Family Pedigree Illustration: FAQ
How do I order a Family Pedigree Illustration?
How long does it take before I receive my order?
Please allow 4 weeks before your painting is shipped. Each illustration is designed and painted just for you!
Which names do I include?
Each illustration is custom designed which means you can include any combination of names that fits your family best. Fewer names will make for a less crowded tree. Many names will result in a very full tree. Some common combinations include:
- first names only
- first and middle names
- first and last names (using maiden names)
Which way does the family tree go?
You can choose. Either start with a grandparent and go down through their posterity. Or start with a generation of kids and go back 4 generations.
Can I include birthdays?
Most often, yes. If you are planning to include 30 names, I would discourage it–there won’t be room for that much information. Otherwise, I’m sure we can figure something out.
How many names can I include?
30-ish is the maximum for the 11″ by 14″ size. If you have a bigger project in mind, email me.
How do I get my names to you?
The best way, is to email them to me. I’ve created a worksheet to help you gather and organize the names, but you need to then type them up and email them to me. We have a submission form in the works… but until then, email it is.
I received my family tree in the mail and it’s amazing but I noticed I misspelled a name. What are my options?
Oh, that is the worst feeling! You are not alone. Many times I can correct it without repainting the whole thing. Call me or email me and we can work it out.
Why do you paint family trees anyway?
The idea started as a gift for my mother-in-law and has exploded. I’m a big believer in family sticking together through thick and thin. I love having a reminder in our home of the people who matter most to us–especially for my own children to have a visual reminder that they are part of something important.