The alphabet was originally invented so that babies wouldn't realize they'd been tricked into thinking a few crummy wooden blocks were toys. However, it can also be used to string letters into words, as this Groupon proves. $59 for $135 Worth of Customized Letter Art All pictures are printed in black-and-white or sepia tone, including framed name pictures, wooden gallery-block pictures, and signature boards. The standard and deluxe framed names can accommodate up to 11 characters in the word or name while the gallery-block and signature boards can only hold up to nine letters. With each shipped order, Frame The Alphabet will include a $75 gift certificate for a future purchase.