Photos are a great resource that mean different things to different people. Fundamentally, they capture a memory and are a great way of then sharing that memory. And considering we’re all carrying a camera in our pockets, a lot more memories are being captured, and a lot more are being shared.
But they’re being shared on social media, where the moment passes so fleetingly. You can post a photo and appreciate a few likes, and then move on, never having actually shared the experience.
So, what if you could? What can you do with your Facebook and Instagram snaps that are forever lost to the Memories tab? Actually, a lot. Physical photos are very versatile, and if you are crafty in nature, there is a lot you can do with your photos. We’re breaking down the things you can do with your Facebook photos for a more meaningful sharing experience.
A photo album is a great way to store and share your photos. Keep it on your coffee table and have it available for guests to flip through or store it nearby for when you need it for a hit of nostalgia.
You can be as creative as you want with this one. It can be as fun as simply buying a scrapbook and adding your photos as you see fit and decorating it as you see fit. Or you can create your own Facebook photobook on My Social Book, where you will be able to link your social media and pick photos from it to collect in a photo book, where it will be printed and delivered to your door.
A collage is a great way of showcasing all the different sides to you at once. It can look chaotic, but that’s the fun. All your favourite memories or people can be gathered in the one frame and placed at a prized area for your admiration.
It makes for a great decoration, too. If you have a space on the wall that is calling for something, don’t buy an expensive art piece, but instead gather your favourite photos in a frame, maybe add some fairy lights inside, and hang that in your empty spot.
If you want to get fun with it, you can make your own trading cards. Along the same lines as baseball cards, Pokémon cards, etc. You can print off photos of your friends, give them a border with some artistic flair, and list their traits on the bottom.
It’ll be a good way to poke fun at your friends, or even to introduce them at big events, like hen parties or a get-together. Make a game out of it, where perhaps you read out the “strengths” and “weaknesses” on the card and the room has to guess who it is. Strengths can be their big heart or bargain hunting ability, and weaknesses can be “chocolate” or “guys with stable income”.