What do you do with your photos?
Do 99.9 percent of them live on your computer’s hard drive?
I believe it is important to live with your photos.
Turn them into canvases (like I did with the photo of my newborn son, shown above).
Design photo books.
Create photo gifts.
Photos give us the opportunity to reflect on the blessings God has placed in our lives.
I love having the faces of my loved ones throughout my home. Since I work full-time, my office is also filled with photos of my family.
Weekly, I thumb through the dozens of photos books and scrapbooks I have created over the years. They chronicle stories that otherwise would have faded away with time. Turning those pages gives me a chance to slow down and be thankful.
Frames, canvases and photo books are just the beginning though.
I have started creating photo plates and incorporating them into our every day life. I never would have thought something so simple would make me smile so much.
Other items also bring smiles too – my photo make-up bag that my sister gave me, a trivet of my son eating watermelon, photo notebooks that are found in almost every room of our home.
None of these items are difficult to create or costly, but they all bring simple joy and gratitude to my spirit. On the days that are long and hard, sometimes a photo reminding me of a loved one’s presence in my life is all that I need.
Today I want to encourage you to go to your hard drive, upload some photos to your favorite photo developer and print some memories. (chances are, you can even get them for free…)
You won’t regret it.
And as you look through those hundreds, maybe thousands of images, thank God for blessing your life with people who love you and experiences that have changed you.
By Jessica from The Mom Creative