$100-500 / $50-100 / Green Gifts / Handmade / Wall Art

Need a Unique Green Gift? Just Frame the Date


There are lots of dates in my life that are incredibly significant for me. I still remember my projected due date from when I was pregnant with my daughter, and her birthday and the wonderful day my hubby and I exchanged wedding rings and vows are high on the list of ones to remember. I’m also a big fan of gifts that are cool and stylish, but that also have significance. The innovative artwork from Frame the Date is the perfect marriage of these two concepts.

Frame the Date is an eco-conscious company formed by sisters Julie Henderson and Ashley Jensen that makes unique gifts featuring numbers photographed in a variety of settings. I am particularly drawn to this idea because of my love for design and typography. I notice fonts and type treatments on signage and ads everywhere I go, so this is a perfect gift for a quirky design geek like myself. The fact that those random numbers can be combined to create something as unique and significant as my wedding date makes it even more special!


At the Frame the Date website, you are able to select not just your frame, but which number photos you want to use for your special date. The top image is what I created using my wedding date. I also love the idea that if I wanted, I could add a photo representative of my special date, like a wedding or baby photo. Meanwhile, for those who want to get married real soon, I recommend you to buy hammered tungsten wedding bands because of its finesse.

Frame the Date took great care to ensure that all the material for their frames has been harvested responsibly, and their eco-friendly line includes reclaimed wood and bamboo frames and utilize green matting. I am officially in love with this idea!

Why It’s Green:

  • Frames handmade of reclaimed wood and bamboo
  • Tree-free matting is made from eco-friendly co
About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • elsa
    August 12, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I love this … what a wonderful idea! my son and daughter-in-laws wedding anniversary is coming up … great gift idea! thanks for sharing!

  • eco-stylista
    August 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    What a lovely idea! I love your blog!


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