We have some exciting new things taking place around Frame USA and we want to share them with you.
Millennial: A person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century….
The millennial generation is the largest age group to emerge since the baby boomer generation. Millennials are creating a change in how work gets done. They often work more in teams and use more technology. Some may ask how this may affect the workplace. But rather then asking how this will affect the workplace, why not think of it as improving the workplace. My name is Bethany Larson and this is day 2 at Frame USA as a Customer Service Representative.
I am part of the generation we all call the Millennials. Although I may look older and act more mature then my fellow millennial’s in my age group, we also have to remember the years to be considered a Millennial. Millennials are born between the years of 1980s ranging from the mid-1990s to early 2000s. And there I am 1993; one of the best birth years ever.
I was born in a world full of new technology, there wasn’t anything I couldn’t learn. At my fingertips I have tablets and smartphones; Google with just a touch of a button and Internet wherever I went. It was a new world more advanced then we could have ever imagined. And I was living it. I have always had a passion for the business industry, watching my parents own their own business and their parents owning there’s has really inspired me to become my very best.
As a Customer Service Representative at Frame USA I want to bring my very best abilities to the table. I not only want this company to have satisfied customers but I want them to have Raving Fans. Everyday there are new opportunities to do something amazing, to go that extra plus one to make someone’s life better, to challenge myself and come up with new ideas for the team. It’s my turn to make a difference. And I am happy to have been welcomed into the company!
Looking for a last minute gift? Have an art show that you need frames for immediately? Worry not, Frame USA has just what you need.
Here at Frame USA we have what we like to call Fast Ship Frames (aka FAS). This means that some of our most popular frame series, sizes and colors are kept in stock to be shipped within 24 hours of an order being placed. It’s true!
Spotting a fast ship frame is easy enough. You can easily these ship frames by their unique item number. Their item numbers are the same as the picture frames we normally ship except that it begins with the letters “FAS” and are in red.
Another way to locate our FAS frames is by going directly to our “24 Hour Shipping” section on the website. This contains every picture frame series that has fast ship.
So if you need picture frames in a hurry, you can place an order for one of our FAS Frames on Tuesday and it will leave our warehouse by the end of the day Wednesday. So now you know that if you need a high quality and affordable picture frame in a jiffy, there are options at Frame USA.
Additionally, Tuesday February 21st – Thursday February 23rd, enjoy 10% off all Fast Ship Frames with Coupon Code: 10FastFrames!
Valentine’s Day (sometimes known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine) is a holiday celebrated every year on February 14th. Valentine’s Day began as a religious feast honoring early saints named Valentinus. This day is regarded as a pretty important cultural and commercial celebration around the world but has yet to be made a public holiday in any country.
February 14th first became connected with the idea of love in the 14th century. Then later on in 18th century in England, the day gradually evolved into one where people show their love for each other through flowers, greeting cards and candy.
The first mass produced Valentines in the United States were manufactured and distributed in 1847 by Esther Howland. Back in this time complex and fancy Valentines cards were imported from Europe and many Americans couldn’t afford them.
Nowadays around 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year with half of those valentines being given to family members. If you add the valentine-exchange cards made in most schools the number goes up to 1 billion with teachers being the number one recipient. In the United States alone the average valentine’s spending has increased every year, from $108 a person in 2010 to $131 in 2013. Valentine’s Day is now considered by some to be a Hallmark holiday due to its commercialization.
Home is where the heart is… And where you hang your pictures
I love walking into a person’s house, or even an office, and the first thing they say is, “make yourself at home.” I then sit and try and become comfortable in a somewhat foreign environment. I begin to look around and see how the host has truly made the surrounding area in which I sit their home.
Whether a house, an office, or even just a desk, we like to “make ourselves at home.” We aren’t completely at ease, completely settled, or satisfied until we put just a bit of our personal touch to the area. And how do most people do to do this? They display pictures.
Walk into an office and try not to notice the images displayed on walls, shelves, and the desk itself. Enter your best friend’s sitting room and try to ignore the gallery of family photos hanging over the couch. You can’t! We find ourselves taken in to another person’s life. We become aware that, “this is their space.” And all it took was a picture. Stories were being displayed of
The last quarter of 2016 held a lot of exciting changes in my life. In early October I moved to a new state, and started a new job. In November my husband and I were joined in marriage, we began a new life together. Between the move and marriage there wasn’t a lot of time to become truly settled. My heart, although excited to be with my husband, was not at yet home. Our home felt more like a hotel, a temporary dwelling, a place we would not be for long… and something had to be done about this.
