Friday, October 26, 2018

Framed Keepsakes They’ll Treasure


When you think of holiday gifts, frames may not be the first thing to come to mind. But they’re an easy way to turn ordinary objects into treasured mementos with a personal touch other presents lack.
Paired with the right mat and mounting boards, a framed item will protect keepsakes and remind your loved one of fond memories whenever they look at it.

Here are some of our favorite ideas for framed gifts.
Photos

Whether you snapped the shot yourself or found it in a long-forgotten family album, a photograph is always a heartwarming gift. Select one that depicts a cherished memory like a family reunion, wedding, or graduation or lift their spirits with a funny, candid shot. Have an old pile of black and white photos or Polaroids? Frame them together in a custom collage mat.

 
Musical Gifts
Looking for a gift for the music lover in your life? Frame a copy of their favorite vinyl record along with the album cover art. Or, display the sheet music to their favorite tune, or a holiday classic like Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song.” Other mementos, like concert tickets, Playbills, programs, or set lists also make lovely musical gifts.

Dried Flowers
From crisp leaves to dried herbs, plants make gorgeous statement pieces for anyone who loves nature. Framed mistletoe or spruce branches double as holiday decorations, while a dried bouquet makes a pretty gift that can be displayed year-round.

 
Clothing
Surprise your favorite sports fan with a framed jersey. A jersey display case lets you frame without adding holes to the garment. Maybe your husband has a T-shirt from college that no longer fits. Adding a frame transforms it into a conversation piece. You could do the same with a graduation cap and tassel, a wedding veil, a baby blanket, or any other item with sentimental value.

 
Notes and Letters

You might not think to frame letters, but they can be an unexpected and appreciated gift. Give your spouse some of your favorite love letters in an elegant frame to show you’ve kept them all these years. Frame correspondence from family members who live far away to keep a piece of them close to you. Genealogy buffs would love a print and framed family tree, while a cooking enthusiast would appreciate a framed family recipe.
Gift Cards

It can sometimes be hard to guess the type of frames and mats a friend may like. American Frame Gift Cards are a perfect solution that lets them choose frames, mats, and accessories themselves. They’re also great for anyone you know who creates, collects, or enjoys art.
Need help choosing the right frames or accessories for your gift? Contact us.
 
You can also visit our new Gifts page on our website for ideas year round.
 

3 comments:

  1. I framed my granddaughter's baby socks. It turned out beautiful!

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  2. I love these framing ideas! Great choices for holiday gifts.

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  3. Ahh that is great thank you ! Good for special needs too !

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