Personalized Long Distance Family Gift, Long Distance Parents, Grandparents Distance Gift, Customized Distance Map, Anniversary Gift


Choose three special places anywhere in the world and a quote and we'll create a personalized map gift for your long distance family or far away loved ones. Scroll down for Quote Options and "How to Customize" instructions below.

Each heart is hand-cut from a real vintage map or atlas and mounted on archival quality fine art paper. Quote is printed in high quality fine art ink. The 5"x7" (13cm x 18cm) black frame is included. Complimentary gift message can be included at checkout.

Choose a special place for each heart map and a quote and we'll craft a unique keepsake gift for your long distance loved one.
Each map heart is hand-cut from a vintage map or atlas and mounted on archival quality, acid-free fine art paper.

Your custom map art includes a 5"x7" (13cm x 18cm) black frame that can sit on a shelf or hang on the wall. Gift wrapping is available with optional gift message ( enter your brief gift message in the "Note to Seller" at checkout).

1) Choose gift wrap option, quote option and quantity.
2) Click "Buy Now" or "Add to Cart".
3) List the cities you want (with state or country) and any other custom information in the "add a note for salvagedstudiomke" section in your cart before checking out.

NOTE: Please choose towns or cities (worldwide). States and countries not available for this design. Larger colleges and universities in the U.S. may be available. For very small towns that may not be listed on a map, we can add a clear label with the town name on the location.

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

Quote 2:
Close together or far apart, my family is always in my heart

Quote 3:
Family together, never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart

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

Quote 5: No Quote - hearts will be centered in the 5x7 space

PROCESSING TIME: This made to order item will be ready to ship 5-7 business days from the order date.

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: to see shipping cost to your post code, click the "Shipping & Policies" tab above (just below photos). See also FAQ at bottom of page.

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Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 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 exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept returns or cancellations

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.

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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