A Valentine’s Day Gift Worth Framing: Frame the Date Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay on February 2, 2010 · 411 comments

in Blog

If you haven’t checked your calendar lately, there’s less than two weeks until Valentine’s Day. I’ll be honest. I’ve never been good at Valentine’s Day gifts. I usually do flowers because, well, it’s safe. But I’ve always envied the man who could come up with a Valentine’s Day gift that’s both romantic and creative.

Well, I think the folks at Frame the Date have come up with a Valentine’s Day gift that will turn any man into husband/boyfriend of the year. Here’s how it works.

You pick a significant date for you and your loved one, oh say, like your anniversary. (You do remember the date of your anniversary, right?) Frame the Date will take that date and an image associated with it (like a picture of you and your blushing bride) and turn it into a framed piece of unique art. Just like this:

Based on my 27 years of interacting with the opposite sex, this is the sort of stuff women go crazy for. It’s thoughtful, unique, and “cute.” They’ll proudly show it off  to their girlfriends who will say things like, “I wish Jim was as thoughtful as your husband.” You’ll then get a phone call that night from Jim cursing you for setting such a high standard for Valentine’s Day gifts.

And guess what? Frame the Date is giving one away to one lucky Art of Manliness reader to give to his sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Here’s how you can get your hands on one.

The Prize

One lucky winner will get to pick any one of Frame the Date’s exquisitely designed products. The one we showed you up there is valued at $125. The also offer a frame that just does the date, like this one:

After you pick your frame and enter your date, you’ll choose from a diverse inventory of number styles, from rustic to urban to traditional, to create your framed piece of art to commemorate your special day.

But wait! Even if you don’t win the big prize, you won’t walk away empty handed. Frame the Date is giving a 10% discount to everyone who enters the contest. Don’t miss out on your chance to give your special someone a gift they’ll always remember.

How to Enter

Entering is easy. Just leave a comment sharing which date you plan on having framed. Your anniversary? The birth of your first child? Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday?

Deadline to enter the contest is Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 10 PM CST. We’ll randomly select a comment in order to pick our winner. We’ll send out the discount code to rest of you so you can order a frame in time for Valentine’s Day. Good luck, gents.

{ 411 comments… read them below or add one }

101 Jeff February 2, 2010 at 9:16 am

7-26-97

102 Tyler Buzbee February 2, 2010 at 9:17 am

Anniversary: 5/1/04

103 Jeffrey Olver February 2, 2010 at 9:20 am

My Anniversary: 9/9/2006

104 Greg M February 2, 2010 at 9:20 am

August 15, 1970, our anniversary – there’s nothing like a good wife to make you want to be a better man.

105 Kevin February 2, 2010 at 9:21 am

3-11-00. Our anniversary date.

106 Brian Bender February 2, 2010 at 9:22 am

May 29, 2005, Wedding Day

107 Taylor Clark February 2, 2010 at 9:22 am

10-25-08…Wedding Day

108 Eric Johnson February 2, 2010 at 9:24 am

First date: 12/22/2001

109 Adam February 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

11/12/05
Anniversary

110 RobS February 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

February 13, 2004 – Our first date; I was 14 and she was 13. I knew she was the one that day :)

111 Ben February 2, 2010 at 9:27 am

The day I asked her: 12.18.2009

112 John February 2, 2010 at 9:31 am

8/9/08 – my anniversary.

113 Chris Stoppel February 2, 2010 at 9:32 am

August 28, 2010 – Our upcoming wedding date.

114 Jerrick February 2, 2010 at 9:33 am

10/7/05, anniversary.

115 Jared Davis February 2, 2010 at 9:34 am

Our Anniversary 06.07.08 (we were also married at 09:00)

It was mostly worth the lengthy engagement to make the numbers work out ;)

116 James Palm February 2, 2010 at 9:35 am

Our anniversary is 10-10-2009.

117 Brendan February 2, 2010 at 9:37 am

05/25/06 – Anniversary

118 Clifford Adams February 2, 2010 at 9:38 am

10/7/95 – our anniversary

119 nffcnnr February 2, 2010 at 9:39 am

02/02/04: The day i quit drinking. Woo-hoo!

