Gallery Walls: Our 5 Favorites and How To Get Them
 

We love gallery walls. Shocking, right? Here at Framebridge we really have seen them in all shapes and sizes and styles, but there are a few layouts that feel fresh every time. Whether you’re looking to display memories collected over time, fill an awkward space in your home, or show off beautiful photography, you can’t go wrong with these five approaches. Oh, and a reminder: We're full *top to bottom* custom framers. So once you pick the gallery wall style you're into, work with our designers to frame the things you love and incorporate them into a space you love in a completely made-just-for-you way.

And now, the top five no-fail gallery walls.


1. The Grid: A perfect arrangement of 9 to 12 identically-sized framed photos

 Via  Ivory Lane , featuring our  Newport  frame in 17.25"  x 23.25"

Via Ivory Lane, featuring our Newport frame in 17.25"  x 23.25"

  • A grid is perfect if: You want to exactly fill the space above a couch/headboard/dining table.
  • What you’ll need: Photography you love. If you have hi-res images, you can go for larger pieces, but we love the look of a grid of small framed Instagram photos (we print them at 5x5), too. 
  • How to get it: First, choose your photos. Crop all of them to be exactly the same size, then frame them with white mats in identical frames. At Framebridge, our favorite frames for grids are thin white gallery frames and delicate classic silvers.
  • Pro tip: Hang each frame 2 - 3 inches apart and be sure to keep your spacing consistent!
 
 

 

2. The Column: A vertically-stacked arrangement of 4 to 6 framed photos or pieces of art

 A column gallery wall sitting in a cozy corner of the Framebridge office. Featuring (from top to bottom) our  Bolton ,  Beverly ,  Mercer Slim , and  Irvine Slim  frames and photography from Ansel Adams.

A column gallery wall sitting in a cozy corner of the Framebridge office. Featuring (from top to bottom) our Bolton, Beverly, Mercer Slim, and Irvine Slim frames and photography from Ansel Adams.

 
  • A column is perfect if: You have a narrow wall next to a door or window that’s begging for a statement.
  • What you’ll need: A collection of framed pieces that you think look great together—they don’t have to and shouldn’t match!
  • How to get it: Arrange your frames on the floor to see what arrangement you like best, then hang each piece 3 - 4 inches apart, ensuring that they’re all horizontally centered.
  • Pro tip: Do not put the biggest one at the top! 
 
 

 

3. The Salon: A floor-to-ceiling arrangement of small pieces collected over time

 Beautiful salon style gallery wall from a recent home tour featuring our  Richmond ,  Mandalay ,  Providence , and  Newport  frame styles. 

Beautiful salon style gallery wall from a recent home tour featuring our Richmond, Mandalay, Providence, and Newport frame styles. 

 
  • A salon style wall is perfect if: You have an alcove or nook you’d like to fill.
  • What you’ll need: 10 - 20 (or more!) framed and unframed small photos, pieces of art and mementos.
  • How to get it: This gallery is supposed to look like you grew it over time, so don’t worry about making it too perfect! Start with a single piece somewhere in the middle of your wall, then add the others above and below, being sure not to center anything and leaving 2 - 3 inches between each.
  • Pro tip: These are meant to look collected over time! As you gather new pieces, just add them in.
 
 

 

4. The Ledge: A grouping of 3 to 5 framed pieces leaned against one another on a shallow wall shelf

 Via Emily Henderson, more  here

Via Emily Henderson, more here

 
  • Perfect if: You like to change your décor regularly.
  • What you’ll need: A small collection of shallow framed pieces (see our dark or light burl wood frames) of different sizes that you want to display together and a photo ledge. We like this one.
  • How to get it: Lean the larger pieces against the wall first, then layer in the smaller ones. Shift them around until you love the look.
  • Pro tip: Have fun with this one. You can change it around often!
 
 

 

5. The Classic: A grouping of 5 to 10 framed pieces organically placed in a grouping

 A big, eclectic gallery wall in the Framebridge office. 

A big, eclectic gallery wall in the Framebridge office. 

 
  • Perfect If: You want to start fresh and know exactly the space you're looking to fill.
  • What You’ll Need: A collection of photos and/or art prints in slightly different sizes and shapes. 
  • How to Get It: start by holding your lowest piece of art against the wall to find the perfect spot. Estimate and mark the correct nail/hook placement for your piece. Repeat the hanging process with the frames to the left and right of the first, then with those above.
  • Pro tip: Wait until you’ve hung all the frames in your arrangement, take a step back, and then straighten and level everything. Use a few pieces of sticky tac on the back of the frames to guarantee they stay put.
 
 

One more thing: a note on making a gallery wall look cool but not cluttered. 

At Framebridge, we live for the eclectic look of a mixed-media gallery wall. We love that each wall is imperfect and full of unique stories from the person who collected them. That said, if you aren’t careful, they can end up looking a little messy or cluttered. Our recommendation is always to keep something about the design consistent.

Maybe you’re using all black or wood-toned frames. Maybe you’re going with a mix of metallics, but using white mats with each. Maybe all of your art and photos are different, but you keep a tight art color palette of black, white, and indigo. If you’re smart about what you include and commit to editing yourself, your gallery wall will be beautiful and read as a tastefully-curated collection. And, if you ever need help thinking through the details, we’ve got your back with our Gallery Wall Design Service.


Time to build that gallery wall we know you want.

 
CommonBond frames commissioned art for their office
 Framebridge

Framebridge

 

Let’s all take a deep breath and say it together now: student loans. Two words that come with a whole lot of baggage and stress. Enter CommonBond. Founded in 2012, this New York City company has set out to shake up this very frustrating market. Through their refinancing services, CommonBond is re-thinking this space altogether. And they wanted this innovative spirit to translate to their office style and culture, too. They took a really cool approach to this by commissioning art prints that had the same look and feel as their branding and we were thrilled to help them frame the series for their office. Here’s our chat with CommonBond’s Emma Chao Luk on how we put our worked together to bring their brand to life on their office walls.


For those who aren't familiar, can you tell us about CommonBond? We're a leading student lender that uses data and technology to help people take control of their student loans. By refinancing their student loans and paying less interest, our members save an average of $14,581. We offer lower rates, bigger savings, better service, and a one-of-a-kind Social Promise that helps fund the education of children in need. 

 
CommonBond's Open Colorful Office in NYC
 

How did the company start? CommonBond was founded by three graduate students who were frustrated by the costs and process to take out their own student loans. They knew there had to be a better way – so they created one! 

What's the office vibe like? We're located in the heart of SoHo, in a spectacular space that was renovated just for us. It's an open floor plan, with music playing, people creating and innovating, dogs visiting, and exciting collaborations leading to new benefits for our members every day. It's a fun environment and we're doing work with a real mission, so there's a great vibe for our team.

