Scrapbooks are excellent ways to preserve priceless memories and encourage a unique appreciation of family history. It can be a fun project or a lifelong hobby.
Create a miniature portrait art gallery in your home or office, and choose frames that complement your décor and personal style:
School portraits aren’t just for framing. The variety of sizes available in your portrait package lend themselves to great craft projects like these:
Key Chain: Laminate your wallet-sized portrait with heavy plastic and use a hole punch to string it onto a key chain.
Sun Catchers: Use coloured glass, suction mounts and other simple materials to create a pretty floating window display for your child’s school portrait.
Growth Chart: Use fabric scraps and/or poster board, pre-cut mats and other materials to frame school portraits. Hang vertically in a chart to show your child’s growth and developing maturity.
Best Friends Necklace: Laminate wallet portraits of close friends; punch a hole near the top and string onto a ribbon or cord.
Creative Frames: Buy plain, inexpensive ready-made frames and decorate with dried flowers, ribbon, buttons, medals and other sentimental objects.
Holiday Ornaments: Buy ready-made ornament frames or create your own.
Scrapbooks: See Scrapbooking Tips for a list of great ideas to get started in this popular craft.
The gift of a child’s portrait links family and friends - whether they’re across town, the country or the world.
You can also buy a scrapbook album for grandparents. Work with your children to create a special page each year containing school portraits, awards, pictures with friends and other memorabilia. See Scrapbooking Tips for more “how to” portrait ideas.
The tradition of swapping school portraits brings fun and pleasure today, and preserves memories of friends for a lifetime. Encourage your child to exchange photos with
Need help determining what to do with your school portraits? You’ll want to select the size that best fits your space and occasion. Some ideas for you to consider as you order your Lifetouch portrait package: