I love this frame. I'm always super picky about what the actual frame around the picture looks like because I'm not a huge fan of the majority of them. I've always preferred the ones that are fairly plain and don't have a lot of decorations. People should be drawn to the picture not the frame. Luckily, I found just what I was looking for in this frame. There is no outer frame because small magnets hold the two pieces together. This is absolutely perfect because there is nothing to distract people from the actual picture. As an added bonus, I can put it up on the fridge and it stays because of the magnets. And, because it is still in a frame, you don't have to worry about it being messed up or falling on the floor and getting ruined. These are going to make great gifts when it comes to holidays where all the grandparents want and expect pictures!