Custom Map Art

Memorialize the who, when, and where of important moments with custom map art. Each shadow box illustration from Define Design 11 includes a skyline or a bird’s-eye view of your chosen place. You further customize by adding names and a date. Commemorate any significant event or location—whether a wedding, graduation, birth, or just your allegiance to your hometown. Maker Sandrine Froehle’s first shadow box was for her newborn daughter. After she launched on Etsy, excited customers kept requesting custom designs for baby showers, graduations, and anniversaries. Sandrine’s business kept growing from a one-woman operation to a small business with three full-time graphic designers. Their artwork is something most anyone can appreciate. They make it easy to give a thoughtful gift—since they do all the personalization for you.

Define Design 11

Personalized Shadow Box Art

Custom Map Art

Memorialize the who, when, and where of important moments with custom map art. Each shadow box illustration from Define Design 11 includes a skyline or a bird’s-eye view of your chosen place. You further customize by adding names and a date. Commemorate any significant event or location—whether a wedding, graduation, birth, or just your allegiance to your hometown. Maker Sandrine Froehle’s first shadow box was for her newborn daughter. After she launched on Etsy, excited customers kept requesting custom designs for baby showers, graduations, and anniversaries. Sandrine’s business kept growing from a one-woman operation to a small business with three full-time graphic designers. Their artwork is something most anyone can appreciate. They make it easy to give a thoughtful gift—since they do all the personalization for you.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine

    Hello everyone! I’m Sandrine, Founder and Designer at Define Design 11. I am excited to have our artwork featured today on The Grommet. Please feel free to ask any questions or comment below. I’m all ears!

  • Judy
    Judy
    7/1/2016 10:43 AM

    Can you do cities outside the U.S.? (Specifically, Vancouver, Canada.)

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 10:49 AM

    @Judy

    We can do any city worldwide!

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    7/1/2016 10:45 AM

    Hi, these maps are so cute! Can you do a map of BC, Canada? I have friends getting married this fall and would like something unique for them.

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 10:51 AM

    @Kimberly

    HI Kimberly!

    We sure can! We can do any city worldwide:)

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    7/1/2016 10:59 AM

    @Sandrine Awesome! Last question....can you just do the detailed map and personalization without the heart shape? Thanks for taking questions.

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 12:50 PM

    @Kimberly

    What shape are you wanting?

    Thanks!

  • Erica  F
    Erica F
    7/1/2016 1:44 PM

    @Sandrine Hi, I am not the original poster but I was born in Massapequa, Long Island, NY is there a way to showcase Massapequa and Jones Beach in the same frame? A small mat with my name and date of birth would be great! Thank you!

    Erica

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 1:51 PM

    @Erica F

    Hi Erica~

    Both Massapequa and Jones Beach are very close to each other and should show up in the same heart:) If you send over your order info, we will get a draft to you shortly!

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    7/1/2016 2:17 PM

    @Sandrine I'm thinking the BC outline with the map detail. I really need to get the southern area of BC (Vancouver northeast towards Kamloops). Vancouver and Kamloops are the important cities. I think new hubby may think the heart is corny, men!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 2:30 PM

    @Kimberly

    Sure thing:)

    Just send over the order form and we will make sure the draft is just as you want it before printing.

    Hope this helps!

  • Mary
    Mary
    7/1/2016 10:47 AM

    My husband and I got married in Aruba. Can you do a shadowbox for this?

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 10:52 AM

    @Mary

    Hi Mary!

    Beautiful place to get married!!

    We can do any location worldwide:)

  • bob
    bob
    7/1/2016 10:48 AM

    Can you do a wedding invitation vs. State?

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 10:55 AM

    @bob

    Hi Bob~

    Not sure I understand the question:)

    Are you wanting us to do your wedding invitation in the shadowbox frame?

  • Julie
    Julie
    7/1/2016 11:25 AM

    What a wonderful idea! I just ordered one to give my husband as an anniversary gift - but then, I noticed there's nothing about how long it takes from placing my order to delivery. So my question is what's the turnaround time?

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 11:29 AM

    @Julie

    Hi Julie~

    I will get a draft over to you here shorlty...

    Once you approve the draft, we will ship out your order the very next business day! Thanks so much for ordering with us!

