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Love Doesn't Cost a Thing

Written by Katie Turcio-Canales, Marketing Intern

Ooh la la, love is in the air, but unfortunately extra cash is not. As a college student I am used to finding ways to be savvy with my money, but that shouldn’t only apply because I am in college. Part of growing into adulthood is being financially responsible.

Our Frames Have Resolutions Too!

Don’t worry; this isn’t a cheesy “Our frames have feelings too!” post (even though we do treat our frames with the utmost care). Instead, we decided to poll some of our handcrafted frames right before they shipped out to our customers. We wanted to find out what our frames hope to accomplish this year. Needless to say, we were happy to find that our goals are pretty in sync.

Made-in-the U.S.A Diploma Frames-A Proud Plus

by Anita R. Holtz
Marketing Department

Frames Handcrafted in the USATo hear Grandma and Grandpa speak of the United States circa 1950s, the world begged for anything Made in the U.S.A. There were no Japanese-made cars, gadgets from China, Cambodian-made hoodies, or jeans made in Sri Lanka. America was a mecca for all goods, and if it was “Made in America,” it was made with excellence, integrity, and pride. Dinah Shore, an American singer, sang her 1950s jingle with gusto, “See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet; America’s the greatest land of all.”

Make it flat! Learn how to Flatten a Rolled Diploma

Some colleges and universities mail the diplomas home in a cardboard tube to protect the diploma from bending and getting damaged. You can frame your diploma after it’s been rolled up; just follow these easy steps to get a flattened diploma.

Celebrate Summer the Proud Way! - Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013

By Anita R. Holtz
Marketing Department

Join in the fun and excitement by entering your proudest moment.  Not only may you win a cash prize and a custom frame, but you’ll also have the enjoyment of sharing your photo so that others can appreciate your proudest moment!

May Mayhem: Your College Student Is Moving Back In

Has an extraterrestrial invaded your home this May?  When college-age sons and daughters come back home and re-feather your empty nest to be with you for the summer, it is a readjustment for everyone in the household. Each family must deal with its new challenges individually, but one reality is certain: no matter where the recent graduates eventually hang their hats, earning that sheepskin elevates degree holders in everyone’s eyes. 

Graduation Goulash

Stepping reverently to the cadence of Pomp and Circumstance?  You’re one of millions donning cap and gown and graduating from a high school, college, or university.  If it’s an institution of higher learning and you’re singular, you’re morphing from matriculant to alumna (female) or alumnus (male).  If you’re plural, you’re collectively alumnae (female) or alumni (male or female graduates).  For those etymology inquirers, all four “alum” words derive from Latin’s alere meaning “nourish.”

Life Lessons and Inspiration from a Diverse Range of Memorable Commencement Speakers

By Dawn Handschuh

Graduation season is upon us, and at many schools across the country, the process of choosing a commencement speaker was a daunting one for school administrators: should they select an individual—possibly someone who’s relatively unknown—who has changed the world in a meaningful way? Someone who can motivate and inspire graduates? Or should they go with a big name speaker who can be counted on to entertain and give a great speech?

Graduation Traditions that Span Past and Present

By Dawn Handschuh

One of the first of many milestones in a young person's life, college graduation is a rite of passage marked by numerous traditions, many of them centuries old. While graduates at nearly every college and university will don a a cap and gown—itself a centuries old tradition dating back to the 12th century—many of today’s institutions of learning have adopted their own traditions, steeped in symbolism and faithfully repeated year after year.
 

Tips for Preserving and Framing a Sheepskin Document

While most diplomas and certification documents today are printed on archival paper produced from treated pulp or rag (cotton), if you have a diplomas that is many years old, it may well be made with sheepskin or parchment.  View the tips for preserving and framing a sheepskin diploma!

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