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Have loved these for more than 15 years - still do
from Colorado's Mountains
I saw comments on the Halloween painted frames that Exposures had stopped handpainting frames - my 2016 frame didn't disappoint.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I will by this product forever!!!
from Appleton, WI
Our family has been buying this frame since 1997. We put our family Christmas picture in it every year. There is so much joy as people go through the basket of picture frames.A true family tradition for us!!!
By Mother of 4
from New York, New York
Had I not already been collecting these frames since the mid 90's, I probably would not have bought this. Was worried about the reviews but then decided not to end my collection now (based on pressure from the family). I would not start one with the recent years' frames. unfortunately quality has gone downhill. I bought a vertical frame because it looked smaller and easier to display than the H, yet the vertical is a boring rectangle without any cutouts or add ones like ALL of my previous frames. Worried about next year.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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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!