In this post, I told you I wanted to create some new coasters for my refreshed living room. Well, I did. And, I like them. Sometimes we have BIG plans for our vacation photos and in my world these plans often take a while to materialize, so I really like the idea of making something to display with a few travel photos. I bet I took 500+ photos last spring in Croatia and Slovenia, and now that I've completed my initial purge I'm probably down to 350-ish, so when I say a few of my photos, I really mean just a few — FOUR out of 300 plus! Now, pay attention ... this is a solution I'm providing you. I know you have images of vacations, travel, holidays, etc.  that you WANT to print or preserve in some way. 

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The good news: You have LOTS of options when it comes to this kind of thing. There are mousepads and mugs and phone cases and much more and I know you know this already, but when is the last time you actually used a photo you love to create a display item? Exactly.

It won't take long, I'm promise. I am NOT one to invest much time in designing something—if it's going to take longer than 15 minutes, I'm out. This is why I like this coaster option from Shutterfly. And, since this is starting to sound borderline promotional, you should probably know that no one invited me to create these, gave them to me or asked me to post about them. I just think they're cool. I think they're so cool that I purchased two sets. I'm sending the second set to our tour guide as a thank you. 

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so
why not open your photos — on your computer or your phone — and upload something to Shutterfly, Costco, Walgreens ... they all have mobile apps and plenty of FUN options.

Twenty bucks later and you'll have a memory item to remind you of good times. 
You're welcome!