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Helen Tapping
Helen Tapping

Helen helped get Sworl up and running. A native of North London, she moved to Seattle “for a year” with Getty Images, and she’s still here. Helen’s on the board of Youth in Focus and loves to snowboard, kayak and watch the Sounders play what is properly called football. One July 4th, Helen had her dream wedding when she married her husband Chris in Las Vegas—with Elvis officiating.

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You already know that Sworl is great for gifts, but did you know that it’s also an easy and affordable way for you to create beautiful framed art for your own home?

And when you select the larger size wall frames* (image size 10 x 10 and above or 11 x 14 and above) and use promo code GOBIG! you will get 25% off through May.**

There’s no better time to get creative!

Wall Frames

 

This Big Discount ends May 31st – So Go Big and Save Big Now!

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* 25% discount applies to these wall frame sizes:

  • 11 x 14 Image Matted and Framed in a Contemporary 17 x 21 V/H Wall Frame
  • 16 x 20 Image Matted and Framed in a Contemporary 21 x 25  V/H Wall Frame
  • 10 x 10 Image Matted and Framed in a Contemporary 17 x 17 Square Wall Frame
  • 15 x 15 Image Matted and Framed in a Contemporary 21 x 21 Square Wall Frame
**To redeem Promo Code, Download the free Sworl Photo Framing App available in the App Store.
  • On the ‘Finish Order‘ screen, click the orange ‘Promo Code‘ button and put in the code: GOBIG!
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This year, create a unique Mother’s Day gift for mom and give her flowers that will last forever!

Make mom’s day by using these 2 easy and fun apps to create a special gift – All on your phone:

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Download these 2 Free Apps from The App store:

layrs App First, Choose a couple of your favorite photos on your phone, then use the layrs app to easily create your own masterpiece with a variety of filters, blends and effects to create a true multi-layered work of art.

Sworl App iconNext, save the photo to your phone and use the Sworl App to choose a frame size and color and write a gift message to mom! That’s it – We take care of the wrapping and delivery.

So surprise your mom this year with a gift that’s #BetterThanFlowers!

#AppStacking #Mother’sDayGift

Photo edited by @crw98 using @layrsapp

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Frame your photos for the perfect Mother’s Day gift with SworlNeed some inspiration? See what the Sworl Team are framing for their moms this Mother’s Day:

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Our CEO and Co-Founder, Tom, is framing his mom a picture from his family’s happy place: “We spend a week every year in Lake Tahoe with my 4 siblings and our families.  Here’s my favorite photo of me and my mother, from our trip there in 2013.”

Tom chose a 5×7 photo in a black matted wall frame for his mom. ($30.98 including gift wrapping, message and delivery.)

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 Steve, our Co-founder, chose this photo to frame for himself as a special memory of his mom: “Mother‘s Day has always been special to me.  It has been magnified since she passed away a few years ago.  This is a picture of my mom with our kids.  She was a great sport and allowed them to celebrate her birthday with hats, cake and a party fit for a 5-year-old.  Mom was always there for me and loved the opportunity to come visit and be nana”.

Steve chose to frame this picture for his office in a silver 5×7 desk frame. ($19.98 including gift wrapping, message and delivery.)

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Sworl CTO Chris, decided on a photo from his younger days this mother’s day because “My mom resists having her photo taken these days, but I have this one from ages ago that I’ve been meaning to print/frame for a while now. My sister is the newborn, so it must be from 1977. It’s a scan from a print, but I’ve always thought it is a good photo – clearly my mom‘s happy about the new baby. I think I’m just confused. :)”

Chris selected a larger 8×10 photo in a classic Espresso matted wall frame to show off this classic photo!($49.98 including gift wrapping, message and delivery.)

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Helen, Head of Marketing and Brand, chose a photo of her mum (not a mis-spelling – she’s a Brit!) from last November – “My mum loves to travel so for her birthday, we treated her to a trip from Old England to New England! The highlights of her trip were a visit to Louisa May Alcott’s house (we are both massive fans of Little Women) and a rainy but fun day to Plimoth Plantation for Thanksgiving dinner.”

