As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. With that said, displaying your family photographs is a great way to display the love your family has without saying any words at all. However, hanging a 10×10 foot photograph in a grand foyer isn’t exactly an affordable way to showcase your family. Not only is hiring a professional photographer to take photos of your family expensive, but so is developing them at a store.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to display your favorite family photos, you’re in the right place. Below, we’re going to cover different and unique ways you can present your family photos without breaking the bank.
1. DSLR Camera and Printer
If you plan on taking and developing countless family photos, it may be worth it to invest in your own DSLR camera and quality photo printer. Doing so will allow you to take more creative control, take photos whenever you need to, and print your pictures from your home.
To print from home, a quality photo printer will come in handy. These photos are specifically designed for printing photos on photo paper. However, printer ink and photo paper can be expensive. Sometimes it’s best to go to a CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart and print your photos from a photobooth. This option can be much cheaper; however, the quality may not be as clear.
2. Picture Frames
Picture frames are a tried and true classic when it comes to displaying your family photos. Large and handcrafted picture frames can run your bill pretty high. However, there are plenty of affordable frames you can find at department stores. Or, you can even test your luck and go thrift shopping to find unique frames. You never know, you may strike gold and find the perfect picture frame to display a family photo. Or, you can turn a thrifted picture frame into a DIY project and refurbish and paint it yourself.
3. Canvas Prints
Canvas prints take photos to a new level. Their 3D, wrap-around design creates a museum-like appearance that will make any photo look like a work of art. Depending on where you shop, creating a custom canvas print can be expensive. That’s why it’s important to always keep your eye out for discount canvas prints that are affordable without compromising quality. Canvas prints are also great because not only can they be hung up on walls, but they can be placed on nightstands, counters, desks, and tables.
4. Feature Wall
Once you have all of your family photos framed, you can create a feature wall in your living room or den. A feature wall is a unique way to display your family photos, because you can make photos of all shapes and sizes come together to create a cohesive, modern, and chic look. When you have guests over, they’ll love looking at your family’s memories and will serve as great conversation pieces, too!
5. Fridge Magnets
When your children take their school portraits, they often come home with a booklet of print options you can choose from. A popular option is fridge magnets. These are budget-friendly and durable, which means you won’t have to worry about light fading the image or water, food, and other debris from tarnishing the photo. Even better, you can send custom photo fridge magnets to friends and family members for them to display in their own homes.
6. Pillows and Blankets
A more out-of-the-box option for displaying your family photos is by printing them on custom pillows and blankets. These will serve as the perfect companion for family movie nights or game nights and will make your house feel homier. Custom pillows and blankets also make great personalized presents for extended family, as well.
7. Photo albums
If you have a bunch of stray photographs floating around, buy a few photo albums and organize them by date. This is a great way to preserve memories and keep them organized, and can serve as family heirlooms that can be passed down from generation to generation. Your family photo albums can also be placed on coffee tables and end tables for family members, friends, and other guests to flip through when they’re hanging out.
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Showcasing your favorite family photos doesn’t have to punch a giant hole in your wallet. With these seven budget-friendly ideas, you’ll be able to show every member of your family’s vibrant smile without having to spend your savings.
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