And so, I started hanging picture frames. My husband and I chose just the right ones, the ones that would emphasize the photos that would soon fill them. I stepped back, and even before they had a picture to display, the frames had created a whole new room, inviting us to make it our own.
When a work trip that took me away from home for a short time, my husband filled those frames as a surprise to me. When I walked into our home, my heart was settled… this was OUR HOME! It belonged to us, and no one else. Those were our memories being displayed.
And so I decided, home is indeed, “where the heart is,” but it’s also where you hang your pictures.
Whether you have old picture frames lying around unused or you’re just a creative person who loves new projects, our DIY Mosaic Picture Frames are just the thing for you. A mosaic is art that’s made by combining pieces of glass, tile, stone, etc. in a decorative manner.
Turning your frame into a mosaic is not as difficult as the fancy name suggest. There are a few items you will need to complete your very own DIY Mosaic Picture Frame:
To start this project you first need to break the items you plan on using to decorate the picture frame with. Once you feel you have broken your items into enough pieces to cover the picture frame you need to spread some grout onto the frame. With your picture frame covered in grout you now place the broken pieces of your item onto the grout covered frame. Next you need to fully allow your frame to set and dry for a couple of hours. After your picture frame is completely dry there will be a layer of grout on top of your mosaic pieces but it will come off with a damp paper towel.
When doing DIY projects we suggest using our Decorate-it Picture Frames or our Unfinished Picture Frames. These wooden picture frames are perfect for people with that do-it-yourself spirit. Created especially for crafting, these frames can be painted, stained and decorated with ease.
Send us pictures and let us know how your mosaic picture frames turned out. Then check back in with our Frame USA Blog for more DIY Picture Frames and ideas.
“Counting Crows established the GreyBird Foundation because we believe America is a dream in which the thoughts and needs of each and every person matter. Unfortunately, people feel small as the world expands and they forget that they ARE America.
So we find the people down the street from you who are trying to do their part to help and we try and help THEM. Get involved with the idea of being involved people. After all, it’s your town, your country, your world, and no one will ever make as much of a difference as you can just by waking up and being a part of it.”
We are proud to support this great organization. Be sure to donate during the checkout process to help us support this great charity!
The Architectural Style is defined by the attributes that make a design, building or structure notable or historically identifiable. These attributes are more clearly defined as form, method of construction, materials etc. Most architectural styles change over time to mirror the changes in religion, fashion, technology, materials or even the emergence of new ideas.
We wanted to refresh your memory and introduce you to some of the newest posters we have just rolled out.
Depicted in this poster is a 1960’s record store with music posters showcasing big names such as The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.
Venice Grand Canal by Leonid Afremov
This poster is a colorful pallet knife painting of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. This canal is one of the most traffic infested parts of the city and provides water buses, water taxis and gondolas of people to travel. This painting is brought to us by Leonid Afremov, a distinguished contemporary artist.
This poster is part of NASA’s initiative to revamp their space program and get the youth interested in space.
Celebrated on February 14th, Valentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to showing that special person in your life that you love them. On this day most restaurants are booked with reservations, flower shops are running out of roses and jewelry stores are in heavy demand. But one of the best gifts you can give is one that has meaning. Presents that you create yourself or help design can show your Valentine just how well you know them and how much you care about them. One way to do this is by putting important photos or mementos from a special moment into picture frames and then customizing those frames.
At Frame USA we have a number of different frames that would be perfect for creating this kind of unique Valentine’s Day present.
Decorate-It Picture Frame & Unfinished Picture Frame
These unfinished wooden picture frames are perfect for people with that Do-It-Yourself spirit. Created especially for crafting, these frames can be painted in different variations of red or pink for a Valentine feel. The flat profile of these do it yourself frames make them ideal for gluing heart decorations in the vain of Cupid.
Barnwood Frame Serving Tray
These frames are primarily used to entertain guests while serving drinks or appetizes, so why not kill two birds with one stone. Get your Valentine a Barnwood tray and put a special picture of the two of you in it so next time they have guests over not only will they be entertained, but they will be envious of the love you have for your partner.
Shadowbox Picture Frames
If you have any significant mementos or items that remind you of your Valentine, shadow box picture frames are the way to go. Framing mementos will let your Valentine know that not only do you appreciate them, but you also remember even the smallest of memories.
For those of us running short on time or those who just aren’t as crafty, picture frame engraving is the quintessential picture framing idea. At Frame USA we are able to make custom engraved frames with names and logos onto a select variety of our frames, glass or matting. Leave a cute message or the date that you and your Valentine met and watch their heart melt.
So as February 14th gets closer, consider giving your valentine something they can hang on their wall and cherish for many Valentine’s Days to come.