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Decorating your home for the holidays takes time and can be stressful, but the results are oh-so-beautiful!! Here are some tips to help make it quicker and more enjoyable.

Limit Your Colors: Choose 2 colors for accent, such as the classic red + green, or blue + silver, or try pink + lime green. Replace silk or fresh flowers, candles, pillows and blankets or throws with the colors. Just for fun, put colored ornaments or candy in clear glass containers of different heights.

Cozy It Up: Trade the lightweight summer throws with thicker, bulky ones, such as imitation fur or velvet. Add scented candles for a warm glow and wonderful fragrance. 

Use Natural Resources: Bowl + evergreen boughs + holly + pinecones + mini string lights = easy centerpiece.

Switching out a pillow or throw is easy to remember, but what about the walls, mantels, shelves, or the top of the piano? Here are 7 ideas to give them a holiday look.

  • Begin an annual tradition by framing last year’s family photo.
  • Uncover and frame that old photo of Santa & the kids.
  • Gather all the picture holiday cards you sent out over the years and bring them to us – we’ll make them festive!
  • Winter landscapes can be breathtaking and add a festive feel.
  • Frame a pic of fun times you had during the year. We print photos.
  • Nothing warms your heart more than precious pictures of the grandkids.
  • A holiday themed print always works for holiday decorating.

Holiday Hours & Project Deadlines

The holidays are already here, and we don’t want your project to be late! Below are our holiday hours so that you can give your gift on Christmas Day.

We will be framing through December 23 at 3pm.

We will be accepting new holiday framing projects through December 3rd.

We can accept some holiday framing projects (depending on the supplier) through December 10th with a rush fee.

Wc can accept holiday framing projects using stock supplies only, with a rush fee through December 17th.

We will be closed:  Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Happy Holidays From All of Us

Deck The Halls
Original Lyrics

Do you really know the lyrics to ‘Deck the Halls’? The original lyrics? The melody is older than the lyrics, which were written in 1862 and credited to Thomas Oliphant. It was originally written to celebrate the New Year… the lyrics were revised in 1877. We challenge you to sing it this way while you are out caroling.

Deck the Hall with boughs of holly, / Deck the hall with boughs of holly,

‘Tis the season to be jolly, / ‘Tis the season to be jolly,

Fill the mead cup, drain the barrel, / Don we now our gay apparel,

Troul* the ancient Yuletide carol, / Troll the ancient Christmas carol,

See the flowing bowl before us, / See the blazing yule before us,

Strike the harp, and join in chorus: / Strike the harp and join the chorus:

Follow me in merry measure, / Follow me in merry measure,

While I sing of beauty’s treasure. / While I tell of Christmas treasure.

Fast away the old year passes, / Fast away the old year passes

Hail the new, ye lads and lasses! / Hail the new, ye lads and lasses!

Laughing quaffing* all together, / Sing we joyous all together,

Heedless of the wind and weather. / Heedless of the wind and weather

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la! / Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

*Troul: to sing in a loud hearty voice*Quaffing: to drink a beverage, especially an intoxicating one, copiously and with hearty enjoyment.