I was cleaning out one of my closets today, which is something I have to do on a regular basis since we live in a two bedroom house (sorry for the rant). Anyway, I found a list I had made for Christmas present ideas that I was wanting to either make or buy for family members. I actually had a few really good ideas this year. One of them was something I am sure many of you have seen or even heard of. Alphabet Photography. There is a small shop here that sells the pictures and frames for them, but it is really expensive. So, I figured I could do it myself for much cheaper. I chose this one for my older sister because she is a very sentimental person. We originally grew up in a small town in Montana and from there she has lived in Tucson and San Diego. So, my plan was to have a picture of an object that she would be able to recognize from each location. With the pictures I would spell out her last name which is Moore. I purchased this picture frame from Target which had 10 spots for pictures. What I did is spelled her last name across the top 5 spots with pictures. Then, on the bottom 5 spots I wrote a description of what the picture above it was and where it was taken on really pretty card stock. Now, let me just say to accomplish this I had to get a few people from all of the locations to go around and take picture. You don't have to do this you could easily get the pictures online, but I liked that they were actually taken at each location and were exactly what I was wanting. I do not have the pictures saved on my computer anymore, but let me show you what I am talking about for the alphabet photography. I tried to find pictures close to what she actually had.
|This was actually pretty close to what her "M" looked like. It is at Balboa Park in San Diego|
|our hometown was built up around the railroad company that our dad work for|
|San Diego storm drain|
|light post in Old Tucson|
here, here, and here. Have fun with it! What do you all think? For more gift ideas, check out my other DIY gifts.
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