What to Frame for Valentine's Day

Need some creative inspiration that will make your celebration of love a huge success? We’re here to help. Forget the mundane chocolate and flowers and opt for a meaningful gift that is sure to spark the “feels.” Here’s five sure-fire future favs for your Valentine.

Frame Your Favorite Photo

There’s never a better time to make use of all those great photos you take as a couple but never frame or display — we’re all guilty of it. Framing your favorite photo can be the perfect gift, but don’t opt for a flimsy off-the-shelf picture frame; instead, choose a quality picture frame and mat board that perfectly complement your photo and will last far beyond your next milestone anniversary. Using a hand crafted, and personally designed frame will not only help preserve your photographs for years, it will show that you care about the small details and your memories together.

Give a Framed or Canvas Print of Your Pet

Those sweet or funny photos of your four-legged or feathered loved ones make great gifts. Besides, they are members of the family too — loved and cared for just like our own children, so why not surprise your special someone with a framed photo of your beloved pet? Profile 500, with its many options for natural hues, is a stylish way to feature Fido or spotlight Simba. Match the hue of the frame to one of the colors in the animal’s fur or feathers for a masterfully designed presentation, or top that with a large canvas print; alternatively, commission a portrait based off a favorite photo of your pet. Once you receive your canvas, you can display it beautifully inside a stunning canvas floater frame.

Frame a Love Letter

Love letters are a lost art, but few forms of communication are more romantic. For those that exchange them, especially those who have been in a long-distance relationship at one point in time, they can be a cherished and sentimental gift. If you have a collection of love letters (or if you don’t — there’s no better time to write one), pick your favorite and frame it.
Score even more creative points by using a love letter as the mat board, surrounding your favorite photograph. Purchase a complete frame package with a mat board cut to your specifications. Lay the letter or letters over the mat board and cut out the mat board opening in the center of the letter. Use a spray or liquid adhesive to attach the letter to the mat board, and then assemble the frame. If you’d rather not damage your letter, make a high-quality photocopy, rewrite the letter or simply write directly on the mat board.

Create a String Collage

One frame can display multiple photographs and can be a reusable and romantic home décor item. Purchase an empty frame, string, small clips and wooden or cardstock letters of your initials. Attach three lengths of string horizontally across the frame; on the uppermost string, clip your initials as well as an ampersand or plus sign. On the lower two strings, attach a few of your favorite snapshots. With this frame, you can swap out snapshots over time — it’s a personalized gift that can evolve with your relationship.

Get Puzzled

Give the gift of a good time plus a cherished keepsake with a personalized puzzle. Choose a favorite photo to have made into a jigsaw puzzle — there are tons of online shops that specialize in puzzle making — and spend some quality time putting all the pieces together. Once you’ve completed the puzzle, you can permanently glue it together, mount it to a board, and frame it to enjoy for years to come. The bright and modern colors of the Nielsen Profile 117V are a perfect complement to vivid photo puzzle hues and other decorative framing projects.

About the author


Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

Leave a Reply