This vinyl family tree beautifully displays up four generations of family names. This is an affordable and thoughtful gift for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, or family reunions. Kit is personalized with your family name at the base of the tree. Tree leaves are blank for you to fill in your own family names with an ultra-fine point permanent marker. This kit can be used to show ancestors or posterity.
Elements included in this kit are instruction sheet, dark brown vinyl tree, dark brown vinyl family decal, personalized vinyl family name (either light green or dark green), and 36 blank vinyl leaves. Transfer tape is provided to allow you to move the tree and name decals onto glass easily. **Frame and marker are not included.** The tree kit is cut to fit an 11x14 frame, tile, or canvas. For the clear glass background, I recommend using a document float frame so the tree is pressed between two panes of glass.
Customization options: -Family name can be cut in dark green or light green vinyl. -Family name can be cut in any true type font
**Please specify your family name, color preference, and font change request in the message to the seller when you check out.**
Jessica is wonderful! We were under a deadline and she was waiting for some info from us. She followed up and showed concern and helped us get everything we wanted done perfectly! I LOVE the project itself too. This lady has got it going ON! :)
Nov 28, 2017 by Janna Astin
Jun 14, 2017 by Suzy Small
Dec 23, 2016 by Richelle Zaitz
I ordered family trees for each of my and my husband's grandmothers for Christmas. They were easy to place in a frame, came very quickly, and are a lovely gift!
Dec 13, 2016 by Kathleen Cain
The product was easy to use and turned out beautiful.
I ship all US orders via USPS first class mail. I will ship priority upon request for an additional fee. During the Christmas holiday all orders are shipped by priority for a slightly higher shipping fee. Kits are packaged inside a rigid mailer to ensure safe arrival.
I ship to your Etsy address so please make sure that it is correct in your profile. If for some reason you need them shipped to an alternative address please let me know in the message to the seller when you make your purchase.
Payment is due at the time you order your kit. Remember to include your customization requests in the Notes to Seller at checkout. I accept PAYPAL and credit cards.
Returns & exchanges
I strive to provide excellent customer service and if there is any sort of cutting or spelling error I would be happy to work with you to remedy the situation quickly. I can not refund orders that were shipped to the wrong address if the address was incorrect on Etsy.
***Please remember that due to different monitors and settings, actual colors may vary slightly from what you see on your screen.***
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
PRICING AND SHIPPING
Is there an extra charge for including lots of names on my family tree/having you write my family names? The $23 cost for the “custom posterity tree” listing includes the service of sizing the tree, laying out your family pattern, and writing the names for you. https://www.etsy.com/listing/102169001/custom-posterity-family-tree-kit-names
How quickly can you get my tree to me? I need at least 3 days to fill an order and shipping time is 5-7 days so expect to receive your tree in about 10 days from the time you order. I can ship priority or express if you are willing to pay additional shipping.
Do you offer any discounts? Yes, there is free shipping on orders or 5 trees or more. And I offer seasonal promotions throughout the year.
I don’t see the quantity I need listed, can I get more than you have listed? Please ask me and I can give you a quote on exactly what you need. Larger orders may take longer to fill but I’ve done up to 90 kits at a time so it can be done!
SIZING AND COLORS
What color should I choose for my family name at the bottom of the tree? If the tree will be displayed on light colored walls I recommend the dark green color for the family name. On darker walls the light green really stands out nicely!
What size and type of frame should I purchase? Standard family trees are cut to fit an 11x14 frame. If I need to enlarge your family tree to fit your family, I will let you know what size frame to buy. I recommend using a document float frame with two panes of glass. The tree can be pressed between the two panes but still removed if you need to add more leaves later (posterity trees).
Regular single paned frames can also be used and provide more variety in style. The tree will sit on top of the glass with nothing covering it. This does not affect the appearance or durability of the tree. It is possible to add an extra pane of glass to a standard frame but the glass is glued into the frame and extra leaves cannot be added later (which is sometimes fine!). I’d be happy to give you more instructions on this in an etsy conversation.
How big can you cut this tree? I can do them up to 11 inches wide. I can not do wall sized trees - though I dream of having one of those in my house too!
Can I put this tree directly on my wall? All the pieces in this kit are vinyl, including the leaves, so you could place this kit directly on the wall if you wish.
How many family names can you include on a tree? I have made family trees with anywhere from 10-75 names on it! I adapt the leaf size larger or smaller to accommodate your family size and make it look good on the tree.
What format should I write my family names? I suggest including first, middle, and last names to show more complete information. I also suggest using maiden names for women to show the family lines they came from before marriage. I will write them exactly how you send them though so you can decide how to display the names (and be sure to check your spelling!).
How do I send my family ancestry names to you? You can email/conversation the names to me or send me a word document to my email address email@example.com. You can write out relationships in the following format:
1st generation A married to B
2nd generation A's parents: C married to D B's parents: E married to F
3rd generation C's parents: G married to H D's parents: I married to J E's parents: K married to L F's parents: M married to N etc.
How do I send posterity names to you? You can email/conversation the names to me or send me a word document to my email address firstname.lastname@example.org Others have used this format: PARENTS child married to spouse (grandchildren from this couple) child married to spouse (grandchildren from this couple) etc.
Or you can use indentations such as: PARENTS 1. Child married to spouse Grandchild Grandchild Grandchild 2. Child married to spouse Grandchild Grandchild
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
What if I run out of leaves? If you purchased a blank family tree kit you will need to purchase additional leaves here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/119179284/extra-leaves-pack-of-36. If you purchased the customized family tree then I will send additional leaves at no cost.
I’m having trouble removing the white background from my tree? Any tips? The best way is to lay the tree down flat clear facing down then pull the white backing 180 degrees back on itself and slowly pull it back. It helps to put creases in the white paper as you go. As you see the edge of brown branches you can peel them down to the sticky side of the clear transfer tape. Once the start of a branch is on the transfer tape the rest should follow.
Would this layout work for family's that have had divorces or step children? Yes, this can be customized to show any members of the family you want. We can discuss options for showing unique family relationships. Once you order and send me the family names I can do a sample layout and email it to you to show you what it would look like.
Do you ever include branches to represent other extended family members such as aunts, uncles, or cousins? There isn't a good way to arrange it to show aunts, uncles, cousins in connected family groups. They can be included but they may not be directly linked to siblings or parents. It all depends on your particular family arrangements.
Have another idea for a variation? Send me your idea and I will work to make it happen! I welcome the extra chance for creativity.