The production time for all of our signs is roughly 1-2 weeks from the time of purchase. (This excludes custom signs that go through a proof approval process) Please allow an additional 2-3 days for delivery time as well once the item ships. You will receive tracking information once your item has shipped! We make our signs from real wood – each sign has natural imperfections such as knots, nicks and pits in the wood. Each sign is one of a kind and will vary slightly – no two signs are ever identical but that is the beauty of our handmade product! We hand paint and distress every board! The back of the sign will be unpainted/raw wood. We specialize in custom signs! We can also modify or make changes to any of our designs to fit perfectly in your home! Please note: No hanging hardware is included! Each sign hangs easily with small finish nail or tack from the ledge on the back of the wood frame. For signs, larger than 24" we recommend using sheetrock anchors for stability just as a precaution! If you have custom color request such as black, white or cream background OR little/heavy distressing (anything that differs from the featured photo please indicate that via note at checkout as well so we know prior to production! If no frame color or background color is selected or notated you will receive the featured sign colors shown) We also offer any of our designs on our original wood canvas style – if you would like the canvas style instead please leave a note at checkout! <<<<>>>> Please be sure that all contact information on your Etsy account is accurate prior to purchase: shipping & billing address, email, etc. We ship TO THE ADDRESS provided when purchased! If you discover that your address is not current with your Etsy account please message us ASAP so we can manually change the shipping information. NOTE: We are NOT responsible for packages sent to a previous or wrong address. all products, images, and styling are copyrighted and intellectual property of words to live by signs, llc. © 2011 words to live by signs, llc - all rights reserved