A life in pictures – how prints tell your story

In my very humble opinion, prints are the best way to surround yourself with your favorite memories and reminders of loved ones. There are lots of reasons to print – some I’m sure you already know, and some that you might not have thought of. Today, I’m sharing what I did with my 4×6 prints, and how I found a unique and simple way to tell my story.

One fun thing you can do with your prints is to make a timeline in your home. Last weekend, I picked up some corkboard to mount in my basement, and printed out my 4×6 prints at Walgreens. A print timeline lets you show off your favorite memories and stories visually. Making a timeline with prints is also immediate- it’s a quick and easy project for a lazy weekend.

For my timeline, I focused on pictures from the past year. (it was waaaaaaay past time to get hundreds of pictures off of my camera) I’ve also found that making enlargements of some of the MOST important pics (there’s one from my friend’s wedding where I’m doing a dance that would make Tina Turner blush) is a fun way to emphasize the big moments.

Think about where else you could incorporate prints into your home décor…what about turning some of your favorite photos into:

  • Prints with Borders? It’s simple, they look fantastic in a frame and the borders make the personality of the shot shine. They’re perfect for a mantle or a hallway.
  • Collage Prints- another option Walgreens features that shows off up to 20 of your favorite images on one print. It’s a fun way to stay inspired by your favorite pics and people.


What are some other fun and inspiring uses you’ve found for prints? How do you tell your story?


Happy printing!


3 Responses to A life in pictures – how prints tell your story

  1. I love doing a collage. You can put up to 30 pictures now. I did one with my son’s Senior pictures and our trip to Cancun. It’s a wonderful way to share your pictures without pulling out an album or the dreaded “slide show” LOL

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