As the holidays quickly approach, now is the time to start dreaming up what you’ll be gifting your nearest and dearest. We believe in custom framing everything you love, and the same can be said for custom framing for everyone you love. After all, there’s nothing better than a gift that can only come from you, and there’s still plenty of time to create a special piece. Let us share some of the beautifully creative things that our Framebridge community custom framed for their loved ones this year. We hope they inspire you to frame your favorite big moments, little moments, and everything in between.
A stunning school art project
“When my daughter brought home this piece of art from school a few months ago, I was totally blown away by how beautiful it was. Not beautiful for an eight-year-old, just beautiful. For my daughter, I hope framing this special piece is a way to remind her of all of the creativity and magic she has inside–and that you don't have to be a grownup to inspire others. For me, it's a reminder to spend a little less time looking ahead and to celebrate the amazing person she is in the present. I added a Story Pocket to the frame with her name, age, and title of the work, but left room to add a handwritten note from Mom, her biggest fan now and forever.” Taryn M.
The wedding photo that brings them right back
“I framed this for my husband’s birthday, which was a month after our wedding in Costa Rica. It shows one of our favorite moments of the day, when the beach had just cleared and the sun was starting to set. The day before, it was all downpours, but we woke up on our wedding morning to sunshine and clear skies.” Zach B.
An engraving that celebrates life lessons
“When I was a child, my mom worked at the local college library where a huge reproduction of John J. Audubon’s bird lithographs was on display in a glass case. It was so tall, I remember Mom lifting me up to see what was inside. She told me all about why the book was so special, which started our conversations about art, history, and art history that continue to this day. When I recently discovered this 1854 Audubon engraving on Etsy, I knew it belonged in a frame and on Mom’s wall. It celebrates where it all began and everything she’s taught me along the way.” Lilliy M.
A collection from a special day
“I’m gifting these framed matchbooks to my husband, my forever and favorite foodie. On a recent trip to visit his family in New Jersey, we left our toddler son with his grandma and got to escape to Brooklyn for a rare getaway. We planned our day around food and drink, stopping at Maison Premiere for oysters and bubbles, Bar Blondeau for snacks, the rooftop bar at Wythe Hotel, and Le Crocodile for dinner. It was all about incredible meals and amazing company–just the two of us, soaking in the city.” Hailey T.
A poem that brings joy
“On his last day of fourth grade, my son came home with a folder full of his schoolwork. Tucked between worksheets and math equations was a wrinkled paper with a typed poem about a red and blue fish. We read it out loud together and I was amazed by his thoughtful yet totally hilarious words. I knew right then that I needed to frame it–tattered edges and all! I displayed the frame near my desk, where I work as a writer. A gift to myself, it brings me daily joy and inspiration.” –Sarah A.