Family tree chart poster for 6 generations, perfect for Christmas, birthday, Mother’s & Father’s Day, anniversary, as well as Thanksgiving family gathering, holiday and reunion activities and favors. Thoughtful wedding gifts welcome the bride or groom into the family. Can be used as an addition to the wedding guest book for special guests or to display. Special gift for baby, men, women sister, brother, in-laws, grandparents. 2 charts arrive with blank spaces for you to finish this piece of art by filling in your personal family history. Examples are shown to represent how completed family tree looks with genealogy information. Artistic illustration prints include a large oak tree with bark textured branches, leaves, acorns, woodcut style sun and clouds, detailed butterfly, silhouettes of squirrel, birds, boy and dog running in a meadow—all arranged in an aesthetically pleasing, balanced drawing. The art could be described in so many ways—retro, vintage, antique, old world, art nouveau, art deco, woodland, folk, traditional, historical, primitive, rustic.
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Each FreshRetroGallery family tree chart provides the ability to record ancestry of six generations in 63 spots.
1. The youngest generation, one child or group of siblings at the bottom of the chart. My example shows my children on the bottom, brother Nathan and sister Laura.
2. Two parents—one mother, one father
3. Four grandparents
4. Eight great grandparents
5. 16 great great grandparents
6. 32 great great great grandparents
Many people will have quite a few unknown blank spots because of lost records, but that is okay! The important thing is to write down what is known now, before it is forgotten. Future generations will appreciate knowing about their roots.
Sample shown has a couple of “patches” glue-stick-added in the leafy border for seventh generation information which encompasses all I know for my family. Extra matching paper will be included with your order which can be used for this, for corrections or for tube-banding purpose.
The illustration includes blanks to write information:
maiden name (listed on maternal side only)
married (listed on fraternal side only)
resided (listed on fraternal side only)
extra space to add miscellaneous tidbits of information
How I filled mine out: After putting my children’s names on the bottom line and adding myself and their father, I left the remaining part blank and gave one chart to each grandmother and asked them to fill in as much as they knew on half of the chart. When they finished and returned them to me, I filled in the missing half from the information on the others chart. This left me with two complete charts for son and daughter. Later, I added additional information after asking my grandmother’s cousin about a trip she, her daughter, mother and aunt took to Europe where they learned about our heritage and found places where our ancestors lived. My mom had written down that it took eight weeks on a ship when they immigrated to the United States of America and I’ve always thought it was fascinating that my grandfather’s life ended when he was struck by lightning while he was farming with horses, so I included that extra information on my chart.
The sample shown in the pictures dates back to early 1800s in Norway and Germany. You will be surprised what you can learn when you ask elderly people in your family about their childhood and lineage. It is a fun process. It is interesting to consider there were no airplanes or cars, so traveling on the ground took much longer. During research to fill out the family tree chart, I discovered the places where my line of descent lived prior to their final destination and about trials they endured. I also learned about the homesteads of my grandparents who farmed the land when they reached North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
Many men and women enjoy recording family history as a remembrance of loved ones and to pass on to children and grandchildren. Positive benefits of understanding sacrifices others have made for us—it gives us a sense of responsibility, self-esteem and courage to make changes. Try collecting information to satisfy those questions of where you came from. It is inexpensive because references are available through loved ones, internet, churches, governmental archives, historical societies and libraries. It is a good way to connect you to your past. Genealogy is considered by some to be the fastest-growing hobby in the North America. Search websites for genealogy and you will see that millions of people are interested in finding ways to locate family or friends with whom they had lost touch. It is world wide and crosses cultures and faiths.
USES and IDEAS for CHARTS
Bring to a family reunion to display or use as a group activity / party favor—see my family reunion invitation that coordinates with the charts:
Use as a pseudo guest book at your wedding or baby shower
Frame the family tree as a work of art and historical record to display in your home along with photos and memorabilia.
Simply roll up a blank family tree and tie a wired ribbon around the rolled tube to give as a gift to the hostess, baby shower, mother/father-in-law.
Mail or give them to your friends and relatives for special occasions such as wedding, new baby, birthday, anniversary and Christmas gifts for men and women.
Write an autobiography and keep the family tree with the story of your life.
Fold the chart and insert it into a photo album, scrapbook, journal.
File it with other historical documents for safe keeping.
Roll it and place it, as home decor, among a grouping of family keepsakes.
IDEAS for RESELLING
Display the full family tree in your physical antique store, gift shop or boutique. Put rolled trees in an attractive container. Roll each chart into a tube shape and wrap the center with a piece of gift wrap or create a paper label that has your company name and price. Tape or use a decorative sticker to hold the label band, gift tag or business card around the rolled family tree without taping directly on the family tree. Rolling makes for easy transport and is gentler on the item than a rubber band. The paper is fancy, so a simple wired wide ribbon bow looks great with no need to wrap first.
SIZE of chart is 19″ x 13″. Blank border fits in the rabbet opening of a frame. Frame is not included. If desired, a quick “19 x 13 frame” or “19 inch resin poster hangers” web search will lead you to a variety of styles available—from an inexpensive poster frame to an elegant natural or painted wood frame to any color and finish metal picture frame. An antique frame and bevel cut matting would also be an excellent choice.
PAPER COLOR OPTIONS: Natural (original) and White (new 2018) parchment-style papers have neutral “cloudy” look where parts are slightly lighter and darker. The elegant paper exhibits a touch of class with a light, tactile vellum finish which is easy to write on to complete the work and make it your own. Wausau Paper® Astroparche® 60 lb. text stock is elementally chlorine as well as acid- and lignin-free for great quality that doesn’t deteriorate. Along with these family tree charts with blank patches, my handmade journals, blank stationery for my clipart designs and gift tags are cut from large parent sheets to avoid any waste. They are FSC® certified and meet the mark of responsible forestry and Green Seal™ certified and contain 30% recycled post-consumer fiber.
HAND-WRITE or PRINT your own information on the chart’s blank spaces. This gives it a personal touch and makes them a great keepsake of your handwriting as well as the information. A sharp pencil or the Pilot Precise Rolling Ball Extra Fine or similar brand pen works nicely. They are usually done either in pencil or in black, but it could be done with other colors, too. Some people write down the information on a separate sheet of paper first, for a draft, before writing it on the chart. I designed the art in Adobe Illustrator®, so I was able to use the software’s type-on-a-curve feature for my samples, but this custom service is not available.
Comes with FreshRetroGallery gift tags.
The charts are often given blank as gifts so the recipient can fill them out. One woman bought several of them which she planned to use as a group activity when her family got together for a holiday.
Is this a gift for friends and family who live far away? Put the recipient’s address in the “ship to” area upon checkout. You may leave a note to personalize your gift with a note. Even if you skip that step, I won’t include price information.
Professionally printed on an offset press where the vector art is reproduced with solid, crisp sharp edges. The finished product has a classic and refined look.
Artwork is copyrighted. Digital images may not be saved and used without permission. By purchasing this item you agree not to make copies or reproduce it. Only original family tree charts can be distributed.
© Elizabeth Knaus
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