This ornament can be customized with any city, town, or neighborhood. The writing shown is merely a suggestion and can be customized however you like. Other ideas could be: an ornament simply stating "[City Name] Trip 2017" to commemorate a memorable vacation there, or an ornament celebrating a marriage or a graduation or a new home purchase. There can also be a cut out such as a heart or a star to mark the important location.
When ordering, leave a note to me detailing the city, state, and any other details that you would like engraved.
My biggest priority is to make sure that you are ordering something that you think is perfect; if you would prefer to see the design before ordering, please feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to draw it up for you and I can offer suggestions if you aren't quite sure what you'd customization you'd like.
The wood measures 3 inches from top to bottom and it comes at no extra charge in a gift box as shown in the pictures. The wood is protected with food safe cutting board oil and additional mineral oil can be applied at any time if the wood starts looking dry.
The wood used to make this ornament is sourced from urban trees cut due to circumstance, whether disease, construction, or nuisance -- not from trees cut for their timber value. It is also made from solid cherry wood; while it is labor intensive to process solid cherry into wood that can be laser cut, the effort is definitely worth it. The warm appearance of a solid hardwood is far nicer than something like birch plywood or alder wood. Additionally, the cherry wood is sourced from a sawmill in St. Louis that produces lumber exclusively using street trees that have been removed due to construction or storm damage. I strongly believe in what they do and my dream is to open a similar operation myself!