If you order a flat crystal, the background will be included in the crystal engraving. If you choose a different shape, our designers automatically remove the background. If you would like to include the background in an engraving, please write in the ‘Special Instructions’ section during Step 2 of the ordering process. Please be sure to specify any instructions you have to the desigenrs in the "Special Instructions" section upon placing an order. If the customer does not write in the Special Instructions Section, the designers have free will to move around the image and text, to allow for best possible outcome of crystal.