 
 

“I was so impressed that Framebridge printed, framed, and shipped so quickly. The results speak for themselves!”

How would you describe the company culture? We're from the "work hard, play hard" school of thought, with themed music playlists, video games, a ping pong table, a beer fridge, weekly catered Lunch & Learns, monthly happy hours, movie nights, game nights, and more. 

We love the art you framed. Can you tell us a little bit about the pieces? In order to have CommonBond stand out from a crowded lending space, we worked with Peter Greenwood to illustrate fun, colorful characters and environments. We're not your traditional bank–and these illustrations tell our audience that we're in the business of helping you approach student loans in a new way. 

 
Peter Greenwood Office Art White Frame
 

“When we have visitors, the pieces have become focal points, conversation starters, and ice breakers.”

How does the art connect to your business? To your brand? The characters in these pieces represent our members doing big things with their big savings – moving forward, onward, and upward, free from the stress and constraints of their old student loans. There are quirky and creative elements in each one – sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden – that give a nod to the playfulness and humor within our brand and within our team. We do serious work, but we don't take ourselves too seriously.

Do you have a favorite piece? They're all really beautiful and fun. The scuba diving scene is one of my favorites because of the bright colors, the details, and the diversity of the underwater world. (And the hidden mermaid and crab!) 

 
 

What was is like to work with Framebridge? Can you tell us a little bit about the process? Working with Framebridge was such a positive experience. The team reached out to me right away and answered any questions I had. I was so impressed that Framebridge printed, framed, and shipped so quickly. The results speak for themselves!

What value does the framed art add to your space? We've hung the framed pieces in each of our conference rooms, giving the spaces formerly known as "Cubby A-F" a real personality. They've added a touch of class, polish, and fun to what were once bare white walls. When we have visitors, the pieces have become focal points, conversation starters, and ice breakers.

Is there anything you're excited to frame next? We have even more characters being created for upcoming campaigns, and we can't wait to have them join their friends in beautiful frames on our walls!


What can we frame for your office?

 
The Best of #framebridge 2016

After two years and thousands of tags on Instagram and Facebook, we have to say your tags and mentions still make our heart skip a beat. Whether you're showing off your space or sharing your story, we love seeing how our frames become a part of your home. To properly bid 2016 adieu, we've rounded up a few that really blew us away.

 

1. Art and TVs can be friends. @jlgarvin shows us that gallery walls are the perfect way to soften the lines of your latest flat screen, and make things feel a little more homey.

 @jlgarvin

@jlgarvin

2. Above the couch diptychs make double the living room impact. Plus, they're super easy to break apart and style differently when it comes time to rearrange. Beautiful and functional—yes please.

3. Our DC neighbors never cease to inspire us with their style. We still can't get enough of our friend Michelle Solobay's swoonworthy interiors. (Wanna see the full home tour? Check it out.)

 @michellesolobay

@michellesolobay

4. That magical moment when we realized you all were as into navy walls as much as we were. And buffalos.

 @brittanymakes

@brittanymakes

5. This collab with One Kings Lane. If only we had a stunning archway for all our vintage collections... sigh.

 @onekingslane

@onekingslane

6. We love working with our friends especially when we can do it not only once, but twice. Take a peek at Parachute founder Ariel Kaye's home tour, and how we styled one bedroom five ways with Parachute.

7. Best bathroom pic of all time? Certainly your (and our) favorite of 2016.

 @chandlerrosephoto

@chandlerrosephoto

8. When we teamed up with Instagram favorite Letterfolk for a holiday giveaway and learned that letterboards and Instagram Minis are destined for greatness.

 Framebridge

Framebridge

9. The force is in your kids' room, and it looks really good. These pieces from Concepcion Studios look awesome in clean gallery frames. 

 @laurenlefevre

@laurenlefevre

10. Oh, and while we're on the subject of kids' rooms, let's talk about this one from Lay Baby Lay. She enlarged vintage family photos to hang above her girls' beds. The perfect mix of old and new. (Head over here for a step-by-step guide on how to get the look.)

 @laybabylay

@laybabylay

11. And all of these nurseries...stunning, right? (Even more goodness over here, too.)

12. The perfect gift: is and will always be photos of your little ones. We still can't get over this sweet moment from Calivintage. 

 @calivintage

@calivintage

13. And can we talk about the family photos?! You all really nailed it in 2016. 

14. We couldn't be happier to have met Jenny Cipoletti of https://www.instagram.com/margoandme/. She is a source of endless style inspiration and a true joy to work with. Her Parisian style has us dreaming of matching etageres, a crystal chandelier, and, of course, a nine square gallery wall

15. Wallpaper came (is coming?) back in a big way. And we LOVE the look. Especially with a column of framed Instagrams on a skinny accent wall like this one. 

 @dearlizzy

@dearlizzy

16. We will always have a special place in our heart for this little man. @emilyloeffelman's son Asher never fails to make us smile. 

 @emilyloeffelman

@emilyloeffelman

17. This ballerina reminds us to look up and always keep dreaming. 

 @abnousabbey

@abnousabbey

18. What roundup would be complete without babies...in boxes. Turns out they're good for more than just shipping your frames.

19. Artists! We were lucky to be able to four with these four, fierce ladies. If you haven't gotten one of their pieces yet, we definitely recommend you do now. Like, right now. (And if you're hungry for more you need to check out our favorite 100 prints.)

20. LOVE really is all around the Framebridge feed. Reading this Instagram caption brought tears to our eyes. 

"On November 28th of this year, my wife and I celebrated one year of marriage! To commemorate our anniversary, I chose to frame this photo of us holding hands in front of the Love Locks in Paris."

  @joekenneth_

@joekenneth_

21. Of course, our favorite influencers. From family photo gallery walls, to travel memories, and gifting ideas we were never short of inspiration. (Link to posts) 

22. GQ Insider and Framebridge fan, Gary Williams aka @masterwilliams showing off this killer office gallery wall. His photos always inspire us, and his thoughtfulness always makes him shine extra bright. Read his amazing story here.

 @masterwilliams

@masterwilliams

23. Remember this gallery wall? You all called, commented, and emailed about how to get our gallery wall look from Create & Cultivate. And we answered.

 @framebridge

@framebridge

24. ALL the gallery walls. Go big or go home? More like: go big in your home. 2016 saw the rise of the grid gallery wall (looking at you, Ivory Lane and Simply Sona), and the volume turned up on the traditional salon style. 

25. And finally, what list would be complete without a wing and a wag to your partners in crime. After all, what fun is a new frame without someone to enjoy it with?


