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Framed NamePlaque Art Review by Adrienne Falkena

888-763-2646 - 740-984-2583
14041 State Route 339
Waterford, OH 45786

What's in a name? After having spent many hours poring over baby names before the birth of our youngest son, the meaning of the name we chose was pretty important to us, with a meaning that's equally important. CrossTimber is a company that celebrates the names we've been given, recognizing the importance of a name and the meaning behind it. They offer a website full of name-meanings gifts, made to order, with a uniquely personal touch. They offered me a huge selection of frames and page designs to choose from, and then made a name plaque for my newborn son based on my selections. The choosing process was slightly painful - because I couldn't decide what I'd like best! Once I chose, though, the selection and checkout process was quite simple. Communication from the company was great, and soon I received an beautiful frame with my son's name, meaning, and a corresponding verse they'd chosen to go along with the meaning of the name.

When I got my order, I was very impressed with the quality of the frame, and they also included a laminated pocket card with the name and the verse they'd chosen - but the name meaning was not the meaning we'd found and loved when we chose our son's name. I emailed John at CrossTimber, asking what they do in circumstances such as this, when there is obviously another meaning I'd never found before. The product was beautiful, the quality superb, but the meaning wasn't what I'd expected. He replied very fast, mentioned their email-proof option that I could have chosen at checkout to preview my order and may have prevented this, and immediately corrected my son's plaque. Within the week a new plaque insert arrived, and it's perfect. CrossTimber also included a new laminated bookmark with the corrected meaning. I'm completely impressed with the customer service!

CrossTimber offers a large-order discount, perfect for large families or ordering several plaques for Christmas gifts. Since all of my kids were examining my son's plaque and commenting that they have no such plaque – and have yet to find their names on any mainstream object containing names, I have no doubt these would make a great gift for young and old alike to celebrate the name of a loved one.

-Product review by Adrienne Falkena, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, November, 2016