Hearts Bound Together

Red hearts hanging over grey wood background

Family Tree Print

Recently, I’ve been reminded of the importance of connecting with our ancestors.
Our connection to them is eternal.
Knowing their photos, their lives, their triumphs, and challenges can strengthen us.
I believe they are cheering us on from the spirit world
in hopes that we will endure to the end as they tried to do.

Because of my desire to share my ancestor’s lives with my family,
I decided to redesign my family tree prints to display in my home.
I wanted to share them with y’all to display in your home.
Your family will have the opportunity to become more familiar with ancestors.
Didn’t we all love to go to grandma’s and see the pictures of ancestors from the olden days?
We are bound together with them in ways we don’t understand.
As our children learn more about those who came before them,
they can gain a greater respect for their family name and moral responsibilities
as a member of that family.

Anyhoo… on to the fun photo part…

*New* in the etsy shop today.

Digital Family Tree Prints
Custom & Design your Own

This 4-generation tree is my favorite. Those photos from the early 1900s are splendid. I LOVE my family!
I’m working on gathering photos of my husband’s side of the family so we can hang ours side-by-side.
Custom Family Tree Digital File ... simplyfreshdesigns.com

Custom Family Tree Digital File ... simplyfreshdesigns.com

Please see individual listings for more details about the Custom & Design your Own Family Tree listings.

Also Updated: Simply Fresh Designs Etsy Store Policies which also explains more about buying and downloading digital files.

Custom PHOTO Family Tree

Now Available in the Etsy Shop.
Three or Four Generation Custom Photo Family Tree in 12×12 size:

Four Generation Custom Photo Family Tree (with or without wedding photos) in 16×20 size (also can be printed in 8×10 or 11×14):

Here are a few color ideas. You can also request other colors.

There are instructions on each order listing. Basically you will email me your high resolution scanned photos and the names and dates. I will design it, send you a link to a digital image (.jpg form) and you can print it at the print shop of choice (Costco is my favorite).

Send any questions to simplyfreshdesigns@gmail.com.

Let’s give this a whirl and see how it goes!

Meet the Fam

I’ve never really introduced myself on this site and figured now is as good a time as any. Meet the Fam… the Smith fam. I’m Heather… born and raised in fabulous (yet very windy) Idaho. In my married life we’ve lived in Humid South Florida, Roasting Hot Arizona, Beautiful Green Tennessee, and now Mountainous and Chilly Utah. My love, Jimmy, and I were married 10 1/2 years ago. Our oldest daughter is 8 1/2 and saves my life with all of her awesome help and cheerfulness. Next up – 3 boys… ages 7, 3 1/2, and 20 months … lots of adventures daily with those energetic tots. In the middle of August, we’ll welcome a new little girlie to our troop.

So – what’s up with Simply Fresh Designs in 2011. Well… the answer is “not as much as I’d expected one year ago”. Seems like every time I gear up to launch something new on this site, I feel that morning sickness coming on… which reminds me of my priorities as mother. But … if all goes well… I’ll try and post Family Tree Template Downloads as well as Custom Digital Subway Art downloads. Hopefully this summer I’ll also get the Old Testament Quiet Book finished. Always lots of fun ideas in my mind just waiting to get out.

I also wanted to shout out a big THANKS for all the kind comments and emails I’ve gotten from around the globe. I wish I could respond to all the questions and emails I’ve gotten, but alas… my life doesn’t allow for that much computer time (which only really can happen when the littles are all asleep). We’ll try and get some questions answered in a FAQ sometime soon.

There’s the scoop on our little fam and the most recent happenings with Simply Fresh Designs.

Family Tree Prints: A Sampling

You may have noticed the Family Tree tab in the menu. This is where you’ll find custom Family Tree Prints. I’m still working out the details, finishing touches, pricing, etc., with the Family Tree Prints. But I’m just so excited about them and wanted to share this sampling. They are definitely one-of-a-kind. We’ll have custom sizing, colors, and fonts, but this gives you an idea of what we’ll be offering.

What kinds of things would you like to see included? Please share your ideas.

Now!!! – GATHER those fabulous family history photos so you can get going on these priceless Christmas Presents for children, parents, grandparents, and extended family.

I’ll let you know here on the bloggie when we have them up in the shop.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, contact me or email simplyfreshdesigns@gmail.com.