One of my most cherished spots in this house is the front staircase. Not because I just performed a major facelift to the railing, but because of the pictures that are hanging on the wall.
This collage started actually, at our old house with a picture of Sean and I on our wedding day. I hung the picture in the stairway, in hopes that I could build on that photo with pictures of our hopeful family.
Thirteen years and an old farmhouse later, we have captured many special moments as a family. I decided to have all photos be printed in black and white, and all to be framed in black frames. I didn’t really hang the photos with a method, just whatever fit in a given spot, and build from there.
I buy my black frames from all over. I feel that’s the beauty of a hanging yearbook; as long as the frames are black, they can be any shape or size. If I’m out and I see a black frame I like, I buy it because I know I’ll fill it with a precious photo, and it will eventually hang on our wall.
It’s fun for the kids to see their life progressions, and to watch them look at a picture and see how that photo will trigger a special memory.
I gaze at this wall everyday, usually when I’m on my way up for bed. I look at all these pictures and remember each moment so vividly, and so fondly. Puts a smile on my face, and warms my heart.
There is no better spark, than having a hanging yearbook somewhere in your home. If you have a spare area on a wall, make a hanging yearbook out of it. You will be so happy you did.