for christmas gifts this year, we wanted to give something that wouldn't cost a ton of money but was still worth a lot to the recipient. what we came up with:
cade is very artistic. i have said this before but it is worth saying again. he especially excels in penmanship and calligraphy. so, we combined this talent with our geneology and boom:
while these photos aren't the best at showing how great these turned out, i was extremely pleased. we made one for cade's parents and another for my parents and they were well loved gifts. since then, cade has had a few people put in orders and he has done a great job making each one unique and beautiful.
he even made one for our wall:
and here is one he is working on right now:
we have seen these done on a ton of different craft blogs but they are usually done by a computer with photoshop or with a vinyl lettering machine. it was cool to take this idea and see this handmade art turn out something so treasured and personal.