Grandparent Wall Gallery - Preserving the Memories with Photos and Books

Hi Friends!

So, I have been getting a little nostalgic lately :-) 

This grandparent wall is my favorite photo gallery in my home.  Every time I walk by it I smile and think of the life my grandparents have lived.  I am also reminded how richly blessed I was/am to learn and be loved by them for so many years.

Photos of my Grandparents when they were kids!

My Grandpa and Grandma on my mom's side.  My grandma was an artist and would give me lots of fun art lessons.


This is my FAVORITE photo because it captures the wittiness in my grandpa's smile and the warmth and kindness in his eyes.  He is still that person today.  :-)

My Opa (grandpa) and his sister 

I count every day a blessing to still have my Opa around.  

He is the world's greatest Opa and YES, he reads my blog - Hi Opa :-)

Relaxing in the San Juans

I know it would be odd to have every wall in my house be covered in family photographs :-) so the next best thing is to put them in a nice, professional looking photo book

You can include both PHOTOS and STORIES to create a safe record of your family that can be passed on, and shared with future generations. They make the best coffee table discussion pieces too.

  There aren't words to describe how much all of these pictures mean!!  My children LOVE looking through photo books :-)

My husband's grandparents on his dad's side.  I'm not quite sure what to think of that ruffle collar ;-)

Honestly, don't you love that swimsuit!  

My husband's grandma on his mom's side.  She looks a lot like Judy Garland to me :-)

Hopefully this post has been an encouragement to collect some photos so that you can make a photo gallery or photo book too. :-)  

And.........since we're talking about grandparents and preserving memories, my good friend wrote the BEST blog post about a notebook she made for her grandma to fill out.  It's such a wonderful idea.  I hope you guys click on over there and read what she did.....just a may get a little teary eyed (in a good way!!!)

Experiencing the past and enriching the present - Selina :-)

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  1. Love that childhood picture of Opa!

  2. I love this! Pic #2 of the young girl & boy is just perfect! Love that he has a little ring on.

    1. Oh, I didn't notice that! I wonder what that means......did all boys have rings in those days? I'll have to ask him.....or maybe you know why they did that? :-)

    2. Maybe so ... seems like I remember seeing some old photos of my mom's brothers when they were young with rings on. So neat, isn't it?! When my nephews were born almost 30-something yrs ago, my mom & dad bought both of them infant rings. When my sons were born 18 & 15 yrs ago, she couldn't find them to purchase.

  3. I love this idea and I've been wanting to do a family tree wall forEVER. Hopefully when we move into our next house and can finally get settled. Yours turned out beautifully. Those pictures are priceless.

  4. Wonderful Selina. I need to do this :) Thanks!

  5. Thank you so much for this post, I have had a similar idea for so long and have been putting it off when in reality you never know how much time you actually have with them! I'm getting on the phone with my Grandother today!


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