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How to Choose a Family Tree Design

Our personalized Family Tree maker is super easy to use, but first you need to figure out which design is best for you and your family.

Choosing the right design for you is all about finding one that reflects who you want to include in your family tree, and the overall look you like the most. 

Once you have a clear idea of who you want to include and you know the age of the oldest family member, how many generations, or how many years span the oldest and youngest person, you can start exploring different design styles, formats, and colours. 

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The Designs

Our current line of designs include 38 year, 77 year, 102 year, and 117 year old trees. Each tree has a unique shape, and came from a different place.

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The first thing you need to do is figure out the age of the oldest person. This will guide you in eliminating any trees that are younger than that age. If the oldest person is 40, then you can choose from the 77, 102, or 117 year old trees. If the oldest person is 80, then you can choose from the 102 or 117 year old trees.

Alternatively, say the oldest person is 40 but you really, really, REALLY love our 38 year old tree, you may still be able to use that one for your design IF the youngest person is at least 2 years old. If the age gap between the oldest and youngest is less than 38, you're able to use that design.

 

The 38 year old tree

The youngest of our collection, and can include people who are 38 years old or younger, or a family whose youngest and oldest members are within 38 years of each other. This tree has large rings and the colours you select are easily distinguishable. This is a spruce tree that came from a residential property in the Silversprings neighbourhood of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Family Tree Maker, Family Tree Art, Tree Ring Print 

  

The 77 year old tree

One of our top sellers, and can include people who are 77 years old or younger, or a family whose youngest and oldest members are within 77 years of each other. Individual rings are thick and its unique shape introduces a little more fun into your family tree! This tree came from a residential property in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

 

The 102 year old tree

The roundest of all our designs, and can include people who are 102 years old or younger, or a family whose youngest and oldest members are within 102 years of each other. This tree came from a residential rural property in Water Valley, Alberta, Canada.

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The 117 year old tree

Our most popular design. It's the oldest of all our designs, and can include people who are 117 years old or younger, or a family whose youngest and oldest members are within 117 years of each other. This tree came from the Foothills region west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

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Colours

Once you've decided on a tree design, it's time to start thinking about the colours you want to represent your family members. We recommend choosing colours that are easily distinguishable from each other, but colours that also match the colour palette of your house or the room it will be going on display in.

 

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Take our Family Tree quiz today to see which design we recommend for you!

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