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Black Friday 2018

You love this sale so we're bringing it back for another year!

As always, here are all the details:

 

8am - 11am, or first 15 people (whichever comes first) - custom framing orders will receive our employee pricing:

  • 40% off with pre-payment using cash/debit/cheque

 

 

11am - 8 pm, or first 30 people (whichever comes first) - custom framing orders will receive our artist’s discount:

  • 30% off with pre-payment using cash/debit/cheque
  • 25% off with pre-payment using visa/mastercard

 

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • for full custom framing orders only - not applicable to plaque-mounts, mini frames, or repairs
  • limit of 2 custom orders per household
  • cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions, store vouchers, or store gift certificates
  • cannot be applied to any previously placed or quoted orders
  • framing may be completed for January pick-up
  • should the limit of customers for the day's discounts be reached, we will offer 20% off of all custom framing orders until 8pm (pre-payment required)
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Annual Christmas Open House 2018

It's time to get ready for the Christmas season, starting November 16, 2018, from 9am - 9pm

As always, save 20% off all gifts and home decor (excluding consignment and items in the gallery upstairs), enjoy treats, warm spiced cider, Christmas cheer and more! 

We are teaming up with our friends at Heavenly Touch Spa this year too! They'll also be having a sale - 20% off everything in their bath & body shop, and if you collect stamps from both stores, you'll be entered in to a draw to win one of 2 prizes ($100 gift card to Heavenly Touch Spa, or $100 gift card for Hang Ups)

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Holiday Hours & Framing Deadlines

We love framing your cherished memories and special pieces for Christmas, and we've been in love with everything you've brought in so far! 

We want to make sure that you get exactly what you want this holiday season, so here are the most important details for the month of December: 

 

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Black Friday 2017

It's baaaack! Our best framing sale of the year returns this Black Friday (November 24. 2017)

 

Here are all the details:

 

8am - 11am, or first 15 people (whichever comes first) - custom framing orders will receive our employee pricing:

  • 40% off with pre-payment using cash/debit/cheque

 

 

11am - 8 pm, or first 30 people (whichever comes first) - custom framing orders will receive our artist’s discount:

  • 30% off with pre-payment using cash/debit/cheque

  • 25% off with pre-payment using visa/mastercard

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • for full custom framing orders only - not applicable to plaque-mounts, mini frames, or repairs

  • limit of 2 custom orders per household

  • cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions, store vouchers, or store gift certificates

  • cannot be applied to any previously placed or quoted orders

  • framing may be completed for January pick-up

  • should the limit of customers for the day's discounts be reached, we will offer 20% off of all custom framing orders until 8pm (pre-payment required)

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Christmas Open House

It's that time of year again! Mark your calendars for our 23rd annual Christmas Open House, Friday November 17, 9am - 9pm. 

As always, we'll have good cheer, delicious treats, and 20% off all gifts in-store! 

This year we're also partnering with Heavenly Touch Spa and Savvy to offer one lucky winner 3 $50 gift certificates (one to each store), so be sure to grab your entry card and get it stamped at each location as you shop! 

We look forward to this day every year and can't wait to share the holiday magic with you. 

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Store Hours Update

About a month ago, we asked our followers on Facebook a question we had been struggling to answer for a long time: should we extend our hours during the week, and stay closed on Sundays, or open Sundays and leave our hours as they were? We were absolutely overwhelmed by the answers and positive responses we received, and it helped make our decision, so thank you to everyone who commented!

We recently went through some staffing changes, which in turn changed our initial plans for summer hours. That being said, we want to be available for our customers when they need us to be, so we're making the following extensions to our hours: 

 

Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

We hope that these extended hours later in the week will ensure that everyone has more time to see us and shop, without having to worry about racing down after work. 

We are still playing with the idea of Sunday pop-up sale days throughout the summer, so follow us along on Facebook as we'll announce everything there.

We would love to hear your thoughts on the new hours; leave a comment below, on social media, or when you're in-store! 

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Fall in love with your art again!

We strongly believe that sometimes all your art needs is a face-lift for you to fall in love with it again - and by that, we mean new mats, and sometimes a new frame. One of our favourite reveals is the “Before & After” to the customer; where they get to see the finished product, the new choices they made versus the way their art used to look.

 

To illustrate the power of a good Before & After, we’ve pulled a few examples below:


Our customer loved this print, but not the dusty rose mat and frame. Mats serve two purposes: they raise the glass away from the art, giving it space to breathe; they also draw your eye to certain aspects of the art, depending on the colour of mat chosen. In the “Before”, the pink mat draws your eye across the path and mountains, and makes the flowers at the forefront the first thing you see. The original frame continues pulling the pink tones, and adds more lines to the outside of the piece.

 

For the “After”, we chose a pale green with citrus undertones, which calms the pink in the image, and instead highlights the fresh growth and bird perched in the cactus. While the flowers are the brightest point of the image, they’re no longer the focal point. Instead, the scene looks fresh and green, just like after rainfall. We chose a frame that was soft and organic, emulating the lines and colour of the cactus.

