Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday Sales

We have a whole bunch of awesome holiday sales coming your way with deeper discounts than we've ever done before.  And some new products that are sure to help you create gifts and resources that will help you teach your family about their family history. They're all listed at but you can see them here as well.

On Sale November 18–27

50% Off Family Gathering Idea Book
20 pages of Family Gathering ideas from our Family Reunion books. Never before sold separately. $20 value! All the best ideas to make family history fun playing together as a family.

50% Off All Zap the Grandma Gap Ebooks
Every book in the series, including the main textbook, the workbook and all 8 of the children's activity books. Even the complete Family Reunion books are on sale at ½ price. Tons of fun activities for the holidays to help your family learn about their history.

Both of these are available at

On Sale November 24–27 (Our deepest discounts for 2017!)

All new Gift Certificates
50% Off DNA Chart Gift Certificates
Help your friends and family show off the results of their DNA test in a beautiful way. Gift Certificates arrive instantly in your email ready to print and give. Perhaps you don't have easy access to their DNA test results, or you just want an easy and meaningful gift for a family member who has helped you with your research by taking a DNA test.

40% Off DNA Chart and Testing Kit Bundle
The .pdf Gift Certificate good for the cost of an Artist's Grade Canvas print arrives instantly to your email, and the DNA kit is shipped to the shipping address you provide. Send in the DNA kit, and about 6 weeks later when you have your results, you can order your chart at Give the gift of a Canvas Ethnicity chart and a testing kit for not much more than the test alone.

Both of these are available at 

No worries if you are spending time with your family this weekend.  We want you to be able to focus on them and make lots of great memories.  So these sales last all weekend.  No promo code necessary.  And keep your eyes peeled for more great sales coming in November.  Lots of great things to share with your family.  

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Veteran's Day

I love Veteran's Day.  It makes me so grateful for the sacrifices that have been made for me.  I don't come from a particularly military family, but I do have ancestors and a brother-in-law who have served and we just can't thank them enough.

My Maternal Grandfather, Darrell C Dana shipped out the day after he married my Grandmother Eila.  They had a long happy marriage, but what a way to start.  It makes me sad to think of how lonely my grandmother must have been as a newlywed.
The day after he was married to Eila.

My Paternal Grandfather George Alvin Carpenter worked with German POWs here in the Western United States. He had spent time in Germany previous to the war and he knew German so he was able to get along with the prisoners better than most.  He had alot of compassion for them. The family story is that they were working in agriculture and when they hoeing beets, the first one finished was allowed to stand up and salute the German Army.

A couple of years ago, my daughter and I created a little video about some of the decorations we had created to honor the service of our veteran family members.  I enjoyed working on that with her and we both learned more about the sacrifices that had been made in our family.  It was a fun project. Take a look:

At Family ChartMasters, we honor our military year round.  We have special embellishments you can use to designate service.  You can see them and many of our other designs at  We're always happy to work up something special for your family.  Some of the military icons are included here:

You can see a chart we created with some of these emblems here:

You can see she added military notations for the people who had served.

We'd love to create a beautiful chart for your family honoring the ancestors who have served as well.  You can start by sending in your information for a free consultation  We'll send you an online preview and work back and forth with your suggestions and more previews until it is the perfect way to honor your family.  Let us know what we can do to help you easily make a beautiful chart.