Ideas To Turn Your Photographs Into Christmas Gifts

October 15, 2020

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!

Albums

Whether it be a professional album you order through your photographer, 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 just recently created photo albums for 2017-2019 and am so thankful to have documentation of these years!

Frames

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 timeless frame at Target at a great cost.

Calendars

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.

Lockets

It’s a simple idea from back in the day, but I love these lockets from Etsy! They are the perfect size and quaintness to go around someone’s neck! 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!

Ornaments

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.

Puzzles

Got a wacky family member or think your kids would love this? Make a simple puzzle out of your favourite family photo! This will be a fun exercise for young kids as they get to see their family on a puzzle.

 

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 😉