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Unique Gifts For Family: The Family Tree eGift Card

Unique Gifts For Family: The Family Tree eGift Card

'Tis the season for remembering and recognizing those we love through thoughtful gift giving, which means you're probably on the hunt for unique gifts for family members! Regardless of who you have on your gift-giving list this year (parents, grandparents, children, nieces, nephews, siblings, cousins, etc.) a Family Tree Prints eGift card is a great choice! Want to learn a little more about it?

How does it work?

It's easy! You choose the number of generations you'd like to gift (4-5, 6-7, or 8-9), and then we send you an electronic gift card via email within 24 hours--normally faster! The balance of the gift card acts as a dollar amount, so your gift recipient can choose to upgrade to a larger chart if they'd like to and just pay the difference.

What form does it come in?

Our Family Tree Prints eGift card is a PDF. Here's an example of what it looks like (with your recipient's own unique code of course)! You can either print the PDF for a physical, wrappable gift or forward it on electronically to your gift recipient!

What occasions is a Family Tree Prints gift card suitable for?

Well, we're glad you asked! Pretty much, you name it, and it's a great occasion for a thoughtful and personal gift like a Family Tree Prints gift card. Christmas, Hannukah, birthdays, baptisms, births, weddings, funerals and anniversaries are a few of our favorites.

When would you recommend a gift card over an actual chart I've created for my family member?

The short answer is it all depends on how much time you're interested to spend, what kind of access you have to this particular family member's genealogy, and how confident you are with their taste preferences. We've done a little break-down of our recommendations for gift card vs. pre-made chart for a variety of relationships over here.

Can I use a discount code for the purchase of a gift card?

Yes, yes you may!

Do gift cards expire or lose value over time?

No, they do not :)

 

Ready to get the perfect unique gift for family members this year? Grab your gift cards here.

 

 

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Unique Gifts For Family: Clever Ways To Make A Family Tree For A Loved One Without Having Their Same Genealogy

Unique Gifts For Family: Clever Ways To Make A Family Tree For A Loved One Without Having Their Same Genealogy

If you're looking to make a genealogy wall chart for your spouse, parents, in-laws, grandparents, or unmarried sibling or children you're in luck--populating their chart with their personal genealogy is effortless using our FamilySearch integration because it's your genealogy too. (This post is not for you, but if you need some more guidance check out this tutorial.

examples of family trees

On the other hand, if you're looking to create a genealogy wall chart for a friend, married sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin, etc.... you're going to have to get creative. The easiest thing to do is to gift them a Family Tree Prints eGift card, so they can create their own genealogy wall chart exactly how they'd like to, but if you've got your heart set on creating their finished family tree for them (either because you know they'll never do it themselves or want to watch the expression of delight on their face when they unwrap the finished product) our recommendation to you is some combination of enlisting someone's help who knows their genealogy and a little old-fashioned password changing. 

Option 1: Easy. Preserves the surprise.

FamilySearch integration (recommended): If they're married, ask their spouse to sync with them in FamilySearch if they haven't already (tutorial on that here) and then give you their FamilySearch credentials--you'll need their username and password. In asking for their credentials, we'd recommend you ask them to change their password to something super generic (like "winter", "cupcake", etc.) for a set period of time (3 days, 1 week) so that you won't also be able to hack their email, bank account and everything else they're probably using the password for! If they aren't married, the same principle applies to asking one of their siblings, or parents for the same thing.

GEDCOM: If they have a GEDCOM of their genealogy, try getting this from a family member. Easy peasy.

Manual Entry: This is the true test of love and devotion (depending on how many generations you're looking to do--4 or 5 isn't too painful... more than that is a little). Ask a family member if they have any documentation of their genealogy (a picture of their own family tree, family group charts, etc.) you could have copies of and then just fill away!

Option 2: Easy. Surprise slightly ruined.