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/1/2016 11:43 AM

    Hi - Beautiful idea! My daughter is getting married on a farm - Can you explain what you mean by creating a graphic of "a birdseye view of your chosen place"?

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 11:49 AM

    @Patricia

    Hi Patricia~

    On both the map hearts, skylines and state prints, the city of the location where your daughter is getting married would be showcased. Hope his makes sense:) Thanks!

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/1/2016 11:52 AM

    @Sandrine OK - thanks, and it does! Do you do drafts for us to see before printing? I'd like to see both the map of the city one, and also the state with the city marked with a heart. If that is possible, please let me know, and I'll send you details!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 12:00 PM

    @Patricia

    We sure do!

    We will send over a draft for confirmation before printing, framing and shipping:)

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/1/2016 12:04 PM

    @Sandrine Great - I'd like a draft of 1. both the map of the city one, and 2. the state with the city marked with a heart, but I don't want to post the info here. How should I send the information?

    This is the perfect personal gift that I was hoping to find for the kids - thanks so much!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 12:48 PM

    @Patricia

    Just send over the info on your order form and we will get a draft over to you shortly!

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/1/2016 1:09 PM

    @Sandrine OK - I will do that!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 2:41 PM

    @Patricia

    Great!

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    7/1/2016 11:56 AM

    Love love love this! I have friends getting married on the beach at the Sanderling resort in Duck NC. I love the style of the skyline shadowbox. Would you be able to do something with that location even though it is not a city?

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 11:59 AM

    @Cathy

    Hi Cathy~

    We can do! Just include this info on the order form when placing your order and we will get a draft sent over to you here shortly:)

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    7/1/2016 12:40 PM

    @Sandrine excellent! I sent over two orders to compare. Thank you!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 12:49 PM

    @Cathy

    Perfect!

    Will get drafts to you shortly!

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    7/1/2016 12:09 PM

    Sandrine - My niece is getting married this Sept. Would there be a way to do a map of places they have been that were special - it would include where they met & traveled - Muncie, IN. / Costa Rica / Jamaica etc. & then I would have it as shown in a heart with their wedding date. Also - what is the time frame for getting one made? Thank you, & awesome idea!!!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 12:25 PM

    @Sandy

    Hi Sandy!

    Thanks so much for reaching out to us! We are only able to showcase one location per heart but could certainly make 3 frames for you showing each special location....they would look lovely displayed as a trio on their wall. Once the order is placed, we will email over drafts for confirmation before printing. Once the draft are approved as good to print, we ship out within 2-3 business days at the latest!

  • Sue
    Sue
    7/1/2016 1:40 PM

    I'm interested in the heart shape for wedding.

    August 6

    Would it be done in time?

    Shipping costs?

    Do you take paypal?

    Sue

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2016 2:40 PM

    Hi Sue, shipping will depend slightly on where you are, but if you place the order soon, you should have no problem receiving it for that date. And yes, we do take PayPal.

  • Abby
    Abby
    7/1/2016 3:50 PM

    Hi Sandrine! LOVE these. What inspired you to start making these map/skyline shadow boxes?

    I am going to order the heart one for my newly arrived god daughter's nursery :)

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 4:08 PM

    @Abby

    Hi Abby~

    I was traveling and saw a postcard with a skyline on it and thought that it would make a great keepsake if it was personalized with the couples names and wedding date! Inspiration can come from the strangest of places:)

  • Michael
    Michael
    7/1/2016 4:10 PM

    Hi, Sandrine. When you start making something custom, people have so many ideas for you! Here's my idea/question: We are getting married in one location in Colorado, and then having a honeymoon in a different location in colorado. Can we either get a heart map that is zoomed out enough to show both or one of those state shape maps with 2 hearts on them? And one other question - for the heart maps, do you always use street maps or do you use topo maps as well? In colorado, there aren't so many roads so the map wouldn't show much unless you show mountains. Thanks!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 4:33 PM

    @Michael

    Hi Micheal~

    At this time, we only offer a one heart/one location option on The Grommet.

    I will certainly look into making a multiple location /multiple heart option available! We don't have any topo maps, but our atlases are pretty good at capturing any location. Thank you!

