Our Team and Story

Meet the family and team behind Northland Frames and Gifts!


John - President/Shop Manager/Fisherman










Lynn - Vice President/Office Manager/Dog Lady










 Jake - Marketing/Purchasing/Golfer










Felix - Shipping/Glass Cutter/Grandpa



Heidi - Manager /Mom of 2 



Windsor - Supervisor/Butt Sniffer/Cat Poop Eater










 Chalupa - Aspiring DJ /Snuggler/Table Scrap Eater













Our Story

We are the originators of the "Designer Oak Theme Frames and Photo Collages" as well as the "Personalized Name Frames" picture frame concepts.  

Where do I begin? We started in 1992 as a small (and I mean small) family business located in Southeastern Wisconsin. We got our start primarily at Craft Shows and Art Festivals throughout the midwest, but we have now transitioned to primarily online. Although, you will still see us at a Craft Show a couple times a year! Floral Drift Wood is the first product we started selling. We'd travel to Northern Wisconsin and collect driftwood out of the flowages, bring them home and add floral arrangements to them. That didn't last too long. Then we started making some wooden trinkets, furniture, bird feeders, squirrel feeders etc. Yes, squirrel feeders because who doesn't think squirrels are adorable?
We eventually transitioned over to handmade personalized picture frames. We design and create an huge selection of designs which we've made available in a variety of colors.  Our School Year's designs have been our main focus lately though. The idea of being able to see your kids growth into a young adult is awesome and parent's love it. We love it too and we've harnessed that and make nearly 15 different School Years related designs now.

Our reputation is extremely important to us and for the past 29 years we've done everything we could to be views as designers and crafter's of high quality, handmade picture frames and personalized frames.    

It is our goal to maintain our integrity and identity as  artists and reputable craftsmen.  We do not have representatives or distributors. We are not affiliated with any mass manufactured products, nor are we associated with any turn-key business start-up programs or crafter's co-ops.

Our frames are exclusively designed and handcrafted by Northland Frames & Gifts.

Thank you for visiting!

John, Lynn and Jake Stanislawski

 *Our designs and artistic concepts are copyright protected. (Copyrights on Our Name Frames is still pending)