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5 Ways to Bring Your Photos to Life

Updated on May 15, 2020
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I love interior designing-have a certificate in it too.My love for photos has made me find creative ways of keeping these memories alive

Memories in a Shoe Box
Memories in a Shoe Box

Memories last a lifetime....

We all have photographs lying in shoe boxes, photo albums, on our phones or laptops. How often do we look at them?

I hold photographs close to me and I am a bit old school, I like having them printed out and put up on my walls or around my home.

Every picture tells a story, they can remind us of some fun times that we may not always remember, until we come across the picture.

DIY Photo Wall
DIY Photo Wall

Here are 5 ways you can bring back your photos to life:

  1. DIY Photo wall: There are many ways you could do this but here are a few I’ve used.
  • Photo clip string lights: these look pretty if you are a fan of fairy lights. You could get these from Amazon or any other online or craft store. If you can’t find them, you could even use fairy lights and then clip photos on to the light strings.
  • Photos in a frame: Use a big photo frame and get strings hung from one end to the other end within the frame having a few rows. Then get your photos and pin them on the strings to have a photo frame of photos
  • Family tree decals: You get to buy these family tree decals which have slots for photos. The decals are easy to stick on the wall without any damage to the paint and the photos can just be printed and put up in the slots for them.
  • Photo frames on a ledge: For those of you who like it simple. You could have a simple black ledge on a wall and place frames close to each other. Plain black and white frames make a good choice for this.
  • Collage: If you have a smaller wall that is blank, you could make collage of photos just stuck close together and include postcards or memories from a trip like boarding pass or tickets to a concert etc.

My Little Cousin with his Photo Blanket
My Little Cousin with his Photo Blanket

2. Photo gifts or things you can use for yourself: One of my favorites things to give as gifts or to get for myself are customized photo gifts that you can use in your day to day life. They could be any of the following:

  • Photo mugs
  • Photo blankets
  • Photo laptop sleeves
  • Photo cushions
  • Photo coasters

They end up becoming things you can use and reminders of your loved ones or fun trips that you went on. A site that I would recommend for this is www.bagsoflove.com The site is easy to use to customize a range of products, which you can do yourself on the site by uploading the pictures, adding texts etc. The quality and fast shipping is also something I can vouch for.

Photo Albums - Old School
Photo Albums - Old School

3. Photo Albums: Again, quite old school but if you have the time get all those old photos out from your cupboard and organize them into fun new albums. What I love about the new albums these days there are so many different kinds to choose from. You could have an album which is more like a scrap book, where you can put pictures into slots, and they have space for you to write a few lines or add stickers on to it. Make a family project out of it, get the kids in on it and while reminiscing the old times it is also a fun activity for the family to do together which will result in an album you’ll treasure.

Photo Books - The Modern Way
Photo Books - The Modern Way

4. Photo books: If being creative is not your plus point or you prefer something a little easier, you could get together a bunch of digital photographs and give in to a studio or photographers online to create a photo book for you. The advantage of this is that the photos will be printed just like you have in a magazine so there is no way to damage the pictures and they will last a long time. Instead of having magazines on your coffee table, you could have photo books.

Create Photo Videos
Create Photo Videos

5. Photo videos: Nowadays there are so many free apps you can download on your phone which allow you to create a video of photos with music and text. These are amazing to create and send your loved ones or just create and keep for yourself. This way it will retain your memories and it is something you have on your phone or laptop which means you have it with you all the time.

Relive those moments you captured
Relive those moments you captured

Photographs capture a moment that is impossible to reproduce. Going through pictures are a way of going down memory lane and reliving those golden days. A good life is a collection of good memories, that we create and will always cherish!

Thank you for reading.

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    • Mitchelle Peter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitchelle Peter 

      11 months ago from Dubai, U.A.E

      Thanks Kyler! Glad you liked the photo blanket idea :)

    • Kyler J Falk profile image

      Kyler J Falk 

      11 months ago from California

      At no point had I ever considered creating a blanket out of photos, but now that I've seen one I think I'm going to have to get one for the collage we made of my son.

      Thanks for sharing all this inspiring information!

    • Mitchelle Peter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitchelle Peter 

      11 months ago from Dubai, U.A.E

      Thanks Mitara, glad you liked the ideas and ways to keep memories alive. Stay safe

      Thank you Liza, the blanket is one of my favorites and very popular among family and friends. Glad you liked it!

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      Liza 

      11 months ago from USA

      I did the photobook, especially for Eid photos with my family. However, the blanket one is amazing! I never thought of that. Thanks for sharing these cool ideas, Mitchelle.

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      Mitara N 

      11 months ago from South Africa

      Great tips and ideas, we always capturing those kodak moments then put it away, great thoughts in making it come alive around the home to appreciate.

      Take care, keep well and be safe

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