A child's graduation from college is an exciting moment in any parent's life, so you'll want to do a number of things to celebrate this occasion. While holding a party in your child's honor might be atop your list of priorities, working with a custom framer to get a custom picture frame that will hold your child's grad portrait is another item that may be on your to-do list. Whether you get this frame made to give to your child or you plan to proudly display it in a prominent location of your home, this can be a special item that your entire family treasures for years to come. Here are some design features that this photo frame should include.
A School-Specific Color
Consider the dominant color of the college from which your child has graduated, and ensure that this color is represented in the picture frame. A simple option is to have the wood painted in the appropriate color. If you don't like the look of painted wood, however, having your custom framer stain the wood in the right hue may work well. Whether it's the burnt orange of the University of Texas or the green of the University of Notre Dame, the color of the frame will tie in well with the theme of the photo.
It's a nice touch to have some relevant details engraved on the photo frame itself. A common spot is on the lower part of the frame, where your custom framer can place your child's name, his or her graduation year, and the name of his or her degree. After engraving the wood, the custom framer can use a contrasting color — silver, gold, or black, for example — to line the words so that they stand out. If you'd rather not have the frame itself engraved, this information could be engraved on a plaque and mounted to the frame.
Many colleges have easily recognizable logos that are made up of letters, so it's fitting for your custom framer to include your child's school's logo somewhere on the picture frame. This logo can be engraved onto the frame itself, or perhaps printed onto the mat that will surround the picture itself. For many colleges, the logo is a series of stylized letters. In the case of the University of Notre Dame, for example, "ND" is the logo to use, while the University of Texas uses "UT."
For more information and ideas about custom photograph frames, contact a local frame company.