Reasons to Buy Picture Frames for Yourself and Your Loved Ones

No matter how invested we become in technology, there are some things that remain the same. We have loads of fun taking photographs of ourselves, our friends, and family members, filling up the camera rolls on our phones with great pictures and silly outtakes. But ultimately we just want a few pictures that we can reliably look to as a reminder of that moment.

And an image on a screen will never feel the same as a photograph you can really hold in your hands. For the special photos that we decide to print out and keep in our lives as physical copies, we will often buy picture frames that will hold them for years and potentially decades. If you have gotten used to keeping all your photos in digital format or storing your prints in a photo album only, you may want to remind yourself of the fun of using picture frames to show off your photos proudly. Here are a few reasons that we think might resonate with you and remind you of why picture frames and physical copies of photos still have our hearts.

Preserves the Photograph

Although people normally look at picture frames as being strictly decorative, they actually serve a much more practical function. Using picture frames is a great way to preserve your photographs and keep them in good condition for much longer over time. Since photographs are really just thick, glossy paper, they have a tendency to become frayed and worn over time, also becoming frailer in the process.

This is certainly not something that you want to see happen to your most cherished photographs of friends and family. The usual solution to protect them is to place them inside of a photo album, but that is not something you always want to do.

Instead, you can buy picture frames that will protect your photos and preserve them well over time, keeping the material in good shape and sealing them off from anything that might harm them. Essentially picture frames close off the photographs within and keep them from getting damaged by things like spills or accidental tears.

They can help to keep your photos looking good longer so you can keep enjoying them for as long as you like, which is a much better way to enjoy these photos and the memories that go along with them than simply putting them away in a drawer or on a shelf hidden inside of a photo album.

Creates a Display Piece

Another significant aspect of picture frames is that they act as a display for the photos you place inside. They are not simply cases that hold your photos, but they are displays that show off your pictures proudly to you or anyone else in the area. They prop up and support the photographs so that they can be seen better and rest in any room, on any stable surface you rest them on like a desk or shelf.

This makes it much easier to see your most-loved photos often as they are set out right in the open where you can see them in passing. Consider that you may also want to buy picture frames with the intention of beautifying already precious images in your life. You can choose frames that directly match up with the photos you plan on framing, and have them play off of each other nicely.

For example, you might want to purchase a customized picture frame with a holiday greeting inscribed to flatter the holiday photo you are going to put inside of it. And a beautiful glass picture frame certainly makes an excellent complement to any photograph. We have quite a variety of glass picture frames at J Devlin Glass Art and we like to give our customers as much control over their frames as possible, which is why we offer so many designs with the option to personalize them with engraved messages.

Many of our frames are specially designed to celebrate certain holidays or occasions, which could make the perfect pair with the photo you had in mind. This allows you to buy picture frames that will match up with your photographs exactly how you would want them to.

Makes a Sweet Gift

While you are considering your own photographs and what they mean to you, you can also take a moment to pick out some photos that your friends or family members will appreciate as well. A meaningful photo in a beautiful glass picture frame makes a beautiful gift for all kinds of occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and religious events. You might want to buy picture frames to pair with your photos as sweet and sentimental gifts for your loved ones.

As you look over your favorite photos and consider which ones you want to see on display in your home or workplace, we recommend checking out some styles of picture frames as well so you can get an idea of how they will look when they are all placed together. We have lots of styles here at J Devlin Glass Art and plenty of room for personalization, so you can definitely find what you need.

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