2018, Senior Graduation, Open House, Senior Awards Night, Jersey Number Collage, Sport Collage, Coach gift, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Reserves, Special Units, Sports, Senior Portraits, Family Portraits, Pet Portraits, Memorials, Reunions, Kids Room Décor, Pet Memorial, Character, Business ads, Awards and Certificates, Engagement, Best Friend, Sobriety, Mother's Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent Day, Girlfriend or Boyfriend gift, Gift for Him, Gift for Her, Frame for him, Frame for Her, Custom Wedding Gifts, Custom Photo Letters and numbers, Custom Shapes, Bridesmaid Gifts, Bridesmaid Frames, Personalized Wedding Gifts, Groomsmen Frames, Groomsmen, Wedding Party Gifts, Wedding Party Frames, Gifts for Bridesmaids, Bridesmaid Frames, Mother of the Bride Gift, Mother of the Groom Gift, Flower Girl Gift, Gifts for Couple, Gift for Bride, Wedding Gifts, Personalized Wedding Frames, Personalized Wedding Gifts, Bridesmaid Proposal Frames, Will You Be My Bridesmaid, Wedding Favors, Custom Wedding Favors, Wedding Gifts, Maid of Honor Gift, Maid of Honor Frame, Will you be my Maid of Honor, Custom Photo Letter Collages - Custom Letter Photo Collage - Photo Initial Collage - Photo Monogram Collage - Custom Number Photo Collage - Custom Photo Ornament Blocks - Custom Children's Wall Letters - Custom Nursery Wall Letters - Custom State and Shape Collages - Personalized Picture Frames - Custom Keepsake Boxes - Unique Photo Collage Gifts -Valentine’s Day Gifts - Gifts for Him - Gifts for Her - Husband Gift - Wife Gift - Handmade Wedding Gifts - Gift for Parents - Father of the Bride - Mother of the Bride - Maid of Honor Gift - Sister Gift - Bridesmaid Gift - Engagement Gift - Best Friends - Bridal Shower Gift - Bride - Groom - Anniversary - New Baby - Bar Mitzvah - Bat Mitzvah - Graduation - Housewarming - Memorial - In Memory Of - Pet - Dog - Cat - Unique Photo Memory Box- Mother's Day - Gift for Mom - Mum Fathers Day - Dad - Daddy- My first Father's Day - Gift for Dad - Fathers Day - Graduation Party - Grad Parties - 2016 - Grad Party Decorations - 2018 Photo Collage - Spirituality & religion - handmade- Instagram frame - framed art - Grandparents to be - Pregnancy announcements - Grandparent Gift - Pregnancy Reveal - Friendship Day - Get well - Good luck - Housewarming - I'm sorry - Thinking of you - Gifts under $30 - Gifts under $50 - Gifts for man/women - Gift For the couple - Teacher Gift - Gift for Bridesmaid - Gifts for Groomsmen - Wedding Favors - Ceremony and Reception - Exquisite Gifts - Photos and Frames - Love and Romance

YES! We have been in business the entire Corona Virus Pandemic and we haven't slowed down! Yes we are still open and taking orders! We have ALL supplies on hand and we are ready to make your custom items! Need an item in a hurry? NO PROBLEM! Just message me to inquire about your due date! We work around most reasonable due dates. Thanks so much for your business! -Heather

As seen on the TODAY Show. Our products (3D Letters with photos) were featured on the Today Show 7/31/17 That said, the segment was also picked up by The Huffington Post, and my items are also featured in the article! You can check it out here:

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/597f53dfe4b09982b7376661

Also my shop is featured on the Editor's picks on spotted on the media, here is the link to that; www.etsy.com/featured/as-seen-in-the-media

Rest assured knowing that all my items are handcrafted by me with over 15 years experience and my photo examples are real examples photographed by me, not mock ups!

