November 3, 2022
I stared at the number and couldn’t believe it.
That’s the actual number of images on my phone. But truth be told.. my walls had nothing to show for it. As a true millennial, I hadn’t found a system for consistently using my precious memories (yes, even cell phone quality photos) in a way that I loved.
I’m sharing a few of my tried and true methods for getting my photos off my phone and into my hands. Here we go!
If you’re like me, you probably thought digital frames are just for grandmas with USBs, but NOT ANYMORE! (Ok.. they are still great for grandmas though) This particular digital frame allows you to instantly add your photos from your phone to the frame through their app! It’s super easy. Not only can YOU enjoy these photos, but you can purchase one as a gift for grandparents or friends as well! This means when grandparents receive their digital frame from you, you can add yourself as a contributor and surprise them daily with new photos sent through the app.
One of my go-tos is ordering chatbooks! You can create and purchase your photobook directly from their app. I personally love the book series! I have a book series for my family that I frequently update and have a shelf full of these little photobooks. I started around the time my husband and I got married and it’s continued on into having kids!
Both Artifact Uprising and Shutterfly have some great tools for designing a family yearbook with all your highlights from the past year! It’s a great option for someone that doesn’t want to consistently print, but you do want to enjoy all your favorites throughout the year.
Again.. I’m going old school here, but I LOVE these! I purchase the clear frame magnets from Amazon to swap out some of my favorite cell phone photos. Since the kitchen is a space that’s very much lived in, it feels like I can have a set of photos that aren’t perfectly matching like other areas.
I know this sounds funny, but this is often a space that mamas frequently use, but don’t necessarily love. It’s where chores get done by yourself. One idea I love is to add some favorite real life moment photos in some frames or on the wall in this space to remind you why the daily grind matters so much!