Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thrifty Gifts - Framed Art

A nice gift for godparents, grandparents, or anyone who loves your child might be a piece of their special artwork in a frame.

  • Consider the size. Dad is more likely to be able to display the art in his office if it's in a 8X10 frame than he is if it's poster sized.
  • Start with nice paper (even copier paper will do). You can still frame the work done on a newsprint coloring book page, but it will yellow over time.
  • Be sure to sign and date it somewhere. If your child is too young to write, do it for him or her.
  • Frames are available at any discount or craft store. Larger craft stores offer regular coupons so you don't have to pay full price.
  • A mat can make it look more professionally framed, and is often included with the frame you purchase.
  • Take a photo of your child holding the gift and include it in the card or fasten it to the back of the frame.

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