We can make any shape collage and put photos on it! You dream it, we can make it! Message me for details!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to favor our shop (by clicking on the heart at the top of our home page - right by our shop name) so that you can come back for your personalized gift giving!

All orders are HANDMADE! Each item is handmade, hand Cut, Hand Painted, Assembled by ME! My husband does the the wood cutting, painting, quality assurance and packages items. All items example photos have been photographed by me.

Most orders can be made, shipped and delivered within a few days! I always ship priority so your purchase can arrive to you much sooner! Please check with me to ensure we can meet your deadline, but I love to say YES to deadlines! Need a meaningful and outstanding quality gift in a hurry? No problem! Don't believe me, read my reviews!

Photo collages that celebrate life's most precious moments. "Birth certificates show that you were born, Death certificates show that you died, but Photographs show that you really lived."

We offer custom gifts that are perfect for any occasion! Most custom orders can be done within a few days! Please contact us to see if your date is do-able, but we hate saying no :) You can send items as gifts directly to the recipient.

💝 HANDMADE WITH CARE

🛍 FAST TURN AROUND TIME AND SHIPPING ✔️

💌 CUSTOM REQUESTS WELCOME ✔️

📬 SHIPPING, ITEM DESCRIPTIONS & POLICIES: please read! ✔️

📲 JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA ✔️

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About InitialRemembrance

Sales 8,559
On Etsy since 2014

Photo Collages celebrate life's most precious moments so let me tell your story one photo at a time.

I am honored you looked at my shop and you were intrigued enough to come to my about me page.

My name is Heather Brady, I am married and have 5 gorgeous children. 3 boys and 2 girls. My husband and I met when we were 12 and have been together ever since. We grew up together and now we are growing old together.

I got started decoupaging when I was a very small child, anything to do with cutting paper or magazines and glue would usually turn into a Christmas present for family and friends.

I have over 15 years experience managing the biggest retail chain, starting from the bottom and working my way up and it was during that time my husband was injured in the line of duty. My husband is now disabled and looking for a way to stay home and help take care of him and my children, I took a huge risk, I left my job and opened Initial Remembrance.

I took a risk because the demand for my custom photo collages were so great that I was told by so many of my customers that I should share my work with others through a broader platform like Etsy and Amazon Handmade.

Each piece is professionally done, with over 30 years experience you won't be disappointed with your purchase.

You inspire me every time I see your photos. Every time I work on your order, your personality is reflected on your project. I like to capture what is most important to you. Every photo you send has a story behind it; where you've been, who you were with and your mood at the time of the photo and I like to tell your story through those photos.

My business is located in a small farm town in Northeast Ohio and most my work is done at my kitchen table. Sometimes my kids help me with tedious tasks that are so vital to running a small business out of a home; like hand cutting photos and packaging. You can be assured that I am the only one who creates and designs your item.

Most my business is done through convo’s requesting custom orders and off of my Facebook page www.facebook.com/InitialRemembrance. About 90% of my customers are return customers and I think that says a lot about my shop!

If you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to ask me a question - just send me a convo or email me at INITIALREMEMBRANCE [!at] GMAIL.COM

Shop members

  • Heather Brady

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hello! My name is Heather and I have always been fascinated with art and photography. I love taking pictures and looking at pictures and I also love decoupage. I create and design all items in my shop.

  • Rob

    Woodworker Painter Quality Assurance And Shipping

    Rob is my husband and also my wing man. He does all the wood work and all the painting. He is also the man who checks over the items and makes sure they pass quality assurance. He also does all the shipping and packaging.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Oct 4, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

You can clean your items by wiping them down by using a very small amount of water on a soft cloth to wipe if needed.

It is advised not to lay items on top of each other.

As for any photo, keep your items away from sunlight and moisture.

How does it work?

Place your order

Choose; quantity, size, character, and/or color in the drop down menu and click the green add to cart button. Follow check out instructions.
If you have a question, please click on the contact seller button on my home page.

