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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.
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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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great ideas here. I have recently been combining my travel memories in a journal, together with photos, artwork i created plein air whilst on the adventure and with lots of different scrapbooking techniques and supplies to make a Travel Art Journal.
Sounds like a lovely thing to do x
This is great and just what I needed. I am definitely going to try these ideas out!
You provided a very attractive picture to your post. I like this picture so much. It motivates me to see the world around and keep a memory:)
Thanks for the tips
I liked these ideas. You definitely mentioned some I haven’t thought of.
I’m definitely a more of an “on-the-wall” type of person.
Although, there’s no reason I can’t do a jigsaw and put it on the wall! 😯
Haha, great article!
Definitely no reason why not!
These are great ideas! 🙂
Love these DIY ideas!
Thank you 🙂 x
This is a beautiful way to showcase them! I’m a “digital” person but still enjoy looking at old photo albums from my grandparents. I’ll check the photo album link for sure!
Thanks and have a nice day!
I’m definitely a digital person too for convenience but I prefer physical photos for sure!
Totally agree! I love to go through the pages of old albums 🙂
Have a nice day!
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I love these ideas. Can’t wait to travel again too!
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I’ve blown up pictures and scrapbooked the framing, but I must try having them turned into a canvas print. That’s a great idea.
Canvas are amazing ways to showcase photos! 🙂
I will let you know how it comes out 🙂
Nice & Sweet post!! 🙂 Liked it.
Thanks for sharing, I have all the like postcards, magnets and other bits that I collected when on holiday as well the photo’s 🙂
I went to Florida just before 2020 and I made a scrapbook. Each page related to a different day. I love looking back on it, and it was a fun project to make too. Thank you for sharing this post. I do miss holidays so much and love looking back through the memories!
That’s a lovely idea and a great way to display your holiday memories!
I’m such a fan of a scrapbook! But I love the idea of making a calendar out of them!
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I love making calendars! x
I absolutely love scrapbooking! I also have a memory box which photos, flight tickets and even wristbands from all inclusives go in there! So many other great ideas in this post to keep all your memories in sight and in your heart forever xx
Awh yes I love my memory box too. Always nice to look back through!
I love scrapbooking and is a great way to display your pictures. I have made a photo book also. These are some other great ideas. Thank you for sharing.
It sure is!
I love scrapbooking for displaying photos but I really love the sound of a calender. I think it would make a great gift for your family members or even yourself x
Yesss I love making calendars!
One of my lockdown projects has been turning the many, many digital photos I have into photobooks. I really like the idea of magnets, too.
Bet that’s been a fun project!
I so agree with all of this! I’ve recently been printing my photos off from holidays and putting them up on the walls of my home. It’s a nice reminder of where I’ve been when I keep seeing the same four walls hahah
I bet! That’s a lovely idea 🙂 x
Love this post! I try to live pretty minimally so I use my blog to document my travels. BUT recently we purchased my grandma a digital frame from Frameo and I can send photos to it from my phone wherever I am! She has been stuck at home most of the year and she loves this frame. It makes a noise whenever she gets a new photo.
Oh I love digital frames! They’re a great idea 🙂
These are some great ideas! I usually make a scrapbook from the holidays I go again.
Lovely idea 🙂 x
These are some great ideas – I especially love photo books and calendars. I have loads of photos from past travels I haven’t done anything with so maybe now would be a good time! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Now would definitely be a good time! I love making photo calendars 🙂
The calendar and puzzle ideas sound so good! They’re definitely unique ways to bring back travel memories and reminisce about good times.
These are great suggestions. I’m currently just going through all of my dads negatives and scanning them onto the computer. So many of them are of my childhood holidays and I love the idea of creating a photobook to give to him.
Awh that’s a lovely idea!
Scrapbooking and photobooks are my fave way to display my travel memories, when i was a lot younger i used to keep EVERYTHING from the plastic cutlery on the airplane, attraction tickets and carrier bags from foreign supermarkets and id put it in a little tin and look at it every year haha! I’m sure I still have it!
