Each year, I have had HJ’s picture taken right before his birthday.  With the pictures, I add some of his favorite things and have the picture printed into a 16×20 canvas (this year, my lovely readers helped pick it out).  I love being able to look back at his favorite things, and see how they have changed.  This year, I feel like he looks like a big kid.  The baby-ness has gone away and been replaced with a handsome little kid.


The canvas wall is one of my favorite decorations in the house.  It is so fun to see how much HJ has grown throughout the years.  The bad part?

The wall is officially full.


I always pictured the canvas’ lining a stairway wall.  Only problem is, we don’t have a stairway.  And it seems a bit silly to move because of some pictures.  Silly, but not totally out of the question.

You may remember my other photo project was to complete a yearbook for 2013 instead of filling photo albums.


I will definitely be continuing this tradition.  I love it, and it is so much easier than having numerous albums lying around.

Do you have photo traditions?  Any advice on what to do with the next canvas?


2 Thoughts on “Yearly Canvas

  1. That is an awesome tradition! GREAT idea. I am going away with crazy inspiration for my own little dude, who is turning one in August. Thank you! (I am sorry I can’t really help with advice, because I am terrible at these things. But seriously – great idea. 🙂 )

  2. You may have to move up row #1 and start a 2nd row right below it?? Love how they turned out though! I have been doing a canvas print of our family each year for the past 3 years and at about year 5 I will need a new wall as well! 🙂

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