Framed Photos as Christmas Gifts?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I wouldn’t give just the picture. To me, that’s something you could give them on a Tuesday or any other old day. Not really a Christmas gift. I feel  like those should be more personalized.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsHalpert:  I would gift it.  Our families will print out photos to put in frames of us….we are both only children though.  We just got married and I am doing photobooks for each set.  4 photobooks probably $100-200 depending on the deal I get and all.  Gonna keep checking groupon!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsHalpert: I think for your parents that’s fine. 

I have a cousin who was a pretty good photographer. She’d take family pictures at Thanksgiving and frame them as Christmad gifts. That was fun too. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MrsHalpert:  No…. just no.  For several reasons, the nicest of which being that that’s something you can email them the digital copy for them to print and frame as they would like.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

No. I think it is extremely self centered. If you wanna gift framed pictures, frame a picture of them, the gift receivers.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

My parents are really hard to buy for. I’ve given them framed photos multiple times…my mom loves photos of me ha! We are planning on giving framed wedding photos to some friends this Christmas…but pictures of them. My BMs are getting pictures we took together, family friend getting an awesome one of him and the groom. Not just the photos, of course, but the photo along with something else.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsHalpert:  I think a framed photo and a bottle of wine is a great gift idea for parents and grandparents– You know they will always want photos of you, and will love whatever you give them. Heck, I’d love it if my husband gave me a framed photo of him and our daughter along with a bottle of wine for Christmas. It would save me the hassle of printing a photo and finding a frame.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@MrsHalpert:  Usually I’ll get groups of people the same thing with minor differences. A couple years ago, all my girl friends got a necklace I crocheted. Same pattern for all of them, just different colors or buttons. The other year, everyone got kigurumis in their favorite animals. Last year, they all got fragrances that reminded me of them (Demeter Fragrance Library is fantastic), like waffles, bubble gum, leather, old books, etc. Everyone’s loved these. I think this year I’m doing books.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You just have to know your audience. We did this for both of our parents last year, and it was a HUGE hit – but we knew that both of our mothers like to display current pictures of their kids and would be unlikely to take the time and money to print and frame the pictures themselves. It wasn’t the only thing we got them, but it was really special for them.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@MrsHalpert:  I am generally oppose to giftin someone pictures of yourself.  Seems pretentious.  I am OK with it if it is a picture of you with your mom, or your mom and dad together.  A pic of you and your fiance seems pretentious to me.  But that’s just my opinion. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’d do that for parents ONLY.

I would never give a photo of me + guy to someone other than my parents or the guy in the photo.

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