  • Christopher
    Christopher
    7/1/2016 4:42 PM

    Hi Sandrine. I just placed an order. I selected my city as Crawfordsville, IN. My wife and I got married at Wabash College so if possible please display that location in the piece. Thank you so much..so excited!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 4:45 PM

    @Christopher

    Great!

    I will get a draft sent over to you here shortly.

    Thanks so much!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Define Design 11

Personalized Shadow Box Art

Custom Map Art

Memorialize the who, when, and where of important moments with custom map art.

Each shadow box illustration from Define Design 11 includes a skyline or a bird’s-eye view of your chosen place. You further customize by adding names and a date. Commemorate any significant event or location—whether a wedding, graduation, birth, or
just your allegiance to your hometown.

Maker Sandrine Froehle’s first shadow box was for her newborn daughter. After she launched on Etsy, excited customers kept requesting custom designs for baby showers, graduations, and anniversaries. Sandrine’s business kept growing from a one-woman operation to a small business with three full-time graphic designers.

Their artwork is something most anyone can appreciate. They make it easy to give a thoughtful gift—since they do all the personalization for you.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine

    Hello everyone! I’m Sandrine, Founder and Designer at Define Design 11. I am excited to have our artwork featured today on The Grommet. Please feel free to ask any questions or comment below. I’m all ears!

  • Judy
    Judy
    7/1/2016 10:43 AM

    Can you do cities outside the U.S.? (Specifically, Vancouver, Canada.)

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 10:49 AM

    @Judy

    We can do any city worldwide!

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    7/1/2016 10:45 AM

    Hi, these maps are so cute! Can you do a map of BC, Canada? I have friends getting married this fall and would like something unique for them.

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 10:51 AM

    @Kimberly

    HI Kimberly!

    We sure can! We can do any city worldwide:)

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    7/1/2016 10:59 AM

    @Sandrine Awesome! Last question....can you just do the detailed map and personalization without the heart shape? Thanks for taking questions.

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 12:50 PM

    @Kimberly

    What shape are you wanting?

    Thanks!

  • Erica  F
    Erica F
    7/1/2016 1:44 PM

    @Sandrine Hi, I am not the original poster but I was born in Massapequa, Long Island, NY is there a way to showcase Massapequa and Jones Beach in the same frame? A small mat with my name and date of birth would be great! Thank you!

    Erica

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 1:51 PM

    @Erica F

    Hi Erica~

    Both Massapequa and Jones Beach are very close to each other and should show up in the same heart:) If you send over your order info, we will get a draft to you shortly!

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    7/1/2016 2:17 PM

    @Sandrine I'm thinking the BC outline with the map detail. I really need to get the southern area of BC (Vancouver northeast towards Kamloops). Vancouver and Kamloops are the important cities. I think new hubby may think the heart is corny, men!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 2:30 PM

    @Kimberly

    Sure thing:)

    Just send over the order form and we will make sure the draft is just as you want it before printing.

    Hope this helps!

  • Mary
    Mary
    7/1/2016 10:47 AM

    My husband and I got married in Aruba. Can you do a shadowbox for this?

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 10:52 AM

    @Mary

    Hi Mary!

    Beautiful place to get married!!

    We can do any location worldwide:)

  • bob
    bob
    7/1/2016 10:48 AM

    Can you do a wedding invitation vs. State?

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 10:55 AM

    @bob

    Hi Bob~

    Not sure I understand the question:)

    Are you wanting us to do your wedding invitation in the shadowbox frame?

  • Julie
    Julie
    7/1/2016 11:25 AM

    What a wonderful idea! I just ordered one to give my husband as an anniversary gift - but then, I noticed there's nothing about how long it takes from placing my order to delivery. So my question is what's the turnaround time?

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 11:29 AM

    @Julie

    Hi Julie~

    I will get a draft over to you here shorlty...

    Once you approve the draft, we will ship out your order the very next business day! Thanks so much for ordering with us!

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/1/2016 11:43 AM

    Hi - Beautiful idea! My daughter is getting married on a farm - Can you explain what you mean by creating a graphic of "a birdseye view of your chosen place"?

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 11:49 AM

    @Patricia

    Hi Patricia~

    On both the map hearts, skylines and state prints, the city of the location where your daughter is getting married would be showcased. Hope his makes sense:) Thanks!

