Seven Etched Christmas Cards

Some of my favorite custom framing jobs are those that have a strong sentimental value to the client.  There is something to be said about a client trusting you with a piece or in this case seven pieces that are irreplaceable.

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This week we had a client bring in seven original etched Christmas cards that were created every year from the late 1920s to 1960s.  The cards were originally the client’s grandmother’s and the frame needed updating.   It is always exciting and a bit nerve racking to take apart an old frame, you just never know what you are going to find!  In this case I was very surprised to see the cards stacked and taped to each other behind the mat.  After a minor surgical procedure our Senior Framer was able to free the cards from their old, crusty mat.  Phew!  All of the etchings are winter scenes so we decided to select a frame that looked both rustic and traditional.  We also chose a cream colored 8ply paper mat and Museum Glass that will help to protect the pieces from further damage from the elements. The finished product accentuated the subtle details of the etchings but also matched the rugged winter subject matter.

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