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!

2. Slideshows

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.

3. Videos

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.

4.Online Scrapbooks

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.

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  • And old school – we have a giant pinboard in our kitchen to put favorite shots on.


  • I have a heap of photo envelopes crammed into a shoe box. I started sorting them out once upon a time, but didn’t manage to finish. I really should get onto it


  • All great idea’s as l have far too many photo’s that needs to be sorted!


  • I struggle with this. I do however have two photos of my parents above the fridge


  • One best way to keep your photos out of the box is transfer them to Canvas Prints. Best way to keep it as a memorable wall decor. Check my image which I got from http://www.canvaschamp.com.au that helps me to print my photos on canvas


  • I load photos to google photos where storage is free. Then I share the link with family – they can look or not, but at least I am sharing all those digital photos.
    I also print out photos books of special events for posterity. Grandparents like to look at them when they visit me.


  • We print very few photo’s these days. They are all just stored on the computer.


  • I’m a big fan of the scrapbook, but I do prefer the hard copy paper kind. Great blog!


  • Mine are in photo frames. The rest I am slowly putting photo albums. Bugger this digital stuff


  • We have a slideshow playing on a tablet in our kitchen the great thing is you just load up your pics on a sub and download it onto it!


  • A very creative article read! Thanks!


  • Thanks for posting. I’ve got so many photos on my camera and havn’t done anything with them, I think it’s time I’ll do something productive with those memories


  • honest,i am agreed with your idea.i have some more tip for Ten Classical Moment for family Wedding Photography which just for reference


  • What great ideas! How times have changed and just a reminder how digital and technology based things have become


  • I find that because we have a digital camera we rarely print them out or view them which is very sad really!


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