Completing any type of puzzle, whether they're easy puzzles or hard puzzles, has a euphoric effect. The more difficult the puzzle, the more satisfying it is to finally put in the last piece. That being said, it's easy to frame your puzzle to hang up as a keepsake. Here are just a few of the best reasons to consider framing your puzzle to hang on your wall as a piece of permanent art.
One of a Kind Art Piece
Research shows that puzzles activate our brains while relaxing us psychologically, putting our brains into a meditative state, and a similar outcome can be achieved when admiring your one of a kind jigsaw puzzle art piece. Whether you've completed a 750 piece puzzle, a 2000 piece puzzle, or any number of hard puzzles, knowing your artwork is framed and able to be admired by passersby is a unique and priceless feeling. This is especially true if you've completed a custom puzzle that was created with a template of a photo or something that's particularly special to you. But in any case, framing your puzzle makes it a permanent art piece for others to admire for years to come.
Makes Your Time Investment Tangible
Everybody knows that it takes a long time to complete a jigsaw puzzle. By framing your puzzle, you're essentially turning your time into a tangible piece of artwork. This is a unique experience that everybody should try at least once -- especially those who enjoy puzzles to begin with.
Evoke Positive Memories
The neurotransmitter, dopamine, is produced when doing puzzles, so it should come as no surprise that thinking of the memory can evoke positive experiences as well. Framing your puzzle will inevitably think of the time and experience that went into making it, causing that rush of dopamine to return with each and every glance.
Ultimately, understanding these reasons to frame a puzzle can help you make the best decisions after you put in the final piece. And don't forget about the inherent benefits of playing with puzzles:
"Puzzles may improve intelligence. Engaging in puzzles can force players to think and reason using general knowledge, memory, spatial imagery, and logic. These skills help to sharpen intellect over time. Researchers at the University of Michigan even found that adults could boost their IQs by four points after spending 25 minutes a day doing puzzles," says the Tahoe Daily Tribune.