Add personality to your book shelf with photo books
It is often said that your bookshelf says a lot about who you are as a person – and the same can be said for others, too. Have you ever had a quick browse through someone else’s bookcase when visiting their home, only to be surprised at what you find?
Whilst someone’s choice of literature can tell you a lot about their tastes, any self help books you come across can often act as a window into their soul. You may never know the things someone struggles with in life inside, but these types of books can reveal worries and insecurities you never knew they had.
It’s worth thinking about what you put on your own bookshelves at home, as guests to your abode may make judgements about you based on what they find. Making your bookcase a display unit for the pleasures and highlights of your life is a great way to use it to positive effect, and filling it with your favourite, upbeat reads is a great place to start.
Showcase your most meaningful memories
Another way to inject a little personality into your shelves in with the addition of a few carefully curated photobooks. A great way of compiling all of your happiest memories into one place, they can also act as a great discussion point when family, friends and other guests come calling.
These days, many of our photographs sit on social media or on our own mobile phones, never making it into print – but there is nothing quite like holding an album in your hands and flicking through it with those close to you. In fact, reminiscing about happy memories can serve as the ultimate antidote to gloomy winter days, and are just the tonic to cheer you up if ever you’re feeling down.
You can put anything you like into your photobooks, but if you’re new to them then here are a few ideas to get you started. You can find some great photo book deals online, so why not treat yourself to a selection?
From birthdays to Christmas, anniversaries to graduations, life is full of wonderful moments that you’ll no doubt want to capture forever. Creating a photobook that is filled with these special memories will mean that all of your most precious images are kept together in one place, and are lovely things to get out and have a flick through together and relive those special moments.
Favourite luxury getaways
There are few things that evoke amazing memories quite like the photos of your favourite ever holidays. Most of us get a little snap happy when we’re enjoying a long and luxurious break, and a photobook is an easy way to compile them for easy viewing. Not only are they a great way to showcase the highlights of your trip for showing to interested visitors, but they are also the ultimate pick-me-up during the winter months. You never know, flicking through it with the person you usually travel with may well inspire you to book your next adventure, and before long, it’ll be time to create another photobook to add to your collection.
If you’re a frequent traveller, then you could easily fill up an entire bookcase with photobooks of your trips – and sifting through photos from previous trips to choose the best moments to add can be a lovely experience in itself.
Moments frozen in time
When it comes to children, grandchildren, and other young ones in the family, capturing those precious moments couldn’t be more important. Children grow up and change so quickly, and from their first steps to their first birthday, you’ll want to remember it all.
Creating a photobook of your child’s ‘firsts’ can be a great idea, giving you something you’ll cherish for years to come. They are also great to look at together when the child in question has become an adult, and they will be grateful that you documented some of the moments they might otherwise have forgotten.
There’s no better way to add a little personality to your shelves than with a selection of specially curated photobooks, and you’ll thank yourself for taking the time to create them as time goes on. Whatever you choose to put into them, ensure that they are filled with the memories that spark joy in your life – a quick flick through some of your happiest moments is one of the best tonics in life.