Family Picture Display Ideas

They're like little treasures that capture the love of our family members and the memories we hold dear. But why keep them hidden away when you can sprinkle them around your life like confetti? 

Here are seven unique family picture display ideas from a Santa Barbara family photographer, to showcase those precious family moments:

  • Set your favorite as wallpaper on your laptop and have the screensaver rotate through them: Your laptop is more than just a tool for work or browsing—it's also a canvas for your favorite memories. Set your absolute favorite family picture as your wallpaper and let your screensaver cycle through a slideshow of cherished moments. It's like having a little burst of happiness every time you open your laptop.

  • Print 5 large black & white prints for our living room wall gallery: Turn your living room into a gallery of love with five large black-and-white prints. Choose your most iconic family photos and watch as they transform your space into a cozy haven of memories. Every glance will be a reminder of the laughter, love, and adventures you've shared together.

  • New Years cards: Why settle for generic New Year's cards when you can send out personalized ones featuring your beautiful family? Choose a favorite photo from the past year and turn it into a heartwarming New Year's greeting that'll make your friends and family smile.

  • Each year print a new headshot of your kiddo and add to it to the collection on the fridge: Keep track of your little one's growth and milestones with an adorable collection of headshots on the fridge. Every year, print out a new headshot and add it to the lineup—it's like watching your child's story unfold right before your eyes.

  • Background on your phone: Your phone is practically an extension of yourself, so why not personalize it with a family photo as your background? Every time you pick up your phone, you'll be greeted by the smiling faces of your loved ones—a little reminder of what truly matters in life.

  • Print out 5x7s and set them inside of your children's clear toy bins. Every time they pull out a bin they see a photo of their family loving them: Turn playtime into a heartwarming family affair by slipping 5x7 prints into your kids toy bins. Every time they reache for a toy, they will be greeted by a sweet reminder of the love that surrounds him. One of my favorite places to print photos is Millers. They are high quality and always turn out beautiful. 

  • Frame 5x7s for around our house and give as holiday gifts to the grandparents: Spread the love by framing 5x7 prints and scattering them around your home. Not only will they add a personal touch to your decor, but they also make heartfelt holiday gifts for the grandparents. After all, what's better than the gift of family memories?

  • As a family, look through the photo album a couple times a year: Last but not least, don't forget to take the time to flip through your family photo album together. It's a simple yet meaningful way to bond as a family and relive all those special moments you've shared.

In conclusion

So there you have it! Seven playful ways to showcase your family pictures and infuse your life with love, laughter, and loving memories.

Whether you're decking out your living room with gallery prints or simply adding a family photo to your phone background, each of these ideas is sure to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.

Needing help getting family photos? Connect with me on Instagram or feel free to send me a direct message. I cannot wait to hear from you!

Check out my own family photos below:
How to display my family photos at the beach
boy looking at parents as they kiss at Miramar Beach in Santa Barbara
Parents walking on Miramar Beach in Montecito with boy playing in the waves