ABERDEEN, S.D. – “Anything a customer holds dear to their heart, we can frame it for them to keep,” says Brittany Sayler. Brittany and her sister Ashley Bartscher are the owners of The Main Frame Custom Framing and Gift Gallery (formerly Main Addiction). Their new shop, located at 523 South Main Street, opened in September, with a grand opening celebration planned for the weekend of December 6-8.
True to their slogan—“Expressing Memories Then, Now & Forever,” Brittany and Ashley say they went into business because they love to help people cherish life’s milestones. They custom frame photographs and artwork, but also create shadowboxes filled with memorabilia from special events, such as graduation diplomas, baby clothes, and sports gear. Working so closely with people’s memories has naturally evolved into friendships with their customers. “It’s such a cool job because we get to really know our customers and our community,” Ashley says.
Along with custom framing, Brittany and Ashley also do high-quality, custom printing on anything from t-shirts and hats to coffee mugs and keychains. If you find something on Pinterest that you want printed on a t-shirt for your next family reunion or birthday party, they’ve got you covered. Or, if you want to leave the design work to them, they are happy to take over the creative process too. They say the list of project possibilities is endless and as unique as each person who walks through the door, especially with their new storefront. Brittany explains, “This location was really a blessing. We were looking for a bigger space because there are so many tools and supplies and moving parts that come with a frame shop, and this just fell into place.” // — Jenny Roth
The Main Frame Custom Framing and Gift Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You can reach them at 605-290-8597 or find them on Facebook.