How We Loved Our Home: Etched (20 x 16 Inches)

Written by on July 31, 2013 with 0 Comments



Looking for a different kind of housewarming gift?  It's right here!


“How We Loved Our Home”


This was originally a commissioned poem.  A real estate agent asked me to write a poem for a gift for a customer who was moving, and she suggested something as a reminder of the customer's old home that they could take with them to their new home.  I thought this was a great idea!  Most of us love our homes, even after we leave them, and what better way to honor our new home than by putting in a photograph of our old home as a memory.

I wrote the poem, including some special language for the family, and we inserted a photo of the home (that the real estate agent had taken when showing the house) into the opening.  The family loved it! 

Or you can make one with your own home, perhaps with a photo of your family standing in front of it, or in a favorite room.  An heirloom! And a great gift!

“This home is not a sum of parts 

but all of that and more.

It became a home 

when loving hearts 

filled it up with memories

that were not here before.”


An etched picture poem.  (The piece shown is 18 inches by 14 inches, though this was specially made.)  Framed.  Sold in 20 by 16 inches only, though I don't have a sample to show. 

The 20 by 16 inch etched version is regularly priced at $299.99. 

It is on sale for a limited time for $249.99.  That's $50.00 off! 

This offer includes the name of the homeowners and the address and the years that they occupied that home at no extra cost.

Contact me with information to personalize the picture poem.  If you would like special text to be added in, contact me for a quote.  See Commissioned Poems page. It can also be etched on a different color matte. Dark colors work best with etched text.

For etched pieces, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.




“How We Loved Our Home”

An etched picture poem.


Shown in brown matte.  The piece in the photo is 18 x 14, but we are selling this in 20 by 16 inch size.  Photo opening is 6 inches by 4 inches, with gold matte around the opening. You can choose a different color. Dark colors work best for etched pieces.  Contact me.

Framed. Frames subject to availability.  We reserve the right to substitute a frame of similar color.

Regularly $299.99.  On sale for limited time for $249.99.*  Contact me with names, address of the home, and occupancy dates.

If you would like special text to be added in, contact me for a quote. See Commissioned Poems page. Also, if you would like to see this in a smaller, less expensive version, without personalization, let me know.  If there is sufficient interest, I will look into having some of these printed, which will be offered at a lower price.

Shipping and handling, and sales tax, if applicable, are extra.  Purchaser is responsible for sales tax if outside Illinois.

For etched pieces, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Note:  This picture poem is not presently available in print format.

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