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Wondering What To Give Elderly Relatives This Year? Three Gift Ideas To Show How Much You Care

Posted by on 11-11-15 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wondering What To Give Elderly Relatives This Year? Three Gift Ideas To Show How Much You Care

Purchasing the perfect holiday gifts for elderly relatives can be a difficult task. Many elders are already firmly ensconced in their homes, surrounded by many of the things you may have considered giving as a gift. Others may have downsized into smaller quarters, be residing with a child, or have entered a senior’s complex or residential nursing facility where they do not have room for many common types of gifts. If you are struggling with finding the right gift for a beloved elderly relative in one of these situations, the following gift ideas can help. The Gift of Time Grandparents, special aunts, uncles, and other elderly relatives may actually be hoping for nothing more than your time. If you live nearby, consider giving them a coupon for a get-together each month of the coming year. If they are physically able to do so, consider using this time to take them on visits to places they once lived or other locations that hold special meaning to them. Strive to conclude each visit with a nice lunch or dinner and time to share family news and memories. You may actually find yourself looking forward to these visits just as much as your elderly relative does. The Gift of Service If your elderly relatives live alone or are not well enough to handle routine maintenance and repair issues in their home, consider giving them a gift of service. This type of gift can be as simple as pre-arranging and paying for contractors or service people to assist them with needed repairs, cleaning, painting, lawn care or any other issue they may have. This type of gift will not only ensure that their homes stay safe for occupancy but also help alleviate any worries they may have had about arranging or paying for these services.    The Gift of Special Memories The elder years are often a time for reflections, many of which will likely center on the years when they were busy with their own young families. To create a very special gift, consider finding some mementos, photographs or documents from their past and having them professionally matted and framed by a reputable framing service. An example might be a copy of their wedding photo, framed along with a reproduction of their marriage certificate, military service medals, or other meaningful mementos from their past. The framing service will be able to use matting, finishes and framing materials to bring their memories to life in a way that will be treasured. Click here to learn more about your framing...

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How To Make Your Wedding Pictures Display Beautifully

Posted by on 2-02-15 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you get married, the pictures you take of those special moments really do last a lifetime. Don’t just let them sit in your memory card or in a lackluster photo album, use these cool ideas to make your wedding memories really shine in your home. Have them custom framed Grab a few of your favorite shots, such as your first kiss, cutting the cake, or a flattering closeup of the bride and groom, and have them professionally matted and custom framed. You can choose the wood and design you’d like to have your photos framed in. A custom framing artist can mat and frame your desired pictures to express the tone of the photo best and match its dimensions perfectly. Popular framing styles for custom framing include: Mahogany Maple Oak Walnut You can also mix and match your color scheme to match the tone of your photos and the personality you want them to express. For wedding pictures, white and ebony frames are lovely, as well as a bronze and coffee-toned finish. Browse through many matting and finish styles before choosing the ones that match your unforgettable moments best. Create a collage board If you have many fun photos that you want to display, you can do so without having to frame each one or place them in an album. Grab a large cork board, and spray paint the border bronze, gold, white, or dark brown. Grab pins with pearl accents and haphazardly post your various pictures to the board. Complete the collage appeal by adding small trinkets that salute your big day, such as a piece of lace from your bouquet, a dried flower from a centerpiece, a monogrammed napkin, or even copies of signatures from your guest book. This quirky display can then be put anywhere in your home where you would like to admire it best. Add perfect lighting If you have many pieces of art or pictures on your walls and you want your wedding pictures to be noticed, let soft yellow lighting help you out. Install wall sconce lights on either side of your custom framed memories, so the eye is drawn to the softly light photographs. You can also add a track light in your hallway so many pictures can be put on display at once. Your wedding pictures deserve to be put on a lovely and beautiful display that you can enjoy whenever you want. From custom framing from places like Instaframe Galleries to adding a touch of whimsy with a collage, you can easily showcase your wonderful day with...

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