DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea, ” I love Daddy because. . . ”

Father’s Day  is around the corner, but there’s still time to put together this fun and thoughtful gift. This particular one we actually gave to my husband for his birthday a couple of years ago (so no gift spoilers here honey; sorry!)  but I think it makes the perfect Father’s Day present to remind dads of the many reasons they are cherished and important.

I love Daddy because . . .

 

Photo gift idea

I love Daddy because. . .

Interview your child(ren) for some great answers to the question  “I love Daddy because. . . ” record the answers on a nice piece of scrapbook paper. A small chalkboard would be super cute, too! If your child is old enough to write the answers him/herself, that would be even better! Take photos of your child holding the different “answers” to the question. (Do not hesitate to bribe your child with a lollipop or piece of chocolate in order to get great pics! 😉 ) You don’t have to be a professional; just capture the natural moments. You could even get some great images from your camera phone!  It can sometimes help to ask your child to think about their dad/the answer they gave to the question while you’re snapping the photos so that you get a more natural expression from them.

There are lots of fun ways you could present these images. Use your favorite photo editing software to create a collage (there are lots of great tutorials out there on how to do this; if you’re using your iPhone, diptic is a super easy collage app.) I chose to have our final image printed and mounted on a ready-to-hang “standout” from mpix, but if I were doing it again I might print on canvas or, my new favorite, have the final image mounted on an eco-friendly wood panel from plywerk (although turn-around time is a bit longer.)  You could also create a photo book (this would be especially great for larger families — a couple of pages for each child) put a photo card together, print the images individually and place them in a frame with multiple openings, present the images in a slideshow for dad . . .  I’m sure there are lots of other great ideas too!

Whatever you decide to do, have fun! And Happy (early) Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there!

About enframephotography

fine art and lifestyle photographer in scottsdale, arizona specializing in children and family portraiture and special event photography and celebrating all families through meaningful imagery. visit my etsy store: etsy.com/shop/enframephotography follow me on twitter: @enframephoto pin with me on pinterest: www.pinterest.com/enframephoto
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