framing our travels with framebridge
Want to frame your favorite memories? Framebridge is your friend. I’ve collaborated with them today in framing our travels with their Mini Grid, a perfect way to hang our memories on the wall and enjoy them for years to come. Framebridge provided the frames, but all opinions are my own.
I’ve had these frames from Framebridge ready to hang before we even had a wall on which to hang them. Before we knew where we would land after deciding to stop traveling full-time in an RV, I knew I wanted some tangible way to preserve our sweet memories of our time on the road to enjoy in our new home — to bridge the transition between a home on wheels to a home with a firm foundation, if you will.
So when the kind folks at Framebridge offered to frame our travel images in their Mini Grid gallery wall, I jumped at the chance. And then we found a place to live — and a wall on which to hang them.
THE FRAMEBRIDGE PROCESS
I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do when we first move into a new space is decide what will go on the walls. I know people who wait months, even years, before they decide to poke a wall with a nail for fear they won’t like the end result and then will have to go through the hassle of fixing the holes. And, I get that. But at the same time, there is something instantly homey and personal about hanging frames, whether they contain personal images, paintings or prints. What I’m trying to say is, shortly after the boxes are unpacked, you’ll find me with a nail and a hammer to the walls.
But what’s so great about the Framebridge process is this: Not only do the frames come to your door super speedily after ordering, but they arrive ready to hang and with a template you can place on the wall that guides you on where to hang your gallery of frames. This means no headaches when it comes to spacing the frames perfectly, no worries about whether it will fit on the wall, no fears that you’ll have to poke the wall eleventy billion times with nails because with the guide, you simply hammer the nail through the X. Yes, it’s literally that easy.
When it came to ordering our prints, I wanted to use images from our travel Instagram account, and I was shocked at how simple it was to add the images to my order. Instead of having to find the images, save them to my desktop, upload them to Framebridge and hope that no information was lost in the process, on Framebridge’s site you can simply click the frame, then click the Instagram icon, choose your image and suddenly, your frames are virtually complete. And the physical result is just as clear and crisp as the image you see on your phone.
PRESERVING OUR MEMORIES
I also personally love that the frames are hand-built in the U.S., so I know that what arrives at my doorstep is created and packaged with great care. The folks at Framebridge know that whatever is held inside these frames is pretty special, so they treat it as if it was their own memories. And I just really love that.
For us, the hardest part of the process was deciding which images to frame — so I compromised between including one image from each of our travels and keeping the color scheme balanced. The end result showcases snippets of our entire six months on the road, from the Great Smoky Mountains to Elliott’s uncle’s farmland, from Hawaii to the Badlands, and I truly love being able to physically look at these memories every day in our new home in Minnesota. It reminds me of how far we’ve come and makes me ever the more grateful for what we were able to see and do and show our children last year.