Despite the ability to be constantly connected through technology, it can be difficult to maintain close contact with family across physical distance and the passage of time. But special people should be celebrated and good times shared; if your photographic memories are hidden away, now is the time to bring them out into the light.
Preserving family history honors the past and takes note of special achievements and family celebrations. It’s also a wonderful way to build relationships by connecting past, present and future generations.
Even though the tradition of an annual family reunion has lost favor, there is renewed interest in genealogy and ancestral roots. Build a lasting legacy by selecting the photographs that tell your personal story in a unique way — from the stern and formal pose of a great-grandfather to the first joyful meeting of a newborn and a grandmother, from an ancestral home in “the old country” to a contemporary holiday dinner table.
There are no hard and fast rules to follow, but here are some suggestions:
• A photo montage for each child, from birth to graduation;
• A collection of framed photos of family members, all at the same approximate age; perhaps as infants or as high school graduates; wedding photos of different generations; or family celebrations through the years.
• Shadowboxes that include a photo and special awards or achievements; sports letters or military insignia.
Work with a professional frame shop to find the best ways to showcase and preserve your treasured photographs. Also note on the back the names and dates of the individuals pictured so there is no question in the future about who they might be.
Work with a professional at any of our 12 locations at Frame Warehouse. Also note on the back the names and dates of the individuals pictured so there is no question in the future about who they might be.
Need help framing those special captured moments? The professionals at Frame Warehouse are eager to help you with your framing needs. Stop by any of our 12 locations or visit our website www.framehouse.net.