We can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeves... er, on your feeds in 2017. Be sure to tag us #framebridge and @framebridge and hello New Year!

 
Travel photography for the Away office
 Images from an Away campaign in our  Irvine Slim  frame with a white mat

Images from an Away campaign in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat

 

Meet Away: our latest partner and newest travel obsession. Away is a luggage company that's all about simplifying travel with their smartly designed line of “thoughtful luggage for the modern traveler.” Their offices might be in New York, but one look at their walls and you're instantly transported, well, away. With places to be and trips to take the Away team didn't have time to waste on framing details. We worked with their team to personalize their office with framed travel images, and helped them create a look that not only completes their very cool office and captures their brand identity, but also fit their budget and timeline. To hear a little more about this partnership we sat down with Away founders Steph Korey and Jen Rubio to talk luggage, office decor, and framing the Away story.


For those who aren’t familiar, can you tell us about Away? 

Steph: At our core, we’re a travel brand that’s committed to creating products that are designed to be resourceful and, most importantly, true to the way that people travel today. We started by rethinking what the “perfect” carry-on looks like, and we’re just getting started. Away is inspired by real travel stories and we’ve talked to thousands of people about what they’re looking for while they’re on the road. Our direct-to-consumer business model allows us to create high-quality products at a lower price point and we’re looking forward to continuing to build out our product line. Ultimately, our goal is to continue to empower more and more travelers to explore the world seamlessly.

How did the company start?

Jen: When I was stranded by broken luggage while traveling, my friends were only able to offer up advice about what brands to stay away from. No one seemed to be particularly excited about any line of travel bags, and I realized that there was a hole in the market that needed to be filled by a product I would love to recommend.

Steph: We created Away with the intention of making travel easier for everyone and by asking ourselves what the “perfect” luggage would look like. Our goal was to design a product that takes into account how people travel, the problems they encounter on their journeys, and what we can do to make those experiences better and more enjoyable so everyone can focus on the best part of traveling: the destination!

 Image from an Away campaign in our  Mercer Slim  frame with a white mat

Image from an Away campaign in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

“We stuck to a neutral color palette and relied on plants, books, and our framed prints from our previous photo shoots for pops of color.”

How would you describe your office design?

Jen: One of the first things that initially drew us to our new office space in Soho was its airy, “vibey” nature. The raw space stood out with its high ceilings, big windows, wood floors and an original brick wall that spans the entire length of the space. We wanted to keep the design simple and modern while complementing the bones of the space, but also sought to create an inviting atmosphere that feels comfortable. We stuck to a neutral color palette and relied on plants, books, and our framed prints from our previous photo shoots for pops of color. All of this is anchored by great mid-century seating and simple, clean surfaces, which we found with the help of our good friend @jakealexanderarnold (who’s done interiors for Julianne Hough and Katherine Power).

It really is such a stunning space. Okay, so what did you frame with us?

Jen: We chose to frame a few of our favorite shots from our past campaigns to add some travel inspiration to the office! So far we’ve been able to shoot in Tokyo and Panama, so adding some of those images to our office space was a no-brainer.

Can you tell us a little bit about the process? 

Steph: We really loved how easy the entire process was. We pulled our favorite shots and easily uploaded everything to the site. There were so many amazing frame options, but it never felt overwhelming. I loved the option of working with a designer - that’s so convenient for someone who’s looking for some trusted guidance. After finalizing everything, I was amazed at how quickly the frames were shipped to our office!

 
 

That is the idea! Where do your frames hang? 

Jen: We chose to hang two of the big white frames over the couch in our reception area that’s right across from the elevator - so these pictures are the first thing you see when you walk into the office! The white frames and matting really stand out against the brick wall and provide a nice contrast.

Steph: The pictures really brighten up the space! It’s great travel inspiration and always gets me thinking about where I want to go next.

We had a similar feeling when we were in your office! Is there anything you’re excited to frame next for your team or office?

Jen: I love the idea of framing a picture of our team and our office space right now, so that in the future we’ll always be able to look back and remember where we started out! I think it ties in perfectly with the general idea of travel: we’re constantly looking forward, but we appreciate where we came from.

Steph: I’d love to frame a wall of inspiration photos of the destinations we can’t wait to get to next!


What inspiration can we help you frame for your office walls?

 
Autographed NASCAR poster for my superfan dad
 NASCAR poster in our  Mercer Slim  frame with a white mat

NASCAR poster in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

 

“I framed an autographed Nascar poster from 1980s. It was a gift given to my dad from his fellow Brazilian friend who passed away from cancer a few years ago. It's one of those things he's had for several decades but its now starting to show its age. Knowing these things are best preserved in a frame, I decided to take it of course.

I'm gifting it to my Dad. Or ‘re-gifting’ it to my Dad, I suppose. He's from Brazil, a country with very famous Formula One race car drivers like Ayrton Senna.

I love that, having lived in the US for 30 years, he is also now a Nascar fan.

People can't believe it when I tell them of my Dad's ‘special’ interests. Anyways, I know his face is going to light up on Christmas morning... and every day he looks at it. (And remember that I am the best daughter!)”

- Framebridge Office Manager and reluctant office DJ Teresa

 
10 Thoughtful Gifts Bloggers are Giving
 

The clock is ticking! If you're still looking for the perfect gift for someone on your list take a deep breath, and start scrolling. We've got some beautiful gifting ideas for you. They'll never know how easy it was for you to be so thoughtful.

Just don't stay too long—our deadline for printed and framed orders is Sunday, 12/18! 


1. Baby Photos

 Instagram photo in our  Irvine Slim  frame with a white mat | Via  Beau and Arrow

Instagram photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via Beau and Arrow

 
 

“I wanted to do something special and a little more meaningful. This fit the bill perfectly.”

Ashley Wilson, @beauandarrownashville


2. Graduation Pic

 Graduation photo in our  Augusta  frame with a white mat | Via  Gal Meets Glam

Graduation photo in our Augusta frame with a white mat | Via Gal Meets Glam

“For my parents, I framed a photo Thomas took of my younger sister and brother at my brother’s graduation.”

Julia Engel, @galmeetsglam


3. Family Photo

 Family photo in our  Rosemont  frame with a white mat | Via  Lucky Penny

Family photo in our Rosemont frame with a white mat | Via Lucky Penny

“Everything I need this holiday season is captured in this frame...There are fights, messy rooms, tempers lost and many mistakes made. But there is love. So much love and forgiveness and understanding.”

Ana Fritsch, @luckypennyblog


4. Travel Shot

 Travel photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via  Decorotation

Travel photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via Decorotation

“When it comes to personalized gifts, I don’t think you can get much more personal than a custom framed photo or art piece that holds meaning.”

