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Trace the incredible journey of your loved ones with our customizable map, 'From Saigon to America.' Personalize this map to honor your family's story and create a one-of-a-kind piece that celebrates their resilience and strength. Inspired by the courageous Vietnamese refugees who started anew in different parts of the world, our map showcases the route taken by my mom from Saigon to America.

 

It can also be purchased without a specific journey and simply titled 'From Saigon to America'. Order now and let our map be a testament to the unwavering human spirit!

 

TO PURCHASE:

 

BUY AS-IS:

If you don't want any customizations and want to just enjoy the map by itself, purchase the map in your preferred size with the description (w/o custom) at the end.

 

CUSTOMIZATION:

This map can be customized to your route and experience. The customization includes the following:

1. Title/Subtitle of Map: Customize the starting location/city and the ending location/city. The title will be custom made. Subtitle: "Tracing my mom's path to a new life"

2. Route that includes up to 6 (max) destinations. Please list the route from start to end. For each location along the way, please provide the year and month (if known) and mode of transportation in which you arrived there.

Example:

Route: Saigon - Malaysia (June 1979) - by boat

Canada (September 1980) - by plane

3. Select between two illustrations to be featured on the map (female or male version)

 

Any additional customizations are subject to additional fees. If you have other customizations that you want to add to the map, please find your customization here and add this to your map order: https://www.etsy.com/tcalligrapher/listing/1429971191/saigon-to-america-map-customization?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1677829192915

 

PRINT DETAILS

• All prints are printed on high-quality matte paper, 89gsm, 60lb cover • All prints are printed in archival ink to prevent from fading over time

 

PRINT SIZES

• Prints are set for Standard Frame Sizes (USA industry-standard to make framing easy!)

 

Select the available sizes in the drop-down menu:

8" x 10" - Perfect gift size!

11" x 14" - Customer Favorite

16" x 20" *new size* - this size will be shipped in a mailing tube, not flat

 

The maps will be printed on thick matte stock paper in high resolution. The pricing doesn't include shipping like my regular prints due to the size and packaging materials. ________________________________________

 

GIFTING & WRAPPING

 

Sending your map as a gift? We got you. Let us wrap your gift to make it extra special for a small gift-wrapping fee. Add the item to your cart using the link below.

 

Add our premium gift wrapping option for $5.00 at checkout: https://www.etsy.com/listing/888303530/gift-wrap-add-on-for-traveling?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

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SHIPPING

• Free Shipping Nationwide!

• It generally takes 1-3 days to process and 1-5 days to ship to the USA, 5-12 days to Canada, and 10-20 business days elsewhere in the world.

• Shipping for all map orders will include tracking.

• If you've purchased a sticker only, it will be sent by postage with no tracking.

• We ship the art print flat* using a thick shipping envelope along with corrugated cardboard to ensure there are no creases or bends in the art piece.

• We ship every Monday and Wednesday at 2:00PM, any orders that arrive after the shipping time will be shipped out in the next round.

 

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FRAMES

• Our art prints are sized for standard-size frames. They are sold WITHOUT frames.

 

Here is our recommendation on good quality and affordable frames:

White 8x10 Frame with 5x7 Mat Opening (Good for both 5x7 and 8x10 prints): https://amzn.to/3exyCEl

White 11x14 Frame with 8x10 Mat Opening (Good for both 8x10 and 11x14 prints): https://amzn.to/3cfxCmt

White 16x20 Frame with 11x14 Mat Opening (Good for 11x14 print): https://amzn.to/2X8DEB6

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FAQ's

• Custom sizes are available upon request, please send us a message and we'll send you an estimate!

• We currently do not sell downloadable digital prints for our city maps

 

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HAVE A QUESTION?

 

We'd love to help! Just send us a message via an Etsy Conversation by clicking "ask a question" above and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

 

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WHY BUY FROM TRAVELING CALLIGRAPHER?

 

My name is Queeny and I'm the creator and founder of Traveling Calligrapher. As a one-woman show, I pour my heart and soul into each and every product I make. My maps are designed to capture the unique essence of a city, taking anywhere from two weeks to a year or more to research, sketch, and letter. Each map has a slightly different approach, but they all start with a memory, person, or nostalgic emotion that inspires me. I'm incredibly proud to say that I have over 1,800 5-star reviews from our happy customers. If you'd like to see what people are saying about our handcrafted products and customer service, check out our Etsy shop reviews: https://www.etsy.com/shop/tcalligrapher/reviews At Traveling Calligrapher, we've been creating personalized, handcrafted maps since 2015. All of our products are made from start to finish in California using American-made and eco-friendly materials whenever possible. Thank you for supporting our small business and for allowing us to be a part of your travels and memories.

 

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INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/travelingcalligrapher

 

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COUPONS ★Buy 2 prints, get $5 off. Buy 3, get $10 off! Use coupon code BUY2SAVE5 or BUY3SAVE10 at checkout.

 

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Thank you for shopping and for your support! <3

From Saigon to America Map - Refugee Story Map

$34.99Price
  • Our art prints are sized for standard-size frames. They are sold WITHOUT frames.

    Here is our recommendation on good quality and affordable frames:

    White 8x10 Frame with 5x7 Mat Opening (Good for both 5x7 and 8x10 prints): https://amzn.to/3exyCEl

    White 11x14 Frame with 8x10 Mat Opening (Good for both 8x10 and 11x14 prints): https://amzn.to/3cfxCmt

    White 16x20 Frame with 11x14 Mat Opening (Good for 11x14 print): https://amzn.to/2X8DEB6

  • • Free Shipping Nationwide!
    • It generally takes 1-3 days to process and 1-5 days to ship to the USA, 5-12 days to Canada, and 10-20 business days elsewhere in the world.
    • Shipping for all map orders will include tracking.
    • We ship the art print flat* using a thick shipping envelope along with corrugated cardboard to ensure there are no creases or bends in the art piece