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So, you’ve been on a great trip, now what?

A lot of us remember flipping through old photo albums and hence we connect that experience to feelings of fun and excitement. However, clunky photo albums are going out of style, so how do modern travelers immortalize their journeys?

Today we have three strategies centering around photo frames.

With the help of online tech, it’s easy to order photos from your trip straight from your cell phone these days. However, who says you have to frame them the traditional way?

There are plenty of ways you can get creative and add a modern touch to your framed photos. 

Whether you’re a professional photographer who might have stunning poster material, or you’re an amateur who mainly took pictures of your food and friends, framing is a great way to remember your very favorite snapshots.

Here are three different ways you can get creative with your frames. 

The Power of Frames: 3 Unique Ways to Remember Your Trip With Photo Frames

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Mix & Match Different Frames

An easy way to spice up your photos, without actually straying from the traditional photo-hanging style, is to use diverse frames.

In other words, have several “traditional” framed photos, but use different frames, such as different thicknesses on the different frames. 

This will create a subtle shift in perception and can help you create a story-telling composition so that whoever looks at your photos will be taken on a journey of their own. 

Make a Fun Collage of Memories

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Pack up your old scrapbooking materials and get ready to get crafty. An innovative way to frame your pictures is to layer them and add contrasting materials to create a storytelling concept.

For example, you might mix in your flight or train tickets, receipts from your favorite restaurants, or maybe even add journal/diary snippets into the frame. 

This can be particularly highlighted by using two pieces of glass instead of the cardboard backdrop, which will help make your art seem more blended in with the room aesthetic.

The end result of using a scrapbooking style makes your ordinary travel pictures seem like a well-composed professional poster. 

Build a Luminary

The last tip requires some strong glue but creates a unique way to showcase your trip. By gluing four photo frames together in a square, you can place a candle inside and create a  luminary, a photo lantern of sorts.

This can give a very different vibe depending on if you use nature photos or pictures of friends, and may even be a unique gift! 

We hope that one of these may be of interest to you and help remind you of all the joys of traveling. It’s easy to forget about all the great memories when they stay hidden digitally in your phone or laptop.

So travel boldly, snap away with your camera, and get ready for some fun frame games upon your return. 

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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