Personalized Distance Map Heart, Best Friend Christmas Gift, Long Distance Friendship Gift, Friends Distance Gifts, Friend Going Away Gift


Choose two special places and a quote and we'll craft a unique personal gift for your long distance best friend. Each half is hand-cut from a vintage map or atlas, mounted on acid-free card stock and framed in a 5" x 5" (12.7cm x 12.7cm) black frame with easel back and wall hanger. Locations and maps used are noted on a label on the back.

See below for quote options and how to personalize this item.

Gift wrapping is available and includes gift wrapping and bow. A complimentary gift message can be added to any order by checking "This order is a gift" in your shopping cart and entering your message there.

HOW TO PERSONALIZE: Choose a gift wrap option, quote option, and quantity. Then click "Buy it Now" or "Add to Cart". List the towns/cities you want in the "Add a Note to Seller" in your cart before going to Checkout.

Please choose cities or towns rather than states or countries. Street addresses are generally not available except for larger cities.

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

Quote #2:
"Close together or far apart, my best friend is always in my heart"
(change to friend, bestie, etc. in the "Note to Seller" at checkout)

Quote #3:
"Best friends are connected heart to heart, distance will never break them apart"
(change to Friends, Besties, etc. in the "Note to Seller" at checkout)

Quote #4:
Custom Quote - list your quote in the "Note to Seller" at checkout (approx 15 words max)

Quote #5: No quote, heart will be centered in the 5x5 space

Standard Shipping - Order by Dec. 11th
Express Shipping - Order by Dec. 18th

The USPS deadline for estimated delivery by Christmas has passed for standard and express options. International orders will ship according to our regular processing and shipping times below.

The USPS deadline for estimated delivery by Christmas has passed for standard and express options. International orders will ship according to our regular processing and shipping times below.

REGULAR PROCESSING TIME: This custom order item will be ready to ship no later than 5 business days from the order date. Example: orders received on a Monday will ship by the following Monday (except if a US holiday on which USPS is closed).

Standard Shipping: USPS Priority Mail 2-3 day delivery in US or 7-15 day delivery internationally
Express Shipping: USPS Priority Express 1-2 day delivery in US or 3-5 day delivery internationally

PLEASE NOTE: Express shipping is not a "rush" order service. All delivery dates are estimates from the date of shipping not from the order date. Your order will ship according to the processing time noted above.

SHIPPING COSTS & SHOP POLICIES: scroll down to bottom of this listing to see shipping cost to your post code, our return policy and FAQ.

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Shipping from United States

Processing time

7 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • Canada : 4 - 10 business days
  • Mexico : 6 - 10 business days
  • United States : 2 - 3 business days
  • Europe : 6 - 10 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 6 - 10 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 6 - 10 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 7 - 12 business days
  • North Africa and the Middle East : 7 - 12 business days
  • Sub-Saharan Africa : 7 - 12 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: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 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.

Privacy policy

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

  • To communicate with you about your order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

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.

Are these map prints?

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 stated shipping times guaranteed?

The shipping times listed are estimates based on the United States Postal Service (USPS) estimates for the two services I offer: standard shipping (USPS Priority Mail) and express shipping (USPS Priority Express).

While the majority of orders arrive within the estimates, I am not able to guarantee this. However, I do guarantee that I will ship within my stated processing time and by the date listed in my "thank you" order confirmation email.

I also guarantee that I will work with you to resolve issues that may occur should USPS or customs offices not process and deliver your order within the estimated delivery times.

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