You don’t want the photos of your special family moments to end up unused in a shoebox in your closet or under your bed. However, many mums today don’t know how they can harness modern technology to display their memories out in the open so they aren’t forgotten.
Many mums are used to taking physical photos on cameras and creating collages or scrapbooks. The good news is, modern technology makes it easy for you to take your favorite methods of saving memories digital.
This guide can help- From digital collages to slideshow Christmas cards, here are 5 creative ideas to keep your family photos in the open and out of a shoebox.
1. Digital collages
Whether you want to showcase your son’s recent birthday party or your family’s skiing vacation, digital collages are a great way to integrate photos of a single event or multiple photos taken over a specific time period in one easy-to-see location. Additionally, digital collages can be shared so that anyone can share the joy of your most recent trip or party.
Digital collages are extremely easy to make – just pick the photos you want to upload, edit your collage, and voi-la!
Gone are the days of framed photos in the house that display one photo of your family. Today, many mums are turning to physical and digital slideshows to display multiple photos. Slideshows are a great way to tell a story of a vacation or special event in your life. You can use slideshows online and send via email or integrate them inside live frames so you can view them every day from your kitchen or work.
One of the best ideas we’ve heard of lately is the updated Christmas slideshow card. Slidely allows you to take all your photos from the past year, mix them with music, and easily embed it on your personal blog or social media pages to share with friends. This is a great way to keep in touch with old friends and share your past year with them during the holidays.
In the past, home videos were a great way to remember great times with your family. Now, technology allows you to easily upload videos to the web. You can integrate video clips in a Slidely or a blog post and share your best live moments with friends. Additionally, with digital videos you can edit them with captions, music, and more.
Scrapbooking is an age-old hobby, but many busy mums don’t have the time to dedicate these days to organising and creating a scrapbook. However, busy mums shouldn’t have to sacrifice their special memories – and now, they don’t have to. Free tools like CropMom help you bring your family memories to life with beautiful backgrounds, templates, and flexible editing details.
When it comes to your children growing up, you don’t want to miss a precious moment of these wonderful years. Use a digital scrapbook to record every moment of their childhood so they can look back on their younger days.
5. Create a family blog to store and showcase.
Blogs are a great way to integrate all of these in one easy, permanent location. Create a free blog to back up all your photos in a digital archive and preserve the collages, scrapbooks, and videos in one place. You can also share your blogs with fellow family members, parents, or friends for easy viewing.