In many families, photos are taken at every special event. With the rise of digital photography and social media, it's easy to share these special photos with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
You may also have a box or two of older family photos in your attic or basement. These older photos are treasures waiting to be shared.
Whether you're looking for a gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation, a wedding or the birth of a child, a gift created with photographs is always a perfect fit.
You aren't limited by your own photographs and memories. Reach out to older relatives and family members for help. Here are some fun ways to share your precious family photos with your loved ones.
Single Page Photo Collage
Create a single page photo collage using favorite family photos. Add stickers and stick-on lettering for accents. The single page can be framed in a shadowbox or included in a family scrapbook.
Frame a favorite photo from a child's birthday. Use special scrapbook paper for a pretty background. Include the child's name and stickers to make the memory special. Frame the photo or include in a collage or scrapbook.
Family Vacation Memories
Choose photos from a favorite vacation or holiday. Include the story behind the photos in your own words. Your child will treasure the memories you include with the photo. Include favorite memories from your child's baby book.
Start at the Beginning
When creating a family scrapbook as a gift, start at the beginning. Tell the story of your family's life together. This is a great gift for a wedding, anniversary or milestone birthday.
To make a family scrapbook for your parents, include each child's favorite memories. Add photos of each child with the memories for a treasured gift.
Choose the Best Photos
Sort through your digital photos to find the best photos. Crop photos as needed and arrange on the page to find the best placement before you attach the photos. Be sure to use acid-free paper and photo tape.
Back in the Day
Sort through boxes or albums of old family photos to create memories your parents will treasure. Find photos of each child individually and group photos. Adding each child's name under their photo is helpful, especially if your family is large or your parents have memory problems.
Create a Collage Print
Let your child help decide which photos to include in a collage print. Crop favorite photos as needed and attach to paper to make a collage print. You can also upload the photos to Walgreens, Walmart or another photo site and create a collage print that can be framed.
Frame a Favorite Photo
Frame a favorite family photo for a unique gift. Choose a photo of the entire family, all of the girls, all of the boys or a multi-generation photo. Find a frame that fits and your gift is ready in a flash.