Nothing says SPRING quite the same way that the Easter holiday does. The weather is getting warmer, the grass is getting greener, and flowers and trees begin to bloom with vivid colors. It’s a time for reflection and renewal, breaking out of the “cabin-fever” of a cold and grey winter. For many people, it’s a time to get together with friends and family. Some dress up in their Easter finest, with brightly colored Easter hats, Easter dresses, Easter shirts and ties.
It’s inevitable… wherever you have warmer weather, sunny skies, and friends and family together, SOMEONE is usually taking photos. Digital cameras, which were once a high-tech luxury, are relatively common today. Most cellphones offer built-in digital cameras that rival the standard digital cameras of just a year ago. If social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flikr, and Tumblr are any indication, people are capturing moments more than ever.
Need ideas for which memories to capture?
Enjoy your Little Picasso or Van Gogh — Making Easter crafts, like painted or dyed eggs or colorful Easter baskets, are a great what to spend quality family time. Sometimes even prepping for this is almost as much fun as the activity itself. It’s not every day that your kids are eagerly crowded around the table with paintbrushes and aprons so take advantage by grabbing your camera and start clicking away. Imagine the scene of wild and happy children smiling and laughing in their paint covered aprons while holding up their colorful Easter creations!
Bunnies and Puppies and Chicks, Oh My! —There are only a few days out of the year that you can get away with dressing your child like a cute and cuddly animal. Enjoy this chance to see your kids dressed up and take pictures of them holding bunnies, puppies or baby chicks! Or even dress your babies or small children as bunnies and grab your camera!
To the Egg Hunt — Imagine the scene of your kids and others running around lush green grass surrounded by newly blooming flowers, while toting decorated baskets filled with brightly painted eggs. There is nothing more precious than the looks of concentration or pure joy a child’s face while he or she looks for and ultimately finds these fun little Easter treasures. All the while, you should be busy snapping away with your digital camera!
Family ties are ties that bind — As typical families get spread further apart, holidays are the few times a year when the whole family might get together. Take advantage of these opportunities to capture your family and you’ll be amazed at how fast the children grow and how special it is when you span generations!
So I have AWESOME pictures… Now what?
Now that you have captured great moments and wonderful memories, your snapshots are PERFECT for Wide Format. Instead of just posting to an online album, or sticking them into a scrapbook or photo album, try THESE creative ideas to display them as colorful art in your home.
- Think BIG and instead of a simple 4"x 6" picture, make a 24"x36" poster suitable for mounting or framing.
- Turn your snapshot into art by having it printed on canvas material. Photoshop effects can even give it a hand-painted or chalk-pastel look.
- Consider using a special backlit material to create an even more unique display piece for your home. There are several affordable backlit frames available online, or you can even DIY.
- Cover all or part of a wall using a removable wall cling. It’s a great way to change make family memories larger than life, and you can change it out seasonally.
If you would like to discuss any of these or other options, you’re always welcome to contact any member of our helpful Sales or Customer Service Representatives or a member of our award-winning Graphic Design team. They are always more than happy to help you find creative ways to use Wide Format Printing.
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