Tell your gift recipient what you're planning, and ask them for either their FamilySearch credentials (use the generic password hack we mentioned above!), a GEDCOM file or documentation you can use to enter the names manually!

Ready to get started? Choose a starting template now!

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4 "Welcome To The Family" Gifts To Get You Started on the Right Foot

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"Welcome to the family!" It's a noble sentiment, often said with brimming joy as we welcome new members into the family, either by birth or by marriage. In either scenario, it's an emotional time, and gifts are customary, so here are four gifts that are as perfect as they are unique for baby (and mom!)

Your personal favorite baby gift... with a gift receipt

Some of the most thoughtful gifts we received when we had baby F were versions of gifts the gifter's themselves had received and appreciated. One family brought us a case of Vitamin Water to help me (mom) stay hydrated during the near constant breast-feeding. Another gifted us a nursing cover that she'd come to love after having 3 kids of her own. If you're going to go for your favorite big-ticket item, however, definitely give the parents a gift receipt so that they can make adjustments as needed--even if they return it, they'll appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness while being able to get exactly what they need.

Along that same thread... healthy treats for mom

When we had baby F, one of our sweet friends who doesn't yet have children did some research about the best foods for post-partum and nursing moms to, and brought over a spread of blueberries, salmon, avocados, yogurt, etc. Thoughtful, delicious, and oh-so-appreciated.

welcome to the family gift for mom

Children's Books

Books are the gift that keeps on giving and since reading is so important to a child's early development, you'll be doing the parents a major favor by helping to build their library. You can choose favorite books from your childhood or that you've read to your children, or consider having someone else do the work for you! Bookroo is our favorite children's book subscription--they focus on sending hidden gems rather than classics that parents can easily identify themselves (like Goodnight Moon!) and each book is individually wrapped so you don't even have to worry about the gift wrapping!

books as a gift for welcoming baby

A Family Tree

We've talked before about the research that shows that children who are aware of their family history are better prepared to deal with the stresses and difficulties of life. They realize that they're a part of something bigger and have real-life examples to draw on when times get tough. Why not help get them started right from the get go? With these sweet babes and darling kiddos in mind, here at Family Tree Prints we've created family trees especially for kids that are perfect for the modern nursery.

family tree templates for children

 

As a major bonus, you don't have to stick to our color schemes. Personalize each adorable animal shape of these family tree templates for kids to fit the home and family it's going to.

customize family tree templates for kids

What's your favorite way to say "Welcome to the Family" for newborns?

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3 Family Tree Templates for New Parents

3 Family Tree Templates for New Parents

There's nothing like having a precious new spirit enter your home to remind you of the importance of those who came before us and the wonderful heritage they've created for this special baby. With these delightful kid-friendly prints, adding a family history chart can be a fun, personal touch to a nursery that also has great meaning.

WONDERING WHALE TEMPLATE

wondering whale family tree template

A template is just that--a starting point from which to personalize to find exactly the perfect thing for you (or your baby!) Here's just a couple ways you can change the color scheme to fit any occasion (and you can do this with ANY of our family tree templates!)

customization of wondering whale template

Get started with our kid's whale family tree template.

FINDING FOX

Another of our children's animal collection of family tree templates is the ever popular fox. For your mostly black and white hipster nursery, this can't be beat!

finding fox family tree template

Get started with our fox family tree template!

Other animal options include a toucan, pig, crab, ladybug, and turtle.

kids family tree templates

PASTELS

We hate to perpetuate the stereotype of light pink for girls and light blue for boys... but sometimes it's just too cute! Plus, choosing a subtle pastel chart doesn't have to confine you to pink and blue. Try a light green or brown for subtle but gender neutral. Each of the templates is available in both a circle and fan shape! View all our pastel family tree templates here.

pastel family tree templates

Family tree charts aren't just for the elderly--they're a beautiful addition to a home and family in any stage of life, starting from the very beginning. Which chart do you think is the perfect fit for your dream nursery?!

 

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