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Spring Clean Up – Do it Now!

With the snow finally gone, it gives most of us great pleasure to swing open the doors and windows and let in the fresh air and sunshine. Spring represents a time for growth, renewal and new beginnings. But before that new growth can occur, we need to rid ourselves of the old. Consequently spring cleaning, both indoors and out, is required.

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Sports Memorabilia ~ A Great Collector & Decorating Idea

Canadians are huge sports fans:  hockey, soccer, baseball, football, Nascar, golf, volleyball, basketball, bowling, etc.  Many of us are diehard fans of a particular professional team – the Leafs, Jays, Raptors, Tigers, Red Wings, Galaxy, Canadiens, Celtics.

When we attend live sporting events, we often want to remember these unforgettable moments.   

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What is the Best Artwork for Your Cottage?

Trends indicate that summer homes and cottages are fast becoming one of the most popular real estate investments.  As the babyboomer generation ages, they are looking at cottages as future retirement homes or sound investments.  They also may have inherited the family cottage from aging or deceased parents. Continue reading

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25 Years in Business: What are the Biggest Changes?

It is interesting to reflect back and think about the biggest developments that have occurred in the custom picture framing industry over the past 25 years.  I think that all of the changes can basically be boiled down to two:  Technology and Globalization.

Technology

From the technological side there have been huge advancements in the areas of computers, equipment and printing.  When we started in business, all of the order taking and invoicing was done manually.  Now there are software programs specifically designed for the picture framing business that create the orders for all materials including  frames, mats, glass ,etc.  These programs generate invoices as well as maintain data bases on previous orders, personal information and inventory.  To the client, this means that if you want to duplicate an order down the road, your records are easily accessible by your framer.

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