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5 fun ways to share memories through photography

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Life goes by in the blink of an eye, which is why photography is so significant. Pictures capture memorable moments that can be cherished for years to come. Sharing these memories is so important, and with these five ideas you'll have a lot of fun looking back at memories with family and friends.

Take a trip down memory lane

You probably have a collection of old photo albums sitting in storage that feature school pictures and candid snaps from throughout your youth. It's time to get those out and have fun looking at them with your kids. They can giggle about the different hairstyles and fashion while you share stories of growing up. This allows you to talk about life throughout the years and the importance of family. Then get out the pictures of when your kids were young. Baby albums and birth photography capture great memories, and kids always love to look at images that feature themselves.

Recreate childhood photos

Recreating pictures from your childhood is entertaining and hilarious. After you go through those albums, get family together to take the same pictures now in the same poses you did back then. It's a blast when you and your brother remake the picture from when you were bear-hugging each other in elementary school. What's even more fun? Having your kids recreate the image and then displaying each side by side. This makes for a wonderful conversation starter and heartwarming home decor.

Create photo books

Kids love to create, so consider planning some time to create a special photo together featuring favorite pictures you have stored on Shutterfly. These photo books can be completely personalized, which means you can let the creativity soar. Deciding on a timeframe and theme can help direct you, so consider creating one for the year or a particular season, such as "summer adventures 2019." It also can be a fun activity to make a birthday photo book that features your child over the last year, concluding with the birthday party and celebration.

Share digital albums

Organize your digital images easily with free unlimited online storage from Shutterfly. Then remember to use the "share album" feature that allows you to share your pictures digitally to friends and family. What's more, starting this fall, each year you purchase an eligible package on mylifetouch.com (K-12) or on preschool smiles.com (preschool), your child’s digital school picture will be delivered to your Shutterfly account and saved conveniently for you. You can easily share all these images with friends and family!

Add photography home decor

Personalized home decor is trending big time, and there's no better way to make your decor one of a kind than with pictures of the people you love. Memories become a part of everyday life when you display pictures in creative ways. For example, get different decorative pillows made from each of your children's baby photos and add to the couch in the playroom. Or, get a photo blanket made with the family picture and use it to snuggle up with on family movie night. Finally, create a gallery wall by hanging your school pictures and candid photos on a favorite wall for all to see. Shutterfly has a variety of stylish home decor options to inspire at www.shutterfly.com/home-decor.