7 Things To Try With Your Old Family Photos
Photographs are a way to keepsake all the memories that couldn’t last forever. It is a love affair with life that ends up locked in the attic. Imagine stumbling upon an old family photograph.
While it may turn out to be absolutely blissful serendipity, it was capable of being so much more than just a piece of paper. There can be a heavier chance to put this photograph back in the box and lose it to time, but there is also a fair chance to make this memory come to life. This is what you can do with your old family photos.
1. Handmade Oil Painting From Photos
Why let your old family photo sit hidden in the chambers of the secret when you can show it off to the world? Turn your family photos in a painting wrapped in colors of love. A fresh canvas hung on the wall of your guest room to speak of the rich family tree that you have is a better idea, after all. Don’t worry; PortraitFlip can also create on painting out of multiple photos. Paintings have a way to evoke the deepest emotions and have a lasting impact on the mind and soul. Your old family photographs deserve the attention and worth that a handmade painting can bring to it.
2. Digitalize It
Another way of keeping the old memories of your family safe would be to digitalize them. Don’t worry about the paper getting damaged, lost, or ruined with time. With the world moving towards the digits, protecting these memories in a drive seems like a safe thing to do. Scanning and securing them so that they are by the side of your hand every time you are missing your granny’s turkey – crispy, fresh, and delicious, ain’t it?
3. Time Capsule
If you still wish to keep the feel of the photo the way it was when it first clicked, you can put it in a time capsule. Get yourself a box of chocolates, settle down, and eat the chocolates, of course. Then set all the keepsakes, including the family photo that you want your upcoming generation to find out, dig it somewhere in the garden and forget about it for the rest of your life. It will come as a surprise to your grandchildren when they dig out antiques and a gorgeous old family photograph of them. Maybe then they can get themselves a merged handmade painting out of it.
4. Photo Calendar
Now we are talking! A month for every memory? You heard right. Dib in all the old family photos, digitalize it and get yourself a family photo calendar with each month reminding you of a wonderful memory. Every time you flip a month, a weird old memory hits your first of each month. It is not only a smart way of using old photographs but also having a keepsake made out of them.
5. Personalized Family Mug
A personalized family mug for each member of the family looks like a feasible option. How about taking one of the old photos of your brother and getting it imprinted on a mug? It may be too embarrassing for him to drink out of work, but it is an intelligent way of using his useless buttocks. People get attached to a little everyday object. Soon you won’t believe it, and your little brother will be obsessed with this personalized family mug.
6. Mosaic Wall
If all these photographs are going to do is rot in the attic, it is better to expose them to the world. Dedicate an entire wall to these photographs. Get mosaic tiles made out of these photos and dress up the wall of your room. It is a wonderful way to pay homage to all those memories by proudly showcasing them on a wall.
7. A Photo Book
Are we too old to have photo books now? 90’s kids were all about photo albums. They used to put the most irrelevant things like the first leaf of fall in photo albums. With millennials, I don’t exactly know how it works, but photo albums should come back in fashion. It is an organized way of keeping photographs in place. Create a library of photos that you can hit every time you want to visit the old memory lane.
There are so many wonderful ways of working smartly with old family photos, but all you want to do is keep them in a box? Do not lose the memories to the chains of time because the moment may last for seconds, but the memory has the power to live forever if done right!