Below are two great suggestions for the
grandparent who has everything.
I don't know about your parents, but mine don't willingly offer suggestions or "need" anything.
So what should you give them this Christmas? Give them your kids. Ha. Seriously though, the lovely Tiffany Dahle of Peanut Blossom offered the most brilliant suggestions.
1. Give them your kid's ART.
Grandparents love custom art work from the kids. Give them a place to prominently display (and easily update) the little masterpieces.
- Order a Change of Art frame.
- Commit to sending monthly art work from the kids.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Why specifically a Change of Art frame? Grandparents can easily swap in new art work!
These frames are ridiculously easy to use. Literally, within 5-seconds you can swap out the art work or images in your frame. The best part? You can safely STORE your pics right in back of the frame for future use. Watch this short video to see how these frames work.
Checkout the online selection here.
2. Give them MEMORIES.
Too often our photos stay stuck on our phone and computers. Get those adorable pictures onto the wall so your family can enjoy them!
- Order a Change of Art gallery.
- Commit to sending seasonal family photos.
Image Credit: Oh Holy Night Brightly Shining 5x7
Sometimes it is fun to throw in a print within the mix. Here are a few fun customizable family prints from Minted for example:
Grandparents will love the opportunity to prominently showcase family. Nothing warms the heart like a special drawing just for Grandpa or a photo of sitting on Grandma's lap.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
— Gail Lumet Buckley
The ease of Change of Art frames makes this the perfect ongoing family gift.
Do you have any additional ways on how to play with Change of Art frames as a dynamic gift? Let's chat in the comments!
PS: How did I come across and become so smitten with Change of Art? Let me step back for a moment...
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to chat with MaryAnn, the owner of Change of Art, on the phone. Growing up, MaryAnn had close family friends who had a stairway art gallery. She loved going to their house because every time she went to visit they had new photos and art displayed. THIS was the inspiration for the Change of Art frame model and continues to be the inspiration for her business. Her website explains:
I truly feel that Change of Art Galleries can make a lot of people's lives a little bit – maybe even a lot – happier and nicer. Now, you can get your photos off computers and phones, and up on your walls in gorgeous gallery displays. THERE they can make you (and your guests) smile every time you pass by. With the simplicity of these frames, it's no longer a 'someday' kind of project....
Here's a little visual inspiration:
During our chat MaryAnn told me about her passion for local art. She spoke about how important it was to her that Change of Art frames be green and made 100% right here in the USA. We also talked about about how her company has partnered with the Anixter Center in Chicago to help disabled adults. I am honored to support her efforts in every way.
Her story resonated strongly with me. I've always wanted to have a stairway photo gallery. I've been contemplating doing it for months, but didn't want to spend the money because I wasn't sure I'd like how it would turn out. Does this ring a bell?
Inspired to create a family gallery, but not sure how to set-up one in YOUR home?
Contact Change of Art and request a CUSTOM gallery design for your home. If you provide the size and a few images of your wall space, they'll send you a custom blueprint just for you! *Free with the purchase of four frames.
Last month I installed our Change of Art Gallery in the stairwell to our lower-level family room. It was super easy and I actually put it up on my own without any help from my husband using the special support discs and these awesome guides that come with the frames. Tiffany Dahle, of Peanut Bloss
om, had told me it would be simple (she even wrote a blog post about it) ... but I didn't really believe HOW SIMPLE it could be.
I chose the "Pinwheel" layout. Again, if you order four or more frames you can send in a photo of your space and get custom designed layout options. See all of the awesome layout options created specifically for me below.
I am in *love* with my gallery. I smile every single time I go down the stairs.
And then it hit me! Um, hello?!?! My brain put two and two together. This is the perfect gift!
If you have ANY questions about Change of Art, let me know in the comments.
*This is the one I picked. Love it.
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