Creative ways to show off your photos

The moment you have a baby, the picture taking increases exponentially. It’s insane, but true. Since the birth of Jackson in 2007, we have taken 18,772 pictures. That comes out to about 13 pictures a day. What in the world do you do with that many photos?! Well, I am still figuring that out. So far, this is what I have done to make sure these images have a chance to shine and not get lost on my hard drive.

Albums: I make an annual photo book through Shutterfly to capture the best pics of the year.

cute photo book idea

Wall Displays: We have been collecting frames at yard sales and thrift stores and finally had enough to make a photo wall in our new home. Now we just need to print all the pics we want to put in them.

photo wall frame

Mail them: I incorporate my favorite pics into my annual Christmas card that I design myself and send to family and friends. Lots of people actually keep it on the wall or fridge all year, which makes me happy.

christmas card design idea

Sadly, that is the extent of what we have done with the thousands of photos. Yet, I have plans and dreams for them, as you can see below from my Pinterest board of inspiration. What do you think?

photo clothes pin I love how easy it it to swap out pics on this board. * image from Scrap Book Spaces

chalk board wall Chalkboard wall mixed with photos?! Oh, the things you could do! * Check out the tutorial here

entry way photo wall I am pretty sure I fell in love with this in an old Pottery Barn catalogue— it’s perfect and I want it all. Maybe in my next house? * image from Style Files

Monochromatic photos allow you to use a bunch of random photos in one space without it turning into complete chaos.

This makes me want to explore all white frames for the kids room.
* image from Decor Chick


What do you do with your family photos? Please share your ideas and link to websites if you have references. I would love for this to turn into resource page that we can all come back to when we want inspiration.

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2 Responses to Creative ways to show off your photos

  1. Rita@thissortaoldlife February 3, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    We’ve installed an Ikea Dignitet line in our kitchen, which we use as an ever-changing art gallery. Right now it’s got family-created artwork on it, but we’re planning to display family photos soon. We’ve bought a variety of simple white mats, and it’s easy to swap out art/photos. Inexpensive and easy! You can see it here:

  2. laura@printing-instagram September 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    Hey, My name is Laura and I blog about tips for displaying printed Instagram photos. I have been doing lots of looking around to find unique ideas for photography displays! I love seeing the crafty ideas that people create to display photos! thank you for the inspiration and thank you for sharing.

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