Brett Goldstein, @decorotation


5. Inspiration

 Photo in our  Irvine Slim  frame with a white mat | Via  Kaley Dignen

Photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via Kaley Dignen

“This cute little thing has inspired me to visit all over the West. I want to camp out, roam the desert and check out California and all of its wonders. There is so much to see and so many stories to learn from the people that I will meet.”

Kaley Dignen, @kaleydignen


6. Christmas Throwback

 Throwback photo in our  Irvine Slim  frame with a white mat | Via  @domestikateblog

Throwback photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via @domestikateblog

“Wrapping up one of my favorite gifts to give, a childhood memory framed up for siblings (this one makes both of us laugh pretty hard from when we were kids: Putting my hair salon station I got for Christmas to good use, I tangled up an array of hair brushes and rollers in my little sister's hair. Glad mom stopped to take this picture of her in sheer-misery and me in pure-bliss before helping sort out our mess!)”

Kate, @domestikateblog


7. Old Family Photo

 Old family photo in our  Mandalay  frame with a white mat | Via  Dear Serendipity

Old family photo in our Mandalay frame with a white mat | Via Dear Serendipity

“While you're doing your holiday shopping this year, consider something personalized and special, like framing something sentimental. I chose this original photo my dad took of my mom when she was my age.”

Emily Piskulick, @emilypiskulick


8. Pet Pic

 Photo in our  Mercer Slim  frame with a white mat | Via @ taylordaniellestone

Photo in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat | Via @taylordaniellestone

“I got a picture of our puppy framed by @framebridge as an early gift to Michael so we can always remember the year that this little blessing came into our lives 🐾.”

Taylor Danielle Stone, @taylordaniellestone


9. Wedding Instagram

 Wedding Instagram in our  Dorado  frame with a white mat | Via  See Happiness Through

Wedding Instagram in our Dorado frame with a white mat | Via See Happiness Through

“...the shiny gold frame brings the black & white image to life. We can’t wait to gift these timeless pieces to our family & friends this holiday season.”

Erin Phillips, @seehappinessthrough


10. New Arrivals

 Instagram of an ultrasound picture in our  Mercer Slim  frame with a white mat | Via  @francoisetmoiblog

Instagram of an ultrasound picture in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat | Via @francoisetmoiblog

“With a little one joining us early next year, this Christmas is feeling a bit more heartfelt than most. Naturally, gifts are leaning more personal too, like this framed shot from @framebridge of Ken & I holding the baby's ultrasound. I uploaded the photo right from my Instagram feed making it easy to be a thoughtful gift giver.”

Erin Francois, @francoisetmoiblog


Ready to wrap up that gift list?

 
Gray Malin frames holiday photography for Neiman Marcus
 "Poolside Holiday" by Gray Malin for Neiman Marcus

"Poolside Holiday" by Gray Malin for Neiman Marcus

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we've got a photo to prove it. Queue renown photographer Gray Malin. You might know him from his bright beach photos, and quirky conceptual shots, but don't think this California photog would miss a chance to spread a little holiday cheer. Together, we worked with Gray to get his “Poolside Holiday” prints framed and ready for Neiman Marcus to sell exclusively in their stores. To share more about our Christmas collaboration we sat down with Gray to reflect on how it all came together. 


So what exactly did this project between Gray Malin, Framebridge, and Neiman Marcus involve? Last year we created a holiday image specifically for our marketing purposes and website that featured 9 decked-out Christmas trees illuminating and reflecting into a sparkling swimming pool. Neiman Marcus asked us this year to exclusively carry it as a framed photo in their stores and online for this holiday season. In order to get the photograph framed beautifully and seamlessly to Neiman Marcus, we entrusted the help of Framebridge.

The photo is beautiful—where was it taken? And where did the idea come from? The photo was taken at a pool at a private residence in Southern California. The piece was inspired by a shot of a Christmas tree next to a swimming pool in Kelly Klein's book Pools: Reflections.

Can you explain a little bit about the process of working with us? How were we able to simplify framing and fulfillment for you? We knew that Framebridge had a reputation for high quality craftsmanship while maintaining the ability to deliver flawlessly to a nationwide to a large customer like Neiman Marcus, and we're very glad they were our framer of choice for this project.

How many pieces did we frame for you? What was the timetable like? 90 medium white framed “Poolside Holiday” for Neiman Marcus, which were framed and ready to go nationwide in a week.

  “Poolside Holiday” by Gray Malin  | Via Gray Malin

“Poolside Holiday” by Gray Malin | Via Gray Malin

“Framebridge exceeded my expectations and provided quality framing that I was proud to provide to Neiman Marcus and their clientele.”

With such a quick turnaround time, what were you looking for in a framing partner for this project? I appreciate a framing partner that I can depend on. My clients depend on me to deliver their orders in a timely and efficient manner, and in order to do that I have to have a framing partner who is able to do the same. Framebridge exceeded my expectations and provided quality framing that I was proud to provide to Neiman Marcus and their clientele.

What was it like to work with us on this project? It was a snap for us. We had our framed photos delivered on time, without any issues, to display beautifully in the stores for Christmas, and ready to hang on Neiman Marcus customer's homes.

Love it. How have customers reacted to the pieces? The response to “Poolside Holiday” has been fantastic. I've had the opportunity to see it in person at various Neiman Marcus stores on their coveted retail floor.

That's amazing—what do you think of the end result?  Framed to perfection, the photograph will uniquely dazzle the viewer anywhere during the holidays.


What can we help you frame this holiday season?

 
12 Days of Art
 

It's official, gifting season is in full swing. To help you check a few names off your gift list we've curated twelve amazing (and totally giftable) prints from a few of our favorite artists. Best part? You can buy these pieces (framed, of course) straight from our site, and ship them directly to your lucky giftee. We've even done all the hard work of choosing the frame and size we think complement it best. Being thoughtful has never been so easy.

Be sure to check back here each day for a new release. So, without further ado—here's the art! 


Day 12: "Dope" by Sarah Craft

  "Dope"  by  Sarah Craft  in our  Lafayette  frame | Finished frame size: 11" x 14" and 20" x 26" | $79 or $149

"Dope" by Sarah Craft in our Lafayette frame | Finished frame size: 11" x 14" and 20" x 26" | $79 or $149

Back by popular demand, because we know you love it. Don’t miss your last chance to order this "Dope" print by Sarah Craft in our rippled gold Lafayette frame!

Gift this to: anyone and everyone on your gift list.


