State of the Supply Chain & Shipping

What to expect during the 2021 holiday season for your framing and gifting needs

You may have read about supply chain disruptions occurring all over the world as a result of the pandemic. Worker shortages, a lack of raw materials and unprecedented shipping delays have caused chaos across many industries, and may get even worse before the year is over.

Rest assured, we custom frame each one of your photos, posters and art prints right here in the U.S., and our framing studios in New York and Portland are stocked with the materials we need to carry us through the holidays and beyond.

One note of caution is that although the materials we use for framing are sourced domestically, FedEx and UPS have also been affected by these trends. Online shopping has surged during the last few years, and these carriers have not kept up in adding enough drivers, trucks and package handling capacity.

That's why we encourage you to shop early this season if you are planning to order any holiday gifts!

The closer we get to Christmas, the higher the chance that a package (from any online service) will be caught up in delays and reach you later than expected.

We'll keep the gift ideas coming and update the site with holiday ordering deadlines as they come up.

Note that you still have plenty of time to create gifts that have a little longer lead times, including the ideas in our rundown of personalized framed gifts.

Personalized Framed Gift Ideas and Custom Portraits

Happy framing (and gifting)!