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HUGE WEEKEND SALE! 7/29/11 – 8/1/11 (ends at midnight EST)

HUGE WEEKEND SALE FREE SHIPPING!

We are running Free Shipping on almost all of websites! Whether you’re a wholesale or retail shopper now is the time to buy! On our wholesale websites, FrameUSA.com and Posterservice.com, all orders over $200 will receive free shipping. On our retail page, FramePlace.com, orders over $50 will receive free shipping. Finally, for our frame closeout shoppers, any order over $50 on frameusafastship.com will receive free shipping! You don’t want to miss out on this weekend sale!

Free Shipping Weekend

*This sale is not valid with other promotions, discounts, or offers.
Offer applies to ground shipping only and is not valid outside the Continental United States.

Happy Kissing Day!

National Kissing Day is an international holiday which originated in the United Kingdom.  It wasn’t until recently that the holiday as been adopted worldwide making July 6th the International Kissing day.  It is believed that many people have forgotten the simple joy and pleasure of kissing (even just kissing for kissing’s sake).  Kissing can be an enjoyable experience!  Let’s tuck away the social formalities and “romantic gestures” for a moment and go give someone a kiss.

We challenge everyone to give a kiss (or at least a big ol’ hug) to a friend and/or loved one this week.

We celebrate kissing day today by featuring a romantic kiss in Venice.

Frame USA’s Love Story Shadowbox Giveaway

Here at Frame USA, we love framing memories.  As we start to dive into the wedding season, we wanted to help share these memories through our Love Story Shadowbox Giveaway.  From now, until July 5, we are asking our audience to submit a 300-500 word story on how they met their “love”.  We will then let our audience vote on the top three stories.  From the top three, Frame USA will select a winner.  The winner will receive a shadowbox frame.  They can then either send us the things they want framed or simply receive the shadowbox via mail.

We hope you will share your love story with us.

Frame USA Shadowbox Love Story Giveaway

Art Talk: Paul Klee

Paul Klee (18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a German and a Swiss painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was, as well, a student of orientalism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, and wrote extensively about it; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory, published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are considered so important for modern art that they are compared to the importance that Leonardo da Vinci’s A Treatise on Painting had for Renaissance. He and his colleague, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the German Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture. His works reflect his dry humour and his sometimes childlike perspective, his personal moods and beliefs, and his musicality.

Here are a few samples of his work:

The information presented in this article was gathered from Wikipedia.  Please visit the Paul Klee Wikipedia page for the full article.

Featured Frame of the Week: Black Series

Black frames are an extremely popular frame due to their versatility.   They make colors “pop” without overpowering your image.   By far and wide, they our our best selling colors.  Our Black Series combines the look of a solid, black moulding, with a contemporary beveled look.  You will love these frames in the office or your home, especially for art prints and black and white photos.  Here are some examples of our Black Series:

Your room ain’t got no alibi, its ugly! Yeah, yeah it’s ugly!

U-G-L-Y, Your room ain’t got no alibi, its ugly! Yeah, yeah it’s ugly!

We’re excited and acting kind of silly about our contest we just launched on Facebook. Not to mention it’s one of the first times we’ve publicly launched our Ebay store and its awesomeness, which has us even more excited. Basically, we can hardly breathe we are so thrilled.

Really, all you have to do is go to the Facebook and ‘like’ us. You know what that means, right? If not, just look for the thumbs up button and click on that thing! You should’ve ‘liked’ us a long time ago anyway!

OK, back to the point. You do the ‘liking’ and then you get to see all of our awesome information and fun pictures we have to offer. There are even fun facts and funny thoughts we share daily. Once you get through all of the fun you can make your way to the left of the page, right below Posterservice profile pic, and click on the Ugly Room Contest link.

From there you do all of the technical stuff, so don’t forget your name, phone number or e-mail anytime soon! Then, you take a photo of your oh-so-ugly room and upload it to the page. The public will vote on the ugliest room and our team of creative analysts will choose a winner. The winner will have an ugly room no more!

The best part is that you get to do your own shopping! Check out the prizes:

Grand Prize
$200.00 to spend at our Ebay Store as Posterservice Ebay Bucks.

2nd Prize
$75.00 to spend at our Ebay Store as Posterservice Ebay Bucks.

3rd Prize
$25.00 to spend at our Ebay Store as Posterservice Ebay Bucks.

I know you’re curious to see what you’re working with here, and I assure you that you will find something that will have your house guests talking. We have wood mounted and framed art that will spice up your room within a matter of a few nails in the wall and good straightening skills.

 Check out what we have to offer on the store at: http://stores.ebay.com/POSTERSERVICE?_rdc=1

And the link to the Facebook is: www.facebook.com/posterservice

April Charity of the Month: Dedicated to Japan

Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on March 11. The magnitude (9.0) of the quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the small island nation, leaving huge devastation in its tragic wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured; almost half a million people are homeless.
Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States. We are extremely happy to announce that we have teamed up with UMCOR, a charitable organization that is supporting the victims of this tragic event by providing assistance includes providing direct emergency relief, medical services, emotional counseling, and food delivery and storage.
We are raising money to support UMCOR’s efforts through our retail store and online donations. For every order placed, we will donate a dollar. We hope you consider matching our donation at the checkout when you place orders from us.

SOURCE: Yahoo! News Blog 

Pictures: Huffington Post

Charity of the Month: March of Dimes

This update is about our monthly charitable gift giving program.  Every month we pick a new charity to support by raising money and awareness.  For all orders placed on Frame USA we donate a dollar and encourage our customers to match our donation.  Throughout the years of this program we have been able to support many different charities such as the American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Down Syndrome Association, Tony Snow Scholarship Fund, and many more.  For March, we currently collecting money for the March of Dimes. 

As the month draws to end, we wanted to share some of the events we are currently throwing for our employees and staff.  The first event is our Penny Wars.  We have divided our company into three teams.  The concept is simple – pennies and dollar bills add to team total where as silver coins subtract from the team total.  The team with the highest total receives a delicious Pizza Party, or more importantly, bragging rights.  Here is a picture of our progress:

In addition to the Penny Wars, we are having a bowling party and an exclusive raffle that will give employees the chance to pie managers (and even the CEO) in the face!  The pie in the face and bowling event is this upcoming Tuesday (April 5th).  We will be posting pictures from the event, so make sure to check back soon!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

This entry is dedicated to the birthday and anniversary of Dr. Seuss.  Dr. Suess was a brilliant poet who wrote timeless classics such as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Cat In The Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and many more.  Today marks his 107 anniversary and his honor we are showcasing our wacky, fun, and educational posters.

Make sure to check out the whimsical Seussville for fun games, activities, videos, and more!

Featured Frame: Antique Royal Series Artwork: Grandmother’s Legacy

The Featured Frame this week comes from Delilah who gave us a great story behind her framed art.  This framed piece is from our Antique Series and holds a beautiful piece from Delilah Young’s Art Studio called “Grandmothers Legacy”.  These are quilts her mother made by hand.  In fact, one of them was gifted to her as wedding gift in 1975.  The painting includes her grandmother’s bonnet, her other grandmother’s rocking chair, her mother’s basket, her dad’s old watering can and her Bible.

3/3/11 Update:  It was Delilah’s grandmother who created these lovely quilts and many others.  Her mother did do a little quilting but her expertise was creating wedding dresses.