Long distance friendship Christmas gift, Sentimental gifts for best friends, Personalized distance map heart


Add two special places and a quote to our personalized distance map heart to make a unique long distance friendship gift. FREE STANDARD SHIPPING (U.S. only). Please scroll down for Quote Options.

THIS IS NOT A PRINT: Your finished map art will be one-of-kind because we hand-cut your locations from real vintage maps or antique atlases. Then we mount the pieces above your quote on archival quality fine art paper. Quote is printed in high quality fine art ink.

IS THE FRAME INCLUDED? Yes, it is. It's a 5"x 5" (12.7cm x 12.7cm) wooden frame with easel back and wall hanger loop.

NOTE RE LOCATIONS: Please choose towns or cities. States and countries don't work well for this design. Larger colleges and universities in the U.S. and U.S. military bases in the states may be available. Very small towns may not be listed on a map, but we can add a clear label with the town name on the location.


Quote 1:
Distance means so little when someone means so much

Quote 2:
I'll hold you in my heart till I can hold you in my arms

Quote 3:
Close together or far apart, my _______ is always in my heart
(Fill in the blank with girlfriend, mother, best friend, grandparents, etc. in the "Add a note to salvagedstudiomke" box at checkout.)

Quote 4:
______ together, never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart
(Fill in the blank with Family, Best friends, Sisters, etc. in the "Add a note to salvagedstudiomke" box at checkout.)

Quote 5:
"_________ are connected heart to heart, distance will never break them apart"
(Fill in the blank with Friends, Sisters, Cousins, etc. in the "Add a note to salvagedstudiomke" box at checkout.)

Quote 6: Custom Quote - List your quote of approximately 15 words or less in the "Add a note to salvagedstudiomke" box at checkout (Please note: We are not able to use quotes that are protected by copyright law.)

Quote 7: No Quote - map hearts will be centered within the frame.

PRODUCTION AND SHIPPING TIMES: Your order will be ready to ship within 5 business days from the order date. Shipping time is additional and depends on location and shipping method. Please see "Estimated Delivery" to the right under "Shipping & Returns" for current estimate. All dates are estimates.

PLEASE NOTE: EXPRESS SHIPPING IS NOT A "RUSH ORDER" SERVICE. Your order will be processed in the stated production time above regardless of shipping method chosen.

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Shipping from United States

Processing time

1 week

Estimated shipping times

  • Canada : 6 - 10 business days
  • Mexico : 6 - 10 business days
  • United States : 2 - 3 business days
  • Europe : 6 - 10 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 7 - 12 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 7 - 14 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 7 - 14 business days
  • North Africa and the Middle East : 7 - 14 business days
  • Sub-Saharan Africa : 7 - 14 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is express shipping a "rush" order service?

No, express shipping does not mean that your order will be guaranteed to ship any sooner than the current processing time listed. Express shipping is expedited delivery from the date of shipping. Please refer to the product listing for current production time. In general, custom orders ship within 7 business days and ready-made items ship within 1-2 business days.

Do you print the map?

No, I use authentic vintage paper maps and bound world atlas books to create my work. Generally, I use maps from the late 1930's to 1970's. However, I do use newer maps and atlases as needed for newer countries or if it's the right scale for the design.

Can I see a map of the location I want before ordering?

We do not offer previews prior to ordering nor do we send proofs before shipping. This is due mostly to the fact that we use actual vintage maps and atlases which are hand-cut to order based on the custom location and the design.

Please refer to our product photos for an idea of how a finished piece will look. We are happy to send a photo of your finished order before shipping. Please request this when placing your order.

Are your shipping times guaranteed?

We do not guarantee our estimated shipping times.

We ship by United States Postal Service (USPS) and use their shipping time estimates based on general destination (U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, etc.).

We use USPS Priority Mail (standard shipping) and USPS Priority Express (express shipping). Both come with tracking and insurance.

If USPS damages your order, loses your order, or returns your correctly addressed order to us, we will replace or refund your purchase. (not valid on incorrect addresses or customs delays).

Please note: Buyer or recipient is responsible for any customs fees. We have no way of knowing when or how much any customs office may charge for delivery of an order.

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