I am fortunate to still have my great-grandma. That means my little man still has his great-great-grandma. There’s just one downside… She lives in France. How are you supposed to do five generation photos when one person is literally half a world away?
Thanks to today’s technology, my great-grandmother has been able to keep in touch with us on a regular (almost daily) basis. However, how do we go about getting family pictures? It’s not every day that someone has five generations, so we had to find a way to capture all the generations!
What does anyone do when they need an idea anymore? Why – turn to Pinterest of course! I saw this idea a couple of years ago.
I’ve tried doing a reverse Google picture look-up to give credit to the original publisher of this idea, but I can’t seem to locate it. If you know where this idea originated, I would love to give proper credit. Please leave a comment so I can update my post.
I bought a large 11×14 frame somewhere when I was pregnant. When little J was about a week old we took the first picture. We then had it printed, framed, and I took the next picture holding the original. We then had that printed in an 11×14 format, and so on. It took about a month to get the first four pictures done and taken care of because we don’t live near a quick photo center. We ordered everything online through Walgreens. Then we had to ship it across the ocean for J’s great-great-grandma. She kept the other photos to do with as she pleased.
With Mamy (pronounced mummy) being over 90, I cherish this photo! I’m honestly not sure if I’ll get to see her again in person because she’s not in the best health. However, this photo is totally perfect to me! All five generations may not be in the same place in real life, but at least we have a photo that captures all of us together!
Are you looking for more ways to stay in touch with your family? Make sure to check out this blog post for more great ideas!
Cheryl Long says
What a great idea! A family heirloom in the making!
The Faithful Homeschool says
That is the neatest idea!! Thank you for sharing!
Linda Nelson @ Primary Inspiration says
What a lovely idea this is! Thanks for sharing!