Many of our customers have contacted EasyFrame over the last few months looking for custom made picture frames as they want to find a way to preserve their precious staycation highlights and memories. And we have been more than happy to oblige!
So, what has caused this sudden increase in popularity in staycations, and what is the best way to preserve those brilliant family memories so you can look back on them for years to come? Have a read of this article and you will find out how:
Not want to offend the purist and before we go much further, I feel it’s important to address the terminology. A “Staycation” to me is when you decide to stay at home and have a break as opposed to going away. Going away and staying at another location be it in the UK or abroad is a holiday.
I digressed, so when did staying at home or holidaying within the UK become popular? Well, this may seem quite an obvious one, you only have to have a look back at 2020 to see how much the coronavirus epidemic has impacted our everyday lives. From not being able to see our friends and family, to changes to our usual shopping habits and our ability to be able to travel freely - has certainly forced us to rethink how we go about doing things that we used to take for granted.
Although lockdown restrictions have started to ease off to some degree, there is still a lot of uncertainty around international travel and so more and more of us have opted to keep our holidays a little closer to home (keeping our holidays in the UK) However, this isn't the only reason why staycations have had an increase in popularity:
So, the usual story goes that your children have spent hours on the beachfront having lots of fun whilst collecting precious mementoes like sand, rocks and seashells which they cannot bear to get rid of. They assure you they will treasure them; however, they usually end up at the back of the wardrobe or left to gather dust on the bathroom windowsill. Why not help them turn these treasured objects into something special?
Try filling a mason jar with all of the things you have bought back from your staycation and then label them with a picture of where you collected them from such as Cornwall, Devon North Wales or wherever! In years to come when your children look at it, it will take them back to that happy family holiday in no time.
Gallery walls are one of the best ways to display pictures in customised photo frames online - and having a theme, such as travel, is a fantastic way to take the viewer on a journey and create interest. Not only does it create something special for visitors to look at, but it also is a great way to keep the memories alive and spark conversations about what you did on that day. Remember, you don't have to just use photos within your gallery wall, have a think about those precious mementoes you collected from the beach... these will work a treat!
This, we are sure of is something that you have no doubt heard of before, but nonetheless, it has stood the test of time - pick up a pen and paper and start journaling about your travels. Travellers journals are really easy to get your hands on, and you can purchase one for each trip you go on. Failing that, you can purchase one giant journal and fill it with all of your holiday memories. The journals aren't necessarily just for writing either, consider sticking things in it such as ticket stubs and pictures that will help keep the memories alive.
Yes, that's right... remember postcards? Those things we used to use before the era of instant messenger, WhatsApp and Facebook? Some people believe that postcards are old fashioned, but we believe they still have an element of romance about them. You can either use them the correct way and send them to your friends and family, or you can stick them into a scrapbook alongside images and notes to keep the memories fresh.
Similar to the gallery wall idea, you may also want to consider having a map framed of your favourite staycation destination whilst having family pictures pinned. It's a great way to get all of the family involved and can lead to a truly unique beautiful display.
I think we all agree that the last 18months have tested our resolve but on the positive side we have had an opportunity to create memories that we can cherish, and our children’s children can laugh about.
At Easyframe we are in the business on capturing memories and presenting them in a way that can be enjoyed.
Article Posted: 05/07/2021 09:33:08