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/1/2016 11:52 AM

    @Sandrine OK - thanks, and it does! Do you do drafts for us to see before printing? I'd like to see both the map of the city one, and also the state with the city marked with a heart. If that is possible, please let me know, and I'll send you details!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 12:00 PM

    @Patricia

    We sure do!

    We will send over a draft for confirmation before printing, framing and shipping:)

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/1/2016 12:04 PM

    @Sandrine Great - I'd like a draft of 1. both the map of the city one, and 2. the state with the city marked with a heart, but I don't want to post the info here. How should I send the information?

    This is the perfect personal gift that I was hoping to find for the kids - thanks so much!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 12:48 PM

    @Patricia

    Just send over the info on your order form and we will get a draft over to you shortly!

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/1/2016 1:09 PM

    @Sandrine OK - I will do that!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 2:41 PM

    @Patricia

    Great!

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    7/1/2016 11:56 AM

    Love love love this! I have friends getting married on the beach at the Sanderling resort in Duck NC. I love the style of the skyline shadowbox. Would you be able to do something with that location even though it is not a city?

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 11:59 AM

    @Cathy

    Hi Cathy~

    We can do! Just include this info on the order form when placing your order and we will get a draft sent over to you here shortly:)

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    7/1/2016 12:40 PM

    @Sandrine excellent! I sent over two orders to compare. Thank you!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 12:49 PM

    @Cathy

    Perfect!

    Will get drafts to you shortly!

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    7/1/2016 12:09 PM

    Sandrine - My niece is getting married this Sept. Would there be a way to do a map of places they have been that were special - it would include where they met & traveled - Muncie, IN. / Costa Rica / Jamaica etc. & then I would have it as shown in a heart with their wedding date. Also - what is the time frame for getting one made? Thank you, & awesome idea!!!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 12:25 PM

    @Sandy

    Hi Sandy!

    Thanks so much for reaching out to us! We are only able to showcase one location per heart but could certainly make 3 frames for you showing each special location....they would look lovely displayed as a trio on their wall. Once the order is placed, we will email over drafts for confirmation before printing. Once the draft are approved as good to print, we ship out within 2-3 business days at the latest!

  • Sue
    Sue
    7/1/2016 1:40 PM

    I'm interested in the heart shape for wedding.

    August 6

    Would it be done in time?

    Shipping costs?

    Do you take paypal?

    Sue

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2016 2:40 PM

    Hi Sue, shipping will depend slightly on where you are, but if you place the order soon, you should have no problem receiving it for that date. And yes, we do take PayPal.

  • Abby
    Abby
    7/1/2016 3:50 PM

    Hi Sandrine! LOVE these. What inspired you to start making these map/skyline shadow boxes?

    I am going to order the heart one for my newly arrived god daughter's nursery :)

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 4:08 PM

    @Abby

    Hi Abby~

    I was traveling and saw a postcard with a skyline on it and thought that it would make a great keepsake if it was personalized with the couples names and wedding date! Inspiration can come from the strangest of places:)

  • Michael
    Michael
    7/1/2016 4:10 PM

    Hi, Sandrine. When you start making something custom, people have so many ideas for you! Here's my idea/question: We are getting married in one location in Colorado, and then having a honeymoon in a different location in colorado. Can we either get a heart map that is zoomed out enough to show both or one of those state shape maps with 2 hearts on them? And one other question - for the heart maps, do you always use street maps or do you use topo maps as well? In colorado, there aren't so many roads so the map wouldn't show much unless you show mountains. Thanks!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 4:33 PM

    @Michael

    Hi Micheal~

    At this time, we only offer a one heart/one location option on The Grommet.

    I will certainly look into making a multiple location /multiple heart option available! We don't have any topo maps, but our atlases are pretty good at capturing any location. Thank you!

  • Christopher
    Christopher
    7/1/2016 4:42 PM

    Hi Sandrine. I just placed an order. I selected my city as Crawfordsville, IN. My wife and I got married at Wabash College so if possible please display that location in the piece. Thank you so much..so excited!

  • Sandrine
    Sandrine – Special Guest
    7/1/2016 4:45 PM

    @Christopher

    Great!

    I will get a draft sent over to you here shortly.

    Thanks so much!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.