Create a gallery wall.1 of 8
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but we can't talk about bringing digital photos to life without discussing a photo wall. Visit Pinterest for inspiration, and choose coordinating or clean-lined frames in a variety of sizes to match your décor. Lay out the framed images on the floor to decide how they'll best fit together, and be sure to "measure twice, hammer once" for a picture-perfect result.
Give photos as gifts.2 of 8
It may seem counterintuitive at first, but a family photo or a snap of the kids are perfect for grandparents, aunts, uncles or those who are like family to you. Have your kids decorate a frame for an extra personal touch.
Automate your albums.3 of 8
Automatically turn your Instagram account into printed albums with a service like Chatbooks. Each time you share 60 images, Chatbooks automatically prints and sends you a small album, so you can flip through your highlights anytime in real life.
Wrap yourself in memories.4 of 8
Go for a double layer of comfort with a photo blanket. Try choosing pictures that commemorate a specific theme, like a year in review, a special trip, the family pets, your theater kid's productions, etc. Sites like Shutterfly offer reasonable prices on these types of personalized items (bonus tip: Watch for regular sales to snag even more affordable prices). If a blanket is too big a commitment, personalized photo socks or a custom-designed phone case are two great alternatives.
Get crafty.5 of 8
Odds are you have an old picture frame, stool, chair, bench or table that has water damage, chips, scratches, stains or is otherwise ready for the trash heap. If you're feeling crafty, decoupage is an excellent way to spruce up something old and create a personalized piece all at once. The finished product will rejuvenate a favorite space in your home.
Start a new tradition.6 of 8
Annual calendars are a cute and personal option for the office or home. Use family photos from each month of the previous year for 12 months of fun, or take it up a notch and have a fun family photoshoot with coordinating outfits and props that fit a theme for each month. If you're feeling whimsical, take your silliest pictures and hand out calendars to friends and family for a gift that's sure to bring on the giggles with a year's worth of delights!
Create an heirloom.7 of 8
There are several companies that can take your photos and create an heirloom-quality photo album, complete with foil embossing and linen covers to your exact specifications. These are perfect for life's larger milestones, such as weddings, graduations and memorable vacations. Try a company like Artifact Uprising for a plethora of sizes, options and customizations.