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from Bedford, NY
It is too bad to read the bad reviews for the Christmas frames but ut us obviously a production problem that should have been fixed by the company before manufacturing them. Also, it should be noted that this is a new artist as the one who designed them for years passed away in December 2015.
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20 years and now I'm done
I've been collecting these frames since 1996. I wanted to keep the tradition going, and have been disappointed over the last years as the frames are getting bigger and cheaper looking. I'm running out of room, but my kids are telling me to "keep going". This year (2016) the frame is HUGE and obviously, as the reviews say, not hand painted. I loved the frames in the late 90's. I'm afraid I have to start a new tradition going forward.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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We've collected these for years
By Through the Years
As you can see we've been collecting these frames since 1999. Before we had kids, there were a few years that I didn't buy just because I didn't want things to get too cluttered. Now, I just bring these out at Christmas and it's great seeing how our family has changed and grown through the years. Especially beautiful displayed all together. A couple of years back Exposures offered a blank frame where you could add a year - I did that and was looking forward to filling in other gaps, but the next year, they offered the same frame design and this year I don't see it at all. Please Exposures either offer previous years frames, or a different blank design each year for those that need to fill in gaps or who don't want a year.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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All of the frames we have displayed for Christmas - just missing 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004
from Winona Lake, IN
I have been buying the Christmas frames for years. I have them displayed on one wall. They have always been the exact same dimensions, until this year (2016). It is bigger, so it does not line up with all the other frames. I am thinking of returning it and buying one they can put the year on it for me. Since they are in grouping, this one really stands out as bigger and not as bright and festive. I wish they would redo this year's.
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from Elmhurst, IL
Like most of the other people who bought this product or earlier editions, I agree the quality has slipped substantially. And I too have been buying since 1996. This year's version is cheap and way below expectations set by those at your company who founded the tradition. Stop using the term "hand painted." It is clearly not. And you know it. Fire the art director. Or the marketing director. Whoever can solve the problem.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
The quality of these frames has gone down hill
from Redmond, WA
I have collected these frames since 1996 and they are fun to collect and see our pictures from year to year. However, the frames have gotten HUGE for the 4 x 6 photo and the quality of the image on the frame has gone downhill. It appears that back in 1996 the frames looked hand painted. However, when I unpacked this years frame it was very large for a 4 x 6 photo and it looked like it was stamp printed vs. hand painted. We are considering that this be our last year of collecting these frames unless the quality of the frames can be improved. I wouldn't mind paying more to have a nice frame to display. Perhaps the design team should look at some of the older frames to size the style of frame in relation to a 4 x 6 photo and the way the graphics were put on the frame. I was very disappointed in this years frame.
Not as cute as in the past
I have collected these frames for over 10 years and they are always so cute... bright colors and cute scenes. What a disappointment this year that the colors are very old-time looking - maroon, light green, mustard, brownish orange... It has more of an old country store feel. The colors on the actual frame look different to me than the colors in the picture online. Hopefully next year Exposures brings back the cuter traditional colors and scenes!
Love the Christmas Frames
from Anchorage, Alaska
We have collected the hand painted Christmas frames for years. When displayed, they they make a beautiful presentation. The picture in each frame captures a moment from Christmases past, and it's fun to reminiscence with my family. I've often thought that we have enough frames now, but when the catalog arrives each fall, I find I just can't resist ordering a new one. They Also make a wonderful gift.
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Not entirely hand painted
from Pittsburgh, PA
I have been buying this frame since 1996. In 96 they were entirely hand painted and very well done. The 2016 frame is screen printed with a small amount of hand painting added after. While I appreciate Exposures trying to keep the price down, the quality and uniqueness of the frames have been going down each year. I have continued to buy them because they all go well together when I display them, but next year I will be looking for another frame.
I have been buying these frames for many years Love them!
from Oreland, PA
Love putting them out every year!