These days familial units come in all shapes and sizes (five grandparents, a step-parent, and a sister by marriage). And though we believe the more, the merrier — we couldn’t find a family tree where the whole brood could perch.
Thankfully, JHill Design’s customizable family tree print lets you add extra slots to accurately depict your complicated clan. The artists there have yet to encounter a combo they couldn’t make work (you hear that, Brady Bunch?) but do ask that you limit your unique lineage to four generations (for space’s sake).
The beautifully designed keepsake is printed on archival paper with two color options: orange, green, and blue or orange, pink, and yellow. Got good penmanship? Fill in the blanks on your own. If not, order a personalized version with the information already printed. And let someone else worry about keeping the names straight.
Available online jhilldesign.com, $50-$85.
Art à la Carte Workshops
What: With a changing menu of projects, petite Pollacks can sign up for just one class or a few (ages 2-13).
Why: This week, convert a pumpkin into a masterpiece.
When: Sat.-Dec. 4. Schedule online at artstationcobb.org.
Where: The Art Station Big Shanty, 2050 Kennesaw Due West Rd., Kennesaw. Register in advance at 770-514-5930. Cost is $5 (not including material fee).
Wiley & the Hairy Man
What: Play games, score prizes, and watch an interactive show based on a Cajun folktale (ages 5 and up).
Why: Costumes encouraged.
When: Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.
Where: Red Door Playhouse, 587 Atlanta St., Roswell. For tickets, call 770-649-9994 or e-mail email@example.com. Adults and children, $10.
Day of the Dead
What: Hear stories, check out elaborate altars, and learn about ancient traditions.
Why: Authentic Mexican treats sound good in any language.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Buckhead (404-814-4000). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of JHill Design