If you don't see a character/shape (or size) option you'd like, I can write up a custom listing just for you by clicking on request a custom order below the listing photo. If you'd like to order more than one item to receive a discount and combined shipping, please request a custom listing as well.

How do I send you my photos?

You may send your photos to BBCC@neo.rr.com or I can send you a dropbox link by using your email address provided at checkout or you may send me your email address in the note to seller section at checkout.

You may choose to send your photos in any online platform as well including Photobucket, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud, Whatsup app on Iphone, Facebook message. ~ I'm pretty flexible. Just let me know which way you will be sending your photos in the note to seller section at checkout and when you expect to send them so I know when I can begin.

Your photos

Photos - Please understand that your photo amount is an estimate! When I say a project will take a certain amount of photos, it is a good estimate. Everyone has different photos and different photo sizes. Some customers have all horizontal (portrait) photos, vertical (landscape) photos, panorama, square or a mix of all; so I am guessing how many photos I think you I will need. Please either label your photos from 1-20 (example) (most important to least important) or do not send photos that you do not wish to use on the project. If I need more photos I will ask for more but I may not use them all. Please note that certain photos (for example landscape or portrait photos) fit better in certain places.

Do you rush orders?

Yes! If you need an item sooner then the estimated turn around time provided (with the shipping information), it is appreciated if you purchase a rush order listing as well as the listing item. My rush order fee's vary by the amount of effort an item takes to make so please choose the correct rush fee per item in the drop down menu of this listing:

www.etsy.com/listing/221396392

Please understand that by rushing your purchase, I do not put your order in front of another customer's order, I often stay up later then I usually do or take time away from my family to work on your purchase. To justify this, I charge a rush order fee. Thanks for understanding!

Express Shipping upgrade

If you would like your order expedited, please purchase this listing in addition to the rush order listing and your purchase;

2 Day Express Shipping upgrade up to 3lbs. www.etsy.com/listing/235200076

* I do not personally guarantee that orders will arrive by your expected due date because I am at the mercy of a third party to deliver your package and things do happen. Please keep this is mind when doing your last minute shopping. When I say I *think* the item will arrive by your due date, it is a guesstimate of how long orders have taken in the past to reach the destination ~ anything can happen.

Before you place your order

Please please please make sure that your delivery address is correct. I am not responsible for packages that are not delivered on time or lost in the mail because you failed to make sure that your shipping address was correct at the time of purchase. You are responsible to make sure your address is correct, I am not. Just like any other online platform that you place an order through, you must make sure your address is correct. If your item is returned to me I will re-ship the item, but you will be re-billed for the shipping charges to re-ship the item back to the corrected address. You will not be refunded on custom or personalized orders if they are returned to back to me.

Thank you for understanding.

DUE DATES

All due dates must be approved by me. Please do not add a due date to your notes unless I have approved and agreed to the dead line.

PROOFS and PREVIEWS
I do not send proofs that is why I ask for all information, requests, and instructions up front in limited Etsy convos. Your photos are to be put in order of preference and if they aren't please note that some may be eliminated.

Proofs slow down the process by at least 2-3 days and are not necessary.

I have sold thousands of items and customers have trusted my artistry skills to do it right the first time.

A PREVIEW can be sent upon request, however when a preview is sent, no changes can made, as your item is already being shipped.

DIRECTION, INSTRUCTIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INSTRUCTIONS OR DIRECTION MUST BE MADE IN ETSY CONVO’S/MESSAGES NOT EMAIL! DO NOT LEAVE ANY INSTRUCTIONS OR DIRECTIONS IN EMAIL. I will not honor any instructions via email, ONLY PHOTOS ARE TO BE SENT via EMAIL. I get too many emails a day and I do not have time to search several different places to make sure I get all your notes or instructions. It is also best that you keep all your information regarding your order in limited Etsy convos so the information can be easily accessed. The very best place to put any instructions is in the note to seller section at checkout. Thank you for understanding.