This project was top secret until now.
And it took a lot of serious chocolate eating to contain my excitement and keep quiet about this fun sentimental project.
Inspired by one of my previous posts, Sandra brought in an adorable baby outfit to be framed as a gift for her husband, Bob, for Christmas.
Sandra wanted to add some photos she knew existed “somewhere” in the house of Bob and each of their twin boys wearing this outfit.
Yes . . . the dreaded “somewhere”.
Most of us would cringe at the thought of this challenge. Where do you start?
Which closet could it be in?
Now, which box could it be in?
Maybe it is still at my parent’s house?
Is it already in an album?
Or even worse somewhere among the 20,000 photo’s on my computer?
I have to hand it to Sandra, she found them faster than I imagined.
One was a digital copy, the other two were actual photos.
I recommended she have the two actual photos scanned into digital files for the following reasons:
1) All photos, even black and white, will look different from different printers. If you want them to all have the same hues and tone, have them all printed at the same time by the same printer.
2) If you have an irreplaceable sentimental photo, the best way to keep it safe is out of the light in an archival photo box. But then you can’t enjoy it, right? If you have an irreplaceable original consider preserving it and framing a copy.
3) Inevitably, once a photo is framed, especially framed with other memorabilia, it will get noticed and someone is going to ask for a copy of the photo.
In Sandra’s case, she had the two photos scanned by Laurie Weishar (check out her website if you need photo scanning) and then had a few extra copies printed of all the photos.
The extra copies are currently stored in an envelope that is attached to the back of the framing package.
No more “somewhere”.
The end result is the outfit, photos and extra photos are now all in one place, up on the wall.
And this sentimental personal gift was a big hit.
About Karen – A creative business owner who specializes in framing unusual items. When not transforming objects into framed masterpieces for clients, she indulges her sweet tooth with all things dark chocolate and unwinds with a good biography and a cappuccino.