Family Vacation Photo Ideas

vacation reel viewer

Summer is the perfect time to see the world and take your family on a vacation. When you are away with your friends or family, you probably like to take a lot of pictures. But what do you do with those photos when you get home? It's a waste to let these pictures sit on your phone or memory card when you can use and display them in a way to keep your memories alive all year long. Here are 15 vacation picture ideas.

vacation photo book

1. Create a book from your Instagram pictures and display it on your coffee table. There are many companies that will make a phone book straight from your feed, making this option one of the more simple vacation keepsakes.


cork board map

2. If you are a world traveler, one of the best vacation picture ideas is to display a cork map on your wall and hang pictures on all of the countries you have visited.


creative family vacation photo ideas

3. For a fun and vintage way to display your photos, consider creating a custom reel of photos and let others view them using a Retroviewer. Your friends and family will love viewing your photos in such a nostalgic way. Get started building your own reel here. If you need some inspiration, the next link will allow you to see an example of how a happy customer turned his New Orleans family vacation photos into the gift of memories for his family.


travel memories luggage tag

4. For neat personalized vacation gifts, you can use some of your favorite vacation photos to make luggage tags for all the members of your family.


photo postcards

5. Of course, you can share your photos with your family on social media. Or you can go vintage and print your photos on postcards and send them a hand-written note.


vacation photo case

6. If you'd rather carry your photos with you for a constant reminder of your vacation, you can have them printed on a laptop case or phone cover.


vacation portrait

7. For an artistic way to display your photos, you can hire an artist to create a painting.


personalized candle

8. You can have your photo printed on a candle of your choice, so that you can remember the sights and smells of your trip.


photo puzzle idea

9. Consider turning one of your favorite photos into a puzzle to give your family and friends an interactive, personalized vacation gift.

photo t shirts

10. You can print your favorite photos on pretty much any clothing item you'd like, from t-shirts to sweatshirts to even shoes.



photo on coaster

11. For a fun coffee table conversation piece, you can get your pictures printed onto a set of coasters.


vacation cork board

12. If you travel often, use a cork board to rotate out your pictures so that your guests can see where you've been going.


vacation map

13. If you want to go with a classic photo frame, create a matte using a map of the place you visited.


charm bracelet

14. Use your photos to make small charms that you or your loved ones can wear on a necklace or bracelet.


vacation photo calendar

15. If you want to remember your vacation every day, you can create a daily calendar using your favorite photo memories.


Any of these ideas are a great way to display and share photos and can make great vacation keepsakes. Don't forget to order a Retroviewer to help show your family vacation photos in a fun and innovative way. Visit some of our customer stories on our Image3D RetroViewer blog for more great ideas on vacation gift giving ideas.