We’ve all heard that, haven’t we? The saying that every picture says a thousand words. What about the frame you mount this photo in though? Could this say a few words as well?
Words such as the day the photo was taken, who its subjects are, what the occasion was…rather than displaying a picture then wondering, months or years later, just where you were and when - have it emblazoned across the bottom of the frame itself then there’s no forgetting.
My mum thought she could mark her photos by writing on the back when and where it was took, so in years to come and her memory filled with numerous other ‘occasions’ she’d still be able to tell. Only she forgot to think that when a photo is in a frame it means dismantling it to read this precious information!
Photo frames make wonderful gifts, especially those that are personalised. Sure to make a loved one smile is a frame that says “You’re the best!” - topped off with a photo of the person in question inside. Of course, the beauty of personalised photo frames is that you can choose your own message, so whether it says, “Welcome, Baby Jack” or “Congratulations to the happy couple”, or maybe “You are the reason I wake with a smile” or “Thanks for everything, Mum!” it’ll mean so much to the person you give it to.
This beautiful frame is perfect for a new baby boy and gives you the option to pop his name and date of birth:
A personalised photo frame is a perfect gift for a couple getting married, especially if you can give them it after the wedding and once your pictures have been printed. Why not aim to give them a picture of the evening do or reception - one that’s not contrived or already captured by the wedding photographer? I’ve often thought the photos taken by guests truly reflect the happiness and ambience of someone’s wedding far more than nervously taken, posed images.
Add the date of the wedding and their names on such as this photo frame, and hey presto! A personal, thoughtful and undeniably beautiful gift:
A wedding day goes by so quick, especially for the bride and groom, making all reminders gratefully received!
If you’re anything like me, the advent of digital cameras and mobile phones has meant that although I take as many photos as ever I did before, they stay on my camera or device. I don’t seem to get round to printing off the picture and framing it which is such a shame. If someone did that for me as a gift, I’d be so touched, I can’t tell you.
Photo frames seem to have gone out of vogue in recent years but why, I don’t know. I still love to look at photos of my family in days gone by as much now as I ever did, and having them all stuffed in a drawer or filed away in an electronic folder somewhere is quite sad.
Perhaps you have a relative that lives quite far from you; far enough to visit only once a blue moon when it’s possible. A truly special gift is a photo frame of you and your family - chances are you’ll all have changed since your relative last saw you. For some families, photos are the only way to keep in touch - despite the advent of FaceTime, Skype and similar technology, some of us just have no interest in the digital revolution! Personalising it with a ‘Miss You’ or ‘To the Best Nan’ makes a gift like this all the more special.
It’s a good thing a picture tells a thousand words as we couldn’t fit that many on the photo frame! It doesn’t matter though, because it really does only take a few well-chosen words to tell a loved one how much you adore them.