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 }

201 bobby February 2, 2010 at 11:58 am

November 7th, 2010… we’re still newlyweds!

202 Jonathan February 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm

06/30/06

203 Bill Day February 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm

5/14/1994 (wedding)

204 Empty Jay February 2, 2010 at 12:04 pm

1-9-09 our daughter’s birth.

205 Scott February 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm

5/26/90

206 Craig February 2, 2010 at 12:10 pm

10/21/2009 (our first date)

207 Lee February 2, 2010 at 12:10 pm

February 17, 2006 – anniversary

208 Adam February 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Wedding 5/18/02

209 Rich February 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Gotta be wedding anniversary, 6/2/01. Thanks AOM!

210 Chris February 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm

July 19, 2008

211 Nathan February 2, 2010 at 12:19 pm

2/15/1993

Anniversary. Yes, we were wed one day after Valentines. Beautiful snowy day. 18 up and down years I wouldn’t trade for the world. Thanks!

212 Matt February 2, 2010 at 12:19 pm

12/31/2008, the day we met

213 Brent Bonner February 2, 2010 at 12:27 pm

9/5/92 The day my wife says she adopted her first troubled child (me!)

214 Danielle February 2, 2010 at 12:27 pm

04/04/09, our wedding anniversary (which is coincidentally right around the day we first met, 04/01/06)

215 Jason Martin February 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

12-31-09 Our Elvis / Vegas Wedding Anniversary

216 Josh February 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I would have to pick 11/12/2006. It was the 4th anniversary of our dating and also the night I asked her to be my wife.

217 Jerad February 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm

June 12, our anniversary. And a week before her birthday. Crap.

218 Augie February 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm

11 April, 2003

219 Scott A February 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm

11-04-1989 Our Anniversary

220 Mark Nelson February 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm

02/28/2006 — my four year anniversary.

221 Erik Wallace February 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm

07/18/04 – my anniversary

222 Danny Murphy February 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm

8/31/02 Anniversary

223 Greg February 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

7/06/07

224 Jack February 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Wedding anniversary, of course.

225 Arden February 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm

01/30/1992. The day we met.

226 Kirk February 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm

My fiance and I are getting married on August 7th of this year so I would frame the date 08/07/2010. Paying for the wedding has left us really strapped for cash so this seems like a great idea for a valentines day present that isn’t outrageously expensive.

227 Dennis Midkiff February 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

September 22, 2001

228 Matt February 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm

My wedding anniversary, which is in the future… actually. :)

229 John February 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

8/10/2002 — Wedding anniversary

230 Harold A. Mesa February 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm

08/13/2009

231 Michael Hacker February 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm

1/18/2006 The day we made it official.

232 Will Tomkinson February 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

September 09 2006, Wedding Day, (best evar).

233 Derek K February 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm

3/23/2002 – wedding anniversary

234 Ben February 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

07/20/2006

235 Bill February 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm

10/3/87 – anniversary

236 Janice February 2, 2010 at 1:52 pm

WOW – just look at all the responses……. Hope you get lots and lots of orders now !!

If I was lucky enough to win – I’d choose 07-23-91 our anniversary date OR 11-04-49 the day I was adopted….. !!!

janice

237 Christopher February 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm

06/03/1995 Our Anniversary

238 Mike February 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm

01/01/09, our first introduction into couple-hood and in less then a year the date of our engagement (planning for it on the next New Year)

239 Hunter February 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

05/16/08– the day I received my PhD!

240 Brett February 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm

11/10/2006

241 Carter February 2, 2010 at 2:40 pm

7/6/06 – Wedding Day

242 Larry February 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Got to be the wedding anniversary:

May 7, 1992

243 Keet February 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm

5/1/02 – Our wedding day.

244 Peter February 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm

1.7.11 – When we’ll be completely financially independent.

245 Ray February 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm

10/20/1978 – Our wedding day. (I know this is it but it makes me shiver to think of framing the wrong date!)

246 matt ross February 2, 2010 at 3:02 pm

01 – 19 – 2002
Wedding Anniversary. Eight years & going strong.

247 ryan February 2, 2010 at 3:08 pm

6/25/10

when we are getting married

248 Mike Alexander February 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm

2/22/10 The date I’m getting married finally! ONLY took 10 years to let her convince me!

249 Christopher February 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm

09/05/2008 Our wedding anniversary

250 David February 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm

8-20-2004

251 Brent Strange February 2, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I would frame our wedding date: 07/18/98.

Thanks!

252 Chris T. February 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm

January 4, 2010. The last time we saw each other before I left for college :)

253 John February 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm

09/03/94

September 3, 1994 was our wedding date. September 3, 1996 was our first child’s birthday.

