One of my favorite Christmas traditions is getting my kids’ photo with Santa.
I mean, check out this piece of Santa photo perfection:
It seems a shame to waste such perfectly good photographs, to display them for one Christmas and then never see them again. Same goes for those Christmas family photos that become your Facebook profile picture for a good portion of the year because it’s the only nice family photo you have but eventually you change it because it is also clearly a Christmas photo.
So I decided to put something together to display our family photos and photos with Santa each year.
I’m not sure I like the silver on the Believe board, but it was a fun experiment. These rustic boards are super easy to make, easily customized (you know, if you spray one silver then don’t like it), and make a great inexpensive gift idea.
How to make Christmas photo display boards
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Grab some old boards, in this case I used a mixture of pallets and fence wood. Join them in the back by screwing two strips of wood across the boards. Paint them if you like, then add some simple signs. Mine came from Michaels. The Believe sign is here, and the Merry Christmas sign is from that really inexpensive unfinished wood section with little cutouts. Place nails on each side of the board and tie string to them to form clothesline style hangers. Hang photos from the line with mini clothespins.
Really, it’s that simple. Here’s a kind of pathetic video showing the process.
We don’t have a lot of photos yet, as we our kids are still pretty little, but I labelled the clothespins on mine with the year so we can see it at a glance.
You could definitely make these for free, assuming you have boards and paint on hand, if you painted the letters. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more Christmas goodies to come throughout this week and next!