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 }

301 tom February 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

9/22/79 – the day my best friend became my bride

302 Shaun February 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm

September 16th, 2001

303 Jerry Nelson February 2, 2010 at 10:34 pm

My wedding anniversary

304 Clay Bourgeois February 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm

06/19/99

While it is Juneteenth that’s not the reason of celebration. it’s our wedding day.

305 Kyle February 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm

9/30/06 wedding anniversary

306 Dan Smith February 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm

10-18-00

Our wedding date.

307 Gabriel February 2, 2010 at 11:01 pm

5/23/09

308 Nate February 2, 2010 at 11:14 pm

07/21/07

309 @MikeCase February 2, 2010 at 11:37 pm

10/17/08 – Anniversary

310 Livingstone February 3, 2010 at 12:30 am

12.15.09

311 Kevin February 3, 2010 at 12:34 am

May 10, 1996

312 James February 3, 2010 at 1:12 am

July 14th 1991.
My birthday.

313 Kevin February 3, 2010 at 4:20 am

12/28/83 Our Anniversary

314 Marky D February 3, 2010 at 5:03 am

January 15, 2011. Just under a year to go! :D

315 Matt Gwisdala February 3, 2010 at 6:32 am

8/27/10

316 Scott February 3, 2010 at 7:34 am

10/20/84 (check inside wedding band … yep, that’s right)

317 Jeff February 3, 2010 at 8:46 am

Our anniversary – September 12, 1998.

318 Wil February 3, 2010 at 9:11 am

Our wedding day – 01/20/96

319 MrsK February 3, 2010 at 9:20 am

Definitely my wedding date of 11-22-08!! A wonderful day that I’ll cherish always…surrounded by family, good friends and love!

320 Joe February 3, 2010 at 9:24 am

7/18/09 – our anniversary

321 Michael February 3, 2010 at 9:26 am

We have a bunch of wedding pictures up around the house already. I would frame 6/4/2010, the day our baby girl will be born.

322 Tarl Hutchens February 3, 2010 at 9:27 am

9/30/06 My Wedding Anniversary

323 Andy Mathes February 3, 2010 at 9:31 am

6/5/04

324 Matt Skillen February 3, 2010 at 9:40 am

12/15/2001

325 David Stevens February 3, 2010 at 9:40 am

10/01/10 – the date of our wedding

326 Daniel February 3, 2010 at 10:04 am

09/15/07

327 Ammon February 3, 2010 at 11:12 am

September 16, 1998

328 Nolan Poulson February 3, 2010 at 11:41 am

06-17-06 ……….. Wedding Date / 3 weeks before leaving to Iraq for 15 months….My amazing wife was by herself for the first 15 months of our marriage, including first Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, etc.

329 Zach February 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

November 25, 1994 — my anniversary.

330 Zeb February 3, 2010 at 11:53 am

Can you say DIY project? The concept is what they are able to charge over $100 for. Now that we have the concept, it’s time to get creatively crafty :)

331 Josh H February 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm

August 2, 2009- wedding day

332 BRZ February 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm

This is very cool!
6/30/07

333 EdG February 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm

9/16/95

334 Brian D. Frost February 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm

6-15-1996

335 Steven February 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm

10/26/1972

336 Nolan Bryan Lynch February 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm

7/18/2009

337 Louis February 3, 2010 at 2:07 pm

10/09/2010, wedding day, we are in the middle of planning it.

338 Shane McWater February 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm

03/27/2009….this was the birth of our daughter. My wife and I had tried several years to get pregnant. We went to a doctor and found out she had a medical issue and they had to operate. The chances to naturally conceive were low so we ended up going through IVF. After several attempts and through an emotional roll coaster the procedure worked. Now we have a 10 month old girl.

339 andrew feil February 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm

6/9/2007… wedding anniversary.

340 Ibrahim | TwentiesLife.com February 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

My date is 6/20/10, our wedding date (coming up soon!)

341 Hank February 3, 2010 at 3:38 pm

January 30, 2003

This is the date she FINALLY, after months of secret rendevous and more or less pretending we didn’t know each other in public, acknowledged we were dating. Never forget gentlemen, PERSISTANCE in all things is worthy, but never more so than in matters of the heart. Never has a man married more out of his league than I have.

342 Matt February 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm

09-08-07

Anniversary

343 Justin February 3, 2010 at 4:03 pm

10/24/09, wedding.

344 Devon February 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm

October 14, 1993

345 Reed February 3, 2010 at 4:16 pm

09-15-09

346 Elijah February 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm

07/09/05

347 Alex February 3, 2010 at 4:33 pm

2/12/2007 – The night I met my other

348 Mike February 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm

10 May 1991

For those who don’t win, a sure fire winner in tight financial times: I picked up a blank lined leather bound journal and gave it to my wife with the instruction that she return it to me every night so that I can write a compliment or love note to her for the day. This idea came from many deployments overseas before email and the internet- she has boxes and boxes of “love letters” (some which can’t be shared) which she doesn’t read…but I’ve seen her walking around all day with the journal!

