Turning a Family Cookbook into a Recipe Album

Many people create photo albums of vacations or wedding photos, but albums can also be used to encapsulate and share priceless family treasures like recipes. Cookbooks can span generations and are a special way to preserve memories made in the kitchen or gathering around a table with the people we love. We recently made a recipe album for a client who had a recipe book that was made by her mother and grandmother. Over the years, they cut and pasted recipes from magazines and newspapers as well as adding handwritten recipes. Our client wanted to share this treasure with her kids, nieces and nephews as a Christmas gift. We were able to preserve and replicate their recipe book for her family members to enjoy and continue to pass down to future generations. This was an extremely thoughtful and sentimental gift as well as a creative way to share a part of her mother and grandmother’s legacy with more of the family.

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Organizing School Photos, Artwork and Memorabilia

Organizing School Photos, Artwork and Memorabilia Part 3: Masterpieces and Artwork

Pieces of art can hold valuable memories. Some pieces may have been won, awarded or gifted. Others may have been created by someone very special to you. Many of these creations took a huge amount of effort to make, and they hold special meaning. While these treasures are precious and sentimental, most people cannot display every piece of art they acquire throughout the years. Picture This Organized can help you preserve both flat and 3-dimensional masterpieces so they are remembered for years to come.

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Organizing School Photos

Organizing School Photos, Artwork and Memorabilia
Part 2: Sorting Through Memorabilia

Pieces of memorabilia remind us of special memories from our past. These items may not be something we want to display or access all that often, but we still want to keep them stored away. The challenge many people face, however, is that memorabilia can begin to pile up. After a while, it feels too daunting to sift through it all, decide what is worth keeping, and organize what is left. That is where Picture This Organized steps in.

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Organizing School Photos

Organizing School Photos, Artwork and Memorabilia
Part 1: Managing Portraits

School picture day can always be a challenge. Smiles are awkward, hair is askew from having just played a sport, children often have food on their face or clothing, and the shots that are captured are the best the photographer could get. When I was in third grade, I had just cut my own hair, so my mom had to scramble the night before picture day to figure out a hairstyle that covered up my handiwork!

Most of us have years of school portraits from our childhood, and many of us have continued the tradition of keeping all of our own children’s portraits. These photos aren’t always the best representation of us at our best, so why do we keep them in the first place? We think we should because they represent interests and academic history during those formative school years. Nevertheless, we don’t know what to do with them and are afraid to do anything, so those photos end up crammed in a storage bin taking up room in our attic or garage. Most people do not look back at those memories because they are cluttered and jumbled…until they find Picture This Organized.

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Embracing Imperfection this Holiday Season

Embracing Imperfection this Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and schedules can get crazy. With your to-do list growing and the calendar filling up, the chaos becomes an opportunity for hilarious holiday outtakes and epic fails. But, in the midst of it all, remember what’s truly important and roll with whatever the holiday season brings.

Expectations may be high, and while we imagine pulling off the perfect holiday gatherings, those unexpected moments become the memories we cherish the most. Be ready to capture reactions when you forget to defrost the turkey or drop the pie, the tree falls over, guests show up late, or the kids cry in the family photo. How you manage these imperfect moments becomes a priceless story that you and your loved ones will laugh about for years to come. In fact, we believe you should highlight misadventures and embrace real life whenever possible.

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Wall Collage and Family Albums

Wall Collages and Family Albums

Special Father’s Day Gifts to Make Dad Smile

Every day, fathers are busy teaching their children how the world works and encouraging them to enjoy their favorite hobbies, sports, and activities. Father’s Day is an excellent time to relive some of the best “dad moments” in a personal and memorable gift, such as a wall collage or a family history album. Each gift is a lasting tribute that captures your unique relationship and extraordinary moments. From family photos to images of his favorite collectibles, it is a wonderful way to show your special Dad how much he means to you.

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mom video tribute or photo album

Celebrate Mom With a Video Tribute or Photo Album

Mothers do so much for us, from carrying us during our first moments of life and raising us to feel loved every day. Which is all the more reason Mother’s Day is extra special. It’s a day we give back to our mothers and let them know how much we appreciate everything they’ve done for us.

A great way to honor your mother is with a video tribute or photo album revisiting all of her most remarkable life experiences. Unlike flowers or chocolate, photo albums last a lifetime! So, if you’re looking for a last-minute mother’s day gift, purchasing a gift certificate for a personalized tribute or photo album may be an incredibly thoughtful idea.
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