This is a beautiful way to memorialize your family. Lovingly crafted from the base of the trunk to the tips of the leaves, this tree will hold your family's names together for years to come. This idea originated this past Christmas as a gift for my mother-in-law. My husband spent days getting everything just perfect. There were several "drawing board" tries before he got one he was happy with. The final product turned out beautifully. My mother-in-law loved it so much, we decided to share his idea-made-real with you. The tree is made from 24" x 24" Baltic birch wood, stained a natural color to enhance the beauty of the wood. Sealed with polyurethane to last for generations. Includes up to 55 characters (additional characters may cost more) When ordering, please email us the names you want carved onto your tree. We set this up with parents/grandparents at the bottom of the tree, kids at the top, so be sure to indicate when ordering which names go where :) Or you can send us a sketch of your concept. Due to the custom nature and labor involved, please allow 5 working days for your custom creation. This ships via USPS Priority mail. Please email to ask any questions you may have. We do our best to answer within 24 hours.