Family photos provide some of the most special memories. Mothers and daughters love sitting down together and looking through photo albums as teenagers - seeing their parents at a younger age is always sweet. As our parents age, we tend to keep those memories closer to us because a picture can tell a million different stories, especially when they are held close to our heart.

Have you ever had that moment where creativity gets the best of you, and you just want to do something super special? Have you ever thought about the things you could do with your old family photographs?

The fall season is upon us and that means that the holidays are slowly lurking around the corner. What better way to celebrate than to give unique gifts with family photographs and friends that everybody can enjoy? Family photographs can be some of the most meaningful gifts and there are always unique things to create with your family photographs.

Here are 5 creative things that you can do with old family pictures! 

1. Magnets

Create magnets and give them out to family members. Pick your favorite photograph memories and have the photo placed on a magnet. Then, you can give them out during holiday parties and events. These little mementos can be placed on lockers, refrigerators, and other metallic surfaces to brighten someone’s day!

2. Calendars

Calendars are very useful. Do you know anybody that works in an office? You can make them a cool calendar with photographs of their family, friends, and even pets. They'll be sure to hang them up at the office. Even have one made for yourself!

3. Pillows

Ladies love pillows, and if there's anything else they love more, it’s a unique gift. You can put your favorite picture on a white or black pillow and make your girl’s day. They'll be sure to display it on their bed or sofa everyday, inspiring happiness every day.

4. Jewelry

Create a custom made necklace. You can have a custom made necklace with your most special old photograph.

5. Photo albums

Create photo albums for the family. Photo albums are a special tradition, and they make an excellent and thoughtful gift. Everybody loves having memories to remember! This is a perfect way to really surprise a friend or family member or just to create something special for yourself. Gathering up your old family photos and getting creative can be a lot of fun!

Old family photographs always offer the best memories for you and your loved ones, and it's even better when you plan creative gift ideas to see someone's face light up. Old photographs can find new life in a variety of ways, including all of the tips listed above!

Looking for a bonus idea? You could have that original, old photograph created into a brand new oil painting, sketch, or even a caricature!

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