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Travel and holidays make up a huge part of our lives. I don’t really think we realised how much we needed them until the past year when we weren’t allowed to go anywhere. Always the way, isn’t it? Although I’m not a particularly seasoned traveler, I still value my trips away very highly and right now… well, I’m desperate to go ANYWHERE.
And I definitely can’t be the only person who’s been trawling through their travel photos more than usual either. Go on, admit it. Who’s had a cry over a glass of wine whilst looking at photos of far off beaches?
Okay that might be a bit OTT but you get my point.
WE MISS HOLIDAYS.
Although I can safely say I won’t be going abroad this year or perhaps even for the first half of 2022, I’m still mega excited to get back out there and experience things again. If you’ve been reading my blog for long enough, you’ll know I love a staycation and there are plenty of UK destinations I’d love to visit, as soon as I can!
But in the meantime, it’s just us, our memories and our photographs. And my holiday snaps are so special to me.
So whilst we wait (and wait and wait and wait) for things to re-open, for life to return to “normal” (whatever that’s going to be and to be able to go on holiday without worrying about COVID, there are plenty of things we can do instead.
I’m sure you’ve all got your own list of places you want to visit when this is over.
Or perhaps you’ve got a vision board or already planned an entire trip to your favourite place without booking it just yet?
Another thing I love to do, which is not only a great way to look back and reminisce about these wonderful holidays but is also a super relaxing activity is to get creative with my holiday photos. Either physically or digitally, there are a TON of things you can do with your holiday photos!
Here are 7 ideas of how you can creatively display those precious holiday memories!
If you’re a more hands-on creative then scrapbooking could be a great idea. If you have access to a printer, even better because you can print all your digital photos and then creatively display them in a scrapbook. Perhaps along with plane tickets, maps, receipts or anything else to bring your memory to life!
Create a photo book
I love photo books. I’ve created a few in my life for various people and for various occasions and they always turn out beautifully and make great gifts. Perhaps make a dedicated photo book for your favourite trip or a round up of your favorite holidays? The great thing here is that the freedom is yours!
Brands like Bonusprint offer a ton of options, including incredible photo books to help you create lasting memories with your photographs! And if photo books aren’t your thing, they have tons of other options too such as…
Display it proudly on the wall
If you’ve not got the time to actually to the creative work yourself, then getting a photo on canvas made for you to hang on your wall could be a wonderful option to display one of your favourite snaps from one of your favourite holidays in a room where you’ll always see it and be remembered of it. Using a wide format laminator to display artwork as an alternative to framing. Avoiding the use of glass means it is child friendly as well as lightweight, so it can be easily attached to the wall.
I make a calendar every single year for my Mum for Christmas with photos of our dog. It’s one of my favourite things to make online because it’s so much fun and the end result is super cute. This is another great way to display those beautiful holiday snaps and also doubles up as a practical household item as well.
Make a slideshow for your laptop
We all spend a ton of time on our computers so this is a great way to display travel memories because you know you’ll see them all the time! Create a slideshow of a specific trip or your favourite images and let them wash over your laptop screen all day!
Create a jigsaw from your holiday images
Okay I don’t mean literally create it yourself but there are a ton of places which allows you to upload a photo and they’ll turn it into a personalised jigsaw puzzle, which is so cool! So if you’re bored in lockdown AND want to reminisce over your favourite holiday, then this could be a great idea for you!
Make fridge magnets
You could purchase fridge magnets with a photo upload or even make magnets yourself – depending on your creativity level (and time and patience). But I think this is a really great idea because we’re ALWAYS going to be using the fridge, so we’ll always see them!
If you have a Cricut machine available, I recommend visiting Design Bundles, the leading digital marketplace for creatives and crafters. They have a range of designs available for anything you want to make at home, including creative fridge magnets. Check out their range – they have plenty to pick from.
I’d love to hear the ways in which you display your holiday photos and memories? Have you done anything special with your photos over the last year, since we’ve not been able to travel? How much do you miss traveling? Let me know!
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