Notes from Tosha:

“While each design is completely unique, for family pieces I typically put the husband/dad and wife/mom in the corners. If there are two kids, they are placed in the opposite corners. If there are more, I work them in to the overall design and size them as close to the same size as possible. Please let me know who is who when submitting your word list. If you have included a pet, please let me know that it is a pet, not a kid. Lastly, if you want dates such as birthdays matched up with a certain name, please let me know. I do my best to work with your specific requests!”

“One of the most memorable wedding gift designs I did was when the mother of the groom secretly asked him to provide 10 words about his bride. Then she secretly asked the bride to give her 10 words about him. Then she came up with 10 words that described them as a couple and their wedding details. She surprised them with it at their wedding reception where the whole family could enjoy the artwork before they displayed it in their new home together.”

Choosing your words is the fun part!

You can choose any words you want. To make the design work, you’ll need to provide 25-30 “must have” words and 3-5 “maybe” words (that may or may not be used), no matter what size of artwork you choose. You can have more than 30 words, but keep in mind that anything over 40 can be hard to read.

What’s considered a “word”?

Compound names like “Kansas City” is considered one word. Dates are also considered one word (example: Est. June 1, 1950 is one word). Short phrases can be incorporated into your design as well, such as “Live each day” or “home sweet home”. Keep in mind though that the more phrases and words you have on your “must have” list, the smaller each will be.

Need help coming up with your 25-30 words?

Be sure to check out samples online of what other people have chosen. Ask your friends and family to help. Make it a family activity to choose the words that mean the most to you! And here’s a list to help you get started:

names & nicknames
important dates
favorite places
activities & hobbies
interests
special memories
food & drinks
special phrases or short quotes
The possibilities are endless!

Create your own TYPOGRFX!

Visit the Shop, add the item you wish to personalize to your cart, check out and follow the instructions to submit your custom specifications. It’s that easy!