Wednesday, October 17, 2018

2018 Family History Gift Holiday Deadlines

It's that time of year again.  Working on family history projects for the holidays.  My family often gives family history gifts--what more meaningful gifts could there be?  And, it is a great way to give yourself a deadline to get that family history project done.  So if you are hoping to inspire your family this year with a beautiful chart to hang in their home, now is the time to start thinking about it.  

If you are ready to go, it's good to send it in right away.  Like I said earlier, October is a slower month for us so our designers have more time to work with you in perfecting your chart.  And, we have our annual Extra Copy Sale going on right now until the end of the month--perfect for gift giving.  

However, if you are still getting those last few pictures ready, here's the deadlines you need to keep in mind if you want to avoid extra rush fees or expedited shipping charges: 
  • Nov 26nd Charts that need International Shipping
  • Dec 7th Decorative charts shipped in the United States
  • Dec 14th Working charts (no preview) shipped in the United States
  • Dec 18th User-Designed charts (no preview) shipped in the United States
We're happy to work on charts for you after these dates, but there will be a $45 rush fee added and there may be expedited shipping charges.  Avoid the rush and let us help you get started today. 

Each order will receive the personalized attention that Family ChartMasters is famous for.  It's always an honor to help you create beautiful and meaningful gifts for those nearest and dearest to you. Feel free to send in your information to  We're excited to get to work on your one-of-a-kind masterpiece. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

When is the best time to get a Family ChartMasters chart?

When is the best time to get a Family ChartMasters chart? Well now of course. But let me tell you why... 

This is what our sales look like by month throughout the year.  As you can see there are two busy periods and two slower periods.  I think the summer months are busy with what we call "Family Reunion Season"  Everyone is ordering charts for their summer family get-togethers.
Then at the end of the year, we have the holiday season.  We love printing charts for our clients to share with their family members as gifts.  What more meaningful gift can you give than a beautiful representation of your family?

The low points are the slower periods in our company.  As you can see, the volume drops by about half at the first of the year, and in the fall.  I think people are actively working on researching during those months. Interestingly, these are the opposite peaks and valleys of most other genealogy companies.  Databases, softwares, and other products that help you research your family history are actually busy at the times when we are slow, and slower when everyone is busy with summer vacations or holidays. 

So the perfect time to order a custom chart is now because our designers have more time to focus on your order.  Our amazing designers are attentive to every detail of your chart at any time of the year, but right now, they have plenty of time to focus on you and be extra creative with any design you can dream up.  With our online preview system, your personal designer will work with you until it is exactly perfect and you never pay anything until we go to print.

And the best reason that now is the perfect time, is that we are doing our annual Buy One Get One FREE sale on all of our custom charts.  We love to help out the early birds who are getting their holiday shopping done early.  (I'm not that organized, but I love those people who are.)  Until the end of October, if you buy one custom chart, you can get a second one free by using the code BOGO2018 when you place your order.

So send in your file today at and we can get started right away.  You'll have just over three weeks to work with your designer to perfect your chart and place your order.  We're looking forward to printing a beautiful representation of your family for you.