Day 11: "Inner Tube Girls" by Caroline Rose Kaufman

  “Inner Tube Girls”  by  Caroline Rose Kaufman  in our  Irvine Slim  frame | Finished frame size: 13.5" x 13.5" | $99

“Inner Tube Girls” by Caroline Rose Kaufman in our Irvine Slim frame | Finished frame size: 13.5" x 13.5" | $99

Squad goals look good in our clean white Irvine Slim gallery frame. These “Inner Tube Girls” by Caroline Rose Kaufman are sure to bring back visions of lazy rivers and fun summer days.

Gift this to: your best friends, daughter, or beach buddy.


Day 10: “Buffalo” by CC and Mike

  “Buffalo”  by  CC and Mike  in our  Ventura  frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 15.5" x 12.5" | $79

“Buffalo” by CC and Mike in our Ventura frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 15.5" x 12.5" | $79

These big beautiful buffalo by CC and Mike make a majestic statement in our new pewter metallic Ventura frame. Black and white photography has never looked so good.

Gift this to: photography lovers and nature enthusiasts.


Day 9: “Ant Views” by Dan Joyce

  "Ant Views"  by  Dan Joyce  in our  Bolton  frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 18.5" x 14.5" | $79

"Ant Views" by Dan Joyce in our Bolton frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 18.5" x 14.5" | $79

An awesome, unexpected view of Vancouver from photographer Dan Joyce in our riveted steel Bolton frame. "Ant Views" is the perfect accent for an office, living room, or man cave.

Gift this to: the man, nature enthusiast, or photographer in your life. 


Day 8: "David Bowie" by Kate Worum

  “David Bowie”  by  Kate Worum  in our  Irvine  frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 21" x 25.3" | $99

“David Bowie” by Kate Worum in our Irvine frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 21" x 25.3" | $99

An art piece any music lover would be excited to receive. We love this David Bowie print by Kate Worum in our clean white Irvine gallery frame, and we're sure the people on your gift list will, too!

Gift this to: music lovers!


Day 7: "Gramercy Chair" by Emily Isabella

  "Gramercy Chair"  by  Emily Isabella  in our  Bowery  frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 16.4" || $59

"Gramercy Chair" by Emily Isabella in our Bowery frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 16.4" || $59

This little chair by Emily Isabella makes a big, beautiful statement in our wide champagne silver Bowery frame. It's just. so. good. Perfect for your mom, your design-loving friends, or yourself!

Gift this to: design junkies!


Day 6: "Paloma" by Juniper Briggs

  "Paloma"  by  Juniper Briggs  in our  Monterey  frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 14.7" || $79

"Paloma" by Juniper Briggs in our Monterey frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 14.7" || $79

Meet "Paloma" by Juniper Briggs. Sassy and sweet, this lady looks lovely in our whitewashed Monterey gallery frame. Perfect for the little lady in your life.

Gift this to: new parents, nieces, and daughters.


Day 5: "The Grand Tour" Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

  "The Grand Tour"  Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech in our  Mercer  frame || Finished frame size: 15" x 21.3" or 19" x 27.3" || $99 or $149

"The Grand Tour" Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech in our Mercer frame || Finished frame size: 15" x 21.3" or 19" x 27.3" || $99 or $149

Everyone’s favorite NASA poster in our clean black Mercer frame. Available in not one, but TWO sizes.

Gift this to: the space enthusiast in your life!


Day 4: "Planets" by Brainstorm

  "Planets"  by  Brainstorm  in our  Beverly  frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 16.4" || $79

"Planets" by Brainstorm in our Beverly frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 16.4" || $79

An out of this world solar system print by Brainstorm in our distressed silver Beverly frame with black sides. Science has never looked so good. 

Gift this to: the kid, kid at heart, or nerd in your life.


Day 3: "Plant Goals" by Amber Vittoria

  "Plant Goals"  by  Amber Vittoria  in our  Monroe  frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 12.9" || $79

"Plant Goals" by Amber Vittoria in our Monroe frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 12.9" || $79

Gorgeous plants by Amber Vittoria in our beautiful new champagne metallic Monroe frame—no watering necessary. "Plant Goals" achieved.

Gift this to: your sister, your friend, or yourself! 


Day 2: "Peekaboo Bunny" and "Peekaboo Bunny Tail" by Lila and Lola

   "Peekaboo Bunny"  by  Lila and Lola  in our  Marin  frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures   15.5" x 18" || $79

"Peekaboo Bunny" by Lila and Lola in our Marin frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 18" || $79

  "Peekaboo Bunny Tail"  by  Lila and Lola  in our  Marin  frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 18" || $79

"Peekaboo Bunny Tail" by Lila and Lola in our Marin frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 18" || $79

It’s only fitting that day two features *double* the cuteness. These adorable bunnies from Lila and Lola look great on their own, but work even better together. Hello, cutest diptych ever. 

Gift this to: new parents!


Day 1: "Started from the Bottom" by Paper Jam Press

  "Started From The Bottom"  by  Paper Jam Press  in our  Mercer Slim  frame || Finished frame size: 17.5" x 21.5" || $99

"Started From The Bottom" by Paper Jam Press in our Mercer Slim frame || Finished frame size: 17.5" x 21.5" || $99

Everybody loves an underdog, especially when they climb their way to the top. We can't think of a typography print more inspiring than this one from Paper Jam Press in our black Mercer Slim gallery frame. 

Gift this to: your man, work spouse, or best friend to show them you're rooting for them.


See you tomorrow for our next release!

 
A photo from the night my nephews met their baby brother
 Family photo in our  Bali  frame with a white mat

Family photo in our Bali frame with a white mat

 

“I framed a picture of my 3 nephews. My youngest nephew was just born a few weeks ago.

He had to stay in the hospital a bit longer than expected so his 2 older brothers were very excited to finally get to play with him in person.

I'm gifting this to my brother. Having 3 kids under 4 will definitely be chaotic - I know this picture will remind him of the special bond that they all have.”

- Framebridge data master and cool kid Julie

 
Poppin frames bright art for their bold office
  Gallery wall  in our  Irvine Slim  frame
 

With a motto like “Work Happy” we’re not surprised the Poppin offices are bursting with bright colors and happy faces. Technically, Poppin is an office furniture and supply manufacturer, but really they're all about making work fun through colorful, beautiful office supplies. Poppin employees say the company is fun to work for, and we can attest that they’re fun to work with. Together we worked to frame photos and even a few of their favorite Poppin supplies to create a design that complements their office and identity. Here’s Poppin’s LT Taylor on their mission, design goal, and how frames added a little something special to their already poppin’ (sorry, had to) space.


