How can I turn two love letters into a gift?
December 20, 2011 2:53 PM   Subscribe

I need ideas! I have two love letters that I would like to display, or archive in an attractive way, and give as a gift to the letter writers.

The letters are hand-written on both sides of a single sheet of notebook paper (nonstandard size, smaller than 8.5 x 11). One is from Person A to Person B, and the other is from Person B to Person A. I am trying to come up with a way to display them so they can be read in their entirety, or archived (like in an album, maybe?) so the letter writers can read them as the mood strikes them.

I'm so stumped for ideas I'm even struggling to articulate what I want. I'm posting anonymously to keep my name off the front page just in case the gift recipients read MeFi, but I'll come out of hiding to answer questions or provide clarifications, if that is okay with the powers that be.

Thanks, creative hive mind!
posted by anonymous to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total)
You need a double sided frame. I've linked an example, but I think the best idea is to go to a local frame shop and ask what they can do for you.
posted by sciencegeek at 3:05 PM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

I would strongly recommend you store your original in acid-free, archival materials (a box lined with acid-free paper, an acid-free page protector, etc) and make high-quality copies of the originals for display. This way you could also have separate frames.

Another option is acid-free page protector for the original in an attractive storage folder/binder and they can read the original whenever the mood strikes!
posted by pupstocks at 3:17 PM on December 20, 2011 [3 favorites]

A friend of mine has a frame that stands with an 8x10 photo on both sides. It spins so that you can look at both sides! I think it was from Pottery Barn.
posted by Yellow at 4:40 PM on December 20, 2011

Yes, make high-quality copies. One idea: after making copies, use a collage frame to display the four pages (two letters, two sides each) plus a picture of the two people.
posted by chickenmagazine at 7:20 PM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the suggestions!
posted by jennyb at 8:44 AM on December 22, 2011

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