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Family Trees That Branch Out

jhill design custom family tree!

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.

this week in philadelphia!


HAUNT
Old City Halloween

What: Trick-or-treat around Old City, then take part in costume contests and crafts.
Why: Old-school candy from The Franklin Fountain is a welcome change from Smarties.
When: Sun. Party, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; trick-or-treating, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Trust, 249 Arch St. (215-592-8400). Tickets online at trust.ticketleap.com. Adults with children, free; children, $20.

UNWIND
Pajama Story Time

What: Put on snuggly pj’s and hear a few books (ages 2½-7)
Why: Miss Karen always comes through with a delicious snack.
When: Wed., 6:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia City Institute Library, 1905 Locust St. (215-685-6621). Participation is free.

WANDER
The Witch’s Boot Maze

What: A hay labyrinth, art projects, and apple cider (ages 4-11).
Why: Ghost stories and flashlight tours up the eerie factor.
When: Thru early Nov. Fri., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave. (215-247-0476). Adults with children, free; children, $8.

Photo: Courtesy of JHill Design

LOCATIONS
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Ave
@ W Bells Mill Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-0476
Trust/ partial
249 Arch St
@ 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-592-8400
Philadelphia City Institute Library
1905 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-685-6621
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