For those who aren't familiar, can you tell us about Poppin? Poppin is a startup that believes that everyone, everywhere deserves to work happy. Based in New York City, we’re a leading manufacturer of workplace furniture and supplies designed for the dynamic needs of the modern office. We’ve created an effortless and affordable one-stop solution for your entire workspace, and we’re here to help people create one that excites and inspires with beautiful design, transparent pricing, and a team of dedicated experts by your side.

How did the company get started? Where does the name come from? It all began with a simple stapler - a product whose design hasn’t changed much over the decades. We thought, “what would happen if we reimagined ordinary office products and turned them into something extraordinary?” Colorful, beautiful, and full of life. And with that, Poppin was born in 2009. The name comes from the original concept which was to create “eye-popping products at jaw-dropping prices.” We’ve since expanded into office furniture and colorful, customizable products.

  Gallery wall  in our  Irvine Slim  frame

 “Many of us have used Framebridge to deck out our own apartments so we were pleased that designing a gallery wall for the office was just as seamless.”

We love all the bright, fun colors in your office—was there a particular design goal in mind? Sure. It’s important that we practice what we preach, so we designed our office to reflect our brand identity. We also design the products we sell for ourselves first, and use our own office as a testing ground. Employee behavior and feedback play a huge role in deciding what we put into production. Whether it’s the sitting-standing desks or ways to improve collaboration and productivity, we are constantly thinking about the future of workspaces and how we can help other companies “work happy.”

Love that. It's something we have in common! What do you love most about working at Poppin? For me, it’s a combination of the people I get to work with and the work I get to do. I truly believe in our business and it’s rewarding to be surrounded by a group of folks who feel the same way.

Let's talk frames. What was it like to work with Framebridge? Can you tell us a little about the process? Many of us have used Framebridge to deck out our own apartments so we were pleased that designing a gallery wall for the office was just as seamless. It’s also great to be able to speak to real people throughout the process - from bouncing ideas off one another, to getting an expert opinion and life-like mock-ups. It was simple to execute, and we were really happy with the quality and turnout.

“The gallery wall makes such a difference - it adds a whole new dynamic to our lobby area.”

So what exactly did you guys frame with us? We’re a very visual brand so we framed six photos, showcasing a variety of our products - from a high res shot of our best-selling Ping Pong Conference Table to a cityscape of our back-to-school favorites.

Do you have a favorite piece? We love that all the frames tell a cohesive story, but my favorite is shadowbox frame. It’s amazing that you’re able to frame physical items - it’s the perfect way to display a keepsake (and would certainly make a great gift!)

I can’t tell you how many compliments we’ve gotten from employees and visiting clients. The gallery wall makes such a difference - it adds a whole new dynamic to our lobby area.


What can we frame to add inspiration to your office?

 
Wrabel concert ticket for my best friend and wing woman
 Concert ticket float mounted in our  Irvine Slim  frame

Concert ticket float mounted in our Irvine Slim frame

 

“One of my best friends from high school (Wrabel) was touring with Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammar this fall, and I framed the concert ticket.

My best friend Liz and I have been super fan girls since high school. I did a quick day trip to New York on a random Thursday in October, so Liz and I could see him together during his first big tour. Despite our very best intentions – we even handmade t-shirts! – it was one of those nights where everything went just a little bit wrong.

I framed the ticket as a reminder that even when things don't go 100% to plan, when you're with someone you love, nothing else really matters. 

I'm gifting this to my best friend, Liz. I hope she'll love it as a reminder that we can make our own fun, no matter the circumstances. Plus, I know she'll smile every time she thinks about how hard our very talented friend Stephen has worked to follow his dreams – there's nothing better than that feeling of pride for one of your friends!”

- Framebridge Head of Product, puppy mama, and Renaissance woman Julia

 
A photo of my best friend and her new baby boy, MJ the Third
 Instagram in our  Mandalay  frame with a white mat

Instagram in our Mandalay frame with a white mat

 

“I framed a photo of my friends Jenny, MJ, and Rosie welcoming the newest addition to their clan, MJ the third! He was just born last week. 

It's special to me because, I mean...can you see the way Rosie's little hands are clasped together? If that isn't love I don't know what is.

So I'm gifting this to all of them! This is such an exciting new chapter in their lives, and they are truly special people. I hope Rosie especially will treasure this photo when she gets older.”

- Framebridge Collaborations Producer and in-house influencer, Cory

 
Common frames art for their apartments
 

Apartment hunting is one of the most universally *miserable* experiences. We all know what it's like to feel like Goldilocks on an eternal search for a space that's just right. Cue the co-living startup Common. The brainchild of General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves, these gorgeous *fully furnished* apartments are move-in ready, and offer an awesome, wide range of amenities which are all included in a flat monthly fee. And you know what every living space needs? Frames. Here to talk a little bit more about Common and our beautiful partnership is Sophie Wilkinson, Head of Design and Construction at Common.


Hi, Sophie! For those who aren't familiar, can you tell us a little bit about Common? Common is a co-living brand. We provide a housing option where you find a home and room mates, can sign up online for the rental duration that suits you, move into a beautifully furnished home, and know everyone in your building.

Very cool. Where did the idea come from? Has it changed along the way? The idea of Common came from the broad array of bad renting experiences that have become the norm in cities like New York. Common challenges classic barriers in renting such as brokers fees, 12 month lease terms, or long rental history needed to secure a lease. We are bringing the experience of finding your place to your smart devices via online tours and lease signing on your phone. We are making the experience of living with your roommates great. Dinner parties, movie nights, and nights out are held constantly and you truly know your neighbors. We also wanted to remove most of things that roommates fight about. We provide weekly cleaning, all of the shared supplies such as toilet paper, we pay the bills, and furnish everything in the home.

Sounds like heaven to us. How would you describe the design aesthetic of the Williamsburg space? Our newest home in Williamsburg, Havemeyer, is open and bright with big windows and tall ceilings. It references industrial Williamsburg with exposed concrete walls and reclaimed timber beams as stair treads. The interior decoration is minimalistic but warm. We have simple steel furniture pieces and classic chair designs aside unique Persian and Moroccan rugs, and of course gorgeous and interesting art throughout the common spaces.

"We love working with brands and companies who we believe in, and who are bringing a new solution to traditional markets."

 
 

And of course you needed a few frames! We think Framebridge is a wonderful idea and company. You are offering a great new solution to how to frame artworks easily and at a good value. We love working with brands and companies who we believe in, and who are bringing a new solution to traditional markets. We also believe in making beautiful spaces and therefore had a lot of art to frame! Because we furnish our homes from the long term we ensure we choose partners whose quality we can trust to last. Framebridge has been a great partner and we are so proud of all our beautifully framed pieces.  

