Giving photos as gifts has to be one of my favorite things. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and even great grandparents enjoy having nice photo gifts that they can display in their homes and be reminded of the sweet kids in their lives and the family that loves them.
Get your kids rounded up and ready to make this super cute, inexpensive, and fun Christmas, Valentine’s, or birthday gift for grandparents, Godparents, aunts, uncles..anyone!
I have seen others holding up signs in pictures, announcing “save the date”, or a pregnancy due date, etc. So, I thought why not create a series of photos with my children each holding a letter from the word “LOVE”?
4 sheets of paper size 11×14 (you could cut poster board, use cardstock, or even decorative scrapbook paper)
A black sharpie marker
4 slot picture frame (I found mine at JoAnn’s, and used a 40% off coupon :))
*On each sheet of paper, draw a large L, O, V, and E. I drew mine in pencil first, made it like a “block” letter, then colored it in. You could also print off letters of fun fonts to use as inspiration or trace.
*Take the kids out and start snapping! We went down the path of a walking trail by our house, and we were surrounded by trees. It was really pretty. I took a blanket, the letters, and off we went.
*I just randomly snapped many pictures of each child holding the letters. I didn’t really want to do it again if they weren’t turning out, so I made sure I would have plenty to choose from.
*If you need to, crop and edit your pictures in Photo Editor, Photoshop, or whatever you use.
*Upload your pictures to a photo site-I use Shutterfly. From here, I tinted them as a Sepia tone. I thought that would look classy and pretty with the frame I had bought.
*I ordered 4 4×6 prints. The great thing about this, too, is that they are already edited and stored on Shutterfly. So, when I made this gift for my mom’s birthday, I just had to reorder them and it was done.
*Insert your pictures in the frame so it spells “LOVE”. Since I have a set of twins, I had the two of them pose with the “L”, individually with the “O” and the “V”, then put the “E” with my daughter. If you have more than three kids, you could group them with a letter and it would work fine.