I love photos. I fill my home with them because I like to remember certain special times with people. I always tried to select my most favorite memory. Example: instead of having 12 different photos as a bridesmaid with friends getting married, I selected my favorite particular occasion with them.
- With one of my girl friends, I picked when we went on our trip to Italy – my first trip to Europe, sitting in a little cafe in Venice. It reminds me of how happy I was to do that trip and really enjoying that super-expensive gelato.
- With my niece, I picked one of her laughing in the hammock, because it brings back the fun of that day.
Now that I am getting married and consolidating homes, it occured to me that:
1) We won't have room for the 72 frames i have in my house in our 1 Bedroom Swiss apartment
2) He might like me to have some of his mixed in too – first law of combining homes!
So, I had him fill a memory stick of his favorite photos with family, friends and memories. I went through my photos and did the same. I was careful to try to pick more group fun photos versus having so many. I also picked some new ones since a lot of mine hadn't changed. I then printed them and selected 20 favorite frames in styles we liked to pack. here is a little snapshot of the project.
To those folks who share homes, what else do i need to think about? I know clothing/closets, but am waiting until the last minute to focus on that one!!!