Semper Fi,
Mike

349 Jason February 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm

06-07-08 Wedding date

350 Asad February 3, 2010 at 5:46 pm

June 24, 2007

351 Ali February 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm

July 15, 2010 our upcoming wedding date. :)

352 Doug February 3, 2010 at 5:49 pm

6.1.93 Anniversary

353 Matt February 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm

July 11, 2009. Our wedding date.

354 Isaac February 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm

11/1/08

355 George February 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

5/29/2006

356 Jason February 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

5/12/00 – They day I got married.

@Mike – awesome idea about the blank journal!

357 Kelly H February 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm

3/4/06- Wedding

358 Michael J February 3, 2010 at 9:17 pm

11/26/2009
Date of our first car wreck together / Engagment.

359 Andy February 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm

July 5, 2003

360 Paul DiMarco February 3, 2010 at 10:01 pm

10-20-90 (my wedding date)

361 kevin February 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm

05-21-2005

362 Patrick M February 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Jan 11, 2010. Took me a solid 8 months of prep to lay the ground-work for it, but the rest as they say, is history…

363 Woody H February 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm

10-27-1990

364 Mark O. February 4, 2010 at 2:18 am

our anniversary Aug 15th…1975…still a great day

365 Jessica S February 4, 2010 at 3:00 am

01/10/2009 The date we got engaged. :)

366 Beau February 4, 2010 at 6:53 am

06/28/03 is mine.

367 Joey February 4, 2010 at 9:37 am

9/18/1999- Great Post!

368 Ryan Waldron February 4, 2010 at 9:46 am

18 April 2009

369 Tom Keener February 4, 2010 at 9:55 am

Anniversary Oct. 3. 1992

370 VrySnky February 4, 2010 at 11:16 am

A picture sometime during a New Years trip to Gatlinburg soooo…12/31/07 or 1/1/08

371 Jason February 4, 2010 at 11:37 am

6/16/07

372 Danny Boy February 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Jan 17, 2007 – Second day of my study abroad and I met the woman i’ve been with ever since, in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. Although I live on the east coast, and she lives in the Midwest, we’ve seen each other every six weeks since.

I know what you’re thinking, yes it’s extremely expensive, yes it’s extremely impractical, but yes, it is worth it.

373 Mike February 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

05/09/08- our anniversary and our soon to be wedding day(not 2008 obviously)

374 David February 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

6/12/08

375 Ryan February 4, 2010 at 3:21 pm

February 1st, 2008

376 Rob February 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

June 4, 2005 Day of wedding

377 Jeremy February 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm

04.03.04 – our wedding day….If we could have only gotten married on Sunday that year it would have been 04.04.04. I don’t think I could have waited another day anyway.

378 Dave February 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm

8/10/2008

379 Jeffrey February 4, 2010 at 6:57 pm

5 15 99 – We got married on this date.

The alternative was 4/24/99, because my wife likes the number patterns. Looking back, I would have chosen the earlier date, because it would have meant we were married that much sooner.

380 Rafi February 4, 2010 at 8:56 pm

01/16/2008

381 Gabriel Kasper February 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm

07-Jul-2008

382 Tony Bleything February 4, 2010 at 9:49 pm

6/1/2010 – Wedding Anniversary

383 Nick Vadala February 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm

9/1/08

384 Jon February 4, 2010 at 11:49 pm

12/05/09! =]]

385 Riley February 5, 2010 at 2:41 am

9/8/08

386 Invictus February 5, 2010 at 7:00 am

I got married on July 12th 2008. Takeaway or no takeaway, I am gifting my lovely wife something similar this Valentine’s !

387 Sko February 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

January 20th–our wedding anniversary!

388 Mathew February 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm

6/13/09

389 Hunter February 6, 2010 at 1:53 am

our anniversary…08/13/06

390 Shaun February 6, 2010 at 7:01 am

April 19th 2008
Our Wedding Anniversary.

391 Chris February 6, 2010 at 8:04 am

9/29/95

392 Eric Sherwood February 6, 2010 at 9:48 am

Anniversary- Jan 2nd. Just got married 3 weeks ago; my wife would love it.

393 Joe February 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm

01.02.2010
Our wedding date – chosen for being a palindrome.

394 Vern February 6, 2010 at 5:40 pm

12/04/98… our wedding anniversary.

395 Josh February 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I’d frame our wedding date. It was 06.07.08.

396 Leo M. February 6, 2010 at 6:54 pm

November 9 09 – wedding date.

397 Brian February 6, 2010 at 7:27 pm

6-5-99

398 Mark February 6, 2010 at 7:42 pm

1/23/2010 An amazing day!

399 Ginger February 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Our wedding date!

400 Eddie February 6, 2010 at 10:56 pm

June 11, 1988

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