Welcome to my Etsy shop, “Greetings From Susan.”

Welcome to Greetings From Susan, my online Etsy store. For those of you who are not familiar with Etsy, let me explain.  Etsy is an e-commerce website where you can shop for unique handmade, vintage and craft supply items. There are over 1.6 million individual shops selling on Etsy and over 25 million buyers worldwide.  It was launched in 2005 and the headquarters are in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2014, after being in a storefront location for several decades, I felt that it was time to expand our audience from just the Bucks County/Philadelphia/NJ location to a greater area.  I chose Etsy because many of my customers were coming to me to frame items that they had purchased online.  Etsy had a great reputation, so I thought that I would give it a try with one of my passions, vintage postcards.  I had been framing many vintage postcards for family, friends and my customers and I enjoyed creating unique projects. Vintage postcards and ephemera bring back happy memories, taking us back to our youth, a fun occasion or a place that we lived.

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Selling online has a little bit of a learning curve, but it’s exciting and gratifying. I can be open 24/7 instead of just regular business hours.  I routinely ship all over the US and even overseas now and then.  Initially I only wanted to sell matted vintage postcards, but I tweaked my shop to include both matted and unmatted postcards. Soon I will add greeting cards. It’s been a great opportunity and I look forward to seeing “Greetings From Susan” grow. If you are in the area, stop by our shop at 295 Buck Road, Holland, PA 18966.

Check out www.GreetingsFromSusan.Etsy.com




“Oh no, the glass broke!”

At Whispering Woods Gallery, we frequently work on glass replacement projects.  Glass can break for many reasons.

  • A proper hook was not used.
  • The hanging hardware was not sufficient for the piece. Screw eye hangers and sawtooth hangers usually are not the best choice.
  • The wire did not catch onto the hook properly.
  • The frame was jarred by a person or object.
  • House repairs to the roof or siding shook the wall.
  • The art was not hung on a timely basis and was jarred while on the floor.
  • The art was leaned against a wall without being secured.

Our goal is to safely dispose the broken glass, remove glass shards, repair or replace a broken frame, and replace the glazing with the appropriate choice. Prices vary according to size, type of glass used and complexity of the project. We stock five types of glass at our shop – Regular, Conservation Clear, Non-glare, Conservation Reflection Control and Museum.  All glass is cut in our shop to fit your frame. Drop by with your  piece and we’ll get it fixed up fast. No worries!


Glass Replacement at Whispering Woods Gallery, Art Gallery and Framing in Holland, PA
Whispering Woods Gallery can help you get that picture back together again.

National Postcard Week and Mother’s Day

National Postcard week and Mother's Day piece
Celebrating National Postcard Week and Mother’s Day

It’s National Postcard Week and Mother’s Day week. What’s a postcard loving picture framer to do? Combine the two celebrations! Here’s a postcard from the approximate time period that Mom is standing in front of the Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

The matting and frame have simple clean lines.  Usually I will cover the edges of a photo, but I could not part with the deckled edge  of this one.  The red core mat board continues the fun theme from the postcard.  The frame is from Larson Juhl, showing a hint of red and black wash.  This will eventually be displayed….at the beach!

What’s New at Whispering Woods Gallery-Spring Edition

Susan Gittlen showing framed vintage postcards.

Greetings!  I have been busy creating new vintage postcard items at Whispering Woods Gallery. Look below for a  preview before they are offered in my Etsy shop. They are a great gift for Mom, Dad or Grad. Add a stunning “ready to go”frame and UV filtering glass for only an additional $50.  Visit our shop in Holland, PA to see hundreds of your favorite places.



Thank You!

Whispering Woods Gallery Thanks you!
We are celebrating 29 years of providing Bucks County with art and custom framing  in Holland, PA. It’s been the same location, the same family ownership and the best framing design and workmanship in the Greater Newtown area. Thank-you!


In Susan’s Opinion, the Best Holiday Gift!


Happiness isn’t something you experience, it is something you remember. -Oscar Levant

Whispering Woods Gallery is excited to offer vintage postcards. When we create a postcard montage for somebody we are reminding them of happy times from a vacation spot, their hometown, or a school that they attended.

We don’t sell copies, all are authentic. We have offerings framed, matted and unmatted. We’ve set up an online Etsy shop so that all can shop with us. Feel free to visit our shop 24/7. Here is a collection of framed postcard projects created at Whispering Woods Gallery. Have an idea? Give Susan a call to create a gift they won’t forget.

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It’s Graduation Season!

It’s Graduation season and even though we are striving to live in a “paperless” world, 2015 graduates are still proudly receiving diplomas at their commencement ceremonies.  A diploma is something to display, not put away in a closet or drawer. After all, it took much hard work over the years to earn it.  Here are a few questions to ask when you frame your diploma.

  • What kind of glass will be used?  Does it block UV rays to help keep the paper and signatures from fading? Do you need an anti-reflective solution?
  • Does the mat fit the certificate?  Mats from a university book store diploma frame don’t necessarily fit your diploma.  Why cover up something important?
  • How will the diploma be secured in the frame?  How will it be secured in the framing?  Does it need to be dry-mounted?  Is this a good idea?
  • Is this framing process reversible?  Good framing will come out of the frame in it’s original condition, without tape adhesive.
  • Is the hanging hardware secure and proper for where you will hang it?  A ready-made frame might not have the hanging solution for your walls.  A professional framer can help you with that.
  • Do I like the frame choice?  Does it reflect my personality?  Somebody in the fashion industry might pick something different than an accountant or attorney.  Will the same frame be available for future diplomas and licenses?
  • Should I take this to an expert?  Professional framers study for years.  They know what’s best.  You want this to last for generations. Why settle for anything less?

Stop by Whispering Woods Gallery.  We’ll show you diplomas that still look great from generations ago.  We care to do it right.  You should too.  Congratulation 2015 Graduates!  From Whispering Woods Gallery

Whispering Woods Gallery Diploma Framing

Thanks for voting Whispering Woods Gallery as your pick for the #1 frame shop!

Philly Hot List Winner 2012Whispering Woods Gallery was a nominee in the 2012 Philly Hotlist competition for Best Custom Framing. There were over 6,000 businesses in 140 categories represented in the Philadelphia area.  We came in first for the entire Philadelphia area, competing with 24 other frame shops.  For those who voted, we sincerely thank you!  It was a very close race and in this case every vote counted.

Our long time neighbor What’s For Dessert  also had a close race.  Pat Bryson, owner of What’s For Dessert had the lead for best Philadelphia area bakery for most of the time, but fell back to the #2 spot at the end.  What’s for Dessert, you have our vote!