We loved working with you all as well! For those who are less familiar, can you explain a little bit about the process? What did you enjoy most about it? The process was so incredibly easy. We buy our art both online and here in New York. We had everything sent directly to Framebridge, and within an extremely short amount of time we had over 100 pieces framed and back at our doorstep, ready for the opening of our newest home. The most enjoyable part of the process was how you took care of everything. Framing pieces of art can seem like a “too hard” task, that takes a lot of energy and involvement, but we loved knowing we could trust you, and that it would be completely taken care of.

 
 

"We also found that traditional framers were not able to handle the timelines we wanted to hit to open our new homes quickly."

Any surprises along the way? I was surprised at how quickly you were able to frame all of our works, and how easy it was having our beautiful pieces sent right to our door ready to hang!

We love art in our homes, but framing each piece ourselves was taking a lot of time and effort on our part. We also found that traditional framers were not able to handle the timelines we wanted to hit to open our new homes quickly. Framebridge solved both of these problems for us. We see the quality in the framing and that is something that is very important.

Most importantly, what do your residents think of the space? The biggest feedback we get from visitors and residents is that they didn’t imagine the homes would be “so nice”. We take a lot of care to create spaces that are comfortable and relaxed. One of my favorite quotes from a member was that “my home feels like a grown up home”. I think framing your beautiful art is a “grown-up” move, and we love how easy Framebridge made that for us!


We'd love to help your business feel like a home. 

 
Our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
 Family photo in our  Irvine  frame

Family photo in our Irvine frame

 

There's nothing better than giving the people you love a gift they'll really love.  


New Beginnings

 Wedding photo in our  Buckhead  frame

Wedding photo in our Buckhead frame

Gift your favorite moments from your (or your best friend's) wedding to friends and family. You know your mom wants to show off your big day, your newlywed best friend wants a pic from her own wedding, and your bridal party would love a pic of all the girls.

Frames we love for wedding photos: Buckhead, Newport, Concord, and Richmond


First Date Memories

 Matchbook float mounted in our  Beaumont  frame

Matchbook float mounted in our Beaumont frame

Frame a reminder of your early days together with a unique memento. Think: a matchbox from your first date restaurant, a menu from a local haunt, or the napkin where you first wrote your digits.

Frames we love for sentimental objects: Beaumont, Providence, Mercer Slim, and Irvine Slim


Quiet Moments

 Family photo in our Irvine frame

Family photo in our Irvine frame

Your favorite family photos really do make the best gift for parents, aunties and in-laws. (You may even want to order an extra one for yourself.)

Frames we love for family photos: Irvine, Mercer, Newport, and Richmond


Home Sweet Home

 Illustration by  Lindsay Gilmore Illustration  in our  Providence  frame

Illustration by Lindsay Gilmore Illustration in our Providence frame

Celebrate the places, people, and pets they love with a commissioned illustration. We love this idea for those hard to shop for people on your list. 

Our favorite frames for illustrations: Providence, Sonoma, and Marin.


Travel Mementos

 Postcard in our  Richmond  frame

Postcard in our Richmond frame

Postcards picked up on vacation, a trusted map used on a backpacking trip, or scenic photos. Tell your travel story by showing it off.

Our favorite frames for travel memories: Richmond, Irvine Slim, and Mercer Slim


Big Achievements

 Race bib float mounted in our  Bali  frame

Race bib float mounted in our Bali frame

Marathon race bibs, diplomas, jerseys and more. Preserve and display their proudest moments of 2016 forever.

Our favorite frames for milestone moments: Bali, Providence, and Mercer Slim


Go Artsy

You can't go wrong with a beautiful piece of art. Looking for some ideas? We rounded up 100 of our favorite art prints over here. (We've even included a frame recommendation with each piece!) 


Ready, set...

 
Dos Toros frames their restaurant menus
 

This story combines a few of our favorite things: burritos, framing, and a great origin story. Founded by brothers Leo and Oliver Kremer in 2009, Dos Toros brings the best of San Francisco style Mexican food to the East Coast. This new chain offers a seriously delicious burrito, but also serves up top quality ingredients, customer service, and overall experience. Oh, and have we mentioned they’re blowing up? We’ve loved working with the Dos Toros team over the last few months to get their menus and mission up on the walls of their new locations. We recently sat down with Leo and Oliver’s partner Tyler Lohman, and Head of Marketing Marcus Byrd to reflect on their journey so far, what differentiates Dos Toros from the other guys, and how Framebridge was able to simplify framing for this rapidly growing company.


Tell us about Dos Toros and how you got started.

Tyler: I got started back in 2009. Leo and Oliver first moved out to New York in early 2008 with the intention of bringing the Northern California burrito that we all grew up with to NY.

The tacquerias of San Francisco have a huge presence in many people's diets—ours included. We felt—having friends and family on the east coast, and having spent a lot of time in NYC—that no place on the East Coast really did that justice. They moved out in 2008 and set to it. Started looking for real estate, started testing some recipes, and found this amazing location (the recession helped) on 4th avenue at the southeast corner of Union Square. Very similar to the taquerias in California it was very long and lean not a lot of seats, but fit the mold of counter service we wanted to serve. We had every intention of staying true to the taquerias we grew up with, but add our spice to it when we could—the sustainability, the design, etc. making sure no aspect aesthetic or flavor was overlooked. Even the customer service.

 
Framebridge-Dos-Toros
 

“For us, it’s such a badge of honor to be rolling a burrito in the lunchtime rush.”

You're up to 12 locations. What does that feel like?

Tyler: Uh, it’s pretty surreal. The past 18 months have been a whirlwind—we’ve gone from five to ten stores with a quick eleven and twelve soon thereafter. And all the newer stores we’ve been opening up are much larger square footage, they’re in downtown business districts, they have a lot higher rent, and a lot higher pedestrian volume. Just really trying to garner that lunchtime business traffic.

What makes Dos Toros different?

Marcus: There are a million answers I could give you, but I think it comes down to two things: expertise and warmth.

Expertise: A lot of Mexican taquerias and grills specialize in bowls. The authentic San Francisco mission-style burrito and taqueria experience is unique to Dos Toros, at least in NY. There’s tangible things that we can point to, like the fact that we steam the cheese onto the tortilla. But it even gets down to the more minute things that you can’t see, for example, we have the thirty laws of lime mastery.  You have to know those before you can roll a burrito. At many places in your first or second week you could find yourself on the line rolling a burrito. For us, it’s such a badge of honor to be rolling a burrito in the lunchtime rush. To do that you have to have rolled hundreds of burritos first.

Warmth: I credit a lot of this to us being from the Bay Area of California, and having an amazing attitude toward customer service—making every guest feel special and engaging them on a personal level.

How do you go about curating company culture and keeping that top of mind?

