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Old Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Location: Western North Carolina
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Originally Posted by AnotherTouchOfWhimsy View Post
I have a few candids of the kids when they were small on surfaces in stand-up frames. I think putting them on the wall is... I don't know if tacky is the right word for it. But it's not something that I particularly enjoy, so I don't do it.
I know what you mean exactly. I took the best wedding photo from each of my kid's wedding day and framed them and they are in the hallway. Other than that, no family photos on display, just in photo albums, photo boxes, or stored digitally to take out and share, when desired.

I really don't mind family photos on display, as long as they are fairly CURRENT. I find walls of displayed family photos from decades gone by kind of depressing. It's fun to get out the photo album and see that old family photo of us when we were kids in the 1970's in Farrah feathered hair and plaid bell bottoms, but definitely not something I want to look at everyday.
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Old Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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We have this great, very ornate, very old photo of some relatives taken in 1906. That is the only family picture we have, but the frame is what I look at. Plus we have one nice picture that our daughter drew when she was 13.
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Old Yesterday, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by RogueMom View Post
I find walls of displayed family photos from decades gone by kind of depressing.
I think it depends on who the photos are of and what (if any) relationship one had with them. My parents both died in the early 1990s, while still in their 70s, and I like being able to look at their wedding photo when they were both so happy and just starting out in their life together.

As for my paternal grandfather and great-grandfather, I was never told anything about them (because there were scandals the family kept secret from me) while any of my relatives were alive; I found out about them during the early 2000s after several years of doing genealogical research. Based on what I have learned, I feel a strong personality-based connection to them both and in times of indecision or stress I often find myself contemplating their photographs and thinking "What would Grandpa or Great-Grandpa have done in this situation?"

That said, I would never want walls of, or tabletops covered with, framed photos... regardless of who the subjects are. Especially tabletop, lol, because I really do hate to have to move things in order to dust, LOL. A swipe across an empty or almost-empty surface is more my speed. A great advantage to wall mounted photos is that they can go FAR longer without having to be dusted.
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Old Today, 06:25 PM
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I don't have any family photos displayed at home. I'm too lazy to print them out and put them in a frame. I suppose it would be nice to look at past family trips and be reminded of when and where we were at that point in time, but for some reason, I don't.
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