I have this grandiose idea of plastering our stairwell–nearly floor to ceiling–with our family memories. Vacations, first days of school, dances. I’m making myself tear up already. I found this inspiration photo that kind of captures the gathered feel I really want to achieve. No real certain frame color. Black and whites mixed with color photos. Mats. No mats. I just want a really big mix of our family’s memories.
I was so excited to get started. I gathered a ton of photos, grabbed a bunch of frames out of storage and then I realized, these types of collections can’t be rushed. Our girls are so little. Our family is just starting out. And while I have hundreds and hundreds of photos I love and could frame, I didn’t love the thought of taking one picture down just to make room for another. I don’t think one memory could be more important than another. So, I started small, leaving ample room for a lot more photos and memories to be added.
I chose ten photos to frame, with a promise to add another every month or so.
Right now, things looks sparse and it is taking a lot of patience not to grab at least ten more frames to fill things in a little. But, at the same time, they make us smile every time we walk by. We are so excited for this ongoing project! Now when we snap those frame-able memories, we actually have a place (and a reason!) to hang them. 2015–the year we started our family gallery. What about you? It’s so much easier to start knowing you don’t have to hang 100 photos the first day, right?
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