This is one of my favourite things, and began as a rebellion to the trend that everyone has of wanting to display pictures of loved ones, holidays, granny windsurfing and the photo of little Johnny blowing out the candles on his 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc Birthday cake, in dust laden and mismatching picture frames all over the house. Or worse still stuck with drawing pins on cork boards, hanging off fridges with holiday souvenir magnets that say We Were In Blackpool. No, No and No. I love my offspring like the next person but dog eared photos get damaged, and I hate clutter, even if is is a lovely shot.
Two ideas, one in the picture above is a wonderful way of displaying the best of images on these little block tile canvases. The smaller the better actually as you can make a mosaic like collection. Mine started with about a dozen but each year I take a few poignant moments showing my little cherubs a year older and captured in yet another part of the world. Ive quite a collection now, and whilst I wont lie, lining up those nails took time (!) I change the tiles around every so often. They are ever so inexpensive, you can usually get them from your local photo printing shop or online if you send your digi prints in.
Another way is photo books. Gather them all up after each holiday or occasion make another volume to add to the coffee table collection and you could have literally thousands of images at your fingertips when you want to proudly show little Johnny taking his first steps, without spending an hour scrolling through your phone saying, I know its here somewhere 🙂