how to give a truly meaningful gift this year

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If there is one gift idea that I can suggest that is truly heartfelt and personal, it would be the gift of art. Framed or unframed, photography or fine art, nothing makes for a more meaningful gift. I teamed up with Art.com to share a sneak peek of what I’m giving my best friend this year + how I plan to give back to my local community here in Seattle.

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My best friend, Danielle, is an amazing photographer (shameless plug, visit her site!) who travels soooo much. Most recently, she’s been to Thailand, Italy, and Iceland. As a photographer, she gives everyone else photos, but rarely ever prints her own trip photos… so I decided to guess at her Dropbox password and ‘hack’ into her account and steal her photos! Once I had my favorites, it was super easy to upload the hi res files to Art.com and select the perfect mat and frame for each. Her home is very mid-century mod meets true modern, so I chose the Soho White frame with the white double thick mat.

The best part about shopping on Art.com is that you can buy amazing framed prints and photography, but you can also have your own prints for photos custom framed! Art.com’s Photos to Art offering is so easy to do and way more affordable than you would believe, a huge perk for holiday gifting.

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I am beyond excited to give Danielle these framed prints for Christmas this year. She’s been bugging me to help her finish a gallery wall in their den and these will be perfect.

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Art.com also requested that I pick a local organization to receive the gift of art and I immediately wanted to involve Aurora Commons, a safe place for women who need rest, a warm meal, and resources like toiletries, winter coats, and clothing here in Seattle. Another good friend of mine, Ellie Lillstrom, recently photographed the people at the shelter and Jessica Dobson worked on this video to show just how much Aurora Commons means to the Seattle community.

Are you crying yet? Because I did the first time I watched it. Living in a city with a housing crisis and so many homeless people, I love being able to give back to an organization that does so much. Thanks to Art.com, we were able to print Ellie’s photos and frame them to create a beautiful gallery wall in the space.

How to give a truly meaningful gift this year with @artdotcom. Learn more about giving art for the holidays and how we give back to our local community on Jojotastic.com! #ArtMeansMore #ad

I love how Ellie’s photos captured the personality of each person and how much they love the space at Aurora Commons. She and I worked together to pick a variety of frames to curate the gallery wall, as well.

How to give a truly meaningful gift this year with @artdotcom. Learn more about giving art for the holidays and how we give back to our local community on Jojotastic.com! #ArtMeansMore #ad How to give a truly meaningful gift this year with @artdotcom. Learn more about giving art for the holidays and how we give back to our local community on Jojotastic.com! #ArtMeansMore #ad

This holiday season, I urge you to not only think about meaningful gifts for your friends and family, but also for charitable organizations in your local community!

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