June 1, 2015

5 DIY Frame Projects

June 1, 2015

Favorite Dad Moment: Our Top 5 Winners!

June 1, 2015
This year, we asked you all to enter our Favorite Dad Moment contest!
(You can check out the details in our previous blog stories here).
We learnt about your dads and we loved checking out your photos to match your stories.
We offered a $100 ArtToFrames.com coupon to create something special for your dad and we received dozens of heartwarming entries that had us llaughingnd even shedding a few tears. (We’re sensitive at Art To Frame).
We chose our 5 winning entries and will be awarding those lucky 5 with their coupons for dad’s day! We were so touched by all of your stories and you continue to inspire us daily!
Enjoy the moments, read their winning stories, and go gift your dad with something meaningful this year. (Please, no socks). (Seriously. Your dad has enough socks).
Tune back in every day this week to check out the remaining 4 winning stories and photos
Katie’s Story:
Katie’s Story: “Every time dad opened a present at any holiday, he would act SO excited about the box. When I was little, it got me every single time. This picture shows his excitement and my reaction. It’s one of my favorite memories because I still found it hysterical every time and it never got old.”
Story contributed by: Katie Goettsche (story is in Katie’s own words).




Walter’s Story:


Walter’s Story: “I started taking photos with my iPhone about two years ago. Now photography is a big part of my life, and something I enjoy thoroughly. I live in New Jersey by the beach, so I like taking sunrise and sunset pictures. This winter, my children asked me if they can come take pics of the sunset with me, using their iPods. I was surprised and excited at the same time. The quote “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” by Charles Caleb Colton instantly came to my mind.”

Story contributed by: Walter Bilotta (story is in Walter’s own words).



PJ’s Story:


PJ’s Story: “Growing up we didn’t have much, but my Dad always tried to make our birthdays special. When I was younger I loved Batman so I wore my Batman outfit as much as I possibly could. One year for my birthday, much to my mother’s dismay, I was dressed in my Batman gear even though ‘everyone was coming over!’ I didn’t care to ‘look nice’ and just wanted to dress up like Batman. Then to get me out of trouble with mom, and to make me feel a little more special, my father donned a Batman shirt of his own. That was the first time I knew that my dad was my hero. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. And to all the sons I hope you have a dad as great as mine.”

Story Contributed by: Patrick Negri (story is in Patrick’s own words).



Amy’s Story: 


Amy’s Story: “Dad inspired in us a love of reading and a love of learning. Our favorite time was right before bed…we’d pile on Daddy’s lap to read a book together. To this day I am an avid reader…and so is Dad! Thanks Dad, for so many things…but especially teaching me to love stories and knowledge!”

Story Contributed by: Amy Baker (story is in Amy’s own words).





Patricia’s Story:


Patricia’s Story: This is actually my husband and our little girl when she had just turned 1. He had been deployed for pretty much the entire firat year of her life so this moment was so special and such a blessing to be able to lie on the floor and read with our little girl, something he had never been able to do before.

Story Contributed by: Patricia Lee (story is in Patricia’s own words).


  1. Hello,
    Thanks for making me one of the winners. I am wondering when I will receive the $100 gift card? I have received no information that I won, I just happened to check this website. I have previously emailed and heard nothing back yet. Please advise.
    Walter Bilotta

    1. Hey Walter,

      I’m sure you’ve received your gift card by now, but if you are having any sort of trouble, please do feel free to reach out via email and we’ll be right there to assist.

      Congrats on the win and thank you for sharing your incredible photo with us!

      Best Regards,
      ATF Team

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