If you like the idea of framing something special and sentimental to you, but don't know where to start, here's a few basic tips to help out. Since my website is geared to babies and children, this is where I will focus, but the same tips will apply to anything.
1) Choosing the keepsake. What is important to you? Do you have something in particular that reminds you of cherished times or a special occasion? For children this might be christening gifts that end up getting hidden away in a box, or a baby's first shoes, a comforter, the hospital band, a first nappy, 3d baby castings, a booty.....
2) Making sure you get a frame that fits. If you are buying one of our empty keepsake frames, you will need to measure the items prior to purchase to make sure they will fit. Depth is probably the most important factor here as it can be the most restrictive. We have a range of deep box frames in three different depths.
3) Mount or no mount... that is the question. How do you want your keepsakes displayed? Are you going for a less is more approach and framing a lone item? If so a mount would look great. If on the other hand you have several items to frame and you need the extra space, then you probably won't need the mount. If you do decide on mount, you can get more than one opening to split the display (e.g. photo on one side and a shoe on another).
4) Choosing the frame colour and style. Where is the frame going to be displayed? Which room? Do you want it to stand on a shelf or windowsill or hung on a wall? What decor will it need to match? By considering all of these questions, you will narrow down the colour and style that you are looking for.
Check out our website www.forkeepssake.co.uk to view our range of deep shadowbox style frames (Empty Keepsake Frames) that have been designed specifically to display baby keepsakes.