I promised our Genealogy Insider email newsletter readers that I’d show the framed family tree charts I put in my children’s rooms.
You can get these charts as type-in downloads or as blank paper versions at Family Tree Shop. You also can win a framed one—more on this below.
Leo’s tree is the 8×10-inch Watercolor design.
Why not hammer in the picture nail with what your two-year-old has immediately at hand?
For Norah’s tree, I used the Floral design, also the 8×10-inch size.
Until Daddy takes care of the picture ledge item on his honey-do list, its home is on Norah’s dresser (next to her hairbow frame, inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. Yes, I actually completed a project I pinned).
These obviously aren’t my research charts or a complete record of all of the kids’ known ancestors. Nope. Instead, they’re a beautiful way to display the names of my children’s parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
Because these trees are in children’s rooms, I chose frames in kid colors. (I printed copies for their baby books, too.)
You also could use a more-versatile gold-tone frame, like our giveaway family tree. I think these decorative family trees would make lovely gifts for the holidays, a baby shower or a wedding.
The family tree charts are available two ways in Family Tree Shop:
- a downloadable PDF, which includes three sizes—8×10, 11×14 and 16×20. You can type names right into the spaces on the PDF file and print it on your printer (what I did), or take the file to an office store to be printed.
- a printed chart. You get an 11×14-inch blank chart that you fill out by hand (trace lightly with pencil first, or type names on your computer and print them onto clear labels). It looks like this option might be temporarily out of stock, though.
Here’s how you can win the 11×14-inch Watercolor family tree chart, printed with your family names and framed: Enter our drawing. That’s it!
Oh, the giveaway deadline is Nov. 1, and you can get extra chances to win if you get friends to enter. See details on the Family Tree Chart Giveaway page.