08 May 2013

Dual Purpose Photo Frame

I never realized when my son was born that taking and sending pictures would be such a big deal. The first year, we had professional photos taken every 3 months. Since then, we've had professional photos taken every year around his birthday. He also has school pictures taken twice a year. Gulp! That's a lot of pictures!

I dutifully send them to friends and family - what they do with them I never know. In hindsight, I would've given close friends and family a frame with BB's first picture and then just sent the same size photo from then on so they could update the frame. Parent fail.

In hindsight hindsight, I specifically would've bought them this great, two-sided frame from IKEA. One side is BB's current photo, the other a "self-portrait". He drew himself as a bug in this particular version. In another, he drew himself as an egg. What can I say? He's 4.

The only downside is that it fits 4x6 photos and professional photos don't come in that side. That's where the white matte came in!

We've made 2 so far as gifts (better late than never for good ideas) and I totally want one for myself. It'll be fun to see his "self-portraits" evolve and change depending on his mood and age.

What's your photo-sharing tip?

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Um, super CUTE!!

Wendy said...

AND YAY I'M ABLE TO COMMENT ON YOUR BLOG! ALL CAPS YELLING!!

Wendy said...

P.S. please send me his drawings and name so that I can embroider them!!!