Ideas To Turn Your Photographs Into Christmas Gifts

Gone are the days of frequently printing pictures or developing your disposable camera. We have to be way more intentional about printing photos for all to see in this digital age. You may’ve just received your online gallery of fall pictures… now, what to do with them? Here are some Christmas ideas to turn your photographs into gifts!


Whether it be a professional album you order through your photographer (hello! 👋), or one that you create yourself on Mixbook or Shutterfly, people always love looking through albums. They’re forever-keepsakes full of happy memories! I recently created photo albums for each year from 2017-2020 and am so thankful to have documentation of these years! If you’re a previous client of mine, shoot me an email if you’re ready to create your album!


This is a no-brainer, but we can often forget the power of a framed photo. I realized the other day that I hardly have any pictures in my own room, so I’m working on it by framing things slowly but surely. The parents and grandparents in your life will especially value this. You can print a 8×10 for about $5 and find a frame at places like At Home or Target at a great cost.


I made these for all my 2019 wedding clients and some family members last Christmas. Artifact Uprising provides great options with clean design that you will love! If you’re the artsy, hands-on type, though, try to make them yourself! Design them, drop images in and find wood blocks to act as stands.


It’s a simple idea from back in the day, but I love these lockets from Etsy! They are the perfect size and daintiness! I’ve photographed so many lockets on wedding days that have been passed down for generations… so, go ahead, start an heirloom of your own with a picture of a loved one!


It might feel strange having your face on an ornament, but it doesn’t have to be your face! Help your kids make a homemade ornament to give to Grandma and Grandpa for their tree or design your own from Tiny Prints or Etsy. It’s super fun to keep these over the years to commemorate each year of your marriage or family life.

Resource websites for great gifts: 


Or… the other alternative is to put your face on pillows, cups, bags, socks… anything you find funny and would gift to your people 😉