Much like a butterfly collection or a loose transdimensional tesseract, a diploma is best kept secured behind a protective pane of glass. Entrap a memory with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a standard-size diploma frame (a $279 value) at the Art Gallery at the Washington Design Center's locations in Falls Church, Woodbridge, Mt. Rainier, National Harbor, Timonium, and Alexandria.
The Art Gallery at the Washington Design Center helps graduates encase a paper record of their accomplishments. Sheathing documents in a sheet of conservation clear glass, the 8.5”x11” wood frame features a fortified perimeter of black and gold leaf, a wood fillet, and acid-free backing. With its simple and stately appearance, the Art Gallery’s diploma frame takes the art of hanging art beyond such jejune measures as tacky industrial-strength sticky tack, staple-tape taple staping, and hiring long-armed men to hold your art against the wall.
The glass guardian is easy to install thanks to a flex-point system that lets users lift and load documents from the back of the frame. Because it has a shelf life of 300 years, the Art Gallery’s conservation frame also ensures that you’ll be able to show off your academic chops to the artificially intelligent toaster ovens that will one day rule the planet.