memorymatte is the quintessential gift to yourself or loved one. A moment in time captured and preserved for a lifetime in a hand-crafted, gallery quality piece of artwork. Quite simply, the Art of Your Life.
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What is a memorymatte? Some say a picture is worth a thousand words. memorymatte is the stunning combination of both. It all begins with a favorite image or photograph which is literally wrapped in your own words, evoking an almost sensory expression of the feelings you had in that moment.
The result is an indelible visual memory comprised of hundreds of small moments, elegant and timeless. Make time to tell someone how you feel. Or encourage someone you love to share their story by sending a memorymatte gift card and inspiration guide. It is the gift of a lifetime.
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1. Planning

memorymatte comes in three sizes. Each size requires a specific photo size and a range of words for your text. Before you start your memorymatte, let's do some planning.

First, decide on the frame size you'd prefer: Small, Medium or Large. Then find the perfect photo that meets the requirements for that size. Lastly, put together your text and when the word length falls into the range for the size you chose, you're ready to make your memorymatte! Click on the next icon to continue.

2. Upload & adjust photo

From an old scanned family photo to a recent picture from your smart-phone, all three memorymatte sizes are designed to accommodate portrait or landscape format images in black and white or color (we’ll do the black and white conversion for you).

Upload your photo in our memorymatte tool and crop or rotate your image if needed. Remember, the size of your cropped photo determines what memorymatte frame sizes are available to you.

3. Input or upload text

Each of our three sizes is designed with a minimum and maximum word count to make your memorymatte perfect. The easiest way to enter your text into our memorymatte tool is to use the Copy & Paste feature. When the number of words falls within your chosen size range, you're ready for the next step!

4. Preview your memorymatte and add to cart

We'll show you a preview. This preview is intended to give you a good idea of what your memorymatte will look like. Your memorymatte is hand optimized by our team of artisans, and any text issues you see on this screen will be addressed before you give final approval. When you're ready, you can add your memorymatte to the shopping cart.

5. Review & approve your memorymatte

Once you’ve finished the checkout process, your order is sent to our team to complete. When it's ready for you to review, we will send you an email with a link to the review page.

On the review page, carefully examine your memorymatte to ensure it's just what you want. If necessary, you can request changes, in which case our team of artisans will promptly address them and send you another review email. When you're completely satisfied, approve your memorymatte and it will immediately be sent to production.

6. Delivered to your doorstep

It takes up to 10 days to produce and ship your memorymatte. If you require a rush delivery, contact our sales team to find out what we can do.

Once your order ships, we'll send an email that confirms your memorymatte is on its way. For ground shipping, you can expect delivery within 3–5 days.

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The possibilities are endless. Life’s precious milestones memorialized forever. Baby’s first steps. The wedding proposal. A college essay. A moving eulogy. The Bat Mitzvah Speech. Or the small moments in between. The way you felt when your parents moved from the house you grew up in. Your most embarrassing dating fiasco. The wise words and profound impact of a trusted mentor upon their retirement.
You will be surprised at how easy the words flow once you choose a memory to share or person to honor.
Your memorymatte is handcrafted at our framing facility in Brooklyn, New York by artisan framers who have put their hearts into creating beautiful, gallery-quality frames for over 86 years.
Gallery Quality
All of our frames are composed from solid wood that are built to last for generations. Our acid-free mattes are archival quality, crafted from 100% recycled pulp fibers.
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