24 October 2008

Make a photo calendar out of your kids' seasonal art projects

Amy's come up with a new twist on the annual photo calendar gift:

Last year before Christmas, I scanned 12 pieces of my kids' art and uploaded the images to an online photo place (Shutterfly, but you could use any service that does photo gifts). I used the images to make a calendar for the grandparents, and matched seasonal art with appropriate months (pumpkins in October, flowers in May). The calendars turned out beautifully and I was able to put all that artwork to good use. The grandparents had a chance to see what the kids had been up to that year in school and had new art for their walls each month.

Preserve kid art in decoupage
Digitize your kid's artwork and school papers to reduce clutter

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I have been collecting the huge pile of artwork with no idea what to do with it. I love to give personalized gifts and this is just the best idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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