120 M. J. February 2, 2010 at 9:39 am

03 Jan 2010. My wife and I just got married.

121 Chris February 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

10/17/10

122 MCS February 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

01 Dec 01. Wedding Day.

Mike

123 Brad Sutton February 2, 2010 at 9:53 am

08-30-97 Wedding Day :)

124 Jiggy February 2, 2010 at 9:56 am

June 6th, 2006 – Our Anniversary.

125 bpentak February 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

1/13/90

126 Doug February 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

April 26, 1975

127 Will February 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

I would get framed “8/13/2010″ as we are getting hitched this year!

128 Josh Sovie February 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

2/14/09

Our anniversary and Valentines day, I thought I would be clever and ask my girlfriend out on Valentine’s Day but that now means my gift HAS to be extra special!!!

129 Ben R February 2, 2010 at 10:00 am

01/02/2010

130 Joe February 2, 2010 at 10:02 am

I would get the date 10/09/2008, since this is my anniversary.

131 Chris February 2, 2010 at 10:02 am

4.10.2004

132 Jason February 2, 2010 at 10:02 am

4-2-92 : our first kiss, age 13

133 Brian Snyder February 2, 2010 at 10:07 am

8-11-01-wedding anniversary

134 PastorPeter February 2, 2010 at 10:12 am

8.19.06 — What a happy day.

135 Jake Abbott February 2, 2010 at 10:13 am

6/19/04, my anniversary

136 Tim W February 2, 2010 at 10:14 am

12-31-10 – Our (future) Anniversary

137 Moy February 2, 2010 at 10:20 am

3 June 1989

138 david February 2, 2010 at 10:20 am

7/12/2008 – my wedding anniversary.

139 Jason February 2, 2010 at 10:27 am

5-27-2006: our wedding

140 Chris King February 2, 2010 at 10:31 am

For VD, I’d choose our wedding date: 3/1/2008.
The other significant date would be the birthday of our son: 3/28/2009.

141 JP February 2, 2010 at 10:33 am

7/26/08

142 Dave February 2, 2010 at 10:34 am

7/23/05

143 Zak Meek February 2, 2010 at 10:34 am

5/16/2009. Our wedding anniversary.

144 Mike February 2, 2010 at 10:35 am

6/19/2008

145 Sterling February 2, 2010 at 10:38 am

09.22.04 – the day the plane crashed on LOST

146 David February 2, 2010 at 10:38 am

11/2/2009 – The day I met my special madame.

147 PJ February 2, 2010 at 10:38 am

10/10/04

I’m lucky to have such an easy date to remember

148 Darrin Crow February 2, 2010 at 10:40 am

03/06/10- My upcoming wedding!

149 Kirk February 2, 2010 at 10:42 am

9/25/2003 – anniversary

150 Finnian February 2, 2010 at 10:42 am

08/03/97 – Our Wedding Anniversary

151 Therese February 2, 2010 at 10:43 am

12-16-2007, the date my Ph.D. was conferred.

152 Andrew Miller February 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

I’d definitely go for May 22, 2010 (5/22/10)… That’s when I’m getting married XD

153 Jeff February 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

6-19-2010 The date of my wedding.

154 Joe February 2, 2010 at 10:50 am

6/28/2006 – The day we met.

155 Allen Bandela February 2, 2010 at 10:51 am

12/26/09 , my wedding day

156 Tommy February 2, 2010 at 10:52 am

This one’s a no-brainer — our first kiss.

157 chad February 2, 2010 at 10:54 am

First kiss! Make it happen, TAOM! 12/26/05

158 Ryan February 2, 2010 at 10:55 am

8/23/08 Our wedding day.

159 Justin February 2, 2010 at 10:56 am

March 1st, 2009 – The day we first met.

160 Topher Fangio February 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

February 13th, 2009 — the day we started dating or January 23rd, 2010 — the day we got engaged (still waiting for the big day :-)

161 Steve Barbour February 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

6/5/1999

162 Ed Fowlkes February 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

04-14-2006 our anniversary and greatest day of my life!

