What to Do with All Your Family Photos

Taking photos is so easy these days. You no longer have to gather everyone in front of a camera in a studio. You don’t even need to have a separate camera – most people have one in their phone. This means that you can end up with more photos than you know what to do with. You might delete some, simply to clear up space on your phone or computer, but there are other times when you want to do something with the wonderful photos you have taken. When you have photos that you want to use, you might want to use some of these ideas to make them even more special.

Turn Photos Into Paintings or Canvases

Is there one photo that you’re particularly in love with? You might have taken a proper family portrait with a professional photographer, or you might just have an amazing candid photo that you love. If it’s a photo that you’re especially fond of, you should do something special with it. One option is to turn your photo into a painting or a large canvas. You could use a portrait painting service to turn your photo into an oil painting. Another option is to have it printed onto a canvas. These are great ways to make something eye-catching out of your favorite photo.

Create a Digital Album

This is something that you might already be doing in some way on social media. Parents often like to use Facebook or other sites to share pictures of their kids. However, not all parents like to do this, as having photos of their family that could be shared so easily doesn’t appeal to them. There are other options for creating digital photo albums that you can create to share with friends and family. You can also use digital photo frames if you want to create an “album” that you can display in your own home.

Make a Gallery Wall

Many of your photos may be digital now, but printing them out can give you plenty of things to do with them. Creating a gallery wall is one option that can be fun and helps you add more decoration to your home too. If you want to create a gallery wall, first put your photos into frames. Next, cut out pieces of paper that are the same size and shape as your frames. You can then use these pieces of paper to decide where you want to hang each photo.

Create an Old-fashioned Album

You might be able to create digital albums now, but traditional photo albums are still available. Flicking through a physical album is a different experience to looking at a digital one. After printing your photos, putting them in an album is a great way to preserve them. You could also try scrapbooking, combining your photos with other things, including writing, stickers and anything else that you want to add.

Don’t let your family photos sit on a hard drive or memory card. Give them a new life by doing something with them.

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