When I go on vacation, or celebrate holidays and birthdays with my family, I take a lot of pictures. I mean – a lot! While they are digital and I can save them online, I actually prefer to print them out so I can look at them.
I always have good intentions to make an amazing scrapbook or even put the photos into an album, but it never happens. If I don’t print them, they are on my computer and I only see them when I am looking for another photo. Or, if I print them off, they end up in a box in my closet.
I’ve decided that I need to enjoy the photos I take. That meant finding a way to look at them without much work on my part.
That is where my photo storage box came from. It was easy to make and now, these boxes make it simple to share photos with our family and friends when they come to visit.
Stacking Index Boxes
First of all, make sure you find a great deal to print your photos. If you are new to Shutterfly, you can always get 50 free 4×6 prints just for signing up!
Use stickers and/or markers to decorate the box. You can make boxes for each event or keep photos together by the year….whatever you decide!
Our family ended up taking a couple of vacations this past year. One of them was to St. Louis, MO and another was to Orlando, FL. I made vacation photo boxes for each trip! I was even able to add in some of our little souvenirs into the box so we could see them when sharing our photos with our friends and family.
Like I mentioned above, the ideas are just endless! You could make boxes for]special events, birthdays, Christmases, school years, or anything you document on a regular basis, that you’d like to keep organized! I love this especially because these boxes stack. Now, some of them are on my bookshelf so I can see them and others are stacked neatly on my closet shelf (so I can find them when I want).