As stores brace for Black Friday—the day after Thanksgiving that has become known as the official start to the holiday shopping season—surveys reveal this may be a leaner year than many are predicting. A recent survey, conducted by GfK Custom Research North America, revealed that 40% of consumers will spend less this year, while 44% will spend approximately the same as in 2010. The increased thriftiness, researchers predict, will have consumers getting creative. For many holiday shoppers, few gifts combine sentimentality and class with low cost quite like picture frames.
With a little creativity and the perfect picture, discount picture frames can make perfect gifts. This brief guide will help you create a picture perfect gift on a budget that your friends and family will never forget.
Choosing The Perfect Picture: Like any great gift, choosing the perfect picture for your frame comes down to the personality of your recipient. If it is for your grandmother looking to stay connected to her relatives, a nice family photo will tug the heartstrings. If you are giving a photo to a close friend, a picture chronicling a memory you share or an inside joke will bring you closer together. For work associates or fans of artwork, a picture you took yourself makes a very classy gift. But remember to choose a picture that evokes a timeless feeling, as most silver or leather picture frames are built to last and will be on a table for all to see for quite some time.
Choosing The Perfect Frame: The larger the frame, the more space the recipient has to devote to your gift. If you give a large frame, be sure to include a photo that has some artistic flare and evokes the creativity of a work of art. Smaller frames can also make great gifts. Three-pane frames work best with silly pictures, while nice silver picture frames match with serious black-and-white photography. Make sure you choose a frame that matches your picture to create a more cohesive gift.
Wrap Carefully: Picture frames contain glass and can be broken on a long flight or a trip in the car. If you are shipping or traveling with a frame, you should package it very carefully. Use extra tissue paper to cushion the box or head to your local post office and find box materials that can easily hold the frame in place so you are not worried about broken glass in the box for your recipient.
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