Custom-Designed Family Tree Print

I just returned from a family reunion weekend, to celebrate my grandparents 65th wedding anniversary and my grandfather's 90th birthday.  There were family members in attendance from all over the US, as well as a large group from overseas.  It had been at least 15 years since we had all been together, and not surprisingly, the family had grown considerably since then, so many names and faces were new!

A few months ago, my grandmother asked me if I would make a Family Tree poster showing the names and relationships of all the family members who would be in attendance at the events of the weekend.  I had NO idea how helpful this diagramed poster would be as we all pieced together the names and relationships of the family members in the room! 

Family Reunion Family Tree Poster - Custom Design by SignsByAndrea

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The actual print is fairly large at 36" x 24", and includes three different family trees--my grandparents' descendants (children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren) and each of their ancestry trees, which included their parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neices & nephews. 

I wanted the diagram to be clear and easy to read, but I knew it would be much more fun to look at if it was an artistic expression, rather than just a functional diagram, so I included a tree silhouette in the background, a textured overlay, and a subtle, but colorful color scheme. 

Custom Designed Family Tree Poster - Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, Home Decor

At the party, my grandfather had the honor of introducing everyone, and showing where they fit in the family tree.  There are a lot of names to remember! 

Family Tree Poster - Custom Design by Andrea Steed

I'm a sucker for any kind of Family Tree, because not only are they beautiful to look at, but they are also a functional and wonderful way to tell the story of a family.  I was honored to create this special custom piece for my own family's reunion.

 

Looking for a custom designed piece of art for your home or event? Maybe I can help! Contact me with your ideas and requests, and I'll be happy to work with you to design a custom art piece.  My digitally designed posters and wrapped canvases are primarily text-based, and are commissioned for a $25 to $75 design fee (depending on the complexity), plus the price of the finished poster or canvas (prices vary based on size & print medium).  I look forward to working with you!

- Andrea