Making the most of your photos

The average person takes 20 pictures every day. That’s more than 7,000 photos a year. It sounds insane until you have a look at your smartphone and scroll into the abyss, never to reach the previous year. Only a few of them ever see the light of day again and soon they are forgotten and can hardly be found again. Needless to say, it is a real shame. But what can you do? In this post, we’ll look at some great ways for making the most of your photos.

Decorations

Let’s start with the obvious: Photos are made to be seen and how better to show them off than as decorations? This starts with – but certainly isn’t limited to – picture frames. Good quality prints in nice picture frames can really turn a house into a home. The room lightens up and every now and then you catch a glimpse and remember the most precious moments. But there are also lots of other decorative things you can do with your pictures. For instance, you can get crafty and design a collage in the form of a heart. Or you could get a map of the world and frame it with photos of the places you’ve seen. Of course, the list goes on and on: Mobiles, wallpapers, stickers… Anything is possible. There really isn’t any limit to what you can do if you let your creativity run wild.

Memory preservation

It’s sort of a general term but if you think about it, memory preservation is quite literally what photos are for. The most traditional way – and likely the most efficient – to achieve this is by creating a photo book. Other than prints, a photo book lets you tell the whole story in a combination of words and images. This is particularly useful for travel photos, family pictures or special events. Not only does a photo book help you remember those wonderful times, but it also is a great addition to any bookshelf. There are plenty of different types of photo books out there for all kinds of projects and although it takes a little more time than the typical decoration, it is well worth it. Think of yourself a few years from now, looking at your favourite times away, your baby’s first year, or your wedding together with your family and being able to remember every single detail thanks to the combination of your photos and written stories. That’s what a photo book can do for you.

Gifts

When we’re talking about photos, we can’t leave out gifts. If you’ve ever been desperate to find a great gift, you’ll know the trouble: It has to be personal, it has to be useful, and of course, it has to fit the budget. To tick all of these boxes, the gift might as well be magical. Thanks to modern technology and the Internet, this magic is real. You can now personalise practically anything: From hand towels to keychains or even socks. There are lots of possibilities for using photos to create unique and wonderful gifts for anyone at all and it’s usually for quite a fair price too. So if you have a birthday, a wedding, or an anniversary coming up, think of all the fun things you could do with the pictures that are hidden away somewhere on your phone! Don’t let them go to waste and don’t force yourself to buy one of those generic gifts that you know aren’t very special at all.

These are just some examples of the things you can do with all those marvellous photos that are hidden away on your phone. The longer you wait, the harder it will get to control the sheer quantity of pictures and to get them sorted. At the same time, it’s worth having a thorough check and deleting any duplicates and unnecessary pictures. You’ll be happy to have a good handle on the photos on your phone and at the same time to enjoy them in the real world; as decorations, photo books, or gifts.

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