Oh my god so did I!
Making a collage for each of the holidays.
Great idea 🙂
Love this post! We have a scrapbook and memory box filled with all our travelling memories so far. I can’t wait to add to it soon! xx
I love my memory box!
Love this! Thank you for sharing! I also miss travelling a lot and I can’t wait to go travelling again in the future! These ideas are so cool and I really want to make a scrapbook full of holiday memories.
I think we’ll all be cherishing these holidays more!
OMG! A jigsaw puzzle sounds so cute! I use to scrapbook but not anymore since trying to minimize my life/stuff! I have a hard drive with all my photos but I plan on developing a few and putting them in an album. Thanks for sharing, Jenny x
I think having an album or two is still a lovely idea, even if you do live a more minimal lifestyle! x
I got a photo album for my trips away and it’s so lovely to look back on! These are lovely and creative ideas and ways to hold on to travel memories! x
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I love looking through photo albums 🙂
Really can’t wait to be able to travel safely again! We are huge fans of photo books since we were kids and our mom used to put them together and we kind of kept to it. I love the idea of the jigsaw and the magnets! can’t wait to have our own space and display them around the house, thanks for sharing x
Awh that’s lovely! x
Great ideas! A friend gifted me a puzzle of my favourite place in the world for Christmas and I thought that was such a thoughtful idea!
That’s a lovely idea! x
Great post! I love putting pictures in scrapbooks and adding little things from the trip…
Lovely idea! 🙂 x
I love doing travel scrapbooks to make my travel memories alive. Thank you for sharing your tips.
You’re welcome 🙂 x
I’m a big fan of photo books. Shocking right? Anything in the form of a book is my kind of thing haha! I don’t really do much traveling as is, but I do miss my yearly trips to Florida to visit my husband’s family. I don’t know when we’ll get to see them next. But when we do, I’ll have ideas for how to display the photographic evidence! 😉
Hahah I totally understand that! x
Another fantastic list of ideas, Jenny! We haven’t done anything with our honeymoon pictures yet because it felt like no time at all between that and COVID but I definitely want to do something with them soon and you’ve given me the inspiration to action that ASAP! 🙂
Ah you should! Hope you find something nice to do with them 🙂 x
Scrapbooking has to be my favourite way to display them because it’s fun to make! I’ve never thought about getting a jigsaw though, that would cool. We got my grandad a travel calendar so each month he has a place but the then there’s a wee pull out that shows our memories from that place!
Awh that’s a lovely idea! x
I admit I’m hopeless with organizing travel photos! These are good ideas. A magnet! Love it. Thanks.
You’re welcome 🙂
Love these ideas!
Thank you 🙂
We redecorated our whole house last year and took everything off the walls. Only now are we putting bits back up and it’s all of our holiday photos. We’ve got cute collages in the kitchen and stylish photo books in the living room!
Awh I bet that looks lovely x
Oh I want all the travel!! I have a post coming soon about journal prompts for travel lovers and it just makes me so excited to get out and about.
I already have plans over the summer to help my Dad make photobooks of all his and Mum’s adventures. I think it is such a lovely way to keep your travel memories x x
That’s a lovely thing for you and your dad to do! x
Aw these are some fab ideas! I love to scrapbook and fill it with everything I’ve collected from my travels xx
It’s a great way to get creative!
I have so many pictures of my holidays on the walls and as a background for my laptop, it makes me so happy thinking about those times. I also might consider making some fridge magnets as well though haha, great post!
You should if those photos make you happy!
I love the idea of turning it into a jigsaw! Although that might have to depend on the picture… Imagine trying to do an empty beach as a jigsaw? Aha! These are some great ideas – I’m rubbish at scrapbooking but I do love the idea of a photobook – I like the idea of having something physical to look through.
Yes same, I like having a physical thing to look through too!