163 ZJ February 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

10/25/2009 – The day we finished our first marathon together!

164 Larry February 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

6/24/00- Our Wedding Day!!

165 kyle February 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

6/8/02

166 Bryan Benge February 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

12/30/01 My wife and I’s wedding date.

167 Steve February 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

6/5/1999

168 Matt Schwartz February 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

11-15-98

Wedding anniversary!

169 Philip Barber February 2, 2010 at 11:02 am

04/25/09
The day we started dating.

170 Colton Crowther February 2, 2010 at 11:02 am

April 8th 2006 Wedding date

171 Mike February 2, 2010 at 11:03 am

7/11/2009 Wedding day.

172 John Orr February 2, 2010 at 11:05 am

My Wedding Date – A very special day.

173 Diego Ybarra February 2, 2010 at 11:07 am

9/15/07 = Wedding Date.

174 Eric February 2, 2010 at 11:09 am

April 18, 2009 Our wedding day.

175 Steve Davis February 2, 2010 at 11:12 am

10-19-91 at 6:31pm

176 Gus February 2, 2010 at 11:13 am

07 August 2010 – A date in the future, it’s true, but it is the date my fiancee and I are getting married.

177 Jordan February 2, 2010 at 11:14 am

I am going to frame the date December 18th, 2009, which was the day when I was first able to work up the courage to poop at my girlfriend’s house. That’s when I knew I had someone special.

178 Carl February 2, 2010 at 11:20 am

March 29, 2003, our wedding day.

179 Leopold February 2, 2010 at 11:26 am

Anniversary; March 24 2001

180 Dave February 2, 2010 at 11:26 am

May 13, 2001 – Day I asked her to marry me

181 Ken February 2, 2010 at 11:27 am

12 . 12 . 08

Our wedding.

182 Anthony Piselli February 2, 2010 at 11:28 am

5/21/2005 Wedding date

183 Jamie Fellrath February 2, 2010 at 11:35 am

October 26, 2002

184 Ted Canfield February 2, 2010 at 11:41 am

11/28/94 15 years of wedded bliss

185 Mitch February 2, 2010 at 11:41 am

July 3, 2009

186 Steve February 2, 2010 at 11:42 am

8/8/98 – easiest anniversary ever to remember!

187 SB7 February 2, 2010 at 11:42 am

5-15-10

188 LML February 2, 2010 at 11:43 am

04.08.06

189 Skyler Broughman February 2, 2010 at 11:44 am

Genius idea. May have to make one myself if I don’t win

190 COLIN February 2, 2010 at 11:44 am

09/20/08 Wedding Anniversary

191 Aaron February 2, 2010 at 11:45 am

The wife would love this!!! 7/29/06 Anniversary of course!!

192 Samuel V. February 2, 2010 at 11:46 am

well it will be 16/12/1770, L.v. Beethoven’s birthday ;)

193 Barrett February 2, 2010 at 11:48 am

10/14/06

194 Philip February 2, 2010 at 11:51 am

12/09/09 – The day my girlfriend and I started courting and had our first kiss!

195 Garlin Gilchrist II February 2, 2010 at 11:51 am

August 17, 2006, the day my wife and I first met in person. We were introduced over the phone on April 9, 2006, but didn’t meet face-to-face for over 4 months.

196 Brian February 2, 2010 at 11:51 am

1/11/1997 – First Date.

197 Nick February 2, 2010 at 11:52 am

May 6th, 1972

198 Cameron A February 2, 2010 at 11:54 am

This is such a cool idea for my girlfriend! I’d get our anniversary 4/23/2007 done.

Though, if I were single, I’d be delighted to get Teddy Roosevelt’s birthday and prominantly hang it over the mantle!

199 Mark February 2, 2010 at 11:54 am

I’m going with our wedding date, 5/19/2007. Will save children’s birth dates for another gift.

200 Sean February 2, 2010 at 11:57 am

I was planning on flowers as well…this sounds like a much better idea. I would do our anniversary 9/22/08.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

Site Meter