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If you are anything like me you take a lot of photos on your travels. They are a fantastic way to capture the beautiful sights and the essence of the place you are visiting. The problem is that we all have a tendency not to do much with our photos. Most of us tend to upload a few to social media and maybe save the rest to a hard drive and rarely, if ever, look at them again. This is really sad because looking at your holiday or travel snaps can give you a lift and inspire you to get out and do more. With this in mind, I thought I would share with you a few ways to help you to enjoy your travel snaps more.
Create photo gifts for your friends and family
When you travel as much as I do, you often end up missing special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and christenings. But, that does not mean that you cannot send a great present and card. Using a website like HelloCanvas makes it easy to create beautiful photo-themed gifts that are perfect for letting the person you are giving to feel extra special.
The right travel photo can easily be turned into a fantastic canvas print, a phone cover or laptop cover. With a bit of practice you can edit it them and add some nice wording that makes it even more personal.
Gimp is a great online image manipulation program which is perfect for this sort of thing. It is free to use and there are plenty of up to date tutorials available online that show you how to achieve remarkable results. You can also use it to create special greeting cards. Most print shops can help you to do this.
Print a few out
One way to ensure that you actually look at and enjoy your travel snaps is to print some of them off and put them in an album. The nice thing about this idea is that you can include other mementos. For example, a pressed flower, ticket stubs or a receipt for a special meal.
Create a photo fridge
A lot of families like to stick their favorite photos up on the fridge. This is a great idea and if you use blu-tac to hold them in place you can easily change them, so you can enjoy more of your photos. Alternatively, you could make up a batch of holiday-themed fridge magnets. You just need some stiff card. All you need to do then is to stick a photo on one side and a couple of magnets on the other side. They make great gifts.
If you are feeling more adventurous you can even wrap your fridge using your photos. This is a great way to smarten up a fridge door that is looking a bit rough. You just need to print out the photos you want to use, stick them onto the door then cover everything with sticky back plastic.
Collages work best for this type of project. This enables you to fit more photos into the space and it creates a more interesting effect. You can find out more about how to do it online.