Family Day makes February great. We love our families.
most of our family?…
most of our family, most of the time?
Honestly, the truth be told, like car manufacturers, we love some of our family members more than others. Some family is just more loveable. More special.
For this truly elite group of your family members, why not frame them? No, no. Not that kind of “frame them”. Custom Picture Frame them.
All kidding aside, what better way to honour and enjoy the favorite people in your life than to frame a special photo of them.
Kim A. recently brought in a photo of his father.
The photo had been visually lost in a small underwhelming ready-made frame on the wall for years. After a recent home renovation, it was time to give it the respect and honour it deserved.
Do you have photos like that?
Kim’s picture was taken in 1972 at the Henry Ford Museum in Deerborn, Michigan. Making it an even more memorable excursion was the fact that Kim’s dad operated a Ford dealership. As they were about to leave the museum, Kim asked his dad to choose his favourite vehicle and stand beside it for a picture.
Not an extraordinary photo at the time but it was soon to become a treasured memory of a day spent together.
Sadly, Kim’s father passed away a month after the photo was taken.
Boxes, cameras, computers and even your walls are filled with special photographs that are waiting to be re-discovered.
By simply adding the right mat, a photo can go from something easily overlooked to something that commands attention.
Framing design does not need to be elaborate nor overly expensive.
In Kim’s case, a red core double mat was used. The red bevel of the top mat anchors the photo and visually draws our eye toward the photo. It is now an art piece that mirrors the importance of the subject matter and that special moment in time.
Do you have a photo to honour?
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About Karen – A creative business owner who specializes in framing unusual items. When not transforming objects into framed masterpieces for clients, she indulges her sweet tooth with all things dark chocolate and unwinds with a good biography and a cappuccino.