Tyler: If we want to deliver a great product and make our customers happy we have to treat our employees well. We hire for attitude because ability will follow. We can teach you how to roll that perfect burrito, we can teach you how to count a drawer, we can teach you how to cook the beans, but one of the things we can’t teach you is that emotional strength and that personality.

 
Framebridge-Dos-Toros
 

“Now Framebridge is our one-stop-shop for everything we need framed.”

What did you frame with us for your Dos Toros stores?

Tyler: We framed all of the menu boards at our stores, in-house marketing for our sustainability pages and hot sauces descriptions, our start here signs, and our mandatory NYC choking poster which was illustrated by a local artist. Everything that’s framed is Framebridge.

Marcus: The menu is really our most important piece of signage. And that hot sauce and sustainability statement really speak to Tyler’s point about how we fret over the details so you don’t have to. I wonder how many people actually read those everyday. If they only knew the hours we spent and the sixteen drafts we went through to get the wording right. That’s emblematic of Dos Toros and of Framebridge. Something so simple can be so detailed.

 
 

What was the process like of managing framing in the midst of rapidly opening new stores?

Tyler: Everything was super smooth. It was nice to have a direct point of contact to work with. Being able to upload a file and select no mat and the Bolton frame was so easy.

Marcus: I have taken some of Tyler’s responsibilities over recently. He asked me to frame menus for a new store and I said, “Ok, I’ve never done this before. I don’t know what I’m looking for!” He just told me those three things (upload, no mat, Bolton) and I got it done in fifteen minutes. I was incredibly relieved to not have to stress about something. The interface was so smooth—it maybe took me eight clicks and a credit card number to get the mission accomplished.

Everything has been a joy and a pleasure. Honestly, it allowed us to save time. We used to have to haggle over it. We had three of four different companies doing what you guys were doing. Now Framebridge is our one-stop-shop for everything we need framed.

Our first reflex is - can Framebridge do it?


What can we help you frame?

 
@galmeetsglam gifts family photos
 Family photos in our Augusta, Hudson, and Providence frame styles | Via  Gal Meets Glam

Family photos in our Augusta, Hudson, and Providence frame styles | Via Gal Meets Glam

 

"A while back, I remember receiving my very first Framebridge photo as a gift, a photo of Thomas and me in Napa. It’s one of my favorite gifts I’ve received (as a couple you have to cherish those rare times you get a great photo together, am I right?). The joy that seeing this photo brings to me each day stuck with me and gave me the idea to gift our loved ones framed photos from Framebridge for the holidays."

 
Sapna frames her tiny dancer
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"From the time she put this dress on, we were reminded of how our kid, despite making everything harder, can just make everything so much better and more memorable."

What did you frame with us? I framed a picture of my daughter Rumi at the Alhambra in Spain.  

What makes this photo special? It turned out that when my daughter projectile puked in the car, this is the only outfit we could find at the Alhambra. It was this or a cheesy Alhambra t-shirt sans pants. She was much happier with this outfit. She was quite the attraction, I lost count of the number of people snapping pictures of her... in fact, there is a small part of me that truly believes she ended up in some Japanese kids' magazine in Tokyo. 

From the time we put this outfit on her and saw her twirling with joy, our day dramatically improved - we forgot all about being hungover and jet-lagged, about the post-puke cleaning of the rental car, about the horrible traffic and missing our ticketed time slot, about how incredibly hard it is traveling with a toddler—from the time she put this dress on, we were reminded of how our kid, despite making everything harder, can just make everything so much better and more memorable. It ended up being a fantastic day after all.

 
Elise gifts a throwback photo of her grandpa

Framebridge team member Elise shares what she's excited to gift this holiday season.

 A scan of an old family photo in our  Ventura  frame

A scan of an old family photo in our Ventura frame

 

"He was someone with a laid back and happy disposition, so this photo captured him perfectly!"

What did you frame? A photo of my grandpa, Popo.

Why is it special? This photo is really special to our family for a number of reasons: It was taken the summer before he served in World War II, in his dad's boat, just outside of the home where my mom grew up. He was someone with a laid back and happy disposition, so this photo captured him perfectly!

Who are you gifting it to? I'm gifting this to my Mom, I know that she will love to see his smiling face every day in our home :)

 
5 Gifts Bloggers Love
 

The holiday season is coming in h-o-t. So we're rounding up some of our favorite gifting ideas to help you feel calm, cool, and collected. Here are five fast and easy gifting options to help you nail that scary gift list.


Family Photos

 
 
 Via Fin and Vince

Via Fin and Vince

"I also often struggle when Christmas' season comes and I have to shop for our families. I'm always looking for that special gift with a sentiment behind it that both me and the person I'm gifting will always cherish and remember. Framebridge is that gift everyone will love. Either a photo of a trip you've done with your family, or a frame of your kids gifted to your parents (because let's be honest, what grandparents wouldn't want a photo of their grandchildren hung up on their walls?). It's the perfect gift. " -Sara, Fin and Vince || Read the post

Our favorite frames for family photos: 


Something Unexpected

 
 
 Via Dream Green DIY

Via Dream Green DIY

"This holiday season, I decided to treat my close-at-heart business contacts with handmade gifts. I teamed up with Framebridge to custom frame handwritten recipe cards filled out with my favorite go-to cocktail recipes. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season from afar, but with all the personalized thought that the holidays deserve." -Carrie Waller, Dream Green DIY || Read the post

Other thoughtful gift ideas: 


Travel Photos

 
 
 Via So Then They Say

Via So Then They Say

"Brice, my husband, has mentioned numerous times that we should dedicate a wall in our home to hanging a photo from each of our travels. I always thought this was a brilliant idea but I never wanted to deal with the hassle of finding someone to print the photos, paying someone to frame them, and then having to deal with picking them up." - Mary Summers, So Then They Say || Read the post

Our favorite frames for travel photos: 


Art Prints

 
 
 Via The Proper Blog

Via The Proper Blog

"Easiest frame-job o’ my life! I really wanted to thank some of our clients in the best way I could, and I think these framed prints are the perfect way to do that! I think the hardest thing might be having to actually let them go come December." -Lexy Ward, The Proper Blog || Read the post →

Looking for cool art print ideas? We've rounded up 100 of our favorites here.


Instagrams

 
 
 Via Kelly Golightly

Via Kelly Golightly

"I love Instagram. Clearly. But sometimes I’d like to bring those memories offline and into my home, rather than just have them live on my phone. Know what I mean? So I got to thinking, wouldn’t that make the perfect Christmas present for friends, family and colleagues to say thank you for being a part of your year and to commemorate special moments? I mean, what better way to say thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays?" -Kelly Golightly || Read the post

Our favorite Instagram subjects:


Ready, set, gift!