254 Noel S. February 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm

November 30th, 2004. The date we started dating. It was mostly online because of the distance and since we weren’t old enough to drive, but we eventually came to the same university and get to spend plenty of time together.

255 Matt Reeder February 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm

It may be cliche, but my anniversary (July 23, 2005) is the only for me way to go. If I did the birth of my firstborn (December 17, 2009), my secondborn (December 18, 2009) would feel left out.

256 Drew February 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm

June 4, ’09 – Our first trip to Italy.

257 Patrick F. February 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Sept 29,2007

258 Matt McCraw February 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm

10/16/98 the date when we started dating.

259 Christopher S. February 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm

12-19-98
Our life together began, 6 deployments, 3 kids, and 5 moves (3 coast to coast) and we are still going strong.

260 Jeff February 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm

03/01/03 our anniversary

261 Michael February 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

July 11 2009

262 Seattledad (Luke, I am Your Father) February 2, 2010 at 4:16 pm

6/27/07

263 Nick February 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm

02/09/2007
Our anniversary

264 David February 2, 2010 at 4:31 pm

5/23/99 – Our Wedding Date

265 Dustin Baird February 2, 2010 at 4:48 pm

06 10 06 – anniversary

266 Joel T February 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm

7/1/07 – The day I became a man! (Wedding…come on guys)

267 Naaz February 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

July 15, 2010… our upcoming wedding date.

268 craig February 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm

3 April 2004, our wedding anniversary

269 Dominick Montgomery February 2, 2010 at 5:11 pm

April 24th, 2010

My fiance and I will be getting married! And she will be moving into our new house shortly after. We already bought the place, but I’m staying in it until we marry. Being the ‘man’ and preparing the house for a family.

270 Bobby C February 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm

July 3 2008
anniversary

271 Kevin February 2, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Cool product! March 4, 1995. Wedding date.

272 Dustin Brown February 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm

August 15, 2009

273 John D. Urhahn February 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm

IX XXII MMI – Our anniversary

274 Craig February 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm

5/5/85 – married to current wife

275 Aaron Diggins February 2, 2010 at 6:13 pm

June 27, 2010. The date I will be getting married

276 Mike D February 2, 2010 at 6:20 pm

7/3/10 my *future* wedding.

277 RJ Price February 2, 2010 at 6:28 pm

08/01/78 My Anniversary. That’s right gentlemen, over 31 years. I hope all of you “newbies” will put in the effort to last as long and longer! Follow the advice here at “The Art of Manliness” and you should do fine.

278 W. Pierre February 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Aug. 4th, 1998

279 Nik Piepenbreier February 2, 2010 at 6:41 pm

December 23, 2005. Our anniversary :)

280 O.P. February 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm

1/21/04

281 Eric J February 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm

7/26/2008

282 Brian February 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Definitely our wedding date 7-28-2007.
Thanks!d

283 Elliott February 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm

08-08-09
Wedding Date!
:D

284 sworddude February 2, 2010 at 7:27 pm

2/18/2006 the anniversary.

285 Micah W February 2, 2010 at 7:28 pm

06/09/1984

286 anthony s. February 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm

November 21. Our first date.

287 Rob Griffioen February 2, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I meant 7/2/2009 not 2010 sorry. Started my courtship!

288 Too Tall February 2, 2010 at 7:35 pm

September 8

289 Stan February 2, 2010 at 7:36 pm

24 May 2008…our anniversary

290 Abe Saeed February 2, 2010 at 7:36 pm

06/26/81 Her birthday/first time we said I love you.

291 Al February 2, 2010 at 7:36 pm

We always joke with our oldest son when he asks the day we got married and we play a long guessing game where we both blurt out the incorrect date. So, if I were to win, it would definitely have to be our anniversary so that there would never be any doubt.

292 Graham February 2, 2010 at 7:50 pm

June 10th 2008

293 Gary February 2, 2010 at 8:04 pm

November 20, 1977
Our Wedding Day!!
WooHoo!!!!

294 Carl February 2, 2010 at 8:34 pm

April 2, 2004

Another great idea for those interested is to give a dozen roses of one color and 1 rose of a second color. In the card write: “In every crowd there is always one who stands out. You are that one.”

295 Matt February 2, 2010 at 8:37 pm

3/27/2010 – The date we are getting married!

296 Bennett February 2, 2010 at 8:55 pm

02-06-2006

297 Jack February 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm

08/28/1999 have to go with the wedding day

298 Daniel February 2, 2010 at 9:18 pm

1-14-06 anniversary

299 Sameer February 2, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Oct 17, 2009

300 Matthew February 2, 2010 at 9:55 pm

December 27, 2008

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