Monday, October 6, 2008

Map of out-of-town friends and family



If you are like our family, you have lots of friends and family that your children seldom get to see because they live far away. My latest idea for keeping our family "connected" with far-away loved-ones is this map on the wall of my baby's nursery.

The pictures I cropped and resized using our photo editor. The lettering I created by making a word document with a huge font size and going into the advanced settings for the font where I changed the font color to white and stipulated that I wanted the letters outlined. When the outlines of the letters were printed, I colored them with markers, cut them out and affixed them to the wall with poster tape.

(By the way, I am not done putting pictures on this map. If you know me and notice that your picture isn't on the wall, don't feel unloved! I probably just don't have a picture in the right format yet!)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Katey! This is fantastic! I may have to do this for myself. What a great tool for remembering to pray as well!

Parkers said...

I found you through moneysavingmom.com. I love this idea! We have a map in our kitchen (US and Europe) and highlight where daddy travels for work and where we know people. I hadn't thought about putting pics on there ... that would be great for the kids to connect who is there! Thanks!

Denese said...

Oooh, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

wendtonajourney said...

Katey! This is fantastic! I may have to do this for myself. What a great tool for remembering to pray as well!