As 2016 begins, it is the perfect time to make some changes in your life. While resolutions about exercise, physical health, diet and finances are heavy and difficult to keep, you can always set a few fun goals. This year, I am making more of an effort to decorate my home with my own photography and pictures of me and my husband together and loving life.
While digital photography has brought us immeasurable convenience and the ability to capture more special moments than ever before, it does also pose a very real problem: because we can instantly see our photos (and edit, crop and resize them), we are less likely to print them out and keep them as mementos. After all, we live so much of our lives on social media, and digital photos are easy to post online and share with friends, family and colleagues.
But posting our photos online can never be a real replacement for printing our precious images and posting them around our home. While creating heavy physical photo albums filled with family memories might be a thing of the past, it is still a lovely practice to display your photos in your space.
- Enlarge the best of the best – A few times a year, choose your favourite photos and print them in A2 or A3 size. You can purchase very affordable and attractive black frames in all sizes from Tiger or Ikea – use these to line a staircase or your foyer.
- Create a stunning photo crystal – Every now and then a photo really turns out magically – this year, transform those into 3D Photo Crystals or even a photo keyring.
- Order a photo canvas – Choosing your favourite photos and having them enlarged and transferred onto a canvas is a sophisticated and stunning way to display your best memories – they look fantastic on any wall in your home.