After all, it was our very first product! But there’s much more to it than that. We believe the classic framed set is a lasting expression of love and joy of the most special event in most people’s lives – the arrival of a new little life.
And of course, unlike most other types of keepsake, the framed set is never packed away. It’s always on display, often moving from room to room in the house, keeping the memories as fresh as the day they were made.
When parents are choosing their options for a classic framed set (and there are lots of options to make it uniquely yours), there’s always one option which makes almost every customer say ‘I never thought of that!’.
It’s the choice of landscape or portrait frames. Most people just assume that their frame will look best in a landscape format, but turn it up the other way and you get a whole new perspective on things.
The portrait format is especially effective when more than one set of casts is framed, such as in a sibling set. A wonderful sense of movement is created from top to bottom, with the smaller casts at the top and the larger at the bottom. One customer said it made her feel as if the little footsteps were actually walking along!
When it comes to large family sets, the landscape version is quite stunning, not to mention an easier proposition to find a space for on your wall! With the larger casts placed at the left, they decrease in size as you look to the right, giving the feel of a kind of story of the family, looking to the future.
When there’s only one child to frame, it’s possible to maximise either format and create a wonderful effect. For example, when framing a full set of casts, we sometimes suggest placing a photo in the middle, with hands and feet on either side. The result is an elongated landscape frame, with the extra space producing exceptional elegance.
If your choice is a pair of casts (a pair of hands, or a pair of feet, or one of each), adding an adorable photo means you can achieve a lovely portrait format frame, with the casts arranged below the pic.
When the casts are small, this creates a compact composition which really does look gorgeous, especially when hung with other photos and framed family memories.
Fancy some more inspiration? Take a look at our classic framed set galleries to see what’s possible. You’ll be amazed by what we can do to bring your memories to life!