9 Creative Photo Frame Ideas for Small Businesses

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The pictures that hang on the walls of your business—whether it’s an office, restaurant or retail store—say a lot about you and your company. Creative wall frame ideas can attract customer attention and create an industry-appropriate backdrop for your business. Unique things to frame for your business can include:


  • Your company’s mission statement and values
  • Relevant degrees or certifications
  • Small-business awards or achievements
  • Good press
  • Your first dollar
  • Employee photos
  • Menus and service lists
  • A custom chalkboard
  • Customer photo opps

As you begin decorating your walls, consider these nine ideas to help add a personal touch to your space and highlight your company’s brand.

1. Share your mission statement and company values

Sixty-four percent of U.S. consumers say their purchasing consideration is driven by a company's ethical values and authenticity. If your business has a powerful mission statement or is working toward a greater good, your customers want to know about it.

We can help you design and print a copy of your company values. Put them in an extra-large picture frame and hang them in a prominent area for your customers to see.

2. Spotlight your qualifications

Many professional positions require a combination of degrees or certifications. Display them proudly to customers with a creative picture frame that spotlights your accomplishments and establishes you as an expert in your field.

3. Celebrate achievements

Celebrate winning a small business award with a photo frame idea that commemorates your efforts. According to a study on U.S. businesses, small award-winning companies experienced a 63% increase in operating income and a 39% growth in sales compared to non-winners—that’s certainly a frame-worthy accomplishment.

4. Memorialize media

You can’t go wrong with good press. Great restaurant reviews, newspaper articles about your organization’s charity work or getting published in a trade journal are all excellent things to put in a picture frame. Use FedEx Office to print a hard copy of the article, have it framed and share your moment in the spotlight with your customers. 

5. Frame your first dollar

A classic money frame idea and a moment that deserves celebration is your first invoice, sale or dollar earned. More than money, this occasion is a culmination of the drive, hard work, time and sacrifice that went into making your business a reality.

6. Hang employee photos

People buy from other people. Create a welcoming environment and show off the people behind your brand with a dedicated space for framed photos of your staff. Adding this personal touch is a great way for small businesses to stand out among big-name competitors.

7. Highlight menus and service lists

Framed menus and service lists are especially effective for businesses offering premium services and luxury items. For example, creative picture frames can add a touch of elegance to your host station menu, list of jewelry services or available spa treatments.

Presentation is key—whether your customers are eating a fancy dinner or indulging in a day of relaxation, everything they encounter should reinforce the idea that they are treating themselves.

8. Design a custom chalkboard

Framed chalkboard signs are an inexpensive and artistic way to advertise sales, promotions or daily specials. An eye-catching board can drive foot traffic through your doors—increasing sales and brand awareness. When creating your chalkboard art, keep these points in mind:

  • Be funny. A creative pun or joke that makes people laugh will pique their interest in your services.
  • Advertise your products. Whether it’s French press coffee or handmade jewelry, let people know you have something they want.
  • Use it as decoration. The right chalkboard art can help set the tone of your store and give your space personality.
Shop owner writing open on framed chalkboard

Framed menus and service lists are especially effective for businesses offering premium services and luxury items. For example, creative picture frames can add a touch of elegance to your host station menu, list of jewelry services or available spa treatments.

Presentation is key—whether your customers are eating a fancy dinner or indulging in a day of relaxation, everything they encounter should reinforce the idea that they are treating themselves.

Shop owner writing open on framed chalkboard


Framed chalkboard signs are an inexpensive and artistic way to advertise sales, promotions or daily specials. An eye-catching board can drive foot traffic through your doors—increasing sales and brand awareness. When creating your chalkboard art, keep these points in mind:

  • Be funny. A creative pun or joke that makes people laugh will pique their interest in your services.
  • Advertise your products. Whether it’s French press coffee or handmade jewelry, let people know you have something they want.
  • Use it as decoration. The right chalkboard art can help set the tone of your store and give your space personality.

9. Create a customer photo opp

Do you have a feature wall in your shop that’s Instagram-worthy? Encourage customers to take photos in your shop against your business’ t-shirt wall, plant display or art mural. Give them a large custom frame to hold and capture the moment. Post a sign nearby or hand them a business card to encourage them to tag your business location when they post to social media.

No one wants a boring business space. These unique framing ideas offer nearly unlimited opportunities to create an atmosphere that highlights your specialties, shows off your interests and improves your space’s aesthetic. FedEx Office can help you reframe your environment with printing services that include canvas prints, flyers, posters and menus.

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