Gift-giving can at times be a difficult chore. There are so many options and rarely something that can make you feel like it is the absolute best option. Truth is, you can exhaust yourself with ideas and still not come up with anything unique that would make any type of gift stand out.
As the old saying goes, it is the thought that counts, and that really is what matters with photo frames. Not so much the frame but the thought process that goes into what you put inside the frame. The more important the photo gift is, the stronger the emphasis ought to be on the quality of the frame it is presented within.
It is what’s inside that matters, but no matter what you frame, photo gifts are always personal.
No matter whether you frame a piece of art, a photograph, certificate, or print some text art to put in a frame, whatever is on the inside is personalised to the recipient. It could be a photo of their pet, a picture of a group of friends, a landmark you visited with the recipient or just words in a creative font.
3 Themes to Follow when Gifting Photo Frames
Use the frame as a gateway to the past
One thing a frame is always used for is to increase the longevity of photos; any paper document for that matter. The most precious memories are captured on film, printed to paper, and preserved within a frame. By gifting a photo of an event, person, or anything of significance, the message it sends is that you treasure the memory. For that reason, photo gifts can be something to use to strengthen a bond.
When you can’t find the words to say, say it with art
Art is many things to many people; not just drawing. Typography is art too, as is calligraphy. Many people have a hard time saying the things that are on their mind, whether that’s because of confidence issues or they might just struggle to find the right words that say what they really feel, or are just too shy to say it. When that is the case, word art can be a tremendous help, letting you express creative poetry, rhymes, or highlight the most important verse of a couple's song by having the words printed in a creative font that’s then presented in a gorgeous photo frame.
Create a timeline of favourite memories
Just like using photography as a gateway to remember the past, using multi-photo frames is a terrific way to capture multiple special moments throughout the year or numerous years.
A multi-aperture photo frame is the type to use to create timelines. Depending on the number of apertures in the frame, these could be used to create a photo per month, or even for every week of the year.
All too often, people try to pair photo frames with decor. Do you go with gold, silver, wood, and if it’s wood, which colour? When you get caught up trying to figure out the colour or style of frame that would fit someone else’s decor taste, it can detract from the significance of the photo.
Frame for the memory, not the decor. When you have something personal, in print, that has significance to anyone in your life, tailor the frame to compliment the piece within it - not the walls that will surround the frame.