Helen chose a square, white matted wall frame to show off this instagram photo, of her and mum Celia hanging out with the Pilgrims. ($30.98 including gift wrapping, message and delivery.)

What will you frame for your mom this mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away! It’s easy to frame your photos with the Sworl Photo Framing App, and as every Sworl comes beautifully wrapped and with a gift message, it makes the perfect gift for mom.

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Make Mom’s Day with Sworl!

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This Valentine’s Day, Surprise your loved one with a personal gift that lasts way longer than flowers – a Sworl Framed Photo delivered to their door!

Every Sworl comes beautifully gift wrapped and with a gift message- which also makes it the easiest way to show your Valentine just how much you care.

Order your Sworl Framed Photo Now!

Order your Sworl Valentines Day Gift by Sunday February 8th to arrive in time! #BetterThanFlowers #ValentinesDayIsComing

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Looking for a unique and Creative Valentine’s Day Gift Idea this year?

Bored with giving the same old gifts of flowers and chocolate?

Look no further than combining these 2 easy and fun apps to create a special gift – All on your phone!

layrs App Image  Valentine's Day Gift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download these 2 Free Apps from The App store:

layrs App First, Choose a couple of your favorite photos on your phone, then use the layrs app to easily create your own masterpiece with a variety of filters, blends and effects to create a true multi-layered work of art.

Sworl App iconNext, save the photo to your phone and use the Sworl App to choose a frame size and color and write a gift message to the one you love! That’s it – We take care of the wrapping and delivery.

So surprise your Valentine this year with a gift that’s #BetterThanFlowers!

 

#AppStacking #ValentinesGift

Photo edited by @rossvii using @layrsapp

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Time to update your family photos! 

Refresh, Renew, Reframe!

Are you embarrassing your kids with old family photos in your home? Are the fashions outdated and the hairstyles simply ridiculous?

Some things do get better with age!  So take a few minutes this Throwback Thursday and get your family photos updated quickly and affordably, with Sworl!

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Get Your Framed Family Photos Up-To-Date!
#betterwithage #embarrassingthekids #tbt

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Sworl was proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Geekwire Gala, held at MOHAI, Seattle, WA.

A good time was had by all – Zach Scott of the Seattle Sounders took photos with fans in the Sworl Photobooth and everyone got to go home with a free Sworl!

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Here’s some of the best of Zach with the Geeks in both gowns and ugly christmas sweaters! See them all and download yours to frame with Sworl on our Facebook Page!

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Sworl was featured on the ‘Gotta Have it’ Holiday Gift Ideas Segment of New Day today! Thanks to Host Margaret Larson and Producer Suzanne Wiley!

Watch the Segment to get the New Day viewer promo code for a special discount off Sworl in November!

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Announcing the winners of the Sworl – ‘Because they are only Spiderman Once!’ Halloween Costume Photo Contest!

Congratulations to Kim Gallina Viscio for such a Sworlable photo! You win a free Sworl Framed photo!

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In addition, we are also awarding an honorable mention prize to Sara Skiles for the grumpy pumpkin because this photo is a true Real Moment!

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Thank you to everyone for entering and for making it such a difficult decision for the judges because all the kids are so cute and all the costumes are amazing…..!

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Sworl is the easiest way to frame your unique Halloween Costume photos – You spent time and effort creating these costumes, don’t let them get forgotten on your phone!

And this Halloween, what’s as easy as using the Free Sworl Photo Framing App?

Entering our Sworl ‘Because they are only Spiderman Once!’ Halloween Photo Contest with a chance to win your own Sworl Framed Photo.

Halloween Photo Contest

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How to Enter:

Go to our Sworl Facebook Page:

*Like our page!

*Under the Contest Announcement Post,  Post your own Halloween costume photos of you, your kids or your pets!

It’s that easy!

Contest runs from 10/31/14- 11/7/14 so you can post photos from all your Halloween Events!

Enter the Sworl Halloween Photo Contest now!

*Judges are looking for most Sworlable ‘Real Moment’!

*Winner will be announced on Facebook on Friday 11/7/14 and will be contacted by 11/10/14 to claim their Prize – Your own Free Sworl Framed Photo.

*Complete rules