For more than three decades, ABC Tree Farms have provided the Bay Area with seasonal fun October through December. Summer inspires the first round of recreation in the form of Summer Fun Zones packed with inflatable bounce houses masquerading as castles and slides and fresh harvests of local cherries, peaches, melons, and other fruits. During October, they run 20 pumpkin-themed locations, some of which also feature inflatable bounce houses and other attractions. Once Thanksgiving passes, groves of Christmas trees spring up, having made their way south from Oregon and Washington. There they will stand until Christmas Eve, hoping to decorate homes or become the model that inspires a revamped line of evergreen air fresheners.
To the art designers at S.F. Framing, picture frames should do more than simply encase art, photos, and posters. They believe they should complement decor as well. At S.F. Framing, more than 1,200 mouldings suit all sorts of aesthetic styles, from sleek, metal frames for posters to wood frames embossed with intricate gold leafing for traditional art prints and ancestor's mug shots. They also believe that frames should offer protection and draw from more than 40 years of shared experience as they armor precious objects in museum-quality frames. This archival process uses premium materials, including acid-free paper, UV-blocking glass, and framing-grade acrylic, maintaining items in mint condition for years of display. As a bonus, some of the brands on hand have earned the approval of the Forest Stewardship Council, and some actively support reforestation programs or use reclaimed wood.
Every parent wants their child to get a head start on their development, which is why Dipa, a teacher with a certification in early childhood education, decided to start Kidz Luv It Here. Kids ranging in age from 6 months to 12 years old arrive to learn phonics and math in classes or take part in fun physical sessions such as kids’ yoga or dance classes. Dipa designed each session with child enrichment and development in mind so that kids depart each session having made strides in their personal growth. Friday through Sunday, Kidz Luv It Here also hosts themed birthday parties that incorporate imaginative games and the center’s play areas into kids' fetes that come with invitations and party decorations.
At Treat by Shutterfly, the most important card designer is you. Starting with colorful templates for birthdays, graduations, and special occasions, clients can personalize with their own text and even supply their own images. As a result, every Treat card is unique, adding a personal touch to every kind of celebration. To further customize the experience, Treat will mail the card for you with their free mailing service ? you just pay for the stamp ? or send a digital card directly to the recipient's email.
The proficient framers at Art Frame Studio employ high-quality framing materials and seldom-used techniques to efficiently preserve photographs and documents. Using rice paper and wet-paste mounting techniques, they evenly mount scrolls and other delicate objects. In addition to prints and photos, they encapsulate puzzles, needlepoint work, and keepsakes within sleek shadowbox frames. Employing museum-approved materials and conservation framing techniques, they mount historically significant documents on archival-quality matting to ensure a stable framing job, minimal exposure of the work to adhesives, and protection from studious insects.