 


The next set of photos illustrates the dramatic effect that a different mat can have on an image. The purple of the “Before” draws out all the cool shadows in the watercolour; from the shadow under the fence to the shadow behind the tree, it has a cool and dappled feel to the overall image.

 

The “After”, a pop of citrus pale green, makes all the foliage the star of the show. The shadows are still there, but no longer the focal point of the piece; instead, the image is brighter and focuses on the light, making the fence seem brighter too.

 


The final set is probably one of our favourite transformations - disclaimer; we have no issues whatsoever with the Eighties! That being said, this floral watercolour was in desperate need of an update that would suit our customers’ bold and bright taste.

The “Before” featured a triple mat with a pale upper, which drew your eye out from the image. In contrast, we catered to our customers’ love of bold and chose a dark mat for the “After”. This lets the flowers be the star of the show. The frame now is sleeker with a slight metallic overtone, giving a more modern aspect to the piece.

A good rule to remember, (as this example demonstrates) is that generally light mats draw your eye to the dark parts of the image, while dark mats draw your eye to the light parts of the image.

 

There’s no one right way to frame a piece of art; it just depends on what you want the focal point to be!

 
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Christmas Hours and Deadlines

The Christmas season is upon us, and we want to make sure you're giving the perfect present! Here are the important hours for the month of December: 

 

As well, we've listed our cut-off dates for framing. Never fear, we're always willing to try our best to accommodate your needs, but the sooner the better - we can't wait to help you preserve your cherished memories! 

 

From all of us at Hang Ups, we wish our customers a joyous holiday season! 

- Anne, Jess, Laurie & Ingrid

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2016 Black Friday Framing Sale

This Black Friday (November 25, 2016) we're continuing our once-a-year framing sale, sharing our best framing discounts with all of our customers!

 

 

Here are all the details:

 

8am - 11am, or first 15 people (whichever comes first) - custom framing orders will receive our employee pricing:

  • 40% off with pre-payment using cash/debit/cheque

 

 

11am - 8 pm, or first 30 people (whichever comes first) - custom framing orders will receive our artist’s discount:

  • 30% off with pre-payment using cash/debit/cheque

  • 25% off with pre-payment using visa/mastercard

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • for full custom framing orders only - not applicable to plaque-mounts, mini frames, or repairs

  • limit of 2 custom orders per household

  • cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions, store vouchers, or store gift certificates

  • cannot be applied to any previously placed or quoted orders

  • framing may be completed for January pick-up

  • should the limit of customers for the day's discounts be reached, we will offer 20% off of all custom framing orders until 8pm (pre-payment required)

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Holiday 2015 Hours & Deadlines

With the Christmas season in full swing, our hours are changing slightly for the month of December! 

 

Monday - Friday, 10:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday (December 5, 12, 19): 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday (December 6, 13, 20): 12:00pm - 4:00pm

 

December 24 we are open 9:00am - 12:00pm

We will be closed December 25, 26, and 27 to celebrate Christmas with our families (and recover from the whirlwind of framing!)

December 31, we are open 10:00am - 1:00pm 

We will be closed January 1, and normal hours resume on January 2!

 

The last day for bringing in plaque-mount orders is December 10

The last day to order custom framing materials is December 14. After that, custom orders are subject to in-stock availability. 

 

 

 

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Black Friday 2015

Let's get framing, Brockville!

This year for Black Friday, we're doing something a little different - we're sharing our best framing discounts with all of our customers! All three framers will be on hand to assist you with your framing that day, so bring your projects to us and get ready to save.

 

 

Here are all the details:

 

8am - 11am, or first 15 people (whichever comes first) - custom framing orders will receive our employee pricing:

  • 40% off with pre-payment using cash/debit/cheque

 

 

11am - 8 pm, or first 30 people (whichever comes first) - custom framing orders will receive our artist’s discount:

  • 30% off with pre-payment using cash/debit/cheque

  • 25% off with pre-payment using visa/mastercard

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • for full custom framing orders only - not applicable to plaque-mounts, mini frames, or repairs

  • limit of 2 custom orders per household

  • cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions, store vouchers, or store gift certificates

  • cannot be applied to any previously placed or quoted orders

  • framing may be completed for January pick-up

  • should the limit of customers for the day's discounts be reached, we will offer 20% off of all custom framing orders until 8pm (pre-payment required)

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Hang Ups' 21st Annual Christmas Open House

Our 21st annual Christmas Open House

It's time for the luckiest shopping day of the year!

We invite all of our friends and amazing customers to join us on Friday November 13, for our 21st annual Christmas open house. 

From 9am - 9pm, shop two levels of gifts; enjoy treats and special draws, and spend time with us as we bring the Christmas season to life for 2015. 

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