It is so easy to take so many photos, especially with digital cameras and mobile phones. Within a very short time, you can accumulate hundreds of photos but what good are they all stored on your computer or on your phone. It is nice to have some on display as a memento of wonderful occasions shared with family, memorable holidays, children’s milestones or simply, things that have special meaning to you.
Bare photo frame
Use a large photo frame with no glass or backing. Older frames are better for this idea. You could use a rustic frame, a whitewash frame or an antique frame. Attach twine or picture frame wire from side to side. Make several rows, leaving about 15cms between rows, depending on the size of your frame. Attach chosen photos to wire with mini pegs or small clips, and then hang frame and display on wall. Photos can be changed regularly or they can depict a specific occasion. Consider having photos printed in sepia or black and white for a rustic theme.
Wall calendars or desk calendars are a great way to display a lot of photos. You don’t have to have one photo per calendar month; several photos can be collaged together to display numerous photos at once. Calendars are a great Christmas gift and can be produced in multiples to give to several people. They can be used around the house as well, and children will delight at seeing themselves on a calendar.
Hang photos from skirt hangers. Make sure to put a small piece of felt in between the hanger clips to protect the photos. By using hangers, photos can be changed and updated regularly. Multiple wire skirt hangers are the best to use, as the clips can be staggered and you can fit several photos on the hangers.
Use blu tack to arrange photos in a large circle on the wall. The circle should be a minimum of 40cms in diameter, to give the photos a little space. Overlap photos and arrange some at different angles but try to keep the circle shape. On light neutral coloured walls, these photo arrangements look great in sepia and black and white.
Transfer photos onto items
To make special keepsakes or gifts, upload photos and have personalised onto mugs, photo flip books or key rings. Children would love to have their own personal mug with their photo, pet or favourite item on it. You can also have photos transferred onto mouse pads or design your own magnetsto give as gifts to close relatives or friends.
These are just a few easy ideas to creatively display photos. Why not ask your children how they would like their photos to be displayed? This will make it a family activity and everyone will be able to enjoy the end result. Although photos are precious memories to be treasured, they are also great to be shared and displayed. It is quite easy to be creative; it is harder choosing which photos to use!
Jessica is a stay a home mum and when her kids are at school she loves the art of flower arranging in her spare time. She loves sharing her tips and tricks with other fellow green thumbs and creating arts and craft ideas for her kids.
Such a conclusion would not cross the minds of budding bloggers. “Don’t be ridiculous!”, they would retort, “how could the proud possession of a Blogger turn into a nemesis?” as they brush aside any fore warnings of the dangers that lurk across the world wide web. Indeed a web.
For the experienced and knowledgeable Bloggers, they have more than a tale to relate of the dangers that do lurk in the largely masked arena called Blogosphere. And that includes Social Network sites although not strictly Blogs per se, they do gather a large percentage of bloggers.
Do we not know about Bloggers who transgressed the laws of their own Country by recklessly taking their freedom of speech beyond what is considered prudent? Have we not heard about Bloggers who snubbed at Copyrights infringements and soon discovered that they lost their pants?
Do we also not know about young female Bloggers who either fearlessly or stupidly wear their hearts on their sleeves at their Blogs and elsewhere on the world wide web? But of course, the term, “Personal Blog” meant exactly that to the unwitting young woman Blogger.
They throw caution to the wind by seeking for public adulation with their personal publications and as fate would have it, as it has for countless before them, these female Bloggers are dissected and parodied by others through various means on the Internet services.
Funny how it is with maverick young women Bloggers. If you had the opportunity to meet them in person, they’d demurely shun your probing personal questions let alone dare to reveal their cleavage. However, in a schizophrenic about turn, they are not that way when they publish revealing photographs or what they write about themselves.
The next thing we get to know?
The young female Blogger is swept off her feet by a sweet-toothed Casanova, Dracula trysts of love are made and the bleeding of a broken heart is inevitable.
Originally published on August 12, 2010.
We all make mistakes, but few of us truly know how to say sorry. When we apologise for hurting another person, we want our apology to ring true, to be sincere, to be deeply felt. Maybe there are things we need to make up for or maybe there are simply things that are difficult to acknowledge. One thing is true though: an elegant, heartfelt apology goes a long way toward deepening a relationship. Here are five great ways to say “I’m sorry”:
The Sorry Serenade
Music has the capacity to express the nuances of human emotions. One excellent – and memorable – way to convey your apologies to a loved one is to create a mix CD of songs he or she loves. Include a brief note expressing your regret for your actions or words on the inseam. If you are concise and sincere, your apology will hit every note.
Flowers at Work
It may initially seem trite, but an unexpected bouquet of flowers does wonders. If you are apologising to a partner, your bouquet will express help express the depth and range of emotion that you feel. Find a bouquet that is bright, full of different colours and varieties.
Say It with Chocolate
Everyone loves baked goods. They are sweet, warm, fresh, and remind us of our mother’s cooking. There is no better time to make a fresh batch of chocolate fudge brownies or pull out that family recipe for New York strawberry cheesecake than when an apology is needed. This is a great option if you find yourself a little tongue-tied. The effort and labour that goes into baking is instantly appreciated. Include a small frosting or chocolate chip message on the top.
Let’s say you owe an apology to a friend, not a romantic partner or family member. Saying “I’m sorry” with humour and finesse is an excellent idea. Send them two DVDs of Ronnie Corbett’s “I’m Sorry” series, a hilarious British comedy. This is a light-hearted, sincere, and unforgettable way to say “I’m sorry.” Friendly disclaimer: works only with equally light transgressions.
Time & Patience
If buying a present runs the risk of trivialising what you are apologising for or, perhaps, could be misread to whom you are apologising, give the gift that every hurt person needs: time and patience. Purchasing or preparing a present cannot compare to being present. Send him or her an email planning a time to meet at their favourite ice cream store or in a lovely park. Then, just listen. Send your own ego on a brief holiday and simply listen to them. Listening sincerely is as crucial as speaking sincerely when saying “I’m sorry.” And, unlike the other presents, this gift is priceless.
My brothers dream of owning a classic phantom power. It is actually a never-ending dream. Since they were kids they have always been musically inclined. It is like it is within them; their very beings.
Having both of them for a brother makes me real proud of them. Not too many people are endowed with a rare gift.
To the both of them, keep up the good job!