There is nothing better than pulling out a photo album and spending time leafing through all the old photographs and memories, but in this digital age, handheld albums are becoming a thing of the past.
Thanks to the internet and camera phones, the photo you just took can be seen by a relative overseas within a matter of seconds, and you can share holiday snaps with all your friends on social media - how great is that!
At My Family Photo we think that there is just something about getting your photos printed and treasuring them for years to come. Maybe itís time to select a few family favourites and get them printed? Free your snaps from the depths of your computer and show them off! We take a look at a number of ways to show off your photographs that donít involve a computer screen.
Fun-size Prints These days, printed photos arenít limited to rectangles, or pieces of photo paper for that matter. You can transform your family photos into postcards, stickers and even printed mugs, meaning you can turn your favourite shots into great little presents to share with family and friends. Many online companies have a huge range of products that you can apply your photos to.
Thanks to Instagram, square photos are having a huge moment. Lots of retailers offer square photo printing, and these are a cute way of having photo keepsakes around your house. These prints are reminiscent of the Polaroid days, and as many of the modern square prints have white borders, you could even write little notes and mementos on them!
Wall Art Family portraits really do capture a special moment in time, whether itís a childís milestone, or family occasion, and what better way to display them than hanging them on the wall. Photographs of your family really are unique pieces of art that tell your story, and are perfect for injecting personality into that blank wall in the living room.
Wall art has come a long way in recent years, with a vast array of products such as canvas hangings, acrylic art blocks and aluminium prints that can all stand the test of time. These pieces of art can be real conversation starters, and something for your kids to look back on when theyíre not so little anymore.
Photo Books Photographs often tell a story, so why not transform them into your very own visual book? Whether you have 15 beautiful photos from a My Family Photo session, or 50 holiday snaps, a book can be a great, modern way to store your favourite images.
There are heaps of options online for creating your own, and many companies offer a design service, where you just upload your files and everything is slotted into place for you. You can even add text and backgrounds to personalise the book to you and your family. If you are particularly crafty, you could customise a scrapbook with prints and family mementos.
Photo Albums Itís hard to beat a big old photo album! Itís a great idea to buy one that holds lots of photos, and gradually add to it as years go by. Some parents chose to start one from their childís birth to build up a visual timeline, or you could compile a new album for each year